Book events and signings

Speaking gig update: My fabulous team at Little, Brown has had me running up and down the highways and airports, speaking in bookstores, colleges and at literary festivals for the October 2016 publication of TRUEVINE, a book about race, greed, and the human condition. The tour is mostly winding down. And right now, because I’m working on a new book, I’m not accepting new speaking invitations for this year until the paperback version of TRUEVINE comes out in fall 2017For more information, please contact Sabrina Callahan at Sabrina.Callahan@hbgusa.com. 

One of my favorite readings, cramming the super-cute Chop Suey Books in Richmond's Carytown, home of Won-Ton, the store cat. November 2014

One of my favorite readings, cramming the super-cute Chop Suey Books in Richmond’s Carytown, home of Won-Ton, the store cat. November 2014. I’m returning to Chop Suey, a favorite store, on Dec. 1, 6 p.m.

TRUEVINE BOOK TOUR SIGNINGS AND EVENTS

• Virginia Festival of the Book. I’m in conversation with the amazing author of “Blood At The Root,” Patrick Phillips, at 2-3:15 p.m. Saturday March 25, African-American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St., N.W., Charlottesville, VA

• Christiansburg (Va.) Library, presentation and book signing, 6 p.m. Tuesday March 28, 125 Sheltman St., Christiansburg, VA.

• Oxford Conference for the Book, 2:45 p.m. Friday March 31, Reading and Conversation, Lafayette County Courthouse on the Oxford Square, Oxford, MS.

 

 

 

phanelson

Myrtle Phanelson, 98, and others featured in TRUEVINE turned out en masse at Jerusalem Baptist Church on Dec. 3, 2016.

book-sigs

I absolutely love it when readers ask the people featured in the books to sign it on the author page.

 

 

• Books & Brews, wherein my two passions meet for a reading/sipping venture. Pale Fire Brewing, Harrisonburg, Va., 7 p.m. Tuesday May 9.

• Ashe County (N.C.) Library has chosen TRUEVINE as its 2017 Ashe County Community Read (Thanks, Ashe County!). I’ll be delivering a lecture the evening of Friday June 2 in West Jefferson, N.C., and an informal breakfast talk Saturday June 3 (and hopefully getting some kayaking in).

• Rural Retreat (Va.) Friends of the Library dinner and fundraiser, June 17, 6 p.m. Wytheville Meeting Center, 333 Community Boulevard, Wytheville, VA.

• South Boston (Va.) library lecture, sponsored by the Halifax County Library, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, South Boston, VA.

• Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar lecture, Tower Theatre, talk about book writing and craft, Bend, Oregon, Oct. 17, 2017.

To inquire about a lecture for 2018, please e-mail Tom Neilssen at tom@brightsightgroup.com. Thank you.

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