Readings, Conversations, Workshops, Good Things

Jan 12, Center for Fiction course begins online

Feb 27, Conversation with Margot Douaihy, Lambda Literary Award finalist, poet, professor, and editor, about her debut neo-noir novel Scorched Grace. In person at Odyssey Books, South Hadley, MA, 7 pm.

July 9 – 22, Smith College Creative Writing Workshop, Northampton, MA


May 6, Center for Fiction course begins online

June 11, Power of Truths Arts and Education Festival, panel participant at experiential conference focused on creating a more just future, speaking on truth in fiction. At Bombyx Center, Florence MA, 9 to 4 pm ET

June 24-26, Iowa Summer Writing Festival weekend intensive, online

August 10, Conversation with Katie Hafner, New York Times journalist, podcaster (Lost Women of Science), and author about her debut novel The Boys, in person at Odyssey Books, South Hadley MA, 7 pm ET.

October 13, Governor’s Award Reading Group, A conversation on the importance of local journalism with president and publisher of New England Newspapers Fredric Rutberg, online. A Mass Humanities event, open to the public. Registration now open.

October 22-23, Center for Fiction weekend intensive, online. Registration now open.

November 5-6, Fiction Kitchen weekend intensive, a hybrid (in-person and online) workshop. SOLD OUT. Learn more and join the waitlist


January 5, Six-week memoir workshop begins online

January 28, Conversation with New York Times Notable and best-selling author Mary-Beth Hughes about her new fiction collection The Ocean House, Oblong Books on Crowdcast, 7 pm ET

January 30, Online workshop: Premise, Plot, Poetry: Three Keys to the Novel, 10 am to 12 noon ET, sponsored by Straw Dogs Writers’ Guild

March 16, Iowa Summer Writing Festival course begins online

May 6, Center for Fiction course begins online

July 11-12, Solstice MFA Program Summer Residency, Boston MA, novel workshop and reading


February 11, Athenaeum Club, Dallas, Texas 

March 14 and 15, Leipzig Book Fair, Leipzig, Germany–Cancelled

April 30, Spring Reading with Jennifer Rosner, Mary South, and Sarah Rauch, LIVE ON ZOOM

June 7, Online Workshop: The Propulsive Plot, Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop

July 3, Author Video Chat (pre-recorded) sponsored by Interabang Books, with Lori Feathers at Interabang Books

July 8, YOU AGAIN virtual launch party sponsored by McNally Jackson Books, NYC—with Cheryl Pearl Sucher on Zoom.

July 14, “Mighty Mystery, Celebrity Edition” conversation with Megan Abbott, on Facebook, sponsored by a Mighty Blaze. 4 pm EST, at

July 15, Writers on Writing with Marrie Stone, airs 9 am PST on KUCI and via podcast at or your fave podcast app

July 15, YOU AGAIN and Us Again—Conversation with Kahane Cooperman, sponsored by Wachtung Booksellers, Montclair, NJ, on Crowdcast at 8 pm.

July 22, Book Party Chat with Laura Zam, on Twitter, 5 pm EST at #bookpartychat

July 27, Get Up with Michael Causey, airs 9 am on WOWD

July 29, Conversation with Jones Library in Amherst, MA, on Facebook, 3pm EST

September 2, Book Club Discussion (open to the public), Interabang Books, Dallas, TX, on Zoom

September 28, Online Writing Workshops begin, more info here — join me!

November 13, Northwoods & Donald Jordan Reading Series, with Jennifer Foerster, webinar on Zoom—register here

November 19, Meet the Author, Pequot Library, Southport CT, on Zoomregister here


March 28 to 30, AWP Conference, Portland, OR

April 13, Juniper Literary Festival, Amherst, MA

April 24, MWA Symposium, New York, NY

July 8 to 20, Smith College Young Women’s Writing Workshop, Northampton, MA

October 14, Williston Northampton Writers’ Workshop, Easthampton, MA


April 18 – 20, Connect: Beyond the Page Festival, Asheville, NC 

June 6   Broadside Books, Northampton, MA—with Edie Meidav

June 16  Politics & Prose, DC—with Hannah Pittard 

June 20  Books Are Magic, Brooklyn—with Bethanne Patrick

June 28  Interabang Books, Dallas—with Lori Feathers

August 2, Montague Book Mill, Montague, MA—with Kate Christensen AND special musical guest Johnny Irion!

September 28 – 30, Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, Michigan

October 13, Boston Book Festival

October 21, Springfield Central Library, Springfield, MA

October 28 – 30, Texas Book Festival, Austin