10th: At AWP Conference in Washington, D.C., "The Vein of Jade", 9:00-10:15, Marriott Marquis Level 4
13-14th: Guest lecturer, Carlow University Low Residency MFA
22th: Reading in the Unicorn Pizza Series at The Room, 800 St. Paul, Tuesday 11/22 at 6:30 pm
24th: University of Baltimore Faculty Reading, Student Center, Bogolmony Room (5th floor), 7 pm
30th: In conversation with Nancy Davidoff Kelton, author of Finding Mr. Rightstein, The Ivy, 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, 5 pm
20th : Book Club Visit, Evergreen Book Club in Baltimore.
1st: Book Club Visit: Lotus Kitchen in Solomons, MD 20688, 6:30 pm
5th: My storytelling students perform! Wright Theater, UB Student Center, 21 W. Mount Royal, Thursday May 5, 6 pm
12th: Reading for Skelter magazine, student lit mag of UB, Student Center, 7 pm
17th: Reading with Jessica Blau, for Crush anthology, Ivy Bookstore, Baltimore, 7 pm
19th: Reading at launch for Crush anthology, 6th and I Synagogue, Washington D.C., 7 pm
18-20: Writer in Residence, Galveston, TX, sponsored by Congregation B’nai Israel, with events open to the public
15: Teaching at Carlow University’s low-residency MFA, Pittsburgh, PA, 9am - 1 pm
15: Baltimore Writer’s Conference, panel on Women in Publishing with Elissa Schappell, Towson University, 10:30 am
23/24: Teaching at Words on Water, an overnight writer's retreat at Kent Manor on the Chesapeake Bay.
26/27: Appearances at the Baltimore Book Festival at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor:
•Talking with Bill Clegg on Saturday at 3 in the Ivy Bookstore tent.
•Talking with Joanna Rakoff and Cheryl Della Pietra on Sunday at 2 on the Inner Harbor stage.
•Reading at the New Mercury event on the City Lit stage Sunday at 4.
5th: Reading at Petworth Citizen, Washington DC, 7 pm
20th: Personal essay workshop, Austin Public Library, Oak Hill Branch, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
9th: Reading at the Ivy Bookshop with Lisa Gornick, 7 pm
17th: Introducing Jamie Brickhouse at the Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, 7 pm
23rd: Storytelling Happy Hour with Jessica Anya Blau for 826DC, at Petworth Citizen Reading Room, 29 Upshur St., Washington DC, 4 - 6 pm
16th: Introducing Lily King at the Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, 7 pm
2nd: Roland Park Country School Kaleidoscope, with Jessica Blau and Jim Magruder, 7 pm
11th: Baltimore LED Haiku Project Reading, The Crown, 1910 N. Charles, 6-9 pm
18th: Reading, Frostburg State College, Frostburg MD. Local blog coverage.
7th: Widows at the Ivy, Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, 7 pm
The genius writers Marian Fontana of Brooklyn and Abigail Thomas of Woodstock are joining me at the Ivy Bookshop to talk about our books on being widowed. Despite losing her firefighter husband on 9/11, Marian Fontana remains one of the funniest people alive and Abby Thomas, who has outlived more than one really nice guy, is my guru in all matters of importance. So this won't be your ordinary night with three widowed ladies.
22nd: MFA Faculty Reading, University of Baltimore Student Center, 5th floor, 7 pm
26th: Baltimore Book Festival at the Inner Harbor. Appearing at "Baltimore Bestsellers" events at 4 pm and 5 pm; Ivy Bookshop tent.
17th: Shebooks Shebang, BookWoman, Austin, TX, 7 pm
24th-27th: Frostburg Center for Creative Writing, Nightsun Conference
1st: The Writers Center, Bethesda, MD, Reading with Janice Gary, 2 pm
3rd: Dead Baltimore Authors reading, Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore, 6:30
7th: Storytelling Slam by my UB students, Wright Theater, Student Center, University of Baltimore, 7 pm.
4th: Personal Essay Intensive workshop at Woodstock Writer's Festival, Woodstock, NY.
5th: Stoop Storytelling, "It's Complicated: The Joys and Oys of Jewish Life," Bolton Street Synagogue, Baltimore, MD, 7 pm. Audio here.
23rd: Frederick Community College, Talk: Rules for the Unruly, 9:30 am
Feedback on reading at Frederick Community College:
• "Marion Winik was everything we had hoped for and so much more! Her Rules for the Unruly and advise to our students on living an UNCONVENTIONAL life resonated with the entire audience. Through the sharing of her life's experiences and her epiphanies along the way, she sent one of the most profound messages of encouragement, hope, humor, and celebration to our audience. I was so impressed with Marion's message that I purchased 30 of her books and have given them all as gifts! We will absolutely have her back! Her energy, spirit, and message are food for the soul!" –Jeanni Winston-Muir, Dean, Frederick Community College
• A student reaction to the talk in this blog post.
