2019 readings + events

See below for full event list


Truth I’d Dare Event with Cheryl Strayed and Lidia Yuknavitch at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon on February 3, 2019.



Readings + Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted


JULY 2019

July 5: Between The Covers, Reading to Celebrate the Reissue of Tomboy Bride, Telluride, CO

July 11: Steamboat Springs Bud Werner Library, 7:00pm, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

July 12: Colorado Mountain College Auditorium, sponsored by Next Page Books, 6:30, Breckenridge, Colorado

July 15: Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, 6:00pm Provincetown, Massachusetts

July 27: Summer Readers Gathering with Chip Livingston and Kristiana Kahakauwila, Institute of American Indian Arts Auditorium, 6:00pm, Santa Fe, New Mexico

July 31: Fundraiser for RiGHT (Rio Grand Headwaters Landtrust), Windsor Hotel, Del Norte, CO


August 1: Townie Books, 6:00pm, Crested Butte, Colorado

August 6: Homer Library, 6:00pm, Homer, Alaska

August 8: Stories and Song, an evening with musician Emma Hill, Sutton Public Library, Sutton, Alaska, 7:00pm

August 9: Stories and Song, an evening with musician Emma Hill, Writer’s Block, Anchorage, Alaska

August 10: Signing, Fireside Books, 1-3pm, Palmer, Alaska

August 12: Kodiak Library, Kodiak, AK

August 16: Book Haven, 6:00pm, Salida, Colorado


September 21: Arcadia Books, 5:30, Spring Green, WI

September 23: Four Seasons Book, 7:00 Sheperdstown, WV

September 27: Out West Books, 6:00, Grand Junction, CO


October 7: Ridgeway Chautauqua Society, Sherbino Theater, Ridgeway, CO

October 8: Coyote Tales Storytelling Series, 6:30pm, Ivans, UT

October 17: Reading with Tommy Orange, 8:00, Marconi Center, Writing By Writers@Tomales Bay, Marshall, CA

October 26th: Texas Book Festival, Panel with Ross Gay: This Joyful Moment 1:30, Austin, TX

October 27-Nov 1: Santa Fe Writers Lab Generative Workshop in San Miguel Allende, MX


November 6: Manetti Shrem Museum, Davis, CA 4:30

November 12: Parnassus Books, Nashville, Tennessee, 6:30 with Cynthia Newberry Martin, author of Tidal Flats

November 15: Antigone’s Books, Tucson, AZ


December 10: Book talk and slide show at Sedona Library, 6:30, Sedona, AZ

December 11: Book talk and slide show at Prescott Valley Library, 6:30, Prescott Valley, AZ

December 12: Book talk and slide show at Flagstaff Library, 6:00, Flagstaff, AZ


January 5-11: Residency IAIA, nightly readings, Santa Fe, NM

January 17: Reading and fun at Casey’s, Whitefish, MT

January 21: Reading at Mammoth Hot Springs Lodge, Mammoth, WY

January 23: Reading at Snow Lodge, Geysir Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY

January 30: Books Inc, (Shattuck) Conversation with Kate Wisel (Driving In Cars With Homeless Men) 7:00pm Berkeley, CA

January 31, Keynote, Sierra’s Writer’s Conference, 10:00am Rocklin, CA

January 31: Stories on Stage, Sacramento, At the Auditorium at CLARA, Sacramento, CA


February 1: Keynote, Sierra Writer’s Conference, 2:00pm Grass Valley, CA

February 1: Foothills Events Center, 7:00pm, Grass Valley, CA

February 6: Longmont Library, Longmont, CA

February 27: Bayfield Library, Bayfield, CO

February 28: Cortez Library, Cortez, CO



January 26: Keynote and on-stage conversation with Andre Dubus III, Writers In Paradise Conference, 8:00pm, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida

January 28: Collected Works, 6:00pm, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, New Mexico

January 29: Deep Creek Launch Day! Bookworm of Edwards, 6:00pm, 295 Main Street C101, Edwards, Colorado

January 30: Boulder Bookstore, 6:30pm. ***This event will be held at Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado

January 31: Tattered Cover, 7:00pm, 2526 East Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado


February 1: Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:00pm, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, Washington

February 2: Imprint Books, 820 Water Street, 7:00pm, Port Townsend, Washington

February 3: Revolution Hall with Cheryl Strayed & Lidia Yuknavitch, doors open at 6:30pm, event starts at 7pm, 1300 SE Stark St, Portland, Oregon

February 4: Vromans 7:00pm, 695 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California

February 5: Pen On Fire Writers’ Salon at Lido Village Bookstore 6:00pm, Newport Beach, California

February 6: Book Passage 7:00pm, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, California

