Upcoming Events

Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Panelist, Emerging Writers Café
The Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

The Institute will celebrate the Crook’s Corner Book Prize while reaching out to emerging writers throughout the campus and community. The event will feature a panel of established writers who will field questions from attendees. Following the Q&A, attendees will convene in small groups with panelists to discuss various topics. There will be plenty of French café-style food and beverages! RSVP to reserve free seats.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Ripplewater Book Club, Cary, NC

Monday, January 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Wine, Women, & Words, Charlotte, NC (FaceTime)

February 8-11, 2017
AWP Conference & Bookfair, Washington, DC

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
Writing workshop: Character Development
Read, Write, Create! series sponsored by Wake County Public Libraries
North East Regional Library, 14401 Green Elm Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614
Free and open to the public

 Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7 p.m.
Oak Leaf Literary Society, Raleigh, NC

Past Events

February 26-March 1, 2014
AWP Conference & Bookfair, Seattle, WA
Dzanc Books, Booth H7

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
Lunch and discussion

March 18, 2014 Byrd publication date

March 19-22, 2014
Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA
“Fiction: Creating a Sense of Time and Place,” panel and booksigning with Susan Tekulve and John Milliken Thompson, moderated by Grace Zisk
Thursday, March 20, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1035A Emmet Street

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Launch party, Quail Ridge Books and Music, Raleigh, NC
Introduction by Angela Davis-Gardner

April 3-6, 2014
N.C. Literary Festival, Raleigh, NC
“The First Book,” panel with Megan Mayhew Bergman and Margaret Wrinkle, introduction by Jill McCorkle
Saturday, April 5, 3 p.m., Hunt Library, Centennial Campus, N.C. State University

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Interview, WUAG 103.1 FM, Greensboro, NC

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5 p.m.
The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
N.C. Writers Network Spring Conference, UNC-Greensboro
Fiction workshop: “The Beating, Breaking Hearts of Fictional Characters”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6 p.m.
Center for Women Writers
Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7 p.m.
The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC
Introduction by Bill Verner

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7 p.m.
Malaprop’s, Asheville, NC

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2 p.m.
Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1 p.m.
Davidson County Public Library, Lexington, NC
Introduction by Marty Hargrave

Monday, May 12, 2014, 7 p.m.
Cameron Park Book Club, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8 p.m.
Second Tuesday Book Club, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7 p.m.
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
Introduction by Jeremy Hawkins

Friday, June 13, 2014, 7 p.m.
So & So Books, Raleigh, NC, introducing Bonnie ZoBell

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Who’s Talking,” interview with D.G. Martin, WCHL FM 97.9
Airs at 5 a.m., 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday

2 p.m.: Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC, with Bonnie ZoBell
Introduction by Kevin Watson

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 6 p.m.
The Yet-To-Be-Named Book Club, Raleigh, NC
Dinner and discussion

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7 p.m.
Women of Substance, Raleigh, NC
Dinner and discussion

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6 p.m.
Chop Suey Books, Richmond, VA
Introduction by Virginia Pye

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, noon
“The State of Things” interview with Frank Stasio, WUNC 91.5 FM (NPR)
Broadcast from the Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
Screened for a live audience and livestreamed online.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7 p.m.
Two Writers Walk into a Bar
Reading with poet & INDY Week arts & culture editor Brian Howe
West End Wine Bar, Durham, NC

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Oval Park Book Club, Durham, NC

August 22-24, 2014
Booktopia 2014, Asheville, NC

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7 p.m.
Friends of Wilson County Public Library
249 Nash Street, Wilson, NC

August 29-31, 2014
Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA
Saturday, August 30, 11:15 – noon: “A Place Called Home,” panel with Margaret Thornton, Old Courthouse Stage

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
CARDS, Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7 p.m.
Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
Introduction by Steven Gillis, founder and publisher, Dzanc Books

October 10-12, 2014
Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN
“When You Least Expect It: Novels of Meeting the One,” panel with Michael Parker
Sunday, October 12, 2 p.m., Nashville Public Library Special Collections Room

Monday, October 13, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
Women’s National Book Association Bibliofeast
Maggiano’s Little Italy, Charlotte, NC

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
Gathering of Writers, presented by Press 53 and Prime Number Magazine
Community Arts Café, 411 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
The Cosmos Club, Cary, NC

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Book Babes, Carrboro, NC

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Norris Theater, Louisburg College
501 N. Main Street, Louisburg, NC

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2 p.m.
McIntyre’s Books
220 Market Street, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Wine, Cheese, and Sometimes Books, Chapel Hill, NC

Sunday, November 9, 4 p.m.
Bread and Words: Fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank
Center for Women Writers, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7 p.m.
Friends of the Lexington Library, with Jack Riggs
First Baptist Church, Lexington, NC

