Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bonnie Jo Campbell's 2013 Literary Events

January 26 - BJC's play "Bringing Home the Bones" 4pm will be given a staged reading at the Epic Theatre on the downtown mall in Kalamazoo. https://www.facebook.com/events/354663337964392/

January 27 - 4:30pm - 5:30 Old Dog Tavern, event for MLive Book Club. Chat with BJC, Gary Peake (my shooting adviser) and Susanna (my mom.)

March 1 - Kalamazoo Art Hop, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center - This will be the opening of a month-long exhibit of artwork created with poetry and letter press work by many Kalamazoo writers and artists for a project called "The Divine Hours," and BJC is a part of this gang.

March 2013 AWP in Boston March 6 - 9

March 14  - (Thursday) Mother Daughter reading, featuring Elizabeth Kerlikowske and Rose Swartz, Gail Martin and Kaitlin LeMoyne Martin and Susanna and Bonnie Jo Campbell.  Held at 7pm in the Van Deusen Room at KPL downtown Kalamazoo.

March 18-19 (Monday - Tuesday) Susquehanna University, Harrisburg Pa.  Class visit and evening reading 7:30pm, Isaacs Auditorium.  Honored to be a part of this fabulous writing series!

March 21 -  poetry reading at the Van Deusen Room at KPL (as part of the Divine Hours Project)

March 21-24 Heidi & Adam visit

April 10-12 Ohio University Spring Lit Fest, Athens, Ohio (arranged by Blue Flower Arts).

May 17 - Owosso Shiawasee River festival events (arranged by Blue Flower Arts)

May 18  Wayne State University Bus Tour event in Grand Rapids, evening reading at Grand Rapids Museum downtown, 6pm.

June 15 Rick Campbell Memorial Service

June 19-30  Pacific University residency.

July 25 - Kazoo Books kick-off event for UP Book Tour.  (with Bill, Nancy Eimers, etc.)

2013 Tour of Michigan's Upper Peninsula:

Aug 4 (Sun)—Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste Marie), time TBA, w/Ellen Airgood, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Sue Harrison, starts at 6pm
Aug 5 (Mon)—Tahquamenon Public Library (Newberry), 6-8pm, w/Ellen Airgood, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Steve Hamilton, Ron Riekki, John Smolens [booked]  
Aug 6 (Tues)—Falling Rock CafĂ© & Bookstore (Munising, MI), 2-4pm, w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Steve Hamilton, Ron Riekki, John Smolens
August 7 (Weds) 7pm Peter White Library, Marquette, MI (reading w/Sharon Dilworth), event in conjunction with Snowbound Books,
August 8 (Thurs) 1pm writers workshop at Peter White Library, sign up required
Aug 8 (Thurs)—Book World, Marquette, 4:30-6pm, w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Ron Riekki, and three more authors.
August 8 6-8pm Snowbound Books signing.
Aug 9 (Fri) North Winds Book (Hancock, MI) 2-4 w/Ron Riekki
Aug 10 (Sat)—Grandpa’s Barn, Copper Harbor, MI 2-4pm, w/Ron Riekki 
August 11, UP Touristing with husband!
August 12, 2013 - Book World, Iron Mountain 5-6pm
August 12, 2013 - Dickinson County Library, Iron Mountain, 6:30 - 7:30
Aug 13 (Tues)—Book World, Escanaba, 2:30-4pm, w/Ron Riekki, Catie Rosemurgy
Aug 13 (Tues)—Escanaba Public Library (Escanaba), 7pm, w/Ron Riekki, Catie Rosemurgy 
Aug 14 (Wed)—Manistique Public Library (Manistique), 1-3pm
Aug 14 (Wed)—Book World, St. Ignace, 6-7pm, w/ Ron Riekki

August 15 2-3 pm Between the Covers, Harbor Springs, bookstore signing and chat with Steve Amick. 

September 8, Sunday - Kerrytown Book Fest (Cherchez La Femme panel)

September 20-22 Kentucky Women's Writers Conference (organized by Blue Flower)

September 24-25 George Mason University visit (organized by Blue Flower).

October 3-4 - University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.  October 3 3:30pm class visit, 7pm reading; October 4 manuscript conferences and lunch with MFAs. (organized by Blue Flower Arts)

October 23-24 Owens Community College in Toledo and Findlay, Ohio (arranged by Blue Flower Arts)

TIME: WED      10:00-10:45 AM             Workshop (Toledo Campus)
11:00-12:00 PM              Reading & Presentation
12:00-2:00 PM               Lunch with Literacy Committee 
            THUR    10:00-10:45 AM             Workshop (Findlay Campus)
11:00-12:00 PM              Reading & Presentation
12:00-2:00 PM               Lunch with Faculty and Students 

October 24-25 Bowling Green State University reading and Friday morning class visit. (arranged by Blue Flower Arts)

November 6 - Interview with Don Lystra (Portage District Library, Portage, Michigan. 7pm

November 9 (Saturday) - Women Only Weekend signing event at Black River Books, South Haven 2-4pm

November 23 (Saturday) - Owens Community College, Toledo Branch 7:00pm there will be a Narrative Dramatic Presentation of  "King Cole's American Salvage" and "The Inventor, 1972." The play will be presented 21-24, and on Saturday 23rd, I'll take part in a talk-back event after the play.

November 30 - Bookbug Bookstore visit 3-5pm. Come for chats and snacks. (Come early and you'll see

December 3 - Visiting Katherine Joslin's American Writing class at Western Michigan University, 4-6pm.

December 14 - (Saturday) 2-4pm  826 Michigan Event in Ann Arbor: A workshop, "Search Your Life for Ideas with Bonnie Jo Campbell"
http://www.scout.me/826michigan-presents-search-your-life-for-ideas-with-bonnie-jo-campbell--near--ann-arbor-mi/e-75453500 (registration necessary)

December 14 - Literati Bookstore  reading and signing 5-6pm

December 21 - Michigan News Agency, Kalamazoo MI afternoon meet and greet and signing of Fried Walleye & Cherry Pie, with editor Peggy Wolff.

January 9-19, 2014 Pacific University Low Residency MFA Residency, Seaside, Oregon.

March 20, 2014 - Fried Walleye & Cherry Pie event, KPL

April 5, 2014 - I'll be helping the brilliant poet Susan Ramsey with a poetry workshop in Kalamazoo, 10am to noon http://kalamazoopoetryfestival.com/2014-festival/ 

(October 3, 2014  TYCA midwest conference luncheon conference, Grand Rapids MI (arranged by Blue Flower Arts)

(November 20, 2014 - Mankato, Minnesota.) arranged by Blue Flower Arts

(February 19 - 25, 2015 Vermont Studio Center.)

(In the 2012 photo above, BJC is with Hannah Stoppel and a unicorn at McLean & Eakins in Petoskey, Michigan.)