At Warren-Newport Library, Gurnee IL 8/26

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, August 26th I’ll be appearing at the Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee, IL for a reading, discussion and signing, with book sales by Lake Forest Book Store. This is one of my favorite libraries, an easy drive for people on the north end of the North Shore. We’ll start things up at 7 pm.

Atlanta: Sundown Series at Westside Provisions District, 8/27

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The only event I’ve ever been part of that includes a scavenger hunt. I’ll be reading at 7:30, but the scavenger hunt and secret dinner start at 5:30. I’m going to mess up describing this, so please just click here.

Decatur Book Festival, 8/29-8/31

Friday, August 29, 2014

12:00 am - 12:00 pm

I’ll be discussing “Family Secrets” with Sarah Creech, author of Season of the Dragonflies, at the Decatur (GA) Book Festival. The discussion, moderated by Holly Firfer of CNN, will take place on Saturday, August 30th at 1:45 pm on the Old Courthouse Stage, with a signing following at 2:30. The festival runs from Friday, August 29th to Sunday, August 31st; the keynote speaker on Friday night is Joyce Carol Oates. You can find the festival website here.

Society of Midland Authors presents Makkai and Henriquez, 9/9, at Harold Washington Library, Chicago

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

I’ll be reading with Cristina Henriquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans, at the Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State Street) in Chicago on Tuesday, September 9th at 6 pm. The event is presented by the Society of Midland Authors. The event is free and open to the public; more information is here.

Speakeasy Night at City Lit Books (Chicago) with Renee Rosen, 9/10

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Part of The Hundred-Year House is set in 1929. All of Renee Rosen‘s novel Dollface is set in the 1920s. So obviously we need to have a speakeasy night at City Lit Books. There will be specialty 20′s cocktails from North Shore Distillery. Costumes encouraged but not required. It’ll be the cat’s pajamas.

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