Thursday, April 19, 2012
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)
May 4 - Portage District Library, 6:30 pm --- Jack Driscoll reads, and then Jaimy Gordon and BJC take part in panel discussion about writing.
Mother's Day Event, May 12 --- 11am - 3pm - Chicago Literacy promotion event by Literature for All of Us. https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/lfaou/event.jsp?event=34
May 15 - 12:00 - 2:00 Susan Doan's book club
May 15 - 5:00 Andy Mozina's Literary barbeque
May 18 WRHC-FM, Radio Harbor Country, St. Joseph, MI, 4:30pm interview with Enid Goldstein
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. http://www1.youseemore.com/maudpreston/default.asp
March 26 - wedding of Mike Campbell and Leeann Johnson
May 29 - Andy Mozina's class discusses OUAR.
June 3 - Sunday, 3-6 pm, Old Dog Tavern, Paperback book release (Once Upon a River). All welcome. Michigan News Agency will sell books.
June 4 - Monday Comstock Township Library book release events 5:45 River Walk (meet at library) and 7pm Reading in the library.
June 6 - 1pm Interview with Ms. Lee Callahan CBS Radio Seattle KPTK KJAQ KZOK 1000 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98109 (INterview will air on Sunday morning in Seattle)
June 8 - 9am interview on The Morning Blend in Milwaukee, TMJ4 (event arranged by Sheryl Johnston, publicist)
June 8 - Reading with Natalie Baukopolis, Boswell Book Company, 2559 N Downer Ave Milwaukee WI (Paperback release event arranged by W.W. Norton).
June 9 - Saturday, Printer's Row 11:15 panel with Jennifer Day talking to BJC and Jesmyn Ward, winner of the National Book Award 2011. (Paperback release event arranged by W.W. Norton)
June 9 1:00 interview with John Kelly. (event arranged by publicist Sheryl Johnston)
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 7pm (Paperback release event, W.W. Norton)
June 14 - 24 - Pacific University Low Residency MFA Residency, Forest Grove IL
June 15 - Public reading at Forest Grove campus Pacific University, 7:30pm. I'll be reading with two other faculty members.
June 21 - 11am interview on Between the Covers on KBOO
June 21 - Powell's reading at main store, 7pm (Paperback release event, W.W. Norton)
June 27 - Book Passage San Francisco 7pm (Paperback release event, by W.W. Norton)
June 28 - King’s English Bookstore in Salt Lake City 7pm (Paperback release event, by W.W. Norton)
July 18 - Wednesday 7pm, The Book Cellar, Chicago reading, Q and A and signing.
July 19 - Book Stall, Winnetka, reading and signing, 6:30pm
Jul 22 - Writing group meeting
July 24 - WBEZ interview in Chicago 2pm with Steve Edwards
July 24 - Chicago book launch party for Shadow Show: All New Stories in honor of Ray Bradbury, in the lobby of the Inland Steel Building, 6:30pm.
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 - 2:00 - 4:00 Saturday reading and signing at Horizon Books (Paperback release event, by W.W. Norton). We will have actors dramatizing the reading; it should be fun.
August 18 - 5:00 - 6:00 Meet & Greet at Brilliant Books in Suttons Bay, MI. Come in and chat and have your book signed.
August 19 - Sunday 1pm 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)
August 21 - 25th Wedding anniversary BJC and darling Christopher
August 22 - Quick stop at Black River Books in South Haven.
September 6 - 7, 2012 - Kalamazoo College events (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts).
September 8 - Kerrytown Book Fest (W.W. Norton Book Release event)
September 12 - Introducing Susan Ramsey at Portage District Library event honoring the publication of her new book
September 14 - BJC turns 50 years old! Yow!
September 20 - Aquinas College Reading Series 7:30pm reading in the Wege Ballroom. (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts) For students we'll have a lunchtime craft talk.
October 6 - (Saturday) Press Release: Fiction Writers Review and the University of Michigan's MFA Program in Creative Writing will co-host a day-long literary symposium in Rackham Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus to celebrate Michigan's great writers and the state's enduring literary traditions by declaring Michigan "The State of the Book." We will do so with a series of public events that showcase the state's leading literary stars, in partnership with several of the state's leading non-profit literary organizations: 826michigan, Dzanc Books, InsideOut Literary Arts Project, The National Writers Series, and The Neutral Zone. The events will also feature the work of the next generation of writers that these organizations serve and support. Doing so will allow us to highlight the future artists of our literary state, as well as its current notable authors.
Panel: "Writing Michigan(s)," which will take place mid-afternoon on Saturday with Keith Taylor as moderator.
October 24-25 Wabash College, Indiana. (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)
October 27 - Casual writer's workshop for Literature for All of Us members! (Closed attendance, 3-6pm)
November 7 - 7 pm The Box Factory - Reading poetry with the fabulous Susan Ramsey.
November 9 - Michigan Library Association Author of the Year event, Dearborn, Michigan - BJC speaks and accepts award.
November 12 - New York City, 92nd Street Y, reading with BJC and Barbara Kingsolver.
January 6-16 Seaside residency for Pacific University.
March 2013 AWP in Boston March 6 - 9
August 10-12 Ohio University event, Athens, Ohio (arranged by Blue Flower Arts).