Past Events:

Columbia University, Institute for Research in African-American Studies guest speaker, New York, NY. Online Event. (March 2021)

University of Iowa, Writer’s Workshop Fiction Forum, Visiting Writer, Iowa City, IA. Online Event (March 2021)

California State University East Bay, Department of History, guest speaker, Oakland, CA. Online event. (February 2021)

Broward College, Visiting Writer, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Online Event. (March 2021)

Randolph College Visiting Writers Series, Lexington, VA. Online Event. (January 2021)


East City Books

Johns Hopkins / The Writing Seminars Presents
Books Are Magic / Red Ink Panel

University of Arizona

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13Portland Book Festival
Panel: Black Talk, Black Feeling with The Believer


The Mount / True Conversations


PRINT / Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance


Wisconsin Book Festival 

8:00 PM ET


Old Town Books


Writers at Grinnell / Prairie Lights 


Franklin Park Reading Series


Writers Cribs! 

Pratt Library with CityLit Project & Ivy Bookshop

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Past Events: 

Loyola Baltimore Writers at Work Series (February 26th 2020)

AWP San Antonio: 

Thursday, March 5th:

1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Room 301, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level

R242. Five Writers Walk into a Bar: Using Humor in Fiction. (Cara Blue Adams, Danielle Evans, Kristen Arnett, Jennine Capó Crucet, Courtney Maum) Humor is an effective tool for communicating shared truths about the human experience in an accessible way. But too much humor, especially in literary works, can quickly feel heavy-handed or counterproductive. The best writers of funny fiction balance levity with poignancy, the absurd with the humane. Our panel will examine a range of literary texts that use humor effectively and discuss strategies and exercises to hone our abilities to identify what’s funny, and what’s extraneous, in our work.

6 PM:

We All Want to Change the World: Tales of Resistance and Revolution
Readings by: Andrew Altschul, Ramona Ausubel, Danielle Evans, and Joshua Furst
Friday, March 6, 6pm
302 Montana St.
San Antonio

 Storyboard at Story Studio Chicago

George Mason University Visiting Writers Series (February 13th 2020)

Q and A with Emma Eisenberg at

Q and A with Candace Carty-Williams at Greedy Reads Remington (November 2019)

University of Minnesota Visiting Writers Series, Minneapolis, MN. (November 2019)

Baltimore Book Festival: National Book Foundation Presents Danielle Evans and Shane McCrae, Baltimore, MD (November 2019)

Q and A with Nicole Chung at Red Emma’s  (October 2019)

The University of Baltimore Visiting Writers Series, Baltimore, MD. (October 2019)

The College of New Jersey Visiting Writers Series, Ewing NJ.  (September 2019)

University of Vermont Visiting Writers Series, Burlington, VT. (April 2019)

SUNY Purchase Durst Visiting Writer, Harrison, NY. (March 2019)

May 14th, 7PM, Baltimore MD: Writers Live Conversation with Tommy Orange

July 7-14: Tin House Summer Workshop

March 18th, 4:30 PM, SUNY Purchase, Purchase NY: SUNY Purchase Durst Distinguished Lecture Series

April 9, 5 PM, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT: Reading and Q and A

October 25th, 6:30 PM, Baltimore, MD:

City Lit Studio III: Writers on Craft and Community

(Free: advanced registration required)

November 7, 7:30 PM, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Intrlochen MI :

Interlochen Center for the Arts

November 17th, 6:00 PM, Baltimore, MD:

The Writing Seminars Faculty Reading with Danielle Evans and Dora Malech

Bloomsburg University Big Dog Reading Series

Vermont College of Fine Arts
Mountainview MFA Visiting Writer (Reading, Lecture “Both/And: Using the Contrast Between Public and Private Selves)
University of Oregon Visiting Writers Series
Illinois Wesleyan University

2017 Events

Western Michigan University Gwen Frostic Reading Series
Bucknell University Visiting Writers Series
Southeastern Louisiana University Campus Common Read
Southeastern Missouri State University Nilsen Visiting Writers Program
Adapted at 826 DC Reading and Benefit
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Fourth Annual Rock N Roll Reading, Washington DC
Santa Fe University of Art and Design Visiting Writers’ Series

2016 Events

University of Alaska, Fairbanks Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series (Reading, Lecture: “I Fake it So Real I am Beyond Fake: The Challenges of Writing Interiority for Complex Female Characters”, Craft Talk: “Narrating the City as Contested Space”)
Sewanee University Stacy Allen Haines Lecture
Vanderbilt University Visiting Writers Series
University of Illinois, Springfield, Undergraduate Student Symposium
Little Grassy Literary Festival, University of Illinois Carbondale
Kenyon College Visiting Writers Series

