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April 2018

Reading: Midtown Scholar, plus Q&A with Donna Taralico; Harrisburg, PA: 7:00

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Uptown Scholar,
1302 N 3rd
Harrisburg, PA United States
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Honored to read at this venerated bookstore in Harrisburg, PA, and delighted to engage in a Q&A with Donna Taralico, Founder of Hippocampus Magazine and Director of Hippocamp, an annual creative nonfiction conference in Lancaster, PA (find their terrific website here) .

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Craft Talk 4:30 & Reading 7:30: Writers House, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers House,
633 College Ave
Lancaster, PA United States
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This is a homecoming!  Getting to read from my memoir on the beloved campus where I am a professor: Franklin & Marshall College. Craft Talk 4:30-5:30. Reading at 7:30, with a Q&A and book signing to follow. Both are free and open to the public.

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Berkeley Book Party

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Berkeley House Party

A dear friend is hosting a book party/open house in Berkeley. Let me know if you're interested in attending and I'll get you details. Books will be for sale and there will be wine and waters, cheese and chocolate—and a host of delightful people.

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In Conversation with AMY TAN. Shakespeare & Co in NYC. Moderated by Robin Martin

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thrilled to be reading and conversing with Amy Tan, talking about our respective memoirs. Hers is called Where the Past Begins (find a lovely review from the New York Times here, and listen here to an NPR essay.) Robin Martin, of Yeah, You Write, conducts a Q&A.  Find us at this bookstore on Lexington Ave with the famous name.

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May 2018

Reading & Q&A: Book Seller, Grass Valley: 5:30

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Book Seller,
107 Mill Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945 United States
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Delighted to return to Nevada County after my heady trip to the east coast. Please join us for a delightful late afternoon reading and Q&A at Grass Valley's premier bookstore.

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Bay Area Reading: Stranger Than Fiction

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Edinburgh Castle Pub,
950 Geary Street
San Francisco, United States
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Really delighted to take part in this terrific reading series hosted by Frances Stroh, herself the author of a wild and wonderful memoir that is stranger than fiction, Beer Money. I'll be reading with three or four other writers; as soon as I have their names I'll update this post. Meanwhile, please put it on your calendar: it's held at the Edinburgh Castle Pub on Geary in San Francisco: fabulous venue for a reading! Books by the authors will be…

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Concert: Jerry Grant CD Release & Composer Concert: w/ Maggie McKaig & Randy McKean

May 9 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm

What a fabulous night this is going to be: A CD release party that is also a fundraiser and is also a concert for four other composer/musicians. Jerry Grant performs with his NUJAZZ ALTERNATIVE VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA (has to be seen -- and heard! -- to be believed -- marvelous). I'm honored to be among the other composers asked to play that night, which/who include TUMBLE, MOTOSHI KOSAKO, GARY REGINA, and ANANDA VAUGHN.  I'll be joined for my set by Maggie…

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FAIR USE at the North Star House

May 27 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
North Star House,
12075 Auburn Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95945 United States
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FAIR USE, a play by Sands Hall, explores the controversy surrounding the unattributed use Wallace Stegner made of the life and writings of Mary Hallock Foote in creating his novel, Angle of Repose. (Mary and her husband Arthur lived in the North Star house for 30 years of their amazing lives.) This is a fundraiser for the North Star House, as well as memorial to the dearly loved Peggy Levine, who worked so hard and successfully to restore  the house…

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June 2018

Reading: Copperfield’s Books, Novato

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Copperfield’s Books, Novato,
999 Grant Avenue
Novato, CA 94945 United States
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Delighted to be participating in WORDS OFF PAPER, a reading series moderated by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, author of Filling Her Shoes. I'll be appearing with fellow writers Christie Nelson, J Macon King, Jeb Stewart Harrison, and Bonnie Monte. Please join us!

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Reading: Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prairie Lights,
Iowa City, IA United States
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One of the best book stores in the world, and I am SO delighted to be here again. I'll be reading from FLUNK. START. and answering questions. Book signing to follow. I'll be in town all that week, teaching for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

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