Appearances

2018

  • October 4  University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • May 11-12  Primera Persona Festival, Barcelona
  • April 28  Women of the World Festival
  • April 5  Iowa State University
  • April 4  Mission Creek Festival
  • April 3  Northwestern University
  • March 22  Holy Cross University
  • March 21 Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  • March 14 Lannan Foundation / Santa Fe
  • February 17 UC Riverside
  • February 8  Western Kentucky University
  • February 7  St. Mary’s College
  • January 19 Rhode Island School of Design
  • January 15 Loyola University
  • January 9 Hammer Museum, LA

2017

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  • NOVEMBER 11 Renfrew Center 27th Annual Conference
  • NOVEMBER 10 Thomas Jefferson University
  • NOVEMBER 2 Smith College
  • OCTOBER 26 Cal State San Bernardino
  • OCTOBER 25 Tacoma Reads 2017
  • OCTOBER 19  NPR’s Ask Me Another, Orlando
  • OCTOBER 5 Towson University
  • OCTOBER 4 Princeton University
  • SEPTEMBER 27 INBOUND 2017
  • SEPTEMBER 9 Second Flight Books
  • SEPTEMBER 2 National Book Festival
  • July 14 Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO
  • July 13 Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
  • July 12 Octavia Books, New Orleans, LA
  • July 11 BookPeople, Austin, TX
  • July 10 Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX
  • July 8 St. Louis County Library Headquarters, St. Louis, MO
  • July 6 Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
  • June 30 Powell’s Books, Portland, OR
  • June 29 Copperfield’s Books at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
  • June 28 Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA
  • June 27 The Booksmith at African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco, CA
  • June 26 Aratani Theatre, Presented by ALOUD and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 23 Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
  • June 22 Charis Books and More Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
  • June 21 Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
  • June 20 Washington D.C. Public Library / All Souls Church
  • June 19 Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL
  • June 16 Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
  • June 15 Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN
  • June 14 Harvard Book Store at First Parish Books, Cambridge, MA
  • June 13 Greenlight Bookstore at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
  • June 12 Barnes & Noble Union Square, New York, NY
  • June 3 Bay Area Book Festival
  • MAY 16–21 Auckland Writers Festival
  • MAY 9 PEN USA Reading
  • APRIL 22–23 Los Angeles Festival of Books
  • APRIL 5 University of Buffalo
  • MARCH 23 Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • MARCH 23 ACRL National Conference, Baltimore
  • MARCH 22 Philadelphia Free Library
  • MARCH 21 Trinity University
  • MARCH 16 The Appel Forum, Toronto Public Library
  • MARCH 15 Reading, Women & Children First, Chicago
  • MARCH 10 Gender Studies Symposium / Lewis & Clark College
  • MARCH 6 Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures
  • MARCH 3–4 Long Beach Festival of Writers / Literary Women
  • FEBRUARY 24 Tattered Cover, Denver
  • FEBRUARY 23 Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • FEBRUARY 17 Porter Square Books
  • FEBRUARY 16 Mount Holyoke
  • FEBRUARY 15 Williams College
  • FEBRUARY 14 Brown University
  • FEBRUARY 11 Politics & Prose
  • FEBRUARY 4 Second Flight Books
  • JANUARY 28 Winter Institute, Minneapolis
  • JANUARY 25 Indiana University
  • January 24 Indy Reads Books
  • JANUARY 20 Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • JANUARY 19 Powell’s
  • JANUARY 18 Skylight Books
  • January 17 North Central College
  • JANUARY 12 92nd Street Y
  • JANUARY 10 Pen/Faulkner Reading, Washington D.C.

2016

 
  • OCTOBER 26 Symphony Space
  • OCTOBER 20 Purdue University
  • OCTOBER 17 In the Company of Women event, Los Angeles
  • OCTOBER 6 Iowa City, IA, Paul W. Engle Prize Ceremony
    Coralville Library, 8 pm
  • OCTOBER 4 Willamette University
  • SEPTEMBER 22–23 Hollins University
  • SEPTEMBER 21 University of Richmond
  • SEPTEMBER 20 MIT Media Lab
  • SEPTEMBER 13 Hammer Museum, UCLA
  • AUGUST 31 Boise State University
  • AUGUST 9 Brooklyn Historical Society
  • AUGUST 8 Franklin Park Reading Series
  • JULY 12–15 Cal State University Summer Arts
  • JULY 9–10 Antioch Writers Workshop
  • MAY 1 PEN Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, NYC
  • APRIL 27–30 York College
  • APRIL 6 University of St. Thomas
  • MARCH 30 – APRIL 2 AWP,  Los Angeles
  • MARCH 31 Scripps College
  • MARCH 30 Stanford University
  • MARCH 29 St. Mary’s College of California
  • MARCH 25 Phillips Exeter Academy
  • MARCH 24 Phillips Andover Academy
  • MARCH 23 Ball State University
  • MARCH 9 Oakton Community College
  • MARCH 3 University of Missouri
  • MARCH 2 St. Louis University
  • FEBRUARY 25 IPFW
  • FEBRUARY 1–2 University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • JANUARY 28 Mankato State University
  • JANUARY 19 Butler University