2012 Events


American University Faculty Benefit reading at 826 DC, January 25th, 2012


Bethany College, Bethany, WV, February 20th 2012


Literary Birthday Series at the Library of Congress: Ralph Ellison Birthday Tribute (with Jabari Asim), March 1, 2012

AWP 2012 Conference and Bookfair, Chicago, IL:  March 1-3 2012

Panels: The Perils and Pleasures of Drawing Fiction From Life and The Literati: Deconstructing Myths about Publishing

Carthage College, Kenosha, WI:  March 12th 2012

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN:  March 14th 2012

“Call Your Girlfriend,” reading series at Big Bear Cafe, Washington, DC: March 21st 2012

Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA: March 23rd 2012

Cedar Crest College, Allenstown, PA: March 26th 2012

Holy Cross University, Worcester, MA: March 28th 2012


Des Moines Area Community College Literature Festival, Des Moines, IA: April 1-4 2012

Good Thunder Reading Series (with Amy Bloom), Minnesota State University Mankato: April 12 2012

Past Events:


January 10th: Franklin Park Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY. 8PM.

January 14th: Mahogany Books reading series at PG County Sports and Learning Center. 7PM

January 19th: American University Visiting Writers Series Annual Faculty Benefit Reading.

January 28th: Reading with Karen Russell at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NYU.


February 3rd AWP Conference Panel: Reading and Discussion with the American University Prose-Writing Faculty (Richard McCann, Danielle Evans, Stephanie Grant, Rachel Louise Snyder), 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM

February 5th AWP Conference Panel The Myth of Relevance (Pauls Toutonghi, Tom Bissell, Danielle Evans, Vu Tran, Erin Ergenbright, Peyton Marshall) 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

February 10th: Behind the Book reading series at KGB.

February 16th and 17th: Axton Reading Series at the University of Kentucky, Louisville.

February 28th: PEN Faulkner Writers in Schools Fundraising gala at Comet Pizza

Southern Methodist University Annual Literature Festival, Dallas, TX, March 2011

George Mason University Visiting Writers’ Series, Fairfax, VA, March 2011

Susquehanna University, Susquehanna, PA, April 2011

Baltimore City Literature Festival, Baltimore Free Library, Baltimore MD, April 2011

Philadelphia Free Library (with Tayari Jones) Philadelphia, PA, June 2011

Rutgers Camden Summer Writing Conference, Camden, NJ, June 2011

Telluride Association Centennial Celebration, Conversation with Jennifer 8. Lee, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, August 2011

Essence  Panel discussion with Terry McMillan,  Tayari Jones, Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, 2011 Essence Festival, New Orleans, LA, July 2011

Glamour Magazine Top 10 College Women Panel Discussion (With Taraji P. Henson, Jodi Kantor, Megan McCain, and Danica Patrick,) Barnard College, New York, NY, September 2011

Susquehanna University, Susquehanna PA, November 2011

5 under 35 Celebration during National Book Week, New York, NY, November 2011

Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC, December 2011

2010 Events:

Friday, September 10 (Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event)

Ringshout: A Place for Black Literature
Reading with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tayari Jones and Jeffrey Renard Allen
7:00 PM
Littlefield Performance + Art Space 622 DeGraw (between 4th & 3rd Aves.) Brooklyn, NY

Friday, September 24

Reading and signing at the Bethesda Barnes and Noble
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
4801 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, MD

Afterparty: TBA

Thursday, September 30
Reading at the University of Michigan
5:10 PM
Helmut Stern Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, October 1
Reading with Gary Shteyngart, Susanna Daniel,and Lan Samantha Chang
Wisconsin Book Festival
“Friday Night Festival of Fiction”
8:00 PM
The Barrymore Theatre
Madison, WI

Monday, October 4th

6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble – Columbia University
2920 Broadway
Lerner Hall
New York, NY 10027

Tuesday, October 12th

Reading at McNally Jackson
7:00 PM
52 Prince St.
(b/t Lafayette & Mulberry)
New York, NY

Saturday, October 30th
Reading with Adrian Matejka
Devil’s Kitchen Literature Festival
1:30 PM

Monday, November 8th
Reading at Borders Books, DC
1801 K Street Washington DC
6:30 PM

Sunday, November 14
Reading with Patricia Engel
5:00 PM
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC

Thursday, December 16th
Reading with Gary Shteyngart
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7:30 PM

4 thoughts on “Events

  1. Hello, I am a sophomore at The College of New Jersey and am in a class called Writing Communities. Through this class we bring published authors to speak on campus to help promote a greater literary community. I am simply wondering if you tour and how much you charge to give a reading. I am compiling a list of authors who we would like to see come to campus, and I am gathering as much information as possible for my proposal. Thank you for your time.


    Aaron Pinkard

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