24th: Reading at the Old Stone House in a show called Funny Pages curated by Marian Fontana. www.theoldstonehouse.org $5, 8 pm
26th: Maryland Writers Association, Linthicum Conference Center, Talk: The Ethics of Memoir, 9:15 am
4th: Faculty Scholarship Day, University of Baltimore, Learning Commons, 11 am
27th: Through March 1, at AWP conference in Seattle. Friday panel with The Sun and Saturday morning panel on publicity.
14th: Litmore, Panel discussion with Jessica Anya Blau and B. Morrison, 1702 South Road, Baltimore, MD, 7 pm
17th: Reading and workshop on performance, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA, 9 am
30th: Geneva Writers Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, through Feb 2
5th: Owings Mills, MD, JCC of Greater Baltimore, Book Talk, 7 - 8:30 pm
8th: Rappahannock, VA, Rappahannock Public Library, Reading/signing Highs, 7 pm
16th: Baltimore Writers Conference, Towson University, non-fiction craft workshop
19th: 510 Reading Series, Minás Gallery, 815 West 36th, Baltimore, 5 pm
26/27th: Austin, TX, Texas Book Festival
23rd: University of Baltimore Student Center, Bookwarming for Highs, 7 pm
28th: Baltimore Book Festival, Enoch Pratt Library Tent, Reading/signing Highs, 1:30 - 3 pm
2nd: Huntington, NY, Book Revue, Reading/signing Highs, 7 pm
4th: Westborough, MA, Tatnuck Books, Reading/signing Highs, 1 - 3 pm
6th: Mystic, CT, Bank Square Books, Luncheon for Highs, 12 - 1:30 pm
7th: Brookline, MA, Brookline Booksmith, Reading/signing Highs, 7 pm
8th: Featherstone Center for the Arts, Martha's Vineyard, MA, Benefit for Family Planning, 4:30 - 6 pm, TicketsMV.com
10th: Woodstock, NY, The Golden Notebook, Reading/signing Highs, 5 pm
10th: Austin, TX, BookPeople, Reading/signing Highs, 7 pm
11th: San Antonio, TX, The Twig Bookstore, Reading/signing Highs, 5
13th: Austin, TX, Bookwoman, Reading/signing Highs, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
18th: Washington, DC, Panel discussion at Sixth and I with Ophira Eisenberg and Susan McCarthy, 7 pm
21st: York, PA, The Holy Hound Taproom, Release Party for Highs, with music by 27 Lights, 4 - 7 pm
28th: Asbury Park, NJ, Words!, Reading/signing Highs, 2 - 4 pm
12th: Interview about Highs, WYPR with Tom Hall, Maryland Morning, 11 am (Here's the Tom Hall podcast, and here's the Lisa Morgan podcast.)
14th: Highs release party, with Jessica Anya Blau, Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, 6080 Falls Rd., 7 pm, RSVP email@example.com
29th: Washington, DC, Politics and Prose, Reading/signing Highs, 1 pm
6th: Reading for Welter Magazine, University of Baltimore Student Center, Bogolmony Room, 7 pm.
30th: Signing Highs at BEA, Javits Center, New York, NY, 10 am
19th: Teaching at Woodstock Writer's Festival – a small, day-long workshop in a beautiful private home. Class will fill up so act soon.
9th: Reading with The Sun magazine at AWP in Boston. 7 pm, Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street. More info here.
10th: Appearing at St. Mark's School in Dallas with Billy Collins and others
12th: Speaking at Carlow University MFA Residency, Pittsburgh, PA
18th: Speaking at Goucher University MFA Residency, Baltimore MD
29th: University of Baltimore MFA Faculty Reading. UB Student Center, Bogolmony Room, 7 pm
18th: Greektown Literature Series, Ikaros Restaurant, Baltimore, MD, 7 pm
30th: Baltimore Book Festival, "New Work Across Genres," reading with other Baltimore writers. CityLit stage, 1 pm
20th: MW will offer small, one-day personal essay workshop at the Woodstock Writers Festival. This festival is so much fun.
1st/2nd: MW on two panels at the Chicago meeting of the AWP, noon Thursday and noon Friday.
8th: Master class, 3 pm, and public reading, 7 pm, George Mason University, Alexandria, VA.
3rd: Reading, York College, in the art gallery, York, PA, 5 pm
12th: Nonfiction Crits, Baltimore Writers Conference, Towson University
18th: Reading, Roland Park Elementary School, Evening with the Arts, 7 pm
22/23: Performance, "No Ordinary Person," RAAC Theater, Little Washington, Virginia -- an evening of dramatic monologues.
1st: Reading, Artichoke Haircut Series at Dionysus, 8 E. Preston, Baltimore, 8:30 pm
25th: Appearing with other local nonfiction writers in the New Mercury Reading Series, The Wind-Up Space
12th: Reading, Welter magazine, 5th floor UB Student Center, 7 pm
19th: An Evening with Marion Winik at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd, Baltimore. Reading at 6:30, signing to follow. All titles available so you can fill in your collection.
