Monday, August 31, 2009

September Events

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.
BJC will read with Jack Ridl, September 19, 8 pm in the Gallery room of the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison Street. The event is free and open to the public.

September 21 (Monday) Phone interview at 4:00 pm with Heather Lee Schroeder.

Sept. 22 (Tuesday) Book signing at Horizon Books, 4:00-5:00, 243 E. Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.946.7290, 800.587.2147

Sept. 22 Traverse Area District Library Reading, 7:00 reading and Q&A., 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, BJC will visit a writing class at 4pm, meet with student writers, and read from American Salvage at 6 pm in the Writing Center.

Sept. 25 - 27 Binghamton NY, Writing by Degrees Conference. Held at the Bundy Mansion,129 Main Street, Binghamton, N.Y. BJC will give craft talk 2:40 - 3:40 and keynote fiction reading at 7:30 pm, both on Saturday 26th and craft talk earlier that day. Free and open to the public. See website:

September 28 -- Monday, Vine Ripened Poetry Reading, Kalamazoo Library 7 pm, BJC reads with lots of other poets from Diane Seuss's Poetry Emporium, including Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Susan Ramsey, Nina Feirar, Marion Boyer, Con Hilberry, Lynn Pattison, Amy Newday, etc.


Oct. 3 (Saturday) -- Great Lakes Booksellers Association, Cleveland, Ohio. BJC will sign copies of American Salvage at 2:00-3:00 pm, at Regional writers booth on the Tradeshow floor. Location: Hotel Mariott Rennaisance Cleveland, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 USA, Phone: 1-216-696-5600, Toll-free: 1-800-468-3571

Oct. 4 (Sunday)-- 7 pm reading at Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugarties, NY, 66 Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477-1513, (845) 246-5775. BJC reads with Luc Sante and Mimi Lipson.

Oct. 6 (Tuesday) Visit and dinner with Carolyn Chute in North Parsonfield, Maine. Driving from Boston with Sonia Lipson.

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." CBA is located: 28 W. 27th St., 3rd Fl. Open to public, suggested donation $5.

Oct. 9-11 Wisconsin Book Fair, Madison, Wisconsin, BJC will read with Bich Minh Nguyen (author of SHORT GIRLS), Saturday, October 10, 5:00 - 6:30 reading and Q&A. At Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison WI 53703.

Oct. 15-18 Louisiana Book Fair, Baton Rouge ( At 12:00-12:45 BJC will read from AMERICAN SALVAGE, then sign books from 1:00-1:45; at 2:45 she will read from "The Inventor,1972" the story that won the Eudora Welty award from Southern Review.

Oct. 24 -- 2-3 pm BJC's reading and booksigning, open to public, Salem South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail South Lyon, MI 48178 Phone: 248-437-6431. This follows the 1-2 private meeting with South Lyon Writing Group at the same location.


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. Class visit and reading, Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30 pm in VPA 191D. (Contact: Rachael Tecza.)

Nov. 21 --- Saturday, 2:00 - 4:00, Booksigning, Barnes & Noble Battle Creek, Lakeview Sq., 5701 Beckley Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015, (269) 979-8060

January 7 - 17, 2010 (Thursday - Sunday) --- Pacific University Low Residency MFA residency at Seaside

February 18 -- Forest Grove, Oregon reading.

March 14 - 19, 2010 --- STORY WEEK, Thursday 3/18 6 pm, BJC reads at Metro, 3730 N. Clark, Chicago, IL, open to all ages.

April 7-10 (2010) AWP Conference (reading as part of the Southern Review 75th anniversary reading).

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