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January 2018


January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Open Book,
671 Maltman Drive
Grass Valley, CA United States
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A FUNDRAISER for the Sierra Writers Conference. Produced by Carolyn Crane. Everyone presenting this night will be doing so “by heart,” including the multi-talented Grace Totherow, who'll also MC, and the ever-astonishing Chris Olander; I’ll be singing as well as contributing spoken word. Plus there's a Haiku Open Mic!

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Sierra Writers Conference

January 20
Sierra College,
United States
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The theme for this year's Sierra Writers Conference is VOICES AND VISIONS. I’ll be offering a seminar on Point of View (one of my favorite topics), and many other wonderful writers—including Rachel Howard, Kim Culbertson, and Betsy Fassbinder—will share their views on a variety of fascinating subjects.

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February 2018

Sierra Stages’s Theatre by the Book: DEAR ELIZABETH, by Sarah Ruhl

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Miners Foundry Cultural Center,
325 Spring Street
Nevada City,
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Sarah Ruhl’s wonderful script, DEAR ELIZABETH, laces together letters between two of the 20th century’s most beloved poets, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, to create a spellbinding, romantically charged, and deeply inspiring evening. With Trish Adair, Jon Enos, and Lindsay Dunckel. A perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day evening!

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March 2018

Authors on the Move! Fundraiser for the Sacramento Library Foundation

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hyatt Regency,
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA United States
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Delighted to be among the many local and regional authors participating in this fundraiser for the Library's Summer Reading Program. With Beth Ruyak as MC. Champagne reception and live auction.

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FLUNK. START. Book Launch: Yuba Lit: Reading & Reception

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Stonehouse,
107 Sacramento Street
Nevada City,
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Delighted to be launching FLUNK. START. here at home in the Sierra Nevada as part of Rachel Howard's terrific reading series, Yuba Lit. Includes a reading and a conversation with Ms Howard on the Art of Memoir. Q&A and book signing to follow.

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Reading: Book Passage, Corte Madera

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Passage,
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA United States
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Delighted to return to the wonderful Book Passage for the Bay Area Launch of Flunk. Start!

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Reading: Time Tested Books: Sacramento

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Time Tested Books,
1114 21st Street (between L&K)
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Delighted to be reading from FLUNK. START. -- with a Q&A to follow --  in Sacramento on Tuesday, 3/20 at the wonderful TIME TESTED BOOKS.

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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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