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September 2019

“The Weekly Reader” Book Club at the Ivy Bookshop

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ivy Bookshop, 11 E. 33rd St.
Baltimore, MD
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WYPR's radio program "The Weekly Reader" has a live book club at the Ivy Bookshop, and I'll be joining their September discussion to talk about The Great Believers. Hosts Emma Snyder and Lisa Morgan will be joined by the critic and author Marion Winik, who has written extensively on the AIDS epidemic. This event is for WYPR members only, and you must register in advance. (I'll be giving a public reading in Baltimore the night before, at the Enoch Pratt…

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Sunday Reading Series at Hungry Brain, Chicago

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

I'll be reading with the poet Douglas Kearney at the Sunday Reading Series.

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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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