A ton of stuff is happening in 2015, so please check back as I continuously update this page!
October 21: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco lecture at 7:00pm.
October 22: Seattle Arts & Lectures lecture at 7:30pm in Town Hall. SOLD OUT!
October 23: Whitman College lecture at 5:30 pm in Maxey Auditorium. Walla Walla, WA.
November 20: National Council of Teachers of English Conference featured speaker. Friday General Session. Minneapolis, MN.
February 1 2015: Boston College
March 13: I’m goin’ to SXSW Interactive in Austin, to be on this panel. If you’ll be there, please come!
March 15: Guggenheim event for Fun Home the musical
April 6: Drake University
April 8: Grinnell College
April 9: Iowa State
April 15: Fun Home, the musical, opens on Broadway!
April 23: Columbia conference, “Description Across the Disciplines”
May 7-9: Queers and Comics conference at CUNY
American Psychoanalytic Association annual meeting, NYC, Jan. 17-18, 2014
Angoulême Comics Festival, 30 January-2 February 2014
I am going to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time! I’ll be spending the month of March in Australia and New Zealand.
Adelaide Writers Festival, Adelaide Australia. March 2 and 3.
New Zealand Writer’s Week! In Wellington, March 7-12. One event I’ll be doing in NZ is a talk with the illustrious Terry Castle in a coastal town north of Wellington called Paekakariki. On Saturday March 8.
June 15-20, 2014. I’ll be teaching a graphic memoir workshop at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Come take it!
Fun Home The Musical! Sept. 30-Nov 3, 2013
At The Public Theater, NYC. Click here to get tickets! Opening night is October 22. Due to a series of unfortunate events, I will not be there that night, but I’ll be attending a number of other performances.
UPDATE: Run extended through Jan 12, 2014.
Lawrence University, 15 October, 2013
College of Wooster, 17 October, 2013
University of Vermont, 18 October, 2013
UVM Hispanic Forum “Maricoñerías: Queer Spain/Queer Vermont (& Beyond)”
Denison University, 22 October, 2013
College of Charleston, 24 October, 2013
UPenn, Queer Method Conference, 31 October, 2013
International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education Conference, Philadelphia, Nov. 1-2, 2013
NYU Gallatin School with Hillary Chute, 21 November, 2013
University of Arizona, 17 September, 2013
Smith College, Sunday 3 February 2013
Indiana University, Purdue University of Indiana, Thursday 28 February 2013
Arts and Humanities Institute Lecture and Performance Series
Otterbein College, Westerville OH, Tuesday 5 March 2013
Tulane University, New Orleans, Wednesday 6 March 2013
Oberlin College, Thursday 7 March 2013
AWP Conference, Boston, Friday 8 March 2013
In conversation with Jeanette Winterson!
San Francisco City Arts, 4 April 2013
University of Wisconsin, 17 April, 2013
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Wednesday 8 May 2013
Women in Psychotherapy, Friday 10 May 2013
This is a Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance course with a bunch of therapists. I’ll be on a panel.
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
I’ll be teaching a one-week long comics workshop the week of July 14-19 2013. More information here!
Saturday 1 December, Toronto
I’m taking part in the inaugural Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Memorial Symposium on Childism.
Sunday 2 December, Toronto
The Beguiling, 5:30-7pm
Middlebury College, November 27
Monday 12 November Laydeez do Comics, Foyles Gallery, 6:30pm, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London
Wednesday 14 November, Bristol Festival of Ideas, An evening celebrating graphic novels published by Jonathan Cape featuring Simone Lia, Karrie Fransman, Katie Green, Bryan and Mary Talbot, Joff Winterhart, Hannah Berry, Alison Bechdel, Ravi Thornton, Andy Hixon and Othon. 18:00-21:45.
Thursday 15 November, Kings College, London. I’ll be talking with Adam Phillips! More info here.
Sunday 18 November, Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds. Women in Comics Panel, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 11am – 11.50am, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass
With Alison Bechdel, Kate Beaton, Simone Lia, Hannah Berry, Fiona Stephenson.
Sunday October 28, Cambridge MA
“Reading and Remembering Adrienne Rich: A Celebration and Tribute”
with: Alison Bechdel, Robin Becker, Cynthia Enlow, Evlynn Hammonds & Kate Rushin
Coordinated by the New Words Remnants Collective;
Co-sponsored with Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) and the Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies
SUNDAY OCT 28 4pm
Stata Center, MIT
(32 Vassar St; nearest subway Kendall/MIT; directions: http://whereis.mit.edu/)
open seating, free, no reserved seats, no tickets
doors open 3:30; wheelchair accessible
August through October 2012
Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch Out For
Exhibit at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington VT
Wesleyan University, September 19
Bryn Mawr College, September 27
Monday October 1, NYC
Public Books conversation with Jared Gardner, Q&A moderated by Lawrence Weschler
NYU Dept. of Journalism, 20 Cooper Sq., 7th fl., 7pm.
Minnesota State University, October3, Mankato MN
Saturday October 6, NYC
The New Yorker Festival
I’ll be having a conversation with the august biographer and New Yorker staff writer Judith Thurman, who profiled me for the magazine last April. This is a ticketed thing, and kinda pricey, $30.
333 W. 23rd St., MasterCard Stage @ SVA Auditorium 2, 4pm.
Babson College, October 11, Wellesley MA
Purchase College, 17 October, Purchase NY
Burlington Book Festival
September 22 and 23. Schedule and info here.
Are You My Mother? book tour, May 2012
Tuesday May 1, New York City
Barnes & Noble, 7pm
2289 Broadway @ 82nd St.
Wednesday May 2, Cambridge
The Brattle Theatre, 6pm
40 Brattle Street
Sponsored by the Harvard Bookstore
Thursday May 3, Philadelphia
Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30
1901 Vine St.
Friday May 