Upcoming Events

Sat
Sep
2

National Book Festival

3-3:45pm
Poetry & Prose (with Peter Ho Davies)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC (map)

Sun
Sep
3

AJC Decatur Book Festival

1:15-2pm
A Shifting View of Home (with Thrity Umrigar)
Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Decatur, GA (map)

Sun
Sep
10

Slice Literary Writers’ Conference

4:30-5:30pm
Panel: A Writer’s Survival Guide
St. Francis College, Room B
182 Remsen Ave., Brooklyn, NY 
(map)

Sun
Sep
17

Brooklyn Book Festival

1pm
Forces on a Family (with Owen Egerton and Hannah Tinti; moderated by Kevin Nguyen)
Brooklyn Historical Library, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY (map)

sun
oct
1

Buffalo Street Books

215 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY (map)

Sat
Oct
28

Boston Book Festival

Boston, TX 

Sat-
Sun
Nov
4-5

Texas Book Festival

Austin, TX 

THU
NOV
9

NY Library Association Annual Conference

Saratoga Springs, NY

Sat-
Sun
Nov
17-18

Miami Book Fair

Miami, FL 

Past Events

MON
JuL
31

Books Beneath the Bridge

7pm
Granite Prospect, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn, NY 
(map)
Curated by WORD Bookstore. I’ll be reading with Rakesh Satyal.

WED
Jul
26

One Story Magazine Presents: Lisa Ko in Conversation with Patrick Ryan

7pm
Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave., Brooklyn,
NY (map)
I’ll be in conversation with One Story editor-in-chief Patrick Ryan.

WED
Jul
12

Literary Death Match

8pm
The Bell House
149 7th St., Brooklyn,
NY (map)

TUE
Jul
11

LIC Reading Series

8pm
LIC Bar
45-58 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City,
NY (map)
Reading with Angelica Baker and Courtney Maum.

Thu
Jun
22

Freya Project Reading

7pm
Elsa
136 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 
(map)
Ticketed event. All proceeds will benefit the Family Tree Clinic.

Thu
Jun
15

Pete’s Reading Series

7:30pm
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn,
NY (map)
I’m reading with Julia Fierro and Alice Kaltman.

Tue
Jun
13

Talk of the Stacks

7pm
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 
(map)

Mon
Jun
12

Boswell Book Company

7pm
2559 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI (map)

Sun
Jun
11

Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest

11:00-11:45am
Borders and Belonging: Lisa Ko and Gina Frangello in conversation with Amy Danzer
Jones College Prep, 4th Floor, 4034

700 S. State Street, Chicago, IL (map)

Fri
Jun
9

Powell’s Books

7:30pm
Powell’s City of Books

1005 W. Burnside Street, Portland, OR (map)
In conversation with Megan Labrise of Fully Booked with Kirkus Reviews.

Thu
Jun
8

Vroman’s Bookstore

7pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA (map)
In conversation with Neelanjana Banerjee, author and managing editor of Kaya Press.

Wed
Jun
7

Elliott Bay Book Company

7pm
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA (map)

Tue
Jun
6

Book Passage

7pm
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA (map)

Mon
Jun
5

Books, Inc. Alameda

7pm
1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA (map)
In conversation with Donia Bijan, author of The Last Days of Cafe Leila.

Thu
Jun
1

Parnassus Books

7pm
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14, Nashville, TN (map)
In conversation with Weike Wang, moderated by Ann Patchett.

Thu
May
25

Asian American Writers’ Workshop

White People and Asian Dropouts: with Ed Lin, Jade Sharma, and Zohra Saed
7pm
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY (map)

Wed
May
17

Harvard Book Store

7pm
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA (map)

TUE
May
16

Point Street Reading Series

7pm
Point Street Dueling Pianos
3 Davos Square, Providence, RI (map)
Reading with Jamie Brenner, Leah Carroll, Boris Fishman, and David Leite.

Fri
May
12

One Story Debutante Ball

7:30-11pm
Roulette

509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY (map)
Tickets required.

Thu
May
11

An Evening with the One Story Literary Debutantes

7:30pm
Greenlight Bookstore Fort Greene

686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY (map)
I’ll be reading with Sam Allingham, Angelica Baker, Clare Beams, Julie Buntin, Anne Corbitt, Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, Emily Ruskovich, and Melissa Yancy.

Tue
May
9

Brooklyn Launch: Greenlight Bookstore, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

7:30pm
Greenlight Bookstore Prospect Lefferts Gardens

632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (map)
The Brooklyn launch of The Leavers! I’ll be in conversation with Hillary Jordan, fellow PEN/Bellwether prize winner and author of Mudbound. 

Fri-Sat
May 5-6

Booktopia 2017

Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT (map)

Wed
May 3

PEN America World Voices Festival: Literary Quest, Tenement Edition

6:30-10:30pm
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, New York, NY (map)
With Laurie Anderson, Teju Cole, Jennifer Egan, Vivian Gornick, and Min Jin Lee. Tickets required.

Tue
May 2

Manhattan Launch: Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side

7-9pm
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY (map)
Celebrate the launch of The Leavers on its publication day! I’ll be in conversation with Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman.

MON
aPr 3

Life After the MFA

7-9pm
City College of New York
Shepard Hall, Room 95 (map)

Alumni of CCNY’s MFA program in creative writing discuss their paths to publication. With Heather Archibald, Jessie Chaffee, Brendan Kiely, JP Howard, Caits Meissner, Tracy O’Neill, and Hasanthika Sirisena. Moderated by Emily Raboteau.

WED
MaR 29

Drunken Boat Reading at KGB Bar

7-9pm
85 East 4th Street, New York, NY (map)
I’ll be reading with fellow Drunken Boat editors and staff members, including María José Giménez, Kira Josefsson, and Cecily Schuler.

Fri
Feb 1

AWP Conference, Washington DC

1:30pm-2:45pm
The Transnational Novel
Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four (map)

4:30-5:45pm
To the Finish Line: Completing and Promoting the Novel
Room 204AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two (map)

Sat-Sun
Jan 28-29

American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute

Hyatt Regency
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
(map)

Tue
Aug 16
2016

An Evening of Readings Featuring New York Foundation for the Arts Literary Fellows and PEN America Members

7:30pm
Greenlight Bookstore Fort Greene

686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY (map)

Fri-Sat
Apr 29-30
2016

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Open Studios

Reading: Saturday, April 30, 6-8pm
28 Liberty Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 
(map)