Reading in Los Angeles

I’ll be reading in LA, offsite at the AWP Conference, along with three of my dearest friends & colleagues: poets Marcus Jackson and Maggie Smith and fiction writer Nick White.

Friday, March 31, 2016

6:30 PM

offsite at the AWP Conference

@ The Westin Bonaventure, Santa Anita Room A

Reading in San Rafael, CA

I’ll be reading at Dominican University

in San Rafael, California

Monday, April 4, 2016 @ 7pm

in the San Marco Gallery

(on the main floor of the Archbishop Alemany Library, 50 Acacia Avenue)


A Girl’s Guide to Life at the JCC

I’ll be talking about the book, signing copies, and conducting a mini-workshop for girls and their mothers at the Jewish Community Center here in Columbus.

October 25, 2015 at 4PM

JCC of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Avenue in Bexley, Ohio

Call 614-338-2093 for more information.

Tickets at the door (for the grownups–children’s admission is free) or here.

Reading – B & N, OSU

Friday, September 4, 7:00 PM – I’ll be reading from Like A Song and introducing my wonderful former student Annie McGreevy, who will read from her just-out first book, the novella Ciao, Suerte.  And of course we’ll both be signing copies afterwards. Come on out and start the new school year with a bang.

Barnes & Noble @ South Campus Gateway, Columbus

1598 N High St.


Mothers and Daughters: Tell Me What You Really Think

I’ll be reading and talking at Wild Goose Creative in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 PM in a conversation about mothers and daughters in collaboration with the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Mothers and Daughters: Tell Me What You Really Think @ 2491 Summit Street, Clintonville, explores “the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters in this series of live discussions inspired by the digital restoration of Grey Gardens to be shown at the Wexner Center for the Arts on July 31 and August (read more…)

Columbus Arts Festival

I’ll be reading from Like A Song on the Word is Art stage (and there will be books for purchase! Which I will gladly sign, of course) at the Columbus Arts Festival on

Friday, June 12, 2015     1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015     3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015     6:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Ashland University

I always love reading at Ashland University—where the readings are packed and the audience of students wildly happy to be there (what’s in the water?). I’ll be back there on April 20, 2015 at 4PM in the Ronk Lecture Hall on Ashland’s main campus. The event is free and open to the public.

2015 AWP Conference, Minneapolis

I’ll be signing copies of Like A Song at the Outpost19 booth at the bookfair on Friday, April 10, from 1 to 2 PM. Stop by and say hello, why don’t you?

Come to a party – with cupcakes – for A Girl’s Guide

Bring your best seven- to eleven-year old friend to a book-signing, cupcake-decorating, charm bracelet-making party to celebrate the publication of A Girl’s Guide to Life.

Thursday, March 12

4-6 PM

Sprinkles Cupcakes New York

780 Lexington Avenue (between 60th & 61st)