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Raleigh Book Club, Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7 p.m.
Counselors Club, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
with Brian Costello, author of Losing in Gainesville

Thursday, January 22, 2015, noon
As the Page Turns, Raleigh, NC

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3 p.m.
Bookmarks Movable Feast
Wake Forest Biotech Place, Winston-Salem, NC

Friday, January 30, 2015, 10 a.m.
Wonderland Book Club, Raleigh, NC

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
Moderator: Power through Partnership: How Women Lead Better Together by Betsy Polk and Maggie Ellis Chotas, with special guests Patti Gillenwater and Marirose Steigerwald of Elinvar
Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NC

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Night Escape, Raleigh, NC

Monday, February 9, 2015, 12:45 p.m.
Global South Working Group, Chapel Hill, NC

Friday, February 13, 2015, 8 a.m.
Law and Writing: a conversation with D.G. Martin
Festival of Legal Learning, UNC School of Law
Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Murphey School Radio Show, Durham, NC
to benefit Mental Health America of the Triangle and Just Right Academy

Monday, February 23, 2015, 7 p.m.
The Mahler Book Club, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12-1:30 p.m.
Duke Libraries Book Club
2015 Author of the Year luncheon and reading
411 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10 a.m.
Reading Rebels Book Club
North Regional Library, Raleigh, NC

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10-4
Rowan Reading Rendezvous 2015
Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7 p.m.
The Woods of Kildaire Book Club, Cary, NC

Friday, April 17, 2015, 9 p.m.
North Carolina Bookwatch, UNC-MX (PBS)
Re-airs Sunday, April 19, noon, UNC-TV
and Thursday, April 23, 5 p.m., UNC-TV

Monday, April 27, 2015, 11 a.m.
Edenton Street United Methodist Church Book Study Group
Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7 p.m.
Millbrook United Methodist Church Book Club
Raleigh, NC

May 1-23, 2015
Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, noon
Triangle Research Libraries Network Annual Meeting
Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 11:45 a.m.
Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum
Woman’s Club of Raleigh

Monday, September 14, 2015, 7 p.m.
Readings on Roslyn, Winston-Salem, NC

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
“The Shelf Is Not the End (the Reader Is),” a discussion of what authors need to do to keep books on, and flying off, the shelves after the new-release window has closed and the tour is done — with Jamie Fiocco, Flyleaf Books
N.C. Writers Network Indiependents’ Day
SIBA Trade Show 2015
North Raleigh Hilton, Raleigh, NC

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Friends of the Stanly County Public Library
Family Education Center, Stanly Regional Medical Center
Albemarle, NC

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7 p.m.
N.C. Arts Council Fellowship Reception and Reading
Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7 p.m.
Triangle Presbyterian Church Book Club, Durham, NC

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7 p.m.
Writer’s Night in the Forest
Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 7 p.m.
Etcetera Book Club, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, noon
The Cypress Book Club, Raleigh, NC

Monday, February 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Reading, Victor R. Small Writers Lecture Series
Sam & Marjorie Ragan Writing Center
Barton College, Wilson, NC

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 2 p.m.
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, noon
Page Turners Book Club, Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7 p.m.
In conversation with Ann Packer, author of The Children’s Crusade
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill

July 8-10, 2016
Writing in Place, Hub City Writers Project
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

August 10-26, 2016
Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 3 p.m.
Panel: “The Transformative Nature of Fiction and Poetry”
with Angela Davis Gardner and Dannye Romine Powell
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
McKimmon Center, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC

November 4-6, 2016
North Carolina Writers Network Fall Conference, Raleigh, NC
Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m. “Minute Particulars: The Infinite Possibility in a Single Moment” (fiction workshop)
William Blake wrote that “he who wishes to see a Vision, a perfect Whole / Must see it in its Minute Particulars.” So it is with making literature. Stories and novels are built of scenes; scenes are built of moments. Breaking an experience down into small units of time is a way of adding structure and emotional depth to writing; it can also make the composition of a story or a longer work less daunting. In this workshop we will look at experiences that occur within small, contained units of time and how these small moments can energize and shape our writing.
Saturday, November 5, 2:30 p.m. “How to Work with an Agent,” with Emma Patterson (publishing workshop)
What you’ve heard is true: the author-agent relationship is a sort of marriage—and like any good marriage, it needs care and feeding. In this workshop, we’ll discuss finding the right agent, knowing what to expect (and not expect), and how to make the relationship a stronghold amid the slings and arrows of the ever-changing business of publishing.
Saturday, November 5, 4:30 p.m. Faculty reading with Clare Beams, Angela Davis-Gardner, Haven Kimmel, and others