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May 2023

Mountain Words Literary Festival

May 25 - May 28
Crested Butte Center For The Arts, 606 6th Street
Crested Butte, CO United States
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The Mountain Words Literary Festival is a multi-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring readings, workshops, kids' events, parties, panel discussions, live theater, and more. Panels: May 27th, 10 - 11 am “Origins of the Original” workshop with Rebecca Makkai | REGISTER For writing to succeed, it must be both well-executed and original.  In this class, we'll cover some key elements of originality -- specificity, idiosyncrasy, complexity, repetition, and change -- and talk about accessing them in both drafting and revision. | King…

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Switchyard Tulsa: “Researching Into the Voice: The Great Believers and Approaching History As An Outsider”

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Downtown tulsa, 100 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK 74103
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Switchyard Festival Tulsa, OK May 30th, 5pm @ Promenade Ballroom Included in the Ideas Track & Full Festival Pass Rebecca Makkai, “Researching into the Voice: The Great Believers and Approaching History as an Outsider”  Sponsored by TU’s Department of English and Creative Writing 6 days of music, literature and ideas Switchyard is a national festival of art and intellect featuring 40 keynote speakers and local and national performance artists – based in the heart of Downtown Tulsa. Switchyard will invite…

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July 2023

WORDPLAY CLASS: First Page, Last Polish (part of The Loft’s Wordplay festival)

July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Your opening is the first thing an agent or editor will read—and you don’t want it to be the last. But you’ve seen your own first page so often that its strengths, flaws, gaps, and even typos are invisible to you now. So often, all we can think to do to polish it up is add more descriptors—perhaps the last thing it needs. In this class we’ll hone the crucial elements of reader orientation, clarity, intrigue, promise, diction, and perspective—the…

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Phoenix Books: An Evening With Rebecca Makkai in Conversation with Maria Hummel

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank St.
Burlington, VT 05401
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Phoenix Books is thrilled to present an evening with Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award Finalist Rebecca Makkai, who will discuss her recently-released, riveting new novel I Have Some Questions for You.  Rebecca will be joined in conversation by novelist and poet Maria Hummel at Phoenix Books in downtown Burlington. DATE: Wednesday July 12th, 7:00pm LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank Street, downtown Burlington TICKETS: $3. Your ticket comes with a coupon for $3 off any of the author's books. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event. Tickets can…

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Northshire Manchester: Rebecca Makkai – I Have Some Questions For You – with Megan Mayhew Bergman

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St.
Manchester, VT United States
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Northshire Manchester is delighted to welcome you back to this in person event at their Manchester, VT store! Rebecca Makkai,  will join Northshire Manchester to discuss her riveting bestselling new novel, a Northshire Staff Pick several times over and "part true-crime page-turner, part campus coming-of-age" - San Francisco Chronicle. She will talk about the book with fellow novelist Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of How Strange a Season.

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August 2023

Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival

August 4 - August 6
Chilmark Community Center, 520 S Rd
Chilmark, MA 02535 United States
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Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival is delighted to return to Chilmark this summer on August 4-6, 2023 Join us on the grounds of the Chilmark Community Center with a line up of some of the country’s leading authors. Free and fantastic!

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The Ivy & Bird in Hand Book Club: Rebecca Makkai in Conversation with Marion Winik

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bird In Hand Coffee & Books, 11 East 33rd Stree
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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The Ivy Bookshop, Bird in Hand, and WYPR are proud to co-present a book club with Rebecca Makkai, author of I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU! Join us for an evening at Bird in Hand Books & Coffee for a conversation with the beloved novelist, featuring happy hour snacks and drinks. Marion Winik of WYPR's podcast "The Weekly Reader" will join Makkai in conversation, and then you will have the chance to participate in a Q&A with the author about…

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Library Of Congress National Book Festival

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington DC, DC 20001 United States
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2023 National Book Festival Join us in the nation’s capital at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.). If you can't join us in Washington, D.C. for a day of free talks and activities, several programs will be livestreamed, and video of all talks can be viewed online after the Festival concludes. Festival Information The 23rd annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held…

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The Mississippi Book Festival

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mississippi State Capitol Building, 400 High St
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mississippi State Capitol Building & grounds  400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201 Free & open to the public   Each August, the Mississippi Book Festival unites readers and authors in an exhilarating celebration of books.

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September 2023

Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences: Chaffee Visiting Writer

September 12 @ 6:00 pm
Johns Hopkins University Mudd Hall 26 Baltimore, MD 21210, Johns Hopkins University Mudd Hall 26
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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