BURNSVILLE, NC: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, featured author, activities TBA, September 7-9, 2017
NYC: I’ll be giving a craft talk at the Columbia MFA– not yet sure if it’s public, October 11. 2017.
DURHAM, NC: Duke University Reynolds Price Reading Series, Tuesday March 21, 2017, 6pm, Branson Theater where I actually DID THEATER in college.
ASHEVILLE, NC: Juniper Bends, at Downtown Books, February 17th, 7pm, 2017
ASHEVILLE, NC: Malaprops Books, February 24th, 2017. (this town likes its lit on Friday nights!)
WASHINGTON, DC: Associated Writing Programs Conference (AWP)— the conference runs February 8-12, 2017, and my events are both on Saturday the 11th. I have one on-site reading with Claire Vaye Watkins and others at 1:30 and and off-site reading with Michelle Tea and others at Potter’s House 8pm.
ASHEVILLE, NC: University of North Carolina, Asheville, November 8, 2016, Noon, …omg election day!
NAPA, CA: Napa Bookmine, Pearl Street, Wednesday, November 16, 7pm
ASHEVILLE, NC: “Wordplay” radio interview Sunday, October 16th, 3-4pm
AUSTIN, TEXAS: New Writers Project at UT-Austin with Nina McConigley on April 14, 2016 in the Joynes Reading Room, 7pm
LOS ANGELES: AWP conference off-site FC2 event on Thrs March 31, PYO Gallery, 1100 S. Hope St, Suite 105, Los Angeles 7pm
SAN FRANCISCO: March 18 Alley Cat Books on 24th St. with Brian Blanchfield (premiering Proxies!) and Lito Velázquez, curated and hosted by glorious Kevin Killian. 7pm.
PORTLAND: Bad Blood with Rebecca Wolff and Martin Corless-Smith. Friday November 6th, The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel. Doors will be at 7 and the reading will start around 8. They usually have a website but it seems to be under construction right now….
PORTLAND: Reading at Reed College Thrs. November 5th. Details here.
NEW ORLEANS: Think Tank Reading Series with Gabriel Blackwell and Michael Jeffrey Lee. Monday, November 9at 8:00pm in CST 2433 Saint Claude.
TOMALES BAY: Reading at Writing by Writers October 24th.
DAVIS: reading with my very impressive creative writing colleagues at the UC Davis Arboretum October 7, 7pm at the Wyatt Deck (it’s outside– very very pretty but maybe bring a sweater) in Davis, CA where I work…
VIRGINIA: Reading at UVA in Charlottesville, September 14th, 6pm Special Collections Auditorium
VIRGINIA: Reading at College of William and Mary, September 17, 5pm, Ewell Hall Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA.
SAN FRANCISCO: Green Apple Books, 7:30, Launch for Nicole Haroutunian, June 22
SAN FRANCISCO: Book Launch for Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts. We’ll be in conversation about this book. June 15, 7pm @ Viracocha.
BERKELEY, CA Pegasus Books, the one Shattuck, with Melissa Febos, March 14
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Literati Bookstore, January 22nd, 7pm 2015
NOTRE DAME, South Bend Indiana, January 21st, 7pm 2015
CALUSA, CA, Calusa Industrial Properties Conference Room, 6:30pm, CA, January 15, 2015
BAKERSFIELD, CA California State University, Wednesday, November 12th, December Room, Walter Stiern Library, 7pm
BOULDER, CO University of Colorado, Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 Paleontology Hall, CU Museum of Natural History, 7:30pm
ATHENS, GA University of Georgia, Monday, November 3rd at 7pm at the Globe, 199 N. Lumpkin Street, with Anna Joy Springer.
PROVIDENCE, RI Brown University, Writers on Writing series, 2:30 pm in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, October 16th
DAVIS, CA Annual Faculty Reading at UC Davis in the Arboretum, October 9th, 2014, with Yiyun Li, Joshua Clover, Margaret Ronda, Joe Wenderoth, and Katie Peterson.
SAN FRANCISCO, Prose at the Poetry Center, SF State, September 25th 2014 with Lance Olsen.
BERKELEY, CA Berkley Art Museum, September 26 with Alix Lambert.
SAUSALITO, CA Why There Are Words, Sept 11th 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA 1718 Reading Series (Loyola) September 2, 2014
BALTIMORE MD Atomic Books (where John Waters gets his mail) with Jeff Jackson July 26, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO June 24, 2014 at City Lights for Adam Wilson’s new book
SACRAMENTO: American River College, May 31 2014, festival includes reading, workshop, & me on a panel with my editor Ethan Nosowsky.
SAN DIEGO April 30, 2014, UCSD.
MONTANA Rocky Mountain College, Billings, April 3 2014
TUCSON March 6th, University of Arizona. With Susan Steinberg!
DAVIS March 12, noon with Yiyun Li, UC Davis bookstore.
SEATTLE February 26th-March 1 AWP Conference… Friday panel “Magic and the Intellect”– with Rikki Ducornet, Kate Bernheimer, Anna Joy Springer (Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum had to cancel…)
SAN FRANCISCO February 13th (Thrs), RADAR Reading Series: Underground + Independent Writers + Artists at the San Francisco Public Library. Hosted by Michelle Tea 6pm- FREE, with Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Silas Howard and Dia Dear. And cookies.
