Tour Dates

All appearances were cancelled due to COVID-19. Updates to made here eventually.

Last year, I traveled to cities across the US to speak on universal themes of home, belonging, and compassion found in my novel The Good Mother of Marseille. Now I continue this thread by speaking from my book of poems Shield the Joyous. I feel it is a great privilege to have this opportunity and I am very much looking forward to each of the appearances.

If you have other bookstore or festival suggestions, or organizations to connect me with, or would like to invite me to appear at an event, please do contact me to let me know.


Sunday, Jan 24, 2021: “Reaching for Joy: Four Poets Read” — click the link to register in advance, and to join the virtual event

All other events are postponed.

New York, NY: Friday April 10, 7 pm
Pete’s Big Salmon at Pete’s Candy Store
Reading with Cynthia Cruz and Elizabeth T. Gray

New York, NY: late April TBD
Readings @ Catherine’s, a private literary and music salon
Contact to RSVP. More details soon.

Hudson, NY: Saturday May 9th, 7 pm
Spotty Dog Books and Ale
Volume Reading Series

New York, NY: Wednesday May 13th, 7:30 pm
Lyrics, Lit & Liquor Anthology Pub Date/Release Party
at 2A Bar, East Village

Bay Shore, Long Island, NY: Thursday May 21
Double Book Launch! Contact to RSVP.
More details soon

Provence, France: September 27 – October 4
Cagibi Writing Retreat 2020
Click to learn more.


New York, NY: Sunday March 1, 7 pm
Writers Studio Faculty and Student Reading Series

New York, NY: Wednesday February 19, 6 pm
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
Alumni & Faculty Book Party, The New School Creative Writing Program

New York, NY: Friday January 24, 7 pm
Sean Kelly Gallery
PEN New Year New Books Party

Gadsden, AL
Thursday September 26, 5 pm
King’s Olive Oil, 534 Broad St
In conversation with Tena King, Fran Ebinger Beresid Andrepont, and Al Andrepont

Birmingham, AL 
Saturday September 28, 1 pm
Little Professor Books, 2844 18th St S

New York, NY
Sunday, September 22, 10am – 6pm
Brooklyn Book Festival, Cagibi booth
Book Signing

New York, NY
Wednesday, August 21, 12:30pm
Debut Author Panel, Bryant Park Reading Room

New York, NY
Wednesday, September 18, 7:30pm
Lyrics, Lit & Liquor reading series, at bar 2A in East Village
Preview of forthcoming book of poems Shield the Joyous

New York, NY
Saturday, July 20, 7pm
POWERHOUSE @ the Archway, 28 Adams Street, Brooklyn
joint book launch event with John Domini, on tour for his novel The Color Inside a Melon

New York, NY
Friday, July 19, 7pm
Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St, Astoria (Queens)
joint book launch event with John Domini, on tour for his novel The Color Inside a Melon

Fairhope, AL
Thursday June 13, 6:00 pm
Page & Palette Bookstore, 32 South Section St

Los Angeles, CA
Monday June 10, 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 W Sunset Blvd, in West Hollywood
With introduction by author Don Cummings

Long Beach, CA
Sunday June 9, 3:00 pm
Gatsby Books, 5535 East Spring Street

San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, June 4, 6:00 pm
Book Passage in the historic Ferry Building
In conversation with Paloma Press Publisher (and Poet Laureate of San Mateo County) Aileen Cassinetto

Portland, OR
Thursday May 30, 7:00 pm
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway

New York, NY
Tuesday May 14, 6:30 pm
Conversation with Author Lesley Dormen, Writers Studio Craft Class
* for Writers Studio enrollees *

New York, NY
Sunday May 5, 7:30 pm
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street
Book Celebration with the Writers Studio

New York, NY
Thursday April 11, 6:00 pm
Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway at 26th Street
In conversation with authors Joseph Salvatore and Leigh Newman.

Original Flyer

Below is the original flyer for the opening book tour for The Good Mother of Marseille in 2019. For the latest appearances, see the top of the page.

Shade Book Tour 960x960 v4.jpg

Click here to open this flyer in a new browser window.