June 2 --- Tuesday, 12:30 - 2:30 Visit Andy Mozina's Advanced Fiction class at Kalamazoo College
June 5 --- Friday, Kalamazoo Downtown Art Hop, Michigan News Agency, 308 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo Michigan, 4-8 pm. BJC will sign books alongside Mary Whalen, the photographer who produced the cover art for American Salvage. Mary Whalen's photographs will be on display and for sale. For more information, contact Michigan News (since 1947) 269-343-5958.
June 11--- Thursday, 7:00 pm, Shaman Drum Bookstore, 311-315 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734.662.7407. BJC will be reading with Mike Zadoorian, fellow WSUP Made in Michigan author.
June 18-28 ---Teaching at Pacific University's Low Residency MFA in Forest Grove, Oregon. For more information about this program, http://www.pacificu.edu/as/mfa/
July 11 - Chelsea Center for the Arts, "Writing Your Life" workshop, 1-4pm. (more info to follow)
July 13 - Paw Paw District Library 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Reading and Q & A.
July 18 - 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 email@example.com
July 20 -- Monday, 7pm, Forever Books in St. Joseph Michigan, Reading and signing, 312 State Street, Downtown, St. Joseph, Michigan, (269) 982-1110 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 31 - Aug 1 --- Island Writer's Retreat, Marblehead Bay, Ohio. For more information http://smithdocs.net/Islandretreat2009
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.
Aug 13 --- 7:00 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, Lynn Pattison, Anne Hutchinson, Elaine Seaman, etc.
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 7pm. Also will visit Carol Fink's creative writing class. 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. 2-4 Great Lakes Booksellers Association, Cincinnati Ohio
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. 9-10 Wisconsin Book Fair)
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.
Nov. 11-12 Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL Reading and class visits.