Thursday, February 11, 2016

BJC's Author Events Feb - August 2016

January - April 2016 Teaching Spring semester at Western Michigan University
January 28 - Reading at WMU with Daneen Wardrop, 8pm 
February 17-18 (Weds-Thurs) Chatham University, Pittsburgh
March 1 noon Ladies Library Association, Schoolcraft MI
March 2 -3 Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
March 4 - 5 Literary Women Festival, Long Beach, CA http://www.literarywomen .org/festival.php  (replacing Claudia Rankin)
March 24 Politics & Prose, Washington, DC 7pm event. At 6pm I'll be there talking to students from Chelsea Horne's American University literature class (open to public).  
March 25 Friday at noon Library of Congress event to discuss Flannery O'Connor, LOC, Washington DC 
"Novelists Bonnie Jo Campbell and Emily Mitchell will celebrate the birthday of American writer Flannery O’Connor by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing. This event is free and open to the public.. Co-sponsored by the Prints and Photographs Division.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building.Contact: (202) 707-5394
April 2 – Night of Notable Writers, Lansing, Michigan
April 9 – Rally of Writers, Lansing, Michigan
April 21 -  Thursday, 7pm, Richland  Community Library, Meet Michigan Authors Collaborative event.  Event with Elizabeth Kerlikowske (emcee) and Susan Ramsey Richland Community Library, 8951 Park Street, Richland, MI event, "Take a Load Off: Poetry to Lighten and Enlighten Your Day with Elizabeth Kerliokowske as master of ceremonies. Will share the stage with Susan Ramsey the Richland Fire Chief, actor Robin Nott and other (Richland) village people.
Andy Mozina book release event: April 22 at 4 p.m. in the Olmsted Room at Kalamazoo College.
May 2 Michigan Volumes (Lansing) interview with Karen Hopper 4:15. I call her.
May 10 - Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Okemos branch, Capital Area District Libraries, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864
May 17 - Tuesday 2pm event, TCH Reynolds Township Library event (Michigan Notable Books Event),,117 W. Williams St., Howard City, MI 49329
May 20 - 5pm Battle Creek Arts event at Battle Creek Books, 51 Michigan Ave W Ste A, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017booth
May 23 - 7pm Desiree Cooper is in town at Milwood United Methodist, 3919 Portage Street 
May 24 - 12:40 - 2 Visit Andy Mozina's class at Kalamazoo College
May 26  7pm Kalamazoo Public Library with Andy Mozina and Jaimy Gordon to celebrate the release of Andy's novel, Contrary Motion.
May 29 (Sunday) Brilliant Books event, 5pm-7pm, 118 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684,
May 30 (Monday, Memorial Day) 11:30-1:30 at Saturn Books, Gaylord, Michigan.
May 31 - Visit to cafe 
June 1 - Wednesday event at Taquamenon Falls Library, 1pm, Newberry, Michigan (Michigan Notable Books event)
June 2-6 Bear River Confeerence, Walloon Lake Michigan
June 11 Saturday, Printer’s Row Literary Festival, Chicago IL
Time:  12:15 PM - 1:00 PM, 
Program:  Long Story Short: Bonnie Jo Campbell and Amina Gautier in conversation with Christine Sneed
Location:  Hotel Blake/Dearborn Room
 June 12 Kalamazoo College Commencement--I'll say a few words and receive an honorary doctorate!
July 12 - Falling Rock Bookstore 1pm visit.
July 13 Peter White Library event in Marquette, Michigan (Michigan Notable Books Event)
July 14 McLean & Eakins Books, Petoskey, Michigan
July 15, 2016 Benzie County Library event (Blue Flower Arts event)
July 23 - Jack Lessenberry will be at Bookbug in Kalamazoo!
July 31 – August 15 Freiberg, Germany, Black Forest Writing Seminar
August 21 - BJC & CJM 29th anniversary
September 14 - BJC birthday
October 1 - (Saturday) Noon event at Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo event with Andy Mozina
October 4 - Left Bank Books, St. Louis
October 5 - American Booksellers Association, Heartland Forum, Minneapolis (I'll receive the GLIBA award!)
October 8 - Horizon Books Traverse City, dramatic reading of stories by local actors.
October 10 - Michigan News Agency
October 12 - Ann Arbor reading, 7pm Literati with Andy Mozina & Jaimy Gordon
October 15 - Brattleboro Book Festival
October 16 - Water Street Books, Exeter, NH
October 17 - Porter Street Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts
October 18 - Maine Writers Event (maybe with Carolyn Chute), in Portland, Maine
October 21 - Book Cellar Chicago, 7pm!
October 28 - Santa 
November 1 at 6:30 or 7 Forever Books, St. Joseph Michigan
Nov 6 (Sunday) Bookbug, Kalamazoo, Tea Time event!
Nov 7 Battle Creek Books, Battle Creek, Michigan at 7 pm