2015

    • DECEMBER 3 (TK)
    • NOVEMBER 19–20 The Northeast Ohio MFA
    • NOVEMBER 6 Chicago Humanities Festival
    • OCTOBER 30–31 Nonfiction NOW, Northern Arizona University
    • OCTOBER 29 Conversation with Gloria Steinem
      7 p.m. at the People’s Church, 941 W. Lawrence Chicago, IL
    • OCTOBER 23 Vancouver Writers Festival
    • OCTOBER 22 Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal
    • OCTOBER 12–13 University of Kentucky and Centre College
    • OCTOBER 8 Ohio Library Council
    • OCTOBER 4 The New Yorker Festival
    • OCTOBER 2 Haverford College
    • SEPTEMBER 24 University of Michigan
    • SEPTEMBER 21 UCLA
    • SEPTEMBER 17–20 The Givens Foundation, Minneapolis
    • SEPTEMBER 9–11 Minnesota State University, Mankato
    • SEPTEMBER 5–7 Decatur Book Festival / MailChimp Stage
    • SEPTEMBER 3 Flannery O’Connor Foundation, Savannah, GA
    • JULY 27 – AUGUST 10 Black Forest Writing Seminars
 
    • MAY 30 Astoria Bookshop
   
    • MAY 29 Girls Write Now
   
    • MAY 28 TED Women
 
  • MAY 11–14 Northwestern’s Festival of Writing
  • APRIL 27 Grossmont College
  • APRIL 16 Appalachian State University
  • APRIL 8–11 AWP, Minneapolis
  • MARCH 26–27 University of North Dakota Writers Conference
  • MARCH 19 Emerson College
  • MARCH 18 Nassau Community College
  • FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 10 Adelaide Writers Week
    Melbourne, Sydney Opera House
  • FEBRUARY 25 Lakeland Public Library
  • FEBRUARY 12 College of William & Mary
  • FEBRUARY 7 IFOA Weekly
    Toronto Harbourfront Centre
  • JANUARY 29–30 Wooster College
  • JANUARY 15 Emma Willard School
  • JANUARY 8 University of Tampa

2014

    • DECEMBER 10 Women Employed
    • NOVEMBER 19 Western Illinois University
    • OCTOBER 6 University of Texas, Austin
    • SEPTEMBER 25 City Lights
      San Francisco, 7 pm
    • SEPTEMBER 24 Mrs. Dalloway’s
      Berkeley 7:30 pm
    • SEPTEMBER 23 NYC, Harper Perennial 50th Anniversary
      Housing Works, 7pm
    •  SEPTEMBER 22 American Asian Writers Workshop
    • SEPTEMBER 21 NYC
      Book Court, 7pm
    • SEPTEMBER 21 NYC, Brooklyn Book Festival
      2pm, St. Francis College Auditorium
    • SEPTEMBER 13 Fall for the Book, George Mason University
    • AUGUST 29 Left Bank Books, St. Louis
    • AUGUST 27 Women and Children First
      Chicago, 7:30 pm
    • AUGUST 15 Los Angeles, The Last Bookstore
    • AUGUST 8 Milwaukee
      Boswell Books, 7 pm
    • AUGUST 7 Ann Arbor, MI
      Literati Bookstore, 7 pm
    • AUGUST 6 Lansing, MI
      Schuler Books, 7 pm
    • JUNE 13–14 Antioch University, Los Angeles
 
    • MAY – JUNE An Untamed Tour
 
    • APRIL 26 Columbus State Writer’s Conference
    • APRIL 21 University of Pennsylvania
    • APRIL 18–20 Little Grass Festival, Carbondale, IL
    • MARCH 27–28 University of Southern California, Los Angeles
 
    • MARCH 21–24 Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival
 
  • MARCH 18 Story Week, Chicago
  • MARCH 14 Fresno State University, Fresno, CA
  • MARCH 11 Hamilton University
  • MARCH 6 DePaul University
  • FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 1 AWP, Seattle, WA
  • FEBRUARY 20 Illinois College
  • FEBRUARY 13 Northeastern Illinois University
  • JANUARY 3 – 12 Lake Tahoe, NV, Sierra Nevada MFA Program

