January 26 - MSU conference in Lansing,where I'll talk about meth use in Michigan in more stories.
Feb 9 - Vanderbilt University (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts.)
Feb 15 - 17 Notre Dame writing conference, appearing along with Jaimy Gordon. (event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)
Feb 26 - Artifactory celebration of Kalamazoo poems at Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo.
Feb 29 - March 3 AWP in Chicago
Thursday, March 1, from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM, in the Lake Ontario, Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor.
Friday, March 2 -
11:00 - 12:00 I'll be hanging out at Wayne State University table; stop by and say hi
1:30 - 2:45 pm National Book Critics Circle reading (along with Jane Smiley and others!) This will be in the conference hotel ballroom.
Book signing Friday 3:30 - 4:00 at Blue Flower Arts booth #400
6pm dinner with NBCC folks
10pm AWP reception
March 8, 2012 - Oakland University Reading (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)
March 18 - 22, 2012 - Story Week in Chicago
March 23 - Alumni events at Western Michigan University, alumni honors event
(BJC is the English Department's distinguished alum.), followed by reading at The Little Theatre at 8pm.
March 31 - Kalamazoo Public Library discussion about the book, Into the Beautiful North, led by BJC and Susan Ramsey. 6:30pm at Eastwood branch of KPL.
April 4 Cromaine Library events
April 12 - 13 - University of Illinois at Springfield, 8pm Brookens Auditorium http://brookenslibrary.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/john-holtz-memorial-lecture-413/
A reception and book signing will follow immediately!
Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)
April 28 (Saturday) 5:30 - 8:30 Michigan Notable Books celebration at Library of Michigan, 702 N. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing. BJC will moderate a panel containing Jaimy Gordon and Jesmyn Ward. (State of Michigan Library Notable Books event)
Mother's Day Event, May 12 --- Chicago Literacy promotion event by Literature for All of Us.
May 15 - 12:00 - 2:00 Susan Doan's book club
5:00 Andy Mozina's Literary barbeque
May 19 - Visit Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library in St. Joseph, MI (as part of Michigan Notable Books Awards) 1-3pm to discuss writing and Red House Island.
March 26 - wedding of Mike Campbell & Leeann Johnson
May 29 - Andy Mozina's class discusses OUAR.
June 9 - Printer's Row (Paperback release event arranged by W.W. Norton)
June 12 EAGLE HARBOR BOOKSTORES, 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (Paperback release event, W.W. NOrton)
June 13 - Seattle's Elliot Bay Bookstore (Paperback release event, W.W. Norton)
June 14 - 24 - Pacific University Low Residency MFA Residency, Forest Grove IL
June 27 - Salt Lake City (Paperback release event, by W.W. Norton)
June 28 - San Francisco (Paperback release event, by W.W. Norton)
August 16 - Thursday 6:30 Saturn Books, Gaylord, Michigan, Reading and Signing.(Paperback release event, by W.W. Norton)
August 17 - Friday signing 1-3 at McLean & Eakins in Petoskey, Michigan (Paperback release event, by W.W. Norton)
August 18 - Saturday reading and signing at Horizon Books (Paperback release event, by W.W. Norton)
August 19 - Sunday reading and signing at Dog Ear Books, Northport, Michigan (Paperback release event, by W.W. Norton)
August 20 - Monday, 1-3 Cottage Books signing, Glen Arbor, MI (Paperback release event by W.W. Norton)
September 6 - 7, 2012 - Kalamazoo College event (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts).
September 19 - Aquinas College Reading Series 7:30pm reading
October 17 - 18, 2012 Wabash College, Indiana. (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)