Friday, May 13, 2011
May 19 - Andy Mozina's Barbeque 5 pm. Members of his Kalamazoo College advanced fiction and intermediate fiction will be in attendance as well as Lisa Lenzo.
May 31 - Visit Andy Mozina's advanced fiction class. 12:40 - 2:30
June 4 - Printer's Row Book Fair, Chicago, 2:30 pm, center stage. Title of panel is "desperate characters in the short story." Will be on panel with Christine Sneed and Gina Frangello.
June 16 - Thursday, reading at Powells Hawthorne Branch, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR, 7:30pm
June 16-26 - Pacific University Low Residency MFA Program Summer Residency, Forest Grove. BJC Reading: Sunday, June 19 7:30pm.
June 29 - (Weds) Phone interview with Susan Whitall from The Detroit News 2:30pm EST
June 30 - (Thursday) 9pm Rumpus Interview with Stephen Elliott
July 5 - Once Upon a River is released into the world by W.W. Norton.
July 6 - 4:30 - 6:00 Michigan News Agency, Kalamazoo, Meet & Greet and Snack before evening (7:00) reading.
July 6 - 7:00 pm Reading at Kalamazoo Public Library, Rose Street, Kalamazoo.
July 10 - (Sunday) 7:30 - 8:00 (Chicago time 8:30-9 Eastern Standard Time) live interview with Rick Kogan talk radio show "The Sunday Papers" on Chicago's WGN-AM.
July 10 - (Sunday) 2-6 pm, Bell's Brewery Book Release & Book Fun Party (kid-friendly environment). Also fun at Old Dog Tavern across the street (no kids).
July 11 - (Monday) 2:30 pm interview with Bill Castanier
July 11 - (Monday) 7:00 pm Public Access Cable interview with Gloria Tiller from Kazoo Books.
July 12 - (Tuesday) 2:30 interview with Marty Primeau at Grand Rapids Magazine
July 12 - 4:00 catch-up book signing at Michigan News Agency
July 12 - 6:00 interview with Lee Harrington of Bark Magazine
July 13 - 4:30 pm interview with Jim Higgins at Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
July 13 - 7:00 Wednesday, Next Chapter Books, Milwaukee WI
July 14 - Women & Children First, Chicago book release and reading, 7:00.
July 16 - 17 Iowa Festival of the Book, Saturday reading and Sunday morning panel
July 19 - Michigan Radio Interview with Brian Short 4pm at Argus Building.
July 19 - (Tuesday) 7:00 pm Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor, MI, reading.
July 21 - (Thurs) - Great Lakes Books Reading 2-4pm, Big Rapids, MI
July 21 - 7pm reading at Schuler Books & Music , 2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI
July 23 - (Saturday) 2-4pm, Literary Life Bookstore, Grand Rapids, MI, meet and greet, book signing.
July 27 - 4:40 radio interview with Bill Castanier
July 28 - 7:30 pm (Thursday) Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206, Reading &/or Discussion, Q&A and signing
July 29 - 4-6 Bookworm meet and greet, Edwards, CO.
August 1 - (Monday) 9:10 Interview (from home) with Ron Jolly.
August 1 - 2:30 interview with Alicia Conroy for Rain Taxi
August 2 - (Tuesday) Interview (from home) with Doug Stanton on Northern Michigan's TV 7&4 "Writer's Minute" 6:25am
Aug 4 - Ludington Writers, Meet with them 5:00 and then 7:00 reading. Contact: George Dila.
August 5 - 11 am Radio Interview with Aaron Stander, Interlochen Public Radio station, Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Aug 5 - (Friday) Cottage Books, Glen Arbor, MI 1-3 pm (signing)
Aug 5 - 5:00 pm Drive-by signing. Dog Ears Books, 106 Waukazoo Street
P.O. Box 272, Northport, MI 49670
Aug 5 - Brilliant Books, 305 St. Joseph Street, Suttons Bay, 7 pm reading
Aug 6 - Traverse City, Horizon Books (signing),243 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI
August 9 - 5pm wait for a phone interview with Aimee Levitt from the River Front Times
Aug 10 - (Wednesday) Mackinac Island Library reading, 903 Huron Street, Mackinac Island, MI (906) 847-3421 followed by Island Bookstore signing 4-6
Aug 11 - 2:00 Saturn Books, Gaylord, MI, Drive-by book signing.
August 11 - Thursday evening McLean & Eakins Book Shop, Petoskey, MI
August 12 - Friday at Between the Covers, Harbor Springs MI 11:30 - 1:00
August 13 Kellee Campbell's wedding
August 15 - (Monday)6:00 PM EST interview, THE CULTURE BUZZ, Clive, IA
Contact: John Busbee. This interview will start at 6pm EST / 5pm CST.
August 16 - 2:15 PM to 2:55 PM CST Live, no callers , HAPPENINGS Q&A RADIO.
August 20 - 2:00 pm Reading at Bookbug Bookstore in Kalamazoo.
August 21 Bon & Chris Anniversary #24
August 22 - Grand Rapids Public Library Reading
August 23 - 2:00 PM EST interview KAXE-FM "Real Good Words" Grand Rapids, MN
with Heidi Holtan
August 28 - 2:30 Fundraiser for New Issues Press at Bell's Brewery, where I would be drinking anyway. (I'll read for a few minutes, along with Jaimy Gordon and some New Issues authors.)
September 11, Saturday - Kerrytown Book fest, Ann Arbor MI, in the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market (4th Ave & Catherine). The panel is "A Michigan Sense of Place." 2pm in the Main Tent, moderator Dan Johnson. Signing afterward.
September 14 - Portage District Library talk and reading, (BJC's birthday).
September 15 - The Loft, Minneapolis/St. Paul (arranged by W.W. Norton)
September 19 - River Styx reading series at Duff's
September 22 - (Thursday) 4:00 Everybody Reads bookstore visit in downtown Lansing.
September 22 - (Thursday) Schulers Lansing reading
September 26 - (Monday) Forever Books Book Group event, St. Joseph, Michigan
October 6-8 - Montana Book Festival, Missoula MT
October 14-16 Southern Book Festival, Nashville
Oct 19-23 Wisconsin Festival of the Book. Oct. 20 Friday evening event
Oct. 31 - Nov 4, 2011 - University of Alabama visiting writer gig. (Arranged through Blue Flower Arts).
November 10 -- Comstock Story Project.
Feb 9 - Vanderbilt University (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts.)
Feb 29 - March 3 AWP in Chicago.
March 8, 2012 - Oakland University Reading (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)
March 18 - 22, 2012 - Story Week in Chicago
March 23 - Alumni event WMU