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March 2016

Tucson Book Festival

March 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Arizona campus (Modern Languages Room),

"Laughing in the Dark: Memoirs of Trouble, Trauma and Wit" with Kevin Hazzard

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Tucson Book Festival

March 13, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
University of Arizona (Arizona Daily Star Tent),

Solo panel on "Blackout": Drinking, addiction, and recovery

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April 2016

San Antonio Book Festival

April 2, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 9, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
USC campus, Seeley G. Mudd 123,

"Memoir: Live Through This" panel with Jerry Stahl, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Samantha Dunn (moderator)

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Beyond Lolita: Literary Writers on Sex and Sexuality

April 24, 2016
Powell’s, Portland, OR United States + Google Map

In conversation with Cheryl Strayed, Lidia Yuknavitch and Porochista Khakpour, event benefits PEN American Center and the emergency fund for writers.

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Dallas Book Festival

April 30, 2016 @ 2:10 pm - May 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Dallas Public Library,

A conversation with Merritt Tierce, author of "Love Me Back" (moderated by Michael Merschel)

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June 2016

Austin book event: with Pam Colloff, Texas Monthly author

June 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar
Austin,
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Pam Colloff is one of my writing heroes. She's a master longform narrative journalist whose work has gotten a man off death row. I met Pam years ago, and one thing that struck me, and relieved me, was how much she struggled with the writing process. I thought National Magazine Awards fell out of her fingers. She agreed to join me for my paperback launch in Austin, where we'll be talking about insecurity, perfectionism, fear, and all the other FEELINGS that we try to…

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SF book event: with Peggy Orenstein, author of “Girls & Sex”

June 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street
San Francisco,
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Orenstein's book has become a sensation, for good reason: It's an important, disturbing, and gripping investigation into young female sexuality (much of it formed by drinking), and I could NOT put it down. I have about half the book underlined. I can't wait to talk to her about the ways we perform sexuality, the role of alcohol and porn in our erotic lives, and how women will warp themselves to please men.

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Lesbian Sex Haikus (with Cats and Friends)

June 11, 2016
Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway
Oakland,
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The great Anna Pulley, a wonderful personal essay writer, asked me to read at an event for her incredibly charming collection of haikus about, yes, lesbians and cats. I am a fan of all these things!

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Dallas book event: Wild Detectives

June 14, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wild Detectives, 314 W Eighth St
Dallas,
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What is going to happen here? I guess I have to figure that out. Good times guaranteed.

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