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 over a 100 readings/talks and workshops in recent years. And I always enjoy the learning and conversation.


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

Sunday, Sept. 18. First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn. 11:00 a.m. 535 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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