February 7: Bookshop Santa Cruz, 7:00pm, 1520 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, California

February 8: Paulina Springs Books, 6:30pm, 252 W Hood Ave, Sisters, Oregon

February 9: Sunriver Books and Music, 5:00pm Sunriver, Oregon

February 11: Bend Art Center, 6:00 (Afternoon writing workshop on Sunday February 10, available by ticket only) 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend, Oregon

February 12: Northwest Passages Bookclub, ticketed event, Spokane, Washington  (Cancelled because of snow, make up date March 26th)

February 13: Red Rocks Community College, 1:30pm, Lakewood, CO

February 13: Bookbar, (Afternoon writing workshop available by ticket only. Get yours here) 4280 Tennyson St, 7:00pm, Denver, Colorado

February 15: Lithic Books, 7:00pm 138 S Park Square, Fruita, Colorado

February 16: Narrow Gauge Book Co-op, 6:00pm, 602 Main Street, Alamosa, Colorado 

February 19: Georgia College’s Mayfair Hall 7:00pm, Milledgeville, Georgia

February 20: Midtown Reader, 1123 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, Florida

February 21: Pass Christian Books, 6:00pm 300 East Scenic Drive, Pass Christian, Mississippi

February 22: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Keynote Speaker, Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 23: Bookworks 3:00pm, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 23: Garcia Street Books, 7:00pm, Santa Fe, New Mexico

February 24:  Northshire Books, 6:00pm Manchester Center, Vermont 

February 25: RJ Julia’s, 6:00pm 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, Connecticut

February 26: Gibson’s, 45 South Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire 

February 27: Workshop, talk and book signing. Event benefits Sachuest Point Wildlife RefugeWildlife, Providence, RI

MARCH, 2019

Marc 1-3: Grand County Community of Writers, Winter Park, Colorado

March 5: In Conversation with Megan Griswold, International Museum of Wildlife Art, 7:00 pm Jackson Hole, Wyoming

March 6: Country Bookshelf, 6:00 pm, 28 W Main St, Bozeman, Montana

March 7: Fact & Fiction, 7:00pm 220 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, Montana

March 8: Bonner’s Ferry Books, Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho

March 9: Montana Book Co, 6:00 pm, Helena, Montana

March 12: The Community Library, 6:00pm

Ketchum, Idaho

March 13: King’s English Bookstore, 7:00pm Salt Lake City, Utah

March 19: Maria’s Bookshop, 6:30, Durango, Colorado

March 22: Luncheon at Beach Books, 12:00pm Seaside, Oregon

March 26: MAKE UP DATE Northwest Passages Bookclub, ticketed event, Spokane, Washington 

March 27-30: Featured presenter at AWP, Portland Oregon

March 30th: Bloomsbury Books with Stephanie Land, author of Maid, 7:00pm, Ashland, Oregon

APRIL 2019

April 9: Literary Luncheon, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA

April 19th: Old Harbor Books, 6:00 pm, Sitka, AK

April 20th: Alaska State Museum, APK Lecture Hall 2-4, Juneau, AK

April 22nd: Ketchikan Public Library, 6:30, Ketchikan, AK

April 25: Napa Bookmine event at the Napa Main Library in partnership and as a fundraiser for Napa County Resource Conservation district,  7:00 pm Napa, CA 

April 26: Copperfield’s Books 7:00pm, 138 N Main St. Sebastopol, CA

April 27: Earth Day Readings, Admiral Maltings, 3:00-5:00, Alameda, CA

April 28: Point Reyes Books, Location TBD, 4:00pm, Point Reyes Station, CA

MAY 2019

May 4: With Katie Peterson, Political Optimism, Political Despair, and the Wilderness, The Marsh Cabaret, 1:30pm-2:45pm, Bay Area Book Festival, Oakland, CA

May 6: Story Studio, Master Class 6:30-9:30, Chicago, IL

May 7: Volumes Book Cafe, 7pm, Chicago, IL

May 11: Stories on Stage UC Davis, Davis, CA

May 18: Somos Author Series, 7pm, Taos, New Mexico

May 19: Telluride Lit Fest, (featured author) 6:00pm, Telluride, CO

May 20-21: Keynote Speaker Outdoor Writers Association of California Conference, Mount Shasta Resort, Mt. Shasta, California.

JUNE 2019

June 1: Reading and Q and A, Denison University, 2:00pm, Granville, Ohio

June 2: Book Party at the Foundry 42, 5:00-7:00. Port Jervis, NY

June 26th: Esalen Writers Camp Faculty Reading, with Sam Dunn, Steve Almond, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Lynell George, Leonard Pavillion, Esalen, 8:00pm, Big Sur, California

June 29th: Reading at Rare Things Gallery, 3:00pm Creede, CO