Monday, January 4, 2010

January (& Beyond) Readings & Events

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

Feb 4 - BJC reading with Andy Mozina at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic series reading at Bernhard Center, Room 107, 8:00 pm

February 17 -- Portland, Oregon reading at downtown Multnomah County Library on 10th Avenue. (6:30 or 7:00)

February 18 -- Pacific University reading, 7:30 p.m. at Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall on Pacific’s Forest Grove campus.

February 25 (Thursday) 11:00 Visit Susan Ramsey's women's writing class at Kazoo Books.

February 26 (Friday) -- 9:00 PM Reading in Chicago as part of The 2nd Annual Windy City Slam All City Championships, Double Door Chicago, IL (doors open 8:00) Address: 1572 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622-2513, (773) 489-3160. (also reading: John Hemingway, John Schultz, Fearless Fernando Hernandez, Alexis Thomas, Nicolette Kittinger, Alex Bonner, Maggie Ritchie) For more info, Entry fee $7.00.

March 4-10 Residency at University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis MN. Monday Reading at St. Thomas.

March 8 Monday 10-11 am MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO "Midmorning" in-studio live broadcast from 480 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55101. Contact 651-290-1170 for more info.

March 8 Monday 7:30 - 9:00 BJC reads as part of ACTC Visiting Writers Series
OEC Auditorium

March 10-11 National Book Critics Circle Award events. Wednesday 10th 6:00 reading at the New School in NYC (free admission, open to the public); Thursday 11th announcement of winners with reception to follow (admission $40).

March 14 - 19, 2010 --- STORY WEEK, Wednesday 3/17 BJC discussion about writing with students, Thursday 3/18 6 pm, BJC reads at Metro, 3730 N. Clark, Chicago, IL.

March 23 (Tuesday) 4-6 pm visit Katherine Joslin's class "Women Prose Writers"

March 30 (Tuesday), 7:00 pm Reading & Signing, Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven MI 49417, 616-842-5560,

April 7-10 (2010) AWP Conference BJC reads as part of Southern Review's 75th Anniversary Friday, April 9, 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM, followed by book signing hosted by Tattered Books. (Other Participants are Jeanne Leiby, David Kirby, Sydney Lea, Steve Almond, Jill McCorkle.) Also, Thursday, April 8 hardcover book signing hosted by WSUP (at WSUP booth) at 2:00 - 3:30.

April 11 (2010) Sunday, BJC will emcee the 2010 Community Literary Awards at the Kalamazoo Public Library.

April 13 (Tuesday) Delta Community College, 1961 Delta Road, University Center, MI 48710 (near Bay City, Michigan). Visit Jeff VandeZande's creative writing class, 6:00 pm.

April 14 (2010) Saginaw Valley State University: Class visit: 10:00 - 11:20 am, lunch with students, reading 2:30 - 4:00.

April 17 - Saturday, Michigan Notable Writers dinner in Lansing. BJC will be one of the keynote speakers.

April 20-23 Writers Retreat at Fetzer Institute.

April 25 - Sunday in Detroit, 2-4 pm Downtown Writers Series The Scarab Club located at 217 E. Farnsworth at John R in the heart of the Cultural Center / Wayne State University Campus. The Scarab Club is directly behind the Detroit Institute for the Arts. We have our own free, safe, and close parking area. For Directions(313) 831-1250.

April 28 - 6:00 Reading, Q & A, and discussion at McKay Memorial Library (105 North Webster Street)Augusta, MI 49012-9779. Info at 269 731-4000.

June 17-27, 2010 --- Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, ten-day residency

September 12, Kerrytown Book Festival in Ann Arbor, MI

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

(photo features BJC with Michael and (writer) Carolyn Chute at the Chute ranch in Maine. Photo by Sonia's boyfriend Ben)