Readings, Panels, Conversations, Workshops, Other


January 5, Revised draft of third novel finished. Hallelujah.

January 31, Sent off to agent.

February 16, Despair and ennui setting in.

February 22, Feeling better for no particular reason


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, live 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 live 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, live 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, live on Crowdcast at 8 pm.

July 22, Book Party Chat with Laura Zam, live 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, live on Facebook, 3pm EST

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

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

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

November 19, Meet the Author, Pequot Library, Southport CT, live 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