Appearances

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

2020

  • November 13-14 • University of Illinois Writers Festival
  • September 27 • UC Davis
  • September 22 • Teton County Library
  • May 6 • HOW Design Conference
  • April 5 • Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Sydney
  • April 2 • Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series | Detroit
  • March 30-32 • University of Vermont
  • March 27 • University of Connecticut
  • March 21 • ASU West Phoenix
  • March 18 • CSU Dominguez Hills
  • March 14 • SXSW
  • March 10 • Arlington Reads
  • February 25 • University of British Columbia
  • January 23 • University of Virginia

2019

  • November 8 – 12 • Singapore
  • November 2 • Planned Parenthood Kansas City
  • November 1 • University of Minnesota Morris
  • September 29 • Omega Institute
  • September 27 • She Geeks Out
  • September 17-19 • Reyjkavik
  • September 5 • University of North Texas
  • August 22-24 • Louisiana Festival, Copenhagen
  • August 21 • House of Literature, Oslo
  • July 13 • OpenAir Litteratur Festival Zurich
  • June 4 • The Moth Ball
  • June 1 • University of Maryland
  • April 27 • Get Lit! Festival
  • April 23-24 • Colby College
  • April 13 • Los Angeles Times Book Festival
  • April 17 • Depauw University
  • March 22-31 • Australia/NZ
  • March 21 • Hawaii Theatre Center
  • March 10-12 • SXSW
  • March 7 • Bunker Hill Community College
  • March 5 • Yale University
  • March 2 • On Air Fest
  • February 27 • Hammer Museum/UCLA in conversation w/Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • February 20 • Los Angeles/Event with Marlon James
  • February 13 • University of Southern California
  • February 7 • NYU MLK Week
  • February 5 • Yale University
  • February 1 • Colorado College January 25• Skidmore College January 22• Loyola University Maryland

2018

  • December 10 • London December 2 • Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • November 29 • Ohio State University
  • November 16 • Berkeley Law
  • November 9 • Boston/TBA
  • November 8 • Barnard College
  • November 7 • Vassar
  • November 6 • Bryn Mawr
  • October 25 • UW Milwaukee
  • October 19 • NYT Live!
  • October 18 • CSU Channel Islands
  • October 11, 12 • McGill University
  • October 9 • Selected Shorts
  • October 8 • JCC Manhattan
  • October 5 • University of Nebraska Omaha
  • October 4 • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • September 27 • University of South Florida
  • September 20 • Connecticut Forum
  • September 14 • Mail Chimp
  • September 13 • University of South Alabama
  • September 10 • UC Berkeley
  • September 1 • National Book Festival
  • July 21 • Ozy Fest
  • June 28 • Los Angeles – ALOUD, LA Central Library
  • June 25 • Los Angeles – Barnes and Noble at The Grove
  • June 21 • Seattle – University Bookstore at University Temple
  • June 19 • The Book Cellar at City Winery
  • June 14• Brookline Booksmith at Congregation KI
  • June 13 • Politics and Prose at 6th and I Synagogue
  • June 12 • Books Are Magic
  • June 11 • NYPL Live!
  • June 8 • PEN World Voices (in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald)
  • June 6 • 92 Y with Tayari Jones
  • June 4 • Lambda Literary Awards
  • June 2 • Otis College
  • May 16 • The Women’s Fund, Columbus, OH
  • May 3 • Planned Parenthood/St. Louis
  • April 28 • Women of the World Festival
  • April 24 • Pomona College
  • April 21 • Untitled Town Book and Author Festival
  • April 10 • Cal Arts
  • April 7 • Minneapolis/St. Paul, The Fitzgerald Theatre with MPR
  • April 6 • Grinnell College
  • April 5 • Iowa State University
  • April 4 • Mission Creek Festival
  • April 3 • Northwestern University
  • March 26 • Bowdoin College
  • March 24 • The Power of Narrative Conference/Boston University
  • March 23 • Quinsigamond Community College
  • March 22 • Holy Cross University
  • March 21 • Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  • March 14 • Lannan Foundation / Santa Fe
  • March 8 • Cal State Northridge
  • March 6 • Florida State University
  • March 2 • RISD
  • February 17 • UC Riverside
  • February 12 • Hammer Museum, LA
  • February 8 • Western Kentucky University
  • February 7 • St. Mary’s College

