October 3, 2017, 7pm, at The Center for Fiction, NY, NY: Acclaimed authors Jonathan Dee and Scott Spencer and I will discuss the oft-grim reality of the American Dream explored in their latest novels. Dee’s, The Locals, centers on a rural, working-class New England town that elects a judge fund millionaire from New York as mayor in the months following 9/11 and the class-based tensions that arise. Spencer’s River Under the Road follows the lives of two couples over twenty years and the fragile balance between triumph and defeat, creativity and commerce. LINK (reserve a spot if you are smart!)
October 12-15, 2017 Brattelboro, VT talking with John Freeman and Emily Raboteau about home and other things at the Brattleboro Literary Festival
October 25, 2017, 12-1pm, Office of Justice & Equity, Bates College, Maine My excerpt from Freeman’s will be discussed at The Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), who invites members of the Bates College community (students, staff, and faculty) and neighbors in Lewiston/Auburn to participate in their Justice and Equity Reading Group. More information HERE.
March 7-11, 2018 at AWP 2018 Bookfair and Conference in Tampa, FL. I’ll be at the National Book Critics Circle Table and (tentatively) on the panel, “Writing Before You Write: How to write a book proposal.”
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June 9, 2017 6pm at Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, 0167, Oslo, Norway: “So how did you get here? A Freeman’s magazine launch” with Rabih Alamedddine, John Freeman, Aminatta Forna, and me.
June 7, 2017 1:15pm in Room B2, Niagara, Malmö University: “Home at the Crossroads: Imagining the City by artistic and academic means.” In collaboration between Freeman’s Journal and the Conviviality at the Crossroads network at Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden, with Rabih Alamedddine, John Freeman, and me.
June 6, 2017 7pm at Litteraturhuset ved Vandkunsten, Nybrogade 28, 1203 Copenhagen, Denmark: “So how did you get here? A Freeman’s magazine launch” with Rabih Alamedddine, John Freeman, and me.
June 5, 2017 Bokförlaget Polaris, (Freeman’s Swedish publisher) Villa Ludvigsberg, Ludvigsbergsgatan 20, Stockholm (private event) with Rabih Alamedddine, me, and John Freeman.
May 31st and June 1st, 2017 BEA, Javitz Center and thereabouts.
May 9, 2017 at Jim Aylward’s Mountain Valley High School AP English Class!
May 2, 2017 at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY, 7pm (Prospect Lefferts Gardens Location, 632 Flatbush Avenue (at Fenimore)Brooklyn, NY 11225): Barry Lopez, Emily Robateau, Lawrence Joseph and I will discuss with John Freeman our pieces about “home” in the Spring 2017 edition of Freeman’s biannual lit mag.
April 27, 2017 Marymount Manhattan College Guest lecturer “Deep dive research,” Advanced Journalism course.
April 22, 2017 at Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin, GERMANY, 7pm: Xiaolu Guo, Nadifa Mohamed, and Adania Shibli and I will discuss with John Freeman our pieces about “home” in the Spring 2017 edition of Freeman’s biannual lit mag.
April 17, 2017 at McNally Jackson Bookstore in Manhattan, 7pm: Lawrence Joseph, Greg Pardlo, and I will discuss with John Freeman our pieces in the Spring 2017 edition of Freeman’s biannual lit mag.
March 15-16, 2017: National Book Critics Circle Reading and Awards Ceremony, 6:30 pm at The New School 66 West 12th Street New York, NY. Buy tickets for the reception HERE.
Feb 9-11, 2017: AWP writers’ conference in Washington, DC at the National Book Critics Circle table (#313).