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 12 ? Horizon Books event?
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 Great Lakes Books, Big Rapids, MI 5pm
October 15 Kalamazoo Public Library Book release event 7pm
October 17 Rochester Writers Conference, keynote address
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 7pm Tattered Cover, Denver
October 28 7pm King's English, Salt Lake City,
October 29 Square Books in Oxford MS
November 3 - Hyde Park Chicago event, 6:30 at Seminary Co-op, conversation with Randall Albers.
November 4 - Portage District Library event, with Diane Seuss 7pm
November 5 - Schulers Books & Music Lansing, 7pm
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.
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 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 5 - Comstock Township Library event 1-3 pm
Dec 12 Good Tyme Writers Buffet 9pm, 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.
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.