May
20
10:45 am10:45

BOSTON, MA: BIO Conference 2017

  • Emerson College

Parallel Lives: Ever since Plutarch, some biographers have chosen to track the lives of several subjects in a single volume. In a panel moderated by Josh Kendall, authors Alex Beam, Kate Bolick, and James McGrath Morris will discuss both the narrative challenges and the unique opportunities for illumination that such biographical works offer. Register here.


Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

BROOKLYN, NY: Ask Polly Live

  • WORD Bookstore

For the Brooklyn stop on Heather Havrilesky's How to Be a Person In the World book tour, Meghan Daum, Maris Kreizman, and I will be taking questions, and taking names, at WORD Brooklyn. More info here.

May
2
7:00 pm19:00

NEW YORK, NY: Strand Bookstore

  • Strand Bookstore

MISS INDEPENDENT: Join Kate Bolick, Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies, and Marianne Schnall, co-founder of Feminist.com and author of What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?, in an "evening of debate and demystification" about the roles of women in the modern world. Free and open to the public. More information here.

Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

NEW YORK, NY: Celebrate SPINSTER's Paperback Release, Part II!

  • Bank Street Theater

Please join me at the Bank Street Theater for "Spinsters on Stage," a night of staged readings of three century-old one-act plays questioning the primacy of marriage, written by three of the women I feature in Spinster -- Neith Boyce, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. The works will be read aloud by an ****ALL-STAR**** cast of contemporary writers: Nikole Beckwith, Alex Gallafent, Alexandra Jacobs, Glenn Kenny, Sadie Stein, Troy Patterson, and Seth Colter Walls. Free and open to the public! Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early. 

Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

BROOKLYN, NY: Celebrate SPINSTER's Paperback Release, Part I!

  • Book Court

Come celebrate the paperback release of Spinster! I'll be discussing the book, from conception to aftermath, with Meghan Daum, editor of the New York Times bestselling anthology Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to Have Kids, and author of many books, most recently The Unspeakable. Free and open to the public. More info here.

Nov
7
11:30 am11:30

SUNDANCE, UT: Sundance Author Series

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

Reading from and discussion of SPINSTER at the Sundance Mountain Resort, Tree Room Restaurant. Tickets are $85 per person, and include brunch and a signed copy of the book. Advance reservations required. More information here.

Sep
24
7:30 pm19:30

LENOX, MA: Touchstones at The Mount: In Conversation with Meghan Daum

  • The Mount

Onstage interview with Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum, author of the essay collections My Misspent Youth and The Unspeakable, the novel The Quality of Life Report, and the memoir Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House, as well as editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids. More information here.

Sep
20
1:00 pm13:00

BROOKLYN: Brooklyn Book Festival (Panel)

  • North Stage, Cadman Plaza East

Discussing "what it takes to make a life of one's own" with the memoirists Augusten Burroughs, of Running with Scissors fame, and veteran music critic Robert Christgau, author of Going Into the City. Free and open to the public. Directions here.

Sep
17
7:30 pm19:30

LENOX, MA: Touchstones at The Mount: In Conversation with Darryl Pinckney

  • The Mount

Onstage interview with Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, author of Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy, the novel High Cotton, and, in the Alan Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He's also the editor James Baldwin: Later Novels, forthcoming in September 2015 from the Library of America. More information here.