Upcoming Events

 

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. 

 

thursday, september 27, 2018. new york, new york.

The Freya Project benefit reading in support of Taller Salud. With Melissa Febos, Hermione Hoby, Michele Filgate, Crystal McCreary. Members-only at The Wing (Flatiron). 7:00 pm.

 

October 27, 2018. austin, texas. 

Texas Book Festival. More information TBA. 

 

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Past Events

 

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. 

Greensboro Bound Literary Festival.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018. NEW YORK, NEW YORK. 

Keynote at Girls Write Now Chapters Reading at the New-York Historical Society. With Meg Wolitzer6:00 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. 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018. WASHINGTON, D.C.

Duende District & PEN/Faulkner present Naima Coster, in conversation with Natalie Hopkinson, author of A MOUTH IS ALWAYS MUZZLED, at Mahogany Books. Event is free, but RSVP is required4:30 pm.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. 

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Reading & signing at Words@Weeksville. With author Uzodinma Iweala and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Greg Pardlo. Weeksville Heritage Center. 6:30 pm. 

 

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 Series6:00 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.

 

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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