November 10 - Minneapolis

January 3, 2017 - Jackson Women's Club, Tuesday noon talk, Jackson Michigan (Blue Flower Arts event)
January – April 2017 DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana  

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters Autumn 2015 Book Tour

October 3
Bookbug Reading
Kalamazoo, MI

2-5:00 PM
Book Release Party @ Old Dog, Kalamamazoo MI
Kalamazoo, MI
Sunday, October 4
1:00 PM
Iowa Writers Festival
prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City IA
Iowa City, IA
Monday, October 5

Columbia College, Chicago
Chicago, IL
Thursday, October 8
7:30-9 PM
Fiction Reading
Rosemont Colleg, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, October 11

ABA Heartland Conference
The Westin – Yorktown Cntr, Lombard IL.
Lombard, IL
Tuesday, October 13
7:00 PM
Writers Series
City Opera House, Traverse City MI
Traverse City, MI
October 14
Dog Ear Books, Northport MI
Northport, MI

5:00 PM
Great Lakes Book & Supply, Bit Rapids, MI
Big Rapids, MI
Thursday, October 15
7:00 PM
Kalamazoo Public Library
Kalamazoo, MI
Saturday, October 17
12:45 PM
KeyNote Talk
Rochester Writers Conference, Rochester MI
Rochester, MI

4:00 PM
Pages Bookshop, Detroit MI
Detroit, MI
Monday, October 19
Metro Detroit Book & Author Society (at Burton Manor)
Livonia, MI
Tuesday, October 20
7:00 PM
Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, October 21
7:00 PM
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis MN
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, October 22
7:00 PM
Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee, WI
Friday, October 23
7:30 PM
Women and Children First Bookstore Reading & Signing, Chicago IL
Chicago, IL
Sunday, October 25
2:00 PM
Short Stories Live Series
Town Hall Seattle
Seattle, WA
Monday, October 26
7:30 PM
Powell’s Bookstore
Hawthorne Store
Portland, OR
Tuesday, October 27
7:00 PM
Tattered Cover Bookstore Reading & Signing, Portland OR
Littleton, CO
Wednesday, October 28
7:00 PM
King’s English, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT
Thursday, October 29
5:30 PM
Square Books, Oxford MS
Reading & Signing
Oxford, MS
Monday, November 2
7:00 PM
The Bookstall
at Chestnut Court, Winnnetka IL
Winnetka, IL
Tuesday, November 3
6:30 PM
57TH Street Books, Hyde Park, Chicago IL
Chicago, IL
Wednesday, November 4
7:00 PM
Portage District Library, Portage MI
Reading with Diane Seuss
Portage, MI
Thursday, November 5
7:00 PM
Schuler’s, Lansing Town Center
Lansing, MI
Friday, November 6
6:00 PM
A Room of One’s Own, Madison WI
Madison, WI
Saturday, November 7
2:00 PM
Arcadia Books, Spring Green WI
Spring Green, WI
Sunday, November 8
3:00 PM
Oak Park Library, Oak Park IL
Oak Park, IL
Wednesday, November 11
7:00 PM
Commonwealth of Great Lakes Books, Grand Rapids MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Thursday, November 12
7:00 PM
Schuler’s (2660 28th Street SE), Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, November 14