2013

    • NOVEMBER 21 University of Indianapolis
    • NOVEMBER 7–10 Sanibel Island Writer’s Conference
    • OCTOBER 23–26 Ohio University
    • OCTOBER 18–19 Hugo House
    • OCTOBER 1 Grand Valley State University
    • SEPTEMBER 27–28 Pygmalion Music Festival
    • SEPTEMBER 20 Reading, Kansas State University
    • JULY Antioch Writers Workshop
    • JULY Midwest Writers Workshop
    • FEBRUARY 14–16 University of Tampa
    • FEBRUARY 28 Roosevelt University
    • MARCH 6 Brown University
    • MARCH 6–10 AWP Conference Book Fair, 10 AM – 5 PM
      AWP Panel: How To Lose Friends and Alienate Loved Ones:
      Exploitation vs. Documentation in Creative Nonfiction
      (B.J. Hollars, Roxane Gay!, Marcia Aldrich, Ryan Van Meter, Bonnie J. Rough)
    • MARCH 11–16 Coal Royalty Chair Writers Series, University of Alabama
    • APRIL 5–6 University of Dayton Litfest
    • APRIL 2–5 Mission Creek Festival Writer in Residence
    • APRIL 6–8 Reading & Workshop, University of Dayton LitFest
    • APRIL 29 Reading, University of Miami
    • MAY 11 Reading, Folio Magazine Launch, Washington D.C.
    • MAY 12 Reading, Three Tents, Washington D.C.
 
    • MAY 13 Franklin Park Reading Series, Brooklyn
 
  • MAY 14 Reading with Jessica Valenti, KGB Bar
  • MAY 18 Brooklyn Lit Crawl

2012

    • FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 3 AWP Conference Bookfair, 10 AM – 5 PM
      AWP Panel: Flash Points: Publishing Flash Fiction In An Evolving Landscape
      AWP Panel: Literature and the Internet in 2012
 
    • MARCH 2 Literary Death Match
      8:15 PM, Buddy Guy’s Legends
   
    • MARCH 14 Reading, John Carroll University
      University Heights, OH, Rodman Hall, 7 PM
   
    • MARCH 23 Reading / Pressgang / Booth Launch Party
      Butler University, Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, 7 PM
 
    • MARCH 30 Reading / Blue Light Reading Series
      Indiana University, Bloomington
    • APRIL 27 Innovative Women in Publishing
      University of Colorado Boulder
    • MAY 20 Reading, Sunday Salon, NYC
    • MAY 21 Reading, Center for Fiction, NYC
    • MAY 23 Reading, WORD Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
    • JULY 12 Antioch Writer’s Workshop
    • AUGUST 6 Word Lab at Indy Reads
      Indianapolis, 7 PM
    • SEPTEMBER 22 Indi-Go Gallery
      Champaign, 7 PM
 
    • SEPTEMBER 27 Electronic Corpse, as part of Chicago’s Social Media Week
      Chicago Public Library, 11 – Noon
 
    • SEPTEMBER 29 Ninth Letter’s Word Harvest
      Cowboy Monkey, 4 PM
    • OCTOBER 3–5 Michigan State University
 
    • NOVEMBER 1 University of Dubuque
 
  • DECEMBER 1 Arts Iliana Wordfest, Terre Haute, IN

2011

    • FEBRUARY 2–5 AWP Conference Bookfair, 10 AM – 5 PM
    • FEBRUARY 3 AWP Panel: The Future of the Book Review: How to Break In
      Noon – 1:15 PM, Diplomat BR, Omni
      PANK / Annalemma / Mud Luscious Reading: Divination in DC, 7:00 PM
    • FEBRUARY 4 AWP Panel: Hint Fiction: Stories that Prove Less is More
      3 – 4:15 PM, Virginia B, Marriott
    • FEBRUARY 15 Reading, 7 PM, Lake Forest College
 
    • MARCH 5 Reading, 9 PM
      Underbar, Chicago
   
    • APRIL 2 Reading, Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City
 
    • MAY 7 Reading, Stories & Beer
      6:30 PM, Indi-Go Gallery, Champaign
 
    • MAY 10 Quickies! Innertown Pub, Chicago
 
    • JUNE 13–23 Visiting Writer, Northern Michigan University
    • JUNE 22 Reading, Northern Michigan University
      7:30 PM, Pioneer Room B
    • JUNE 23 Panel on Michigan writing
      Peter White Library, Marquette, MI, 7 PM (UP Book Tour 2011)
 
    • JULY 18 Midwest Exemplary Flash Education and Supermojomania Freakout Tour and Country Expo
      Indianapolis, Big Car Gallery