Upcoming readings, week of 4/21/13

I have been reading so much my tongue is on fire! Last week I was so thrilled to read a passage from one of my favorite books, My Antonia, during a pre-party at Atomic Books for World Book Day, which is tomorrow! My Antonia, along with The House on Mango Street and others, have been chosen to be distributed this year by givers to lucky recipients. The Baltimore City Paper did a little pre-writeup about the event here.

Unfortunately, I will not be be participating in World Book Day tomorrow  because I will be reading from Could You Be With Her Now at the Barnes & Noble, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins store. The reading is at 7 pm if you're interested in coming out! In addition to reading, I'll be talking a little bit about how I got to this point, my involvement in Baltimore's amazing literary community, and will also take questions! For more information, Hopkins has a public announcement here.

After getting back from Ohio yesterday (where I participated in a great reading with Scott McClanahan, Aubrey Hirsch, and Jason Jordan), I  stopped by the WYPR studios today to record an excerpt from my forthcoming debut novel The Tide King, for The Signal. The book will drop on May 14th, and the excerpt should air around then, too. Stay tuned!