MOnday Nov 16 
2:00 PM
Black River Books, South Haven MI
South Haven, MI

Thursday, November 19
7:00 PM
The Center for Fiction, NYC
New York, NY
Friday, November 27
2:00 PM
Everybody Reads, Lansing
Lansing, MI
Saturday, December 5
1:00 PM
-3:00 PM
Comstock Township Library, Comstock MI
Comstock, MI
Saturday, December 19
2:00 PM -
4:00 PM
Lowry’s Books, Three Rivers
reading and Signing
Three Rivers, MI
Saturday, March 26
6:00 PM
Politics & Prose
Reading and Signing, Washington DC
Washington, DC

January 28 (Thurs), Western Michigan University Gwen Frostic Reading (with Daneen Wardrop)
1.  Bonnie Jo Campbell & Daneen Wardrop Reading
Date/Time:  Thursday, January 28th @ 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Bernhard 157-159
February 17-18 (Weds-Thurs) Chatham University, Philadelphia
March 19???? Detroit  Motown women author lunch.
Friday March 25 Library of Congress event to discuss Flannery O'Connor

  June 2-6 Bear River Confeerence, Walloon Lake, Michigan
June 12 Kalamazoo College Commencement--I'll say a few words. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2015 Readings & Events

June 29, 2015 7pm Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor to celebrate the anthology: Here: Women Writing the Upper Peninsula . BJC is reading with Caitlin Horrocks (The Best American Short Stories 2011), Alison Swan (2007 Michigan Notable Book), and Gloria Whelan (2000 National Book Award)

July 16, 2015 7pm Women & Children First, Chicago, a reading celebrating the anthology, Here: Women Writing the Upper Peninsula BJC reading with Roxane Gay and April Lindala

July 17, 2015 7pm Bookbug, Kalamazoo. A night of U.P./northern Michigan writings celebrating Here: Women Writing the Upper Peninsula reading with.Kate Bassett, Alison DeCamp, and Charmi Keranen .

August 15,  7pm Beaver Island Library reading celebrating the anthology Here: Women Writing the Upper Peninsula.

September 13, 2015 (Sunday) Kerrytown Bookfest. 9:30 AM Conversation and breakfast event with Bonnie Jo Campbell & Thomas Lynch, 9:30, at Zingerman’s Events on Fourth. This ticketed event will feature a silent auction, delicious Zingerman’s breakfast, and a conversation between Ms. Campbell & Mr. Lynch. Please stay tuned for ticket information.

September 23, 9:30am interview with Martha Frankel of Woodstock Writers Radio. 

October 3, 2015
Publication Party /Release of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters, W.W. Norton & Co
11:30am-1:30pm (reading at noon)
Party 2-5pm  Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo (all welcome)
October 4 afternoon reading at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City as part of Iowa City Book Festival.
October 5-6 Columbia College, Chicago

October 8-10 Philadelphia events: teach a workshop, present the prize at McGlinn awards dinner, be the keynote speaker at our annual writer's conference Push to Publish (October 8-10, 2015). Philadelphia Stories, Reading at Rosemont College. 

Oct 10-11 ABA Heartland conference in Lombard IL
October 13 Traverse City, National Writers Series Event, 7pm
- 2:30 PM:  Front Street Writers Studio Visit:  25 - 30 accelerated Creative Writing students 
- 5 PM: Pre event reception with donors
        - 7 PM: National Writers Series event: "A conversation with Bonnie Jo Campbell" which means Bonnie will be the featured guest and will appear on stage with a distinguished guest host (which is our regular event format).  Bonnie will be the featured guest and the wonderful Thomas Lynch (who is also a previous NWS guest) has agreed to be the guest host for the evening.  The format is generally a 45 minute conversation between guest and guest host, followed by a short reading (3 - 5 minutes) and an audience q&a. That will be followed by a book signing in the lobby.

October 14 Dawg Ears Books, Northport MI 12-2pm reading and visit
October 14 Great Lakes Books, Big Rapids, MI 5pm

October 15 Kalamazoo Public Library  Book release event 7pm

October 17 Rochester Writers Conference, Oakland Center, Campus of Oakland University, Rochester, MI,    12:45 PM       Keynote Talk
 PROGRAM: As part of the Fall Rochester Writers’ Conference, Ms. Campbell agrees to a 60-minute Keynote Talk on Mothers Tell Your Daughters followed by Book Signing. This year's theme will be The Story Within.