SAN FRANCISCO February 8 (Sat), Writers with Drinks, Make-Out Room, 7:30pm. Jeff Vandermeer and others.
DAVIS December 14th, 2013 Stories on Stage with my wonderful used-to-be-student Elise Winn 7:30pm…
SAN FRANCISCO November 21, 2013 Inside Storytime Glass Door Gallery 7pm
SACRAMENTO November 16 (Saturday) Crossroads Reading Series. 3:00 pm. Center for Contemporary Art, 1519 19th St.
LOS ANGELES November 13th (Wednesday) Otis College of Art and Design with Kate Bernheimer: 7:30 pm in the Ahmanson Hall Forum
PORTLAND Tues October 29th at Portland University 7:30pm, and Wed. at Portland State University (English Department artist’s talk + Q&A 12:30-1:30 PM, in NH 407)
SAN FRANCISCO October 19th (Saturday) Litquake ART OF THE SHORT STORY panel, 2 pm at Z Space moderated by Carolyn Cooke. THEN for Litcrawl I’m in Phase 2 at Dog-Eared Books and Phase 3 at the Make-Out Room.
SAN FRANCISCO October 14th (Monday) Writers on Writing UCSF 7pm.
SANTA CRUZ October 10th (Thursday) 6pm University of California at Santa Cruz Living Writers Series.
SAN FRANCISCO October 8th (Tuesday) City Lights. 7pm 261 Columbus Avenue with Robert Antoni (man, his stuff is pretty great!).
DAVIS, CA October 2nd (Wednesday) our creative writing program’s annual faculty reading in the arboretum. Such a lovely event.
BOULDER, COLORADO Sept 26-28 & Now Literary Festival.
NEW YORK CITY Sept 18th (Wednesday) 7pm Mixer. Cakeshop, 152 Ludlow St., New York, New York 10002. This is between Rivington and Stanton, most accessible by the F, V to 2nd Ave., F, J, M to Delancey. Mixer happens in the basement bar. With Rayya Elias & Alina Simone.
BROOKLYN Sept 14th (Saturday) 8pm at Cool Pony with Megan McShea, Rima Fand, Ariel Schrag, Christian Hawkey & Uljana Wolf. Music, comics, collaborations, genre irreverence.
NEW YORK CITY Sept 12th (Thursday) 7pm BOOK PARTY Housing Works with Shelley Jackson, Justin Taylor, and Nelly Reifler, comedy & music.
PROVINCETOWN Sept 11th (Wednesday) 7:30pm at AMP with Lisa Cohen
SAN FRANCISCO Sept 9th (Monday) Booksmith.
SAN FRANCISCO August 31 (Saturday) Bay Area Poetry Marathon with a bunch of poets, just the way I like it. CCA Writers’ Studio, 195 De Haro, San Francisco. 7pm.
SAN FRANCISCO August 29, 2013 (Thursday) 6pmish (it’s a party…) at Amnesia BOOK LAUNCH with Peter Orner, Yiyun Li, music, comedy… This one you buy a book to get in. You can get them in advance here. Facebook evite here. Take Bart to 16th St. and it’s 4 blocks away on Valencia btewn 19th & 20th (the Bay bridge will be closed).
LOS ANGELES August 12, 2013 (Monday) 826 LA Time Travel Mart with Victoria Chang: McSweeney’s 826LA & Hot Dish Reading Series. 826LA/The Mar Vista Time Travel Mart
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 reading with Kate Bernheimer at Booksmith in San Francisco.
Oct 14, 2010 reading at the UC Davis Arboretum along with other faculty as part of the annual celebration of creative writing at UCD.
Reading Saturday February 5th at an AWP off-site event in Washington DC at Bread and Brew 7pm (1247 20th St. NW). With Bob Hickock, Cate Marvin, Erika Meitner, and Kevin Wilson.
Reading at California College of Arts to launch Eleven-Eleven, March 31, 7:30ish, 195 DeHaro St, San Francisco
Thursday, April 28, 2011 RADAR @ Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission St., 7pm, with performance artist Philip Huang, & HOT PROBS w/ Ben McCoy, photographer Monty Suwannukul, writer Sara Bierman and Los Angeles artist Trini Dalton.
Sept 28th 7pm I’m reading at City Lights (SF) for Tin House’s Fantastic Women anthology, with Judy Budnitz.
also Sept 15 at Sweet! Actors Reading Writers Thrs Sept 15th, 7:30pm, 83 1st Ave at 5th St. NYC at the Three of Cups.
Will be in NYC in September reading on Wednesday the 14th at Unnameable Books Brooklyn (600 Vanderbilt Ave) 7:30pm with Robert Lopez & Nelly Reifler
Back to NYC October 19th to read at Pratt. 12:30pm Engineering rm 107.
Reading to celebrate Michael Snediker’s new chapbook Bourdon, 2pm December 10 @ 2pm, Artist’s Television Access, 922 Valencia St, SF
Reading Monday Feb 27 2012 at the Sacramento Poetry Center with my wonderful student David Semonchik– their site has really nice excerpts from the three readers. Plus my favorite picture of me– in a dog mask.