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July 2016

Tin House Writer’s Workshop

July 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

I'm thrilled to be teaching at the legendary Tin House Writer's Workshop in Portland, Oregon this summer. Scholarships available!

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Northshire Bookstore (VT) with Megan Mayhew Bergman

July 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St.
Manchester, VT United States
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I'll be in conversation with the brilliant short story writer Megan Mayhew Bergman at what is possibly the coolest bookstore in the world. (Ten-way tie.) It's a Friday night, so we'll make it a party.

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“Your Word” at Atlantic Center for the Arts

July 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

I'm teaching at the "Your Word" teen writing residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

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August 2016

With Robin Black at StoryStudio Chicago

August 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
StoryStudio Chicago, 4043 N. Ravenswood, #222
Chicago, IL United States
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Robin Black (author of Life Drawing and the new craft book Crash Course) and I will have a public conversation (not a reading!) called "Building a Writing Life (In the Middle of Real Life)" at StoryStudio Chicago's beautiful Ravenswood loft space. This is free and open to everyone, but RSVPs are encouraged. Book sales from The Book Cellar; drinks and refreshments. Doors open at 6:30, and the talk begins at 7.

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WizardWorld Chicago

August 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road
Rosement, IL United States
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I have no idea what I've gotten myself into, but I'll be appearing at the WizardWorld ComicCon in Chicago. Because I am a wizard. I will take a lot of pictures. I'll be signing books from 1-2 and from 3-4 at table J27 in Artists Alley. At 2, I'll be on the panel "Ode to Leading Ladies" in Room 6, along with authors Genese Davis and Emily Gray Tedrowe. More scheduling and panel info available here.

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With Anna North at Women & Children First (Chicago)

August 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL
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We'll be celebrating the paperback publications of both Music for Wartime and Anna's novel The Life and Death of Sophie Stark with a joint reading and conversation at Women & Children First. Please join us and help welcome Anna to town!

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September 2016

Mid-South Book Festival, Memphis

September 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Washington Island Literary Festival, Door County, WI

September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

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With Jonathan Safran Foer in Chicago

September 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Box Theater, 3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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I'll be in conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer about his new novel, Here I Am, at the Music Box Theater in Chicago. Tickets come with a copy of the book provided by Unabridged Bookstores.

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Weekend class at Iowa Writers House

September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Iowa Writers House, 332 E. Davenport St.
Iowa City, IA United States
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I'll be teaching the weekend-long course "The Basics of Fiction: For Newbies and Pros" at Iowa Writers House in Iowa City. Registration and more info here.

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