Thursday, October 8, 2009

October 2009 Events

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 book signing, 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.

Oct. 29 -- 12:40 - 2:30 Visit Di Seuss's creative writing class at Kalamazoo College.


November 3-4 -- Visit Concordia College, BJC reads Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Riverside
Rooms (Lower lever of Concordia College Student Center) at 7:30PM. Reading is open to the public. Q & A and book sales following. Host: Mark Looker, Professor of English, Director, Kreft Arts Program)

Wednesday morning 10 - 11 a.m. (Nov. 4) visit classroom to discuss AMERICAN SALVAGE.

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. 13 1:00 WBEZ interview with Donna Seaman in Chicago. ALA, at 50 E. Huron
(just a couple of blocks West of Michigan Avenue)

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

Dec. 13 2-4 pm Barnes & Noble Portage, on Westnedge Ave.

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

February 18 -- Forest Grove, Oregon reading.

March 7-12 Residency at University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis MN.

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).

June 2010 Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, ten-day residency

October 5-8 Literary Festival, 33rd annual, Old Dominion University, Virginia writing conference. Contact Janet Peery.