Words, dance, book-signing

Learning to dance at my age has been a beautiful and strange process, which I consider in a new essay in the October issue of Columbus Monthly magazine–and which I will read aloud on Saturday, September 29 at 5:30 PM at the dance studio where I study . . . after which you can see a reprise performance of “The Things That I Knew,” the contemporary dance piece choreographed by Russell Lepley (originally for BalletMet dancers), in which I (read more…)

Reading at Book Culture on 112th, NYC

Come on out and see me along with other contributors to the beautiful new anthology Crossing Borders: Stories and Essays About Translation (Seven Stories Press, edited by the marvelous Lynne Sharon Schwartz).

Thursday, February 15 at 7PM

More info here.

536 West 112th St
between Broadway and Amsterdam
Phone (212) 865-1588

Author Night at Gramercy Books

I’ll be reading from Dog and other fiction and talking about people and their pets in literature and life, and signing books, of course, at the lovely new Gramercy bookstore in Bexley, Ohio.

Thursday, April 20 at 7 PM

Gramercy Books 2424 E Main St Bexley , OH

AWP 2017 in Washington, DC

I’m moderating a panel on “writing under the gun” (not a real gun but a contract) on Friday, February 10 at noon (panelists are a few of my favorite people on earth: Scott Raab, Nick White, and Mike Kardos…and one more writer TBA soon)

and on Thursday, February 9 at 3 PM, I’m also moderating and putting my two cents in on a panel on mothers writing about their daughters and daughters writing about (read more…)

Student-Faculty Reading at Ohio State

November 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM

I’ll be reading from my newest novel in progress alongside three of our fabulous MFA students: nonfiction writer Rachel Toliver and poets Jess Lieberman and Maggie Cipriano. Free & open to the public.

The Ohio State University Thompson Library

Thompson Reading Room 165

Miami University of Ohio

I’ll be reading — along with the brilliant Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas — at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Miami University Bookstore at 7:30 PM.

Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival

I’ll be reading from Like A Song, the winner of the 2016 Devil’s Kitchen Award for nonfiction, at the Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Wednesday, October 26, 8:00 PM John C. Guyon Auditorium (first floor Morris Library) and on Thursday, October 27, 11:00 AM

I’ll speak on a panel along with Hala Alyan, Jacob M. Appel, Bruce Bond,  and Emily O’Neill (also in the John C. Guyon Auditorium, first floor Morris Library)

…and at (read more…)

On the radio

May 25, 2016

You can see as well as hear the Friday, May 27 episode of All Sides Weekend/Books on WOSU 89-7 NPR News here.

Reading at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln

April 19, 2016 at 7 PM

Dudley Bailey Library

Reading & book launch – Devotion

Come celebrate with Michelle Herman on the publication day of her new novel, Devotion, at the JCC of Greater Columbus

Tuesday, March 1, 2016  @ 7PM

JCC, 1125 College Avenue in Bexley, Ohio

Call 614-338-2093 for more information.