October 19 (Monday)Detroit Authors' Luncheon
October 20 (Tuesday) Literati Bookstore Ann Arbor event, 7pm.
October 21 The Loft, Minneapolis: afternoon author conversation, 7pm reading.
October 22 7pm Boswell Books, Milwaukee
October 23 (Friday) - Chicago release of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters at Women & Children First, 7:30pm

October 25, Seattle Town Hall event
Oct 26 7pm Portland, OR Hawthorne Powells event
October  27 - Denver Area - 7pm at Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove Location, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
October 28 7pm King's English, Salt Lake City,
October 29 Square Books in Oxford MS

Nov 2 - Winnetka Book Stall
November 3 - Hyde Park Chicago event, 6:30 at 57th Street Books, conversation with Randall Albers.

November 4 - Portage District Library event, with Diane Seuss 7pm
November 5 - Schulers Books & Music Lansing, 7pm
Nov 6 - A Room of One's Own, Madison, WI 6pm
Nov 7 (Saturday) Arcadia Books in Spring Green, Wisconsin 2-4pm
Nov 8 (Sunday 2-4pm) Oak Park Library/sales by Book Table of Oak Park.
Nov 9 7:45 pm - talk to Matt Bell's fiction class 
November 11 Great Lakes Commonwealth of Books event, Grand Rapids with Diane Seuss
November 12 - Schulers in Grand Rapids.
November 14 - 2-4 pm Black River Books, South Haven, Michigan for the WOW (Women Only Weekend) celebration (yes, darling Christopher will be coming along).
November 16 - Buckley Book Fair
November 17 - Writers Studio, NYC
November 19 - the Center for Fiction, 7pm reading and conversation with Carolyn Chute or Jaimy Gordon

November 27 - Everybody Reads, Lansing MI 2-4pm conversation with Randall Glumm, Q&A

Dec 3 - Chicago event with Don DeGrazia
Dec 5 - Comstock Township Library event 1-3 pm
Dec 12  2-4 Nicola's Books
8-midnight Good Tyme Writers Buffet, Hamtramack MI

March 1 - Ladies Library Association meeting in Schoolcraft, Michigan
March 3-4, Poughkeepsie event, Dutchess Community College visit.

March 8-10 AWP in Los Angeles

 March 25, 2016 Flannery O'Connor Birthday Event, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

June 2  June 2 to June 6, 2016 Bear River Writers Conference, Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake, Michigan

Photo above is Steve Barrett and a bottle of homemade elderberry wine; middle, I'm riding my Dahon folding bike on the Kalamazoo River Trail. Photo below are some of the women I teach with at Pacific University in Oregon.

Friday, January 16, 2015

BJC's 2015 Official Literary Events

(February 19 - 25, 2015 Vermont Studio Center.)

March 3-4 Purdue Uiversity, Indiana

March 13 (Friday), 2015, LAUGHFEST event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (758 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) “No Laughing Matter, but No Matter if You Laugh: Smuggling Humor into the Poetry Reading,”  See more at:

March 25-28 U of ND 

April 8-11 2015 AWP in Minneapolis

April 25, 2015  826 Michigan event in Ann Arbor.

June 18-28, 2015 Pacific residency. 

September 13, 2015 Kerrytown Bookfest brweakfast even with Thomas Lynch

October 3, 2015 Publication Party /Release of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters, W.W. Norton & Co.

October 8-10 Philadelphia fun. 

October 15 Kalamazoo Public Library  Book release event.

October 20 (Tuesday) Literati Bookstore Ann Arbor event.

October 23 (Friday) - Chicago release of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters at Women & Children First, Chicago IL

March 25, 2016 Flannery O'Connor Birthday Event, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

(top photo was taken with Steve Amick , and the lower photo was taken with my butchers at Quality Meats in Kalamazoo; I'm holding suet for the woodpeckers.)
No Laughing Matter, but No Matter if You Laugh: Smuggling Humor into the Poetry Reading

We are delighted to participate in Gilda’s LaughFest, with an event on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. right here at Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (758 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
- See more at: