February 1, 2019. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Beyond Borders: An Evening of Immigrant Fiction. Featuring Crystal Hana Kim, Wayétu Moore, Shobha Rao, and Cristina García. Moderated by Angie Cruz and Irina Reyn. City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. 5:30 pm.
February 19, 2019. Washington, D.C.
Duende VOCES Poetry Series Featuring Morgan Parker & Elizabeth Acevedo. Moderated by Naima Coster. American Poetry Museum. 6:00 pm. A ticketed event.
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November 1, 2018. Queens, New York.
From Manuscript to Marketplace. In partnership with the Authors Guild. Queens Public Library, Central Branch. 6:00 pm.
October 27, 2018. austin, texas.
thursday, september 27, 2018. new york, new york.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
Panel at the Brooklyn Book Fest: "The Intersection of Feminism and Great Writing." With Natalia Sylvester, Hannah Howard, Katie Sise, Tanya Marquardt, and Carmen Johnson. Main Stage on Borough Hall Plaza. 3:00 pm.
monday, august 13, 2018. new york, new york.
Bad Women at The Strand. 7:00 pm.
MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018. CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA.
Leesa Cross-Smith & Naima Coster Discuss Their Debut Novels at Flyleaf Bookstore. 7:00 pm.
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018. GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018. NEW YORK, NEW YORK.
Keynote at Girls Write Now Chapters Reading at the New-York Historical Society. With Meg Wolitzer. 6:00 pm.
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
Reading & signing with Rumaan Alam and Alexander Chee at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg. 7:30 pm.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA.
Reading & signing with contributors to This is the Place at the Flatiron Writers Room. 6:00 pm.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA.
Halsey Street talk, reading & signing at Firestorm Books & Coffee. 1:00 pm.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018. GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.
Fiction Master Class: “Cracking Character: Voice, Choice, and Inner Life.” North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference. Register here.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
Reading & signing at Words@Weeksville. With author Uzodinma Iweala and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Greg Pardlo. Weeksville Heritage Center. 6:30 pm.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018. WASHINGTON, D.C.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Doubly Happy Hour Reading & Signing at The Ruby. 5:30 pm. Ticketed event.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018. GREELEY, COLORADO.
Book talk & signing at The Rosenberry Writers Conference at the University of Northern Colorado. 7:00 pm.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018. WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA.
Reading & signing at Wake Forest University for the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series. 6:00 pm.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018. AUSTIN, TEXAS.
A Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas, Austin Central Public Library. 1:00 pm.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018. WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA.
Movable Feast, presented by Bookmarks. 3:00 pm.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018. NEW YORK, NEW YORK.
Reading & singing at The Spence School. 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018. brooklyn, new york. powerhouse arena.
Book launch for Halsey Street in New York City. Event info & RSVP here.
Tuesday, January, 23, 2018. greensboro, north carolina.
Reading & signing at Scuppernong Books. 7:00 pm.
Monday, January 22, 2018. Durham, North Carolina.
Reading & signing at The Regulator Bookshop. 7:00 pm.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Durham, North Carolina.
DurmTalks with Jesse & Desmera. “Pay Her What You Owe Her: Compensating Black Women For Their Time & Talents." Beyu Caffe. 7:00 pm. Featuring music by ZenSoFly, author panel with Naima and Jade Brieanne (Paper Cranes), and the artist & DJ, Gemynii.
Women's Work: Writers on Truth, Beauty, Creativity
July 19, 2017 in Greensboro, North Carolina
I am so excited to be a part of this event at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, North Carolina. Along with five other women writers based in North Carolina, I'll be discussing my forthcoming work, the writing life, gender, and identity. This event is hosted by the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival.
Amazon Publishing Panel at Book Expo 2017
June 1, 2017 in New York City
I was fortunate to participate in this panel with writers publishing books with the various imprints at Amazon Publishing. Listen in to hear me share about the inspiration for Halsey Street and the experience of crafting a novel based on an essay.
The Best of Kweli Launch
March 23, 2017 at The Writers Room in New York City
The Best of Kweli launch featured readings from incredible writers, pictured at right. The anthology includes our work, as well as writing from Brit Bennett, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, TIphanie Yanique, and others. I was able to read from my story "Cold." You can purchase The Best of Kweli anthology from Amazon or directly from Blue Sketch Press.