Friday, August 19, 2011

BJC's Upcoming Scheduled Events

August 20 - 2:00 pm Reading at Bookbug Bookstore in Kalamazoo.

August 21 Bon & Chris Anniversary #24

August 22 - Grand Rapids Public Library Reading

August 23 - 2:00 PM EST interview KAXE-FM "Real Good Words" Grand Rapids, MN
with Heidi Holtan

August 25 (Thursday) - 1:00pm interview with Deanne Puca, University Relations, Western Michigan University for WMU Web article.

August 28 - 2:30 Fundraiser for New Issues Press at Bell's Brewery, where I would be drinking anyway. (I'll read for a few minutes, along with Jaimy Gordon and some New Issues authors.)

September 11, Saturday - Kerrytown Book fest, Ann Arbor MI, in the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market (4th Ave & Catherine). The panel is "A Michigan Sense of Place." 2pm in the Main Tent, moderator Dan Johnson. Signing afterward.

September 14 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Portage District Library talk and reading, Portage, MI (also it's BJC's birthday!)More info at:

September 15 - The Loft, Minneapolis, 7pm For more information (arranged by W.W. Norton)

September 19 - St. Louis, MO! River Styx reading series at Duff's 7:30pm. For more information about Duff's reading series,

September 22 - (Thursday) 4:00 Everybody Reads bookstore visit in downtown Lansing. We'll chat and have a snack. For information about this bookstore,

September 22 - (Thursday) 7pm READING at Schuler Books, Lansing (2820 Towne Center Blvd) Phone: 517 316 7495

September 26 - (Monday) 7pm talk, reading, and book group event at Forever Books St. Joseph, Michigan. For more information

October 6-8 - Montana Book Festival, Missoula MT Friday October 7 2:30 Panel, 5:00 Montana Public Radio interview, 8pm BJC is Gala Reader at Historic Wilma Theatre, along with Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe.

October 14-16 Southern Book Festival, Nashville 12:00 noon panel and reading October 15 (Arranged through W.W. Norton)

Oct 19-23 Wisconsin Festival of the Book. Oct. 20 Friday evening event (Arranged through W.W. Norton)

Oct. 31 - Nov 4, 2011 - University of Alabama visiting writer gig. (Arranged through Blue Flower Arts).

November 6 -- Church service with Susan Ramsey at Vinyard Church in Kalamazoo in the AM.

November 10 -- Comstock Story Project, 7pm Comstock Township Library

November 13 -- Grand Rapids Museum, panel about Michigan fiction with Caitlin Horrocks, 2:45.

November 26 -- Saturday 1-4 Signing for Paw Paw Library Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble in Portage, Michigan.

December 15 - Reading poetry at Fire. 7:45 open mic followed by BJC at 8:30.

Feb 9 - Vanderbilt University (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts.)

Feb 29 - March 3 AWP in Chicago, 1:30 March 2 Friday National Book Critics Circle reading (along with Jane Smiley and others!) This will be in the conference hotel, probably in the ballroom.

March 8, 2012 - Oakland University Reading (Event arranged by Blue Flower Arts)

March 18 - 22, 2012 - Story Week in Chicago (also there will be some events during the semester at Columbia College - dates to be announced.)

March 23 - Alumni event WMU