2017

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  • November 11 • Renfrew Center 27th Annual Conference
  • November 10 • Thomas Jefferson University
  • November 2 • Smith College
  • October 26 • Cal State San Bernardino
  • October 25 • Tacoma Reads 2017
  • October 19 • NPR’s Ask Me Another, Orlando
  • October 5 • Towson University
  • October 4 • Princeton University
  • September 27 • INBOUND 2017
  • September 9 • Second Flight Books
  • September 2 • National Book Festival
  • July 14 • Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO
  • July 13 • Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
  • July 12 • Octavia Books, New Orleans, LA
  • July 11 • BookPeople, Austin, TX
  • July 10 • Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX
  • July 8 • St. Louis County Library Headquarters, St. Louis, MO
  • July 6 • Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
  • June 30 • Powell’s Books, Portland, OR
  • June 29 • Copperfield’s Books at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
  • June 28 • Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA
  • June 27 • The Booksmith at African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco, CA
  • June 26 • Aratani Theatre, Presented by ALOUD and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 23 • Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
  • June 22 • Charis Books and More Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
  • June 21 • Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
  • June 20 • Washington D.C. Public Library / All Souls Church
  • June 19 • Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL
  • June 16 • Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
  • June 15 • Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN
  • June 14 • Harvard Book Store at First Parish Books, Cambridge, MA
  • June 13 • Greenlight Bookstore at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
  • June 12 • Barnes & Noble Union Square, New York, NY
  • June 3 • Bay Area Book Festival
  • May 16–21 • Auckland Writers Festival
  • May 9 • PEN USA Reading
  • April 22–23 • Los Angeles Festival of Books
  • April 5 • University of Buffalo
  • March 23 • Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • March 23 • ACRL National Conference, Baltimore
  • March 22 • Philadelphia Free Library
  • March 21 • Trinity University
  • March 16 • The Appel Forum, Toronto Public Library
  • March 15 • Reading, Women & Children First, Chicago
  • March 10 • Gender Studies Symposium / Lewis & Clark College
  • March 6 • Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures
  • March 3–4 • Long Beach Festival of Writers / Literary Women
  • February 24 • Tattered Cover, Denver
  • February 23 • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • February 17 • Porter Square Books
  • February 16 • Mount Holyoke
  • February 15 • Williams College
  • February 14 • Brown University
  • February 11 • Politics & Prose
  • February 4 • Second Flight Books
  • January 28 • Winter Institute, Minneapolis
  • January 25 • Indiana University
  • January 24 • Indy Reads Books
  • January 20 • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • January 19 • Powell’s
  • January 18 • Skylight Books
  • January 17 • North Central College
  • January 12 • 92nd Street Y
  • January 10 • Pen/Faulkner Reading, Washington D.C.

2016

  • October 26 • Symphony Space
  • October 20 • Purdue University
  • October 17 • In the Company of Women event, Los Angeles
  • October 6 • Iowa City, IA, Paul W. Engle Prize Ceremony
    Coralville Library, 8 pm
  • October 4 • Willamette University
  • September 22–23 • Hollins University
  • September 21 • University of Richmond
  • September 20 • MIT Media Lab
  • September 13 • Hammer Museum, UCLA
  • August 31 • Boise State University
  • August 9 • Brooklyn Historical Society
  • August 8 • Franklin Park Reading Series
  • July 12–15 • Cal State University Summer Arts
  • July 9–10 • Antioch Writers Workshop
  • May 1 • PEN Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, NYC
  • April 27–30 • York College
  • April 6 • University of St. Thomas
  • March 30 – April 2 • AWP, Los Angeles
  • March 31 • Scripps College
  • March 30 • Stanford University
  • March 29 • St. Mary’s College of California
  • March 25 • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • March 24 • Phillips Andover Academy
  • March 23 • Ball State University
  • March 9 • Oakton Community College
  • March 3 • University of Missouri
  • March 2 • St. Louis University
  • February 25 • IPFW
  • February 1–2 • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • January 28 • Mankato State University
  • January 19 • Butler University

