Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Astoria, NY: Hard to Love at Astoria Bookshop with Joanna Scutts

I’m delighted to get to read from Hard to Love at my local, woman-owned, pet-friendly bookstore! I was introduced to Astoria Bookshop by my wonderful former student Amy DePoy who gave me a gift card as a housewarming present to welcome me to Queens. My sister and I cashed it in on the wonderful choose-your-own-adventure romance novel My Lady’s Choosing, which provided hours of merriment.

I’ll be in conversation with Queens writer Joanna Scutts, author of the fabulous biography The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It.

Anyway! Come! I’ll bring cake from Cannelle for the total blissful Queens experience!

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Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

Chicago, IL: Hard to Love at the Seminary Co-op with Adrienne Brown and Angelica Jade Bastién

So thrilled to take Hard to Love to Chicago, the home of Gwendolyn Brooks, leaner and philosopher of leaning extraordinaire. #LeanOn

I’ll be chatting with two amazing Chicago-based writers:

- my brilliant friend Adrienne Brown, author of The Black Skyscraper and editor of Race and Real Estate, who first told me to read Maud Martha, Housekeeping, and Angelica Jade Bastién’s amazing essay on Now Voyager (I write about all of them in Hard to Love), and

- Angelica Jade Bastién herself! Angelica is a cultural critic and staff writer at Vulture. Her writing has appeared in (among other places) the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Criterion Collection, and Elle.

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Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Houston, TX: Hard to Love at Brazos with Lisa Levy

I’ll be reading at Brazos, the favorite hometown bookstore of my dear friend Lisa Levy, one of the heroines of Hard to Love, who will be joining me in conversation!

More about Lisa:

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Lisa Levy works as an interfaith chaplain, providing emotional and spiritual support for people with a lived experience of homelessness. She has an MFA from the Syracuse University Creative Writing Program and a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. Lisa’s work has appeared in The Potomac ReviewKilling the BuddhaOpium MagazineThe Newtowner, and The Perch, and she was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Lisa currently resides in Houston with her pack of rescue animals.

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Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Boston, MA: Hard to Love at the Brookline Booksmith

Considering that Hard to Love features extensive discussions of both Cheers and The Bostonians, I clearly had to take it to Boston!

I’ll be in conversation with the wonderful Boston-based writer Katherine Stewart. Katherine is the author of the forthcoming The Power Worshippers (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020). She writes about religion, politics, policy and education for The New York Times and other publications. 

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