Stay tuned for upcoming events near you.

Past Events:

September 23rd, 2019


University of Minnesota, Morris

Time/Location TBA

June 20th, 2019

Historical Novel Society 2019

I’ll be leading two sessions at the 2019 Historical Novel Society. Stay tuned for more details about the conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

October 13th, 2018

Morristown Book Festival

I will be interviewing Rakesh Satyal and Uzodinma Iweala on stage at the Morristown Book Festival about their amazing novels.

11:10 am

Exact location TBA

January 29th, 2018

Sayers & Doers

MIST Harlem

46 West 116th Street, New York City

7:00 PM

June 11th, 2017

Books in Bloom Book Festival

Columbia, Maryland

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway

2:30-3:30 pm

The Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

June 12th, 2016

Greenwich International Film Festival

Greenwich Library

2 pm, Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library

From Book to Screen — with novelists Adriana Trigiani and Jessica Knoll, moderated by Kathie Lee Gifford


June 10th, 2016

Yale Writers’ Conference

Yale University

63 High Street, New Haven, CT

2:00 – 3:15 pm, Linsly Chittenden Hall, Room 102

January 22nd, 2016

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

Rancho Mirage Public Library

71100 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

12:30-1:40 — Books Become Movies

I’ll be on a panel with Lee Child, Scott McEwen, Hampton Sides, and Hector Tobar, moderated by Peter Bart. Steinbeck Room.

2:40-3:30 — The 19th Wife

I’ll be discussing The 19th Wife. Didion Room.

January 7th, 2016

Palm Springs Film Festival

Palm Springs

I’ll be with screenwriter Lucinda Coxon discussing the book-to-screen adaptation of the The Danish Girl. 4:30 pm. Location TBA.

November 11th, 2015

Pop-Up Book Group discussing The Danish Girl

New York City

I will be joining a pop-up book group to discuss The Danish Girl.  Hosted by Book the Writer in the living room of an avid reader on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this is your chance to join a book group for one night and make new friends and talk books. Come with questions, comments, insight, and arguments — I’m ready for it all. Wednesday, November 11, at 7:30 PM. More information and registration at evite.

November 10th, 2015

Reading with Tea Obreht

The Lounge at Bo's Kitchen & Bar Room

6 West 24th Street, New York, NY

I’ll be reading with the brilliant Tea Obreht, author of one of my favorite novels,The Tiger’s Wife, and equally brilliant Irish writer Dan Sheehan. We’ll be inaugurating the new reading series #YeahYouWrite in the Lounge at Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room, a monthly series featuring readings, food & drink specials, and an open mike after the readings. Tuesday, November 10, at 7:15 pm.

November 3rd, 2015

In conversation with David Mitchell

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

I will be introducing and interviewing David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks, about his new novel, Slade HouseTuesday, November 3, 8 pm, at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

January 5th, 2015

Writing for the Public: What Makes a Successful Trade History Book

New York Hilton, Second Floor, Gibson Suite

1235 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

Moderated by an agent who specializes in history and serious non-fiction, two veteran editors will discuss the elements of trade books with a scholar who has written an award-winning university press book and prominent trade book and a younger scholar publishing her first book with a trade house.   What are the differences between trade and scholarly publishing?  What are the pros and cons of each path?