2015

  • December 3 • (TK)
  • November 19–20 • The Northeast Ohio MFA
  • November 6 • Chicago Humanities Festival
  • October 30–31 • Nonfiction NOW, Northern Arizona University
  • October 29 • Conversation with Gloria Steinem 7 p.m. at the People’s Church, 941 W. Lawrence Chicago, IL
  • October 23 • Vancouver Writers Festival
  • October 22 • Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal
  • October 12–13 • University of Kentucky and Centre College
  • October 8 • Ohio Library Council
  • October 4 • The New Yorker Festival
  • October 2 • Haverford College
  • September 24 • University of Michigan
  • September 21 • UCLA
  • September 17–20 • The Givens Foundation, Minneapolis
  • September 9–11 • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • September 5–7 • Decatur Book Festival / MailChimp Stage
  • September 3 • Flannery O’Connor Foundation, Savannah, GA
  • July 27 – AUGUST 10 • Black Forest Writing Seminars
  • May 30 • Astoria Bookshop
  • May 29 • Girls Write Now
  • May 28 • TED Women
  • May 11–14 • Northwestern’s Festival of Writing
  • April 27 • Grossmont College
  • April 16 • Appalachian State University
  • April 8–11 • AWP, Minneapolis
  • March 26–27 • University of North Dakota Writers Conference
  • March 19 • Emerson College
  • March 18 • Nassau Community College
  • February 28 – March 10 • Adelaide Writers Week
    Melbourne, Sydney Opera House
  • February 25 • Lakeland Public Library
  • February 12 • College of William & Mary
  • February 7 • IFOA Weekly
    Toronto Harbourfront Centre
  • January 29–30 • Wooster College
  • January 15 • Emma Willard School
  • January 8 • University of Tampa

2014

  • December 10 • Women Employed
  • November 19 • Western Illinois University
  • October 6 • University of Texas, Austin
  • September 25 • City Lights
    San Francisco, 7 pm
  • September 24 • Mrs. Dalloway’s
    Berkeley 7:30 pm
  • September 23 • NYC, Harper Perennial 50th Anniversary
    Housing Works, 7pm
  • September 22 • American Asian Writers Workshop
  • September 21 • NYCBook Court, 7pm
  • September 21 • NYC, Brooklyn Book Festival2pm, St. Francis College Auditorium
  • September 13 • Fall for the Book, George Mason University
  • August 29 • Left Bank Books, St. Louis
  • August 27 • Women and Children First
    Chicago, 7:30 pm
  • August 15 • Los Angeles, The Last Bookstore
  • August 8 • Milwaukee
    Boswell Books, 7 pm
  • August 7 • Ann Arbor, MI
    Literati Bookstore, 7 pm
  • August 6 • Lansing, MI
    Schuler Books, 7 pm
  • June 13–14 • Antioch University, Los Angeles
  • May – June • An Untamed Tour
  • April 26 • Columbus State Writer’s Conference
  • April 21 • University of Pennsylvania
  • April 18–20 • Little Grass Festival, Carbondale, IL
  • March 27–28 • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • March 21–24 • Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival
  • March 18 • Story Week, Chicago
  • March 14 • Fresno State University, Fresno, CA
  • March 11 • Hamilton University
  • March 6 • DePaul University
  • February 26 – March 1 • AWP, Seattle, WA
  • February 20 • Illinois College
  • February 13 • Northeastern Illinois University
  • January 3 – 12 • Lake Tahoe, NV, Sierra Nevada MFA Program

