I'm really excited to be heading to Colorado to read at Page Turner Bookstore! I couldn't make their Harry Potter party, but we can talk Harry Potter anytime. I hear there will be wine--just don't tell Trelawney.
Bay Area Writing Project Teen Writing Camps
Tell your own story: Creative Writing 101
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Do you have stories to tell? Characters in your head? A notebook full of scenes? This summer, join other creative writers in reading short stories and creative nonfiction that break the rules, and discover how to write your own story.
In this course you’ll have the opportunity to hack the techniques published writers use to tell their stories, like building unforgettable characters, unexpected scenes, and beautiful detail, and practice using these techniques yourself. We’ll spend time reading, writing, and workshopping together.
Note: this course is full at this time, but contact the Bay Area Writing Project if you'd like to be added to the waitlist.
As a part of my visit to Seattle, I'll be visiting TWO different locations of Third Place Books for Independent Bookstore Day. Come get sorted into your Hogwarts House, and get a treat and some wise words from Dumbledore.
I'm really excited to be a part of The Racket reading series in San Francisco! Each reading, hosted by Noah B. Sanders, has a theme, and this month's is OBSESSION. Can you guess what I'll be reading about? See you at Adobe Books, Bay Area folks.
Also, there's FREE BEER.
Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Us (ft. Vanessa Zoltan of Harry Potter & the Sacred Text Podcast!), Boston
Heading back to my old stomping grounds in Boston to do a reading and conversation with Vanessa Zoltan of the beloved Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast! Come hear us discuss oppression, bravery, and of course, the feminism of Hermione.
The Burlingame Public Library is dressing up like Hogwarts for a winter ball! Food, drink, games, dancing, face-painting & more. Costumes or party clothes highly encouraged. I'll be sitting at a table with my Hufflepuff sweater and Time Turner signing books! Bring your kids and come say hello.
Come celebrate the release of Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me at The Bindery (a new event space from The Booksmith)! Enjoy Harry-Potter-themed snacks and drinks, a reading, and a conversation with writer and professor Ploi Pirapokin. Accio everybody--see you there!
Hedgebrook: A One-Day Writing Retreat
“Flash Nonfiction: Sharpening Your Story for the Short and Long Haul”
Retreat: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Workshop: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm