Events

upcoming  .  .  .

Thursday, Feb. 22, 1:30 PM
Fairfax, VA ~ Fall for the Book Mini Fest ~ “Belonging and Exile: Contemporary Voices,” in conversation with Nana Brew-Hammond and Itoro Bassey

Friday, Feb. 23, 7:00 – 9:00 PM: Register now (paid)
Montclair, NJ ~ Montclair Public Library ~ “Finding Our Way Home” in conversation with Maisy Card, Dionne Ford, and Cleyvis Natera (sponsored by Friends of the Howe House)

Tuesday, March 19, 8:00 PM ET: Registration details coming soon
Virtual ~ SwatTalk (sponsored by Swarthmore College)

Wednesday, March 20, 6:30-7:30 PM CT: Register now (free)
Virtual ~ Indiana University Northwest ~ Dunes Literary Series ~ with Rachel Galvin

Friday, April 5, time TBD
Garden City, NY ~ Adelphi University ~ Writers & Readers Festival

Sunday, April 7, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Hoboken, NJ ~ Little City Books ~ Hoboken Literary Weekend

clips  .  .  .

the author with Sarah Jessica Parker holding copies of Coleman Hill

Coleman Hill book launch with Sarah Jessica Parker, Center for Fiction, 2023

One Breath Rising series flyer

One Breath Rising, reading from Coleman Hill, 2024

event flyer showing five featured authors and their book covers

Publishers Marketplace Buzz Books Editors Panel, 2023 (conversation about Coleman Hill, starts 2:15)

author reading from podium

Fine Arts Work Center Fellows Reading, 2023 (reading from Coleman Hill, starts 57:00)

author at podium

Exeter Bennett Fellow Reading, 2021 (reading from Coleman Hill, starts 22:00)

author with 2017-18 Center for Fiction fellows

Center for Fiction Fellows Reading, 2018 (reading from Salt Water Sister, starts 28:00)

past Coleman Hill book events . . .

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7:00 PM ET: Coleman Hill publication day
Brooklyn, NY and Virtual ~ Center for Fiction ~ in conversation with Sarah Jessica Parker and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Sunday, Sept. 10, 12:00 PM ET
Virtual ~ SJP Lit Salon ~ in conversation with Sarah Jessica Parker

Monday, Sept. 11, 8:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY ~ Franklin Park Reading Series ~ with Jamel Brinkley, Rachel Heng, Tom Comitta, and James Sturz

Friday, Sept. 15, 6:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY ~ MoCADA ~ Lampblack Reading Series ~ with Benjamin Wright and Mayada Ibrahim

Saturday, Sept. 16, 11:00 AM: Coleman Hill New Jersey premier
Newark, NJ ~ Source of Knowledge Bookstore ~ in conversation with Maisy Card

Monday, Sept. 18, 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
Virtual ~ BGC (Black Girl Collective) Book Club podcast

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Virtual ~ Adriana Ink Book Club (FB Live)

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Bethesda, MD ~ The Writer’s Center ~ in conversation with Marita Golden

Saturday, Sept. 23, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Baltimore, MD ~ Urban Reads Bookstore

POSTPONED: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:00 PM
Boston, MA & Virtual ~ East End Books ~ in conversation with Asako Serizawa

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:00 PM
Exeter, NH ~ Water Street Bookstore ~ in conversation with Courtney Sender

Saturday, Sept. 30, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Provincetown, MA ~ Provincetown Book Festival ~ “Biomythography: Family History Through Poetry and Fiction,” in conversation with Rio Cortez

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2:15 PM
Maplewood, NJ ~ Maplewood-South Orange (MAPSO) Book Festival ~ in conversation with Dionne Ford

Saturday, Oct. 7, 1:20 PM
Morristown, NJ ~ Morristown Festival of Books ~ with Andrea Yaryura Clark and Ilyon Woo in conversation with Faith Childs

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 PM
Chicago, IL ~ City Lit Bookstore ~ in conversation with Garin Cycholl

Saturday, Oct. 14, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Charlottesville, VA ~ New Dominion Bookshop ~ in conversation with Daisa Granger Pascall

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Vauxhall, NJ ~ Vauxhall Public Library ~ in the neighborhood where Coleman Hill is set!

Saturday, Oct. 21, 1:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Virtual ~ Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop ~ “Funding Your Writing Getaway and More: Residencies and Merit Fellowships”

Sunday, Oct. 22, 11:15 AM
Baltimore, MD ~ Lost Weekend Literary Festival ~ with Jamila Minnicks

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:00 PM
South Hadley, MA ~ Odyssey Bookshop

Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:00 PM
Montclair, NJ ~ Watchung Booksellers ~ in conversation with Dionne Ford

Sunday, Nov. 12, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
New York, NY ~ Sunday Salon ~ with Eric Borsuk, Gina Chung, and Jimin Han

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET
Virtual ~ Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop ~ a reading from Coleman Hill in conversation with Joy Baglio

Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY ~ The Rally Reading Series at Pete’s Candy Store ~ with Julia May Jonas and Sahar Delijani

Sunday, Jan. 14, 4:40 – 5:40 PM ET
Virtual ~ One Breath Rising Reading Series

Sunday, Jan. 28, 3:00 PM
Winston-Salem, NC ~ Moveable Feast

Thursday, Feb. 8
Kansas City, MO ~ AWP conference ~ “Fictionalizing Marginalized Histories: India, Jamaica, Japan, USA,” in conversation with Maisy Card, Asako Serizawa, and Shilpi Suneja

Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:00 PM (reception at 5:00 PM)
Newark, NJ ~ Newark Public Library ~ “Our Stories to Tell: Black Authors Reflect on the Art of Writing,” in conversation with Maisy Card, Valerie Wilson Wesley, and Naomi Extra

other recent appearances  .  .  .

2023

  • Kweli International Literary Festival, New York, NY
  • US Book Show keynote with Sarah Jessica Parker and Glory Edim, New York, NY
  • Publishers Marketplace Fall/Winter 2023 Buzz Books Editors Panel, Virtual
  • Deepening Diaspora Relations panel, New York Public Library, Virtual
  • Fine Arts Work Center Fellows Reading, Provincetown, MA

2022

  • Funding Your Writing Getaway and More: Residencies and Merit Fellowships, The Muse and the Marketplace, Virtual

2021

  • Finding Money for Your Prose and Poetry Projects, New York Writers Coalition, Virtual
  • Assembly Reading, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
  • Trauma, Tresses, & Truth conference panel: “Race, Stigma, and the Politics of Black Hair,” Virtual
  • Family Friction in Fiction, KGB Bar, Virtual