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message 1: by Carol (last edited Nov 06, 2019 07:39AM) (new)

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If you become aware of or are attending an upcoming book reading or event by or about women authors that you think will be of interest to other members, share it here.

Also, this LA times article on the behind-the-scenes reality of book tours from the authors' perspectives is amusing, short enough, and educational depending on where life has led you to-date.

message 2: by Carol (last edited Sep 22, 2019 08:22AM) (new)

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Jacqueline Woodson's on tour promoting Red at the Bone.

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Milwaukee, Seattle, Santa Cruz, Madera and other dates in California, Arizona and close to me in Chapel Hill, October 7 and in Atlanta @ A Capella Books, Nov 9

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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (author of A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton ) has a new novel coming out, The Revisioners The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton and while there aren't any locations or dates on her own site, she's in Chapel Hill November 12, so it's worth checking the calendars at your own local bookstores to see if she's touring near you.

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Christina Proenza-Coles continues her book tour in support of, American Founders: How People of African Descent Established Freedom in the New World.

Events listed at her website:

Upcoming stops:

September 25 – Quail Ridge Books Raleigh, NC

October 3 – The Ivy Bookshop, Bird in Hand Baltimore, MD

October 11-13 – Southern Festival of Books Nashville, TN

October 16 – National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Durham, NC

November 22-24 – Miami Book Fair Miami, FL

message 5: by Carol (new)

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Kristin wrote: "I am going to see Erin Morgenstern for an event in Brookline, MA (near Boston) on November 5 for her new book, The Starless Sea."

How cool!

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message 7: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 2063 comments Mod
US McMillan's searchable tour and events calendar:

includes Hank Phillippi Ryan, Casey McQuiston, Angie Cruz, Sue Burke and more.

message 8: by Carol (new)

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Kristin wrote: "Y'all, Erin Morgenstern is so delightful. If you have a chance to go to an event of hers, I highly recommend it. I was pleasantly surprised that she was "in conversation with" Liberty Hardy, also d..."

thanks for the post-event update, Kristin. I need to add her to my 2020 reading and look for an inperson event with her near me. Good author events feed the soul.

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Cendaquenta I'm going to an Erin Morgenstern event on the 25th of Nov in Edinburgh. Looking forward to it a ridiculous amount.

Also, if anyone happens to be in Aberdeen on Friday the 15th Nov, there's an event at Waterstones with the author Mairi Kidd discussing the wonderfully titled Warriors and Witches and Damn Rebel Bitches: Scottish Women to Live Your Life By, which sounds very relevant to the interests of this group.

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Cendaquenta wrote: "I'm going to an Erin Morgenstern event on the 25th of Nov in Edinburgh. Looking forward to it a ridiculous amount.

Also, if anyone happens to be in Aberdeen on Friday the 15th Nov, there's an even..."

That title! how cool.

message 11: by Carol (last edited Nov 08, 2019 02:47PM) (new)

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Orange County, California mystery fans:

This Sunday, 10 November, 8 am - 3 pm, the 6th annual Ladies of Intrigue Conference.

"Best-selling authors Laurie R. King and J.A. Jance will be the headliners. (Interviewed by Maddie Margarita) The moderators are Jill Amadio, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and Ellen Byron. The panelists include: Greta Boris, Steph Cha, Mary Anna Evans, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Rachel Howzell Hall, Kaira Rouda, Laurie Stevens, Wendall ThomasWendall, and Betty Webb."

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In support of the English-language release of The Factory, Hiroko Oyamada and translator, David Boyd, are doing readings in Boston and NYC:

Boston University, Boston
Hiroko Oyamada & David Boyd
When: 5 pm November 19, 2019
Where: Boston University, CAS Room B36, Boston MA

192 Books, NYC
Hiroko Oyamada & Tynan Kogane
When: 7 pm, November 21, 2019
Where: 192 Books, 192 Tenth Avenue, New York NY

New York University, NYC
Hiroko Oyamada & David Boyd
When: 1:30 pm, November 22, 2019
NYU, The Great Room, 19 University Place, New York NY

Kinokuniya, NYC
Hiroko Oyamada & David Boyd
When: 2 pm, November 23, 2019
Kinokuniya, 1073 6th Avenue, New York NY

New Directions doesn't yet have these events displayed at its website, but I picked them up from an email sent to me, so, if you need more info, each out to them.

message 13: by Carol (new)

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Australia: Margaret Atwood will tour major cities in February and March 2020 in support of The Testaments.

message 14: by Carol (last edited Jan 08, 2020 02:55PM) (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 2063 comments Mod
A link to Penguin's author tour calendar:

It's one of the easiest I've found for filters, search.

and the Penguin UK site is even more appealing:

message 15: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 2063 comments Mod
For anyone interested in Japanese literature, Women in Translation, or new women-authored releases, generally, I got an email from Europa Editions announcing a series of virtual tour events, April 30 - May 5, Mieko Kawakami will conduct in support of the May 5 release of All the Lovers in the Night. At each event she's joined by another women author. There's a small charge and note the indicated time zones.

Saturday, April 30・7 p.m. CT with Nadja Spiegelman

Monday, May 2・6 p.m. PT with Ruth Ozeki

Tuesday, May 3・8 p.m. ET with Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Wednesay, May 4・5:30 p.m. PT with Katie Kitamura

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