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September 2019

One Book, One San Diego!

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA
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I'm thrilled beyond measure that San Diego has chosen The Great Believers for their 2019 citywide read. I'll be appearing there to launch the program on September 19th at the Balboa Theater. The program will also feature an address by Terry Cunningham, Chief of the STD, HIV and Hepatitis Branch of Public Health Services for San Diego County, and a performance by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. Books will be for sale by the Library Shop. A book signing…

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Washington Island Literary Festival, Door County, WI

September 20 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

You have to take a boat to get to this one. It's worth it.

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“She Writes University” Webinar

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

I'll be teaching an online class about writing across difference for She Writes University. Signing up allows you to watch live, but you'll also receive a recording of the talk the next day. "Am I Allowed to Write That? How to be a Responsible and Conscientious Creator Unless every character you write is exactly like you, fiction involves writing across difference. Those differences might involve identity and demographics, or they might touch upon knowledge, experience, setting, or historical era. With…

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Girly Book Club (online)

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Girly Book Club is a global online book club, and The Great Believers is their September pick. On September 25th at 6:30pm Eastern, join us for an online discussion. I'll be answering questions live! (As of this posting, the link will take you to the (free!) registration for Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming appearance. You should register! But at some point in the future, it will take you to my page.) There will be a recording available online after the fact, but…

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Sierra Nevada College, NV

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm

I'll be appearing for the "Writers in the Woods" series.

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October 2019

Baltimore: Loyola University Maryland (Craft Talk)

October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

I'll be giving a craft talk at Loyola University Maryland. The talk, which is on being stuck (and how not to be) is free and open to the public. Book sales and a signing will follow. Join us!

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Lake Forest Reads Ragdale

October 10 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

The Great Believers is the Lake Forest (IL) Reads Ragdale book for 2019; there will be a couple of different events; details .

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Bookie’s (Chicago) Second Sunday Series

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Writing by Writers, Tomales Bay, CA

October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

I'll be teaching in Pam Houston's Writing by Writers workshop, along with Tommy Orange, Lidia Yuknavitch, Carolyn Forche, and Carl Phillips.

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Read for the Cure, Toronto

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
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I'm thrilled to be joining Read for the Cure's Toronto fundraiser on 10/21, along with authors Thea Lim and Anthony De Sa, and emcee Rachel Giese. Ticketholders receive three books by the featured authors, compliments of Penguin Random House Canada. They also get access to a nice cocktail, exciting raffle and an auction table to have a chance to bid on one or more of our great prizes. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres are served and a cash bar service is available.…

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