Wednesday, January 25, 2012

BJC's 2012 Events

January 26 - MSU conference in Lansing,where I'll talk about meth use in Michigan in more stories.

Feb 9 - (Thursday) Vanderbilt University. For more info: (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts.)

Feb 16 - (Thursday) Notre Dame Writing Conference. Panel 3:30 with Jaimy Gordon 3:30 pm, reading and Q&A 7pm. (event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)

Feb 25 Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club Orientation 10:00

Feb 26 - Artifactory celebration of Kalamazoo poems at Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo. Come on out and join the fun!

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, Midwestern writers panel.

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 7-9, 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. (This event is part of 2012 Kalamazoo's Community Reads)

April 4 Cromaine Library?

April 12 - 13 - University of Illinois at Springfield (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)

April 21 or 28 (Saturday) Michigan Notable Books celebration in Lansing.

May 2 - Jaimy Gordon & BJC celebrate Jack Driscoll at Portage Library 6:30. Jack reads and we all discuss.

May 12 (Saturday) - Honor Thy Mother luncheon at the Cycle and Saddle Club of Chicago, a benefit for Literature for All of Us. (Maybe I will bring Susanna along.) For more information about this organization contact them at

May 15 -

May 15 - 5:00 Andy Mozina's Literary barbeque

May 29 - Andy Mozina's class discusses OUAR.

June 13 - Read in Seattle at Elliott Bay 7pm

June 14 - 24 - Pacific Residency, Forest Grove IL

June 21 - Powells reading, main store, Portland, Oregon

June 27 - San Francisco reading at The Book Passage

June 28 - Thursday, King’s English Bookstore in Salt Lake City.

August 21 - BJC & CJM 25th Anniversary

September 6 - 7, 2012 - Kalamazoo College event.

September 14 -- BJC turns 50 years old

October 24-25, 2012 Wabash College, Indiana. (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)

(This photo is BJC with Don Quixote. The shirt is designed by Donkey Girl Fashions.)

March 18, 2013 Sesquehanna University 4:15 - 5:15 Q&A with students; 7:30 - 8:30 Fiction Reading (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)

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