Please feel free to contact me at regarding my visiting your college or library or book group or church this summer or fall. I’ve had the pleasure of doing dozens of readings/talks and workshops in the last year or two. And I always enjoy the learning and conversation.

2023 Events/Readings

Feb. 26 (Sunday).  9:30 a.m. Downers Grove U.C.C.  1047 Curtiss Street. Downers Grove, IL.

March 16 (Thursday). 12:00 noon.  “Writers Read.” SRC 2000. College of DuPage. 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn IL. 

March 18 (Saturday). 1:30-3:00 p.m..  Writing Workshop. Maquoketa Art Experience. 124 S. Main St. Maquoketa, IA.

March 19 (Sunday). 10:00 a.m. Maquoketa U.C.C. Reading followed by signing/coffee. 206 E. Platt St. Maquoketa, IA.

March 19 (Sunday).  5:00 p.m.  Reading/Discussion. Carnegie Stout Public Library.  360 W. 11th St.  Dubuque, Iowa.  

March 21 (Tuesday).  Loras College. 9:30 a.m. “Writing Your Life into Memoir” workshop. 1450 Alta Vista St.  Dubuque, Iowa.

March 27 (Monday). 12:30. (Virtual/Zoom.) Reading/Discussion. Paradise Valley Community College. Phoenix, Arizona.

March 28 (Tuesday). University of Indianapolis and the Indiana Writer’s Center. 6-7:30 Workshop. 8-9 Reading/Discussion. Indianapolis, IN.

April 3 (Monday).  Wheaton College. 7:00 p.m.  Lowell Grabill Contest/Reading.  501 College Ave. Wheaton IL.

April 10-12. Elon University. Reading/Discussion. CNF and Env. Studies classes. Elon, NC.

April 13-14. Catawba College. Reading/Discussion. 2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, NC.

April 24 (Monday): North Hennepin Community College. Reading/Discussion. 1:00 p.m. 7411 85th Avenue North,
Brooklyn Park, MN

April 25 (Tuesday): St. Olaf College. Reading/Discussion. Viking Theater. 7:00 p.m. 1520 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN. 

April 27-28: Luther College. Reading/Discussion. Center for Faith and Life. 6:00 p.m. Recital Hall. 700 College Dr. Decorah, IA.

April 30 (Sunday): First Congregational Church of Dundee. 10:00 a.m. Reading/Discussion. 900 S. 8th St. West Dundee, IL. 

May 25 (Thursday): Glen Ellyn Public Library. 6:30 p.m. No Shush Salon. Featured reader (after open mike). 400 Duane St. Glen Ellyn, IL

June 11 (Sunday): First Cong. Church of Glen Ellyn. 10:00 a.m. 535 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn IL

June 18 (Sunday/Father’s Day). St. Charles Congregational UCC. 9:30 a.m. 40W451 Fox Mill Boulevard St. Charles, IL.


Thursday, Dec. 8. 6:00 p.m. Prairie Path Books. 255 Town Square Wheaton.

Sunday, Nov. 13. 9:45 a.m. Faith Lutheran Church.  41 N. Park Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL.

Saturday, Nov. 12. Keynote: “The Framed Moment.”  St. Francis Writer’s Conference. 9:00 a.m. University of St. Francis. Joliet, IL.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 12:00/noon. Friends of American Writers reading series. The Fortnightly Club, 120 E. Belleview Place. Chicago.

Sunday, Oct. 9. Reading/Discussion. 9:15 a.m. Iowa City UCC. 30 N. Clinton St. Iowa City, IA.

Thursday, Oct. 6. Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
Kalamazoo MI. 10:00p.m: “The Craft of CNF”; 2:00 p.m.: Public Reading from The Long Way Home.

Sunday, Oct. 2.  9:00 a.m.  Ames UCC. 217 6th St.  Ames, Iowa.

Saturday, Oct. 1st. Reading with John Price and Debra Marquardt and The Bone People. 6:00 pm. C.Y. Stephens Aud, The Goldfinch Room.  Ames, Iowa.

Monday, Sept. 26. Red Dragan Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. Morris Conference Center. SUNY-Oneonta. Oneonta, NY.

Sunday, Sept. 25. Riverstone Books. Squirrel Hill. 5:00 p.m. Pittsburgh PA.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m. Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, Iowa.

Sunday, Sept. 11. Printers Row Lit Fest. 11:00 a.m. “In conversation with Amity Carruba.” Grace Place.
637 S. Dearborn St. Chicago.

Saturday, Aug, 20. Book signing. The Bookstore.
Glen Ellyn IL. 1-2 p.m.

Sunday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. Maquoketa, Iowa. Iowa
Book Launch: Maquoketa Arts Experience. Reading/Discussion/Signing. 124 S.
Main. (In Person.)

Thursday, July 28. 7:00 p.m.  Reading/Discussion. Glen Ellyn Public Library. 400 Duane Ave. (In Person.)

Wednesday, July 20. 7:00 p.m. College of DuPage:
Reading and Discussion. Live via Zoom. REGISTER HERE FOR THE EVENT.  

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