9th: Woodstock Writers Festival, Memoir Panel with Nick Flynn, Shalom Auslander and Martha Frankel, 8 pm.
Complete schedule and festival passes at WoodstockWriters.com.
29th: Poets in Preston Gardens, Lunchtime reading series hosted by Cyclops Books' Andy Rubin. With my UB student Timmy Reed and Magda Phillips. 12-1 pm. St Paul at Pleasant, across from Mercy.
21st: MFA Faculty Reading, University of Baltimore Student Center
17th: Storytelling at O Little Town of Baltimore, live radio variety show at Centerstage, Baltimore, 8 pm. Tickets at stoopstorytelling.com.
14th: Greenmount School Sunday Book Group (members only)
20th: Baltimore Writers Conference, panel discussion, 4 PM
22nd: Brown University, Providence, RI, reading, 6:30 pm
10th: Earth Project Reading, University of Baltimore Student Center, 5th floor, 1 pm
11th: Elizabethville Area Library, Elizabethville, PA, 3 pm, reading.
15th: 6 - 7:30 pm, Memoir Workshop, Roland Park Country School, www.rpcs.org/Kaleidoscope/spring_kaleidoscope.aspx.
24th: lecture, "The Ethics of Memoir," Maryland Writers Association Conference, Baltimore Hunt Valley Marriott, 10:45 - 11:45 am. www.marylandwriters.org
5th: 7 pm, Reading, Random House Book Fair, Carroll County College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD, www.carrollcc.edu/foundation/events/bookfair/default.asp.
10th: 7:30 pm, MFA Faculty Reading, with Jane Delury, Dudley Clendenin, Kendra Kopelke, Steve Matanle and Valzhyna Mort. University of Baltimore Student Center, Bogomolny Room, 5th floor. More info.
15th: 1 pm, Memoir Panel, Woodstock Writer's Festival, Woodstock, NY.
Come see Marion, Susan Orlean, Dani Shapiro, Julie Powell, Abigail Thomas and the great Martha Frankel at the Woodstock Writers Festival on Valentines Day weekend. Register at woodstockwritersfestival.com.
4th: Barnes and Noble Towson, MD, 4:30-5:30, reading to benefit Roland Park Public School.
20nd: Baltimore Brown Alumni Book Club, 7:30, discussion of First Comes Love and Glen Rock Book of the Dead, at the home of Sandy and Dave Durfee. Write the hosts at durfs [at] aol.com for information.
22nd: Franklin and Marshall, Lancaster, PA, craft talk, 4:30; reading, 8 pm; Philadelphia Alumni Writers House.
27th: Baltimore Book Festival, CityLit Stage, noon, reading and panel about writing essays for publication.
24th: Austin, Texas, Bookwoman
Retrospective reading 1979 - 2009; poems - essays - stories
3 pm, http://www.ebookwoman.com, 512 472-2785
25th: L.A. Times Festival of Books, panel with Ericka Schickel,
Rachel Resnice, and more, UCLA campus
8th: The Mortuary, New Orleans, Louisiana, 5 pm
21st: The 510 series, Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36th, Baltimore, MD, 5
13th: Rappahannock City Public Library, Rappahannock, VA, reading
and signing. www.rappahannocklibrary.org
21st: Reading in the 510 series, Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36th,
Baltimore, MD, 5 pm. 510readings.blogspot.com
7th: Busboys and Poets, 14th and V, Washington D.C, 6:30 - 8:00
9th: Philadelphia Free Library, 7:30pm, reading and signing
10th: Reading in the Happy Ending series, 302 Broome Street in
Soho, New York City, 8 pm. www.amandastern.com/happyending.html
14th, 3 - 5 pm, a hometown reading, signing and reception at the
Asbury Galleria on the Asbury Park, NJ boardwalk, caddy-corner from
The Stone Pony in the Third Avenue Pavillion. 732/455-3240.
1st: Texas Book Festival, 1-2, room E1.004 of the Texas State
Capitol. Moderating a panel with Marie Brenner, Doug Dorst and Mark
2nd: Texas Book Festival, 1-1:45pm, room E2.012 of the Texas State
Capitol. With NPR reporter John Burnett.
6th: Borders, Lancaster, PA, 7 pm
8th: Borders, Reading, PA. 2 pm
9th: Borders, Harrisburg PA, 2 pm
11th: Borders, York, PA, 7 pm
14th: Dickinson College, Stern Center, Great Room, reading at 4:30
pm, book sales by Whistlestop Books
15th: Borders, Camp Hill, PA, 2 pm
20th: University of Baltimore, 7 pm, Student Center, Multipurpose
Room, book party!
24th: Maryland Writers Association, 7 pm, Ukazoo Books, Towson,
1st: De Sales University, Quakertown, PA, 7 pm
4th: York Women’s Show, 3 pm, York Expo Center, reading and signing
16th: College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, 7 pm, reading and signing
26th: Official release party at Glen Rock Mill Inn, Glen Rock, PA,
4-6 pm www.glenrockmillinn.com
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