M Oct 21, 7pm: Mac’s-Back Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH. Reading featuring live performance of Satie’s Gnossiennes. (Also M 10/21, events at Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, OH)

Fri Oct 25, 7pm: Lit: Conversations & Cocktails at The Gage, 24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL with Elena Passarello

Mon Nov 4, 7pm: reading/Q+A/signing at Allendale Township Library, 6175 Library Ln, Allendale, MI 

W Nov 13: Bradley University, Peoria, IL

T Nov 19, 6:30pm: reading with Joe Sacksteder at Books & Mortar, Grand Rapids, MI

M Feb 3, 6pm: reading with Beth Peterson at Grand Valley State University (library multipurpose room), Allendale, MI

T Feb 11, 4:30pm: reading at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

March 4-7: AWP conference, San Antonio, TX

April 23-26: Six Bridges Book Festival, Little Rock, AR

Fri May 1: Knox College, Galesburg, IL

May 9-16: fiction faculty at Longleaf Writers Conference, Seaside, FL (register here!)

If you’d like me to be somewhere or speak about something, please get in touch. I’m happy to talk to book groups, writing classes, and pretty much anybody else, either in person or via Skype/FaceTime.


Th Aug 1, 7pm: The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA, with Donna Miscolta

M Aug 5, 6:30-9:30: StoryStudio Chicago master class, 4043 N. Ravenswood, Suite #222, Chicago, IL (class topic is “It Lives!: Revision and Re-vision” and you can register here.)

T Aug 6, 7pm: Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, reading with Deborah Shapiro

Th Aug 8, 7pm: Book Launch Party, Lions & Rabbits Gallery, 1264 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI

M Aug 19, 7pm: Literati Bookstore, 124 E Washington, Ann Arbor, MI, reading followed by conversation with Lillian Li

W Aug 28, 6pm: Michigan News Agency, 308 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, reading with Joe Sacksteder

Th Sept 12, 7pm: Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd, Newton, MA with Whitney Scharer

Sept 18-20: Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

M Sept 23, 6:30 pm: reading at Books & Mortar bookstore, Grand Rapids, MI

M Oct 7, 6:30pm: Sullivan Reading Series at University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

Sat Oct 12, 2-4pm: Q+A at 2, following by signing, at Barnes & Noble Woodland Mall, Grand Rapids, MI