2013

  • November 21 • University of Indianapolis
  • November 7–10 • Sanibel Island Writer’s Conference
  • October 23–26 • Ohio University
  • October 18–19 • Hugo House
  • October 1 • Grand Valley State University
  • September 27–28 • Pygmalion Music Festival
  • September 20 • Reading, Kansas State University
  • July • Antioch Writers Workshop
  • July • Midwest Writers Workshop
  • February 14–16 • University of Tampa
  • February 28 • Roosevelt University
  • March 6 • Brown University
  • March 6–10 • AWP Conference Book Fair, 10 AM – 5 PMAWP Panel: How To Lose Friends and Alienate Loved Ones:Exploitation vs. Documentation in Creative Nonfiction(B.J. Hollars, Roxane Gay!, Marcia Aldrich, Ryan Van Meter, Bonnie J. Rough)
  • March 11–16 • Coal Royalty Chair Writers Series, University of Alabama
  • April 5–6 • University of Dayton Litfest
  • April 2–5 • Mission Creek Festival Writer in Residence
  • April 6–8 • Reading & Workshop, University of Dayton LitFest
  • April 29 • Reading, University of Miami
  • May 11 • Reading, Folio Magazine Launch, Washington D.C.
  • May 12 • Reading, Three Tents, Washington D.C.
  • May 13 • Franklin Park Reading Series, Brooklyn
  • May 14 • Reading with Jessica Valenti, KGB Bar
  • May 18 • Brooklyn Lit Crawl

2012

  • February 29 – March 3 • AWP Conference Bookfair, 10 AM – 5 PM
    AWP Panel: Flash Points: Publishing Flash Fiction In An Evolving Landscape
    AWP Panel: Literature and the Internet in 2012
  • March 2 • Literary Death Match8:15 PM, Buddy Guy’s Legends
  • March 14 • Reading, John Carroll University
    University Heights, OH, Rodman Hall, 7 PM
  • March 23 • Reading / Pressgang / Booth Launch Party
    Butler University, Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, 7 PM
  • March 30 • Reading / Blue Light Reading Series
    Indiana University, Bloomington
    April 27 • Innovative Women in Publishing
    University of Colorado Boulder
    May 20 • Reading, Sunday Salon, NYC
    May 21 • Reading, Center for Fiction, NYC
    May 23 • Reading, WORD Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
    July 12 • Antioch Writer’s Workshop
    August 6 • Word Lab at Indy Reads
    Indianapolis, 7 PM
    September 22 • Indi-Go Gallery
    Champaign, 7 PM
  • September 27 • Electronic Corpse, as part of Chicago’s Social Media Week
    Chicago Public Library, 11 – Noon
  • September 29 • Ninth Letter’s Word Harvest
    Cowboy Monkey, 4 PM
    October 3–5 • Michigan State University
  • November 1 • University of Dubuque
  • November 1 • Arts Iliana Wordfest, Terre Haute, IN

2011

  • February 2–5 • AWP Conference Bookfair, 10 AM – 5 PM
  • February 3 • AWP Panel: The Future of the Book Review: How to Break In
    Noon – 1:15 PM, Diplomat BR, OmniPANK / Annalemma / Mud Luscious Reading: Divination in DC, 7:00 PM
  • February 4 • AWP Panel: Hint Fiction: Stories that Prove Less is More3 – 4:15 PM, Virginia B, Marriott
  • February 15 • Reading, 7 PM, Lake Forest College
  • March 5 • Reading, 9 PM
    Underbar, Chicago
  • April 2 • Reading, Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City
  • May 7 • Reading, Stories & Beer6:30 PM, Indi-Go Gallery, Champaign
  • May 10 • Quickies! Innertown Pub, Chicago
  • June 13–23 • Visiting Writer, Northern Michigan University
  • June 22 • Reading, Northern Michigan University7:30 PM, Pioneer Room B
  • June 23 • Panel on Michigan writing
    Peter White Library, Marquette, MI, 7 PM (UP Book Tour 2011)
  • July 18 • Midwest Exemplary Flash Education and Supermojomania Freakout Tour and Country Expo
    Indianapolis, Big Car Gallery