July 9 - Interview with Jessi Phillips (3:30 pm Thursday) for print blog: http://bookish.us/Bookish, Kalamazoo.
July 10 - Friday, Radio Interview with John Smietanka at WRHC, 4:00 at studio offices in Three Oaks. For more info about broadcast and web streaming go to www.radioharborcountry.org.
July 11 - Saturday Chelsea Writers Workshop and Chelsea Center for the Arts presents BJC's "Writing Your Life" workshop, Saturday, July 11, 1-4pm. For more info contact sjxena -at- yahoo.com. There is a charge for this workshop, and it is currently sold out.
July 13 - Monday, Paw Paw District Library 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Reading and Q & A. Location: 609 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079-1050, (269) 657-3800
July 15 - Wednesday evening meeting of Kalamazoo Fiction Writers Guild working group.
July 18 - Saturday, Controlled Burn Young Writers Seminar, MacMullan Conference Center, Higgins Lake, Michigan. This is an event sponsored by Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, Michigan. BJC will be keynote fiction writer, reading Saturday, 7:00pm. For more information, see website, http://kirtland.edu/cbseminar/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
July 19 - Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. Listen to live stream of hour-long philosophical interview of BJC conducted by John Smietanka www.radioharborcountry.org (that's WRHC 106.7 from Three Oaks)
July 20 -- Monday, 7pm, Forever Books in St. Joseph Michigan, Reading and signing, 312 State Street, Downtown, St. Joseph, Michigan, (269) 982-1110 email@example.com
July 22 --- Wednesday, Kalamazoo Writer's Guild evening meeting, not open to public
July 27 -- Monday, Diane Seuss Poetry workshop, not open to public.
July 31 - Aug 1 --- Island Writer's Retreat, Marblehead Bay, Ohio. For more information http://smithdocs.net/Islandretreat2009
August 3 - Monday, Diane Seuss Poetry workshop, not open to public.
Aug 5 -- 6:30 pm, Kalamazoo Public Library, VanDusen Room, 315 S Rose Street, Kalamazoo MI 49007, Phone 269-342-9837. BJC will read from and discuss American Salvage and the writing life.
August 10 --- Monday, Di Seuss Class
Aug 13 --- Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002, (269) 329-4544. BJC will read poetry and other short works with Kalamazoo Poets Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Susan Ramsey, Gail Martin, Lynn Pattison, Anne Hutchinson, Donna Ephland, Elaine Seaman, etc.
August 17 -- Douglas, Michigan, Literary Group, not open to public.
September 17 - Thursday, 11 a.m. reading at Ferris State University; afternoon reading 3:00 at Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids.
Sept. 17-19 Ludington Writers Conference. http://www.ludingtonwriters.com/
Sept. 22 Traverse Area District Library Reading, 610 Woodmere Ave.
Traverse City, MI 49686 USA (231) 932-8500
Sept. 23 Kirtland Community College, Reading 5:30pm. Also will visit creative writing class, 3:30 - 4:30. KCC is located at 10775 N. St. Helen Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653. Information: (989) 275-5000
Sept. 24 Interlochen Arts Academy, 4000 State Route 137, Interlochen, MI 49643 (231) 276-7472, www.interlochen.org. BJC will visit a writing class, meet with student writers, and read from American Salvage.
Oct. 3 (Saturday) -- Great Lakes Booksellers Association, Cleveland, Ohio. BJC will sign copies of American Salvage at 2:30 pm.
Oct. 6 (Tuesday)-- Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugarties, NY, reading with Luc Sante.
Oct. 7 (Wednesday), Center for Book Arts Chapbook Award, New York City, accept from Kim Addonizio award for poetry chapbook, "Love Letters to Sons of Bitches."
Oct. 9-11 Wisconsin Book Fair, Madison, Wisconsin
Oct. 15-18 Louisiana Book Fair, Baton Rouge (http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/) BJC will read from her story that won the Eudora Welty award from Southern Review.
Oct. 24 -- Visit Rachael Perry's Writing Group at the South Lyon library.
November 3-4 --Visit Concordia College (host: Mark Looker, Professor of English, Director, Kreft Arts Program) Tuesday evening reading, and Wednesday morning and afternoon class visits.
Nov. 11-12 Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL Reading and class visits. (contact Rachael Tecza)
January 7 - 17, 2010 (Thursday - Sunday) --- Pacific University Low Residency MFA residency at Seaside
March 2010 --- Pacific University visit
April 7-10 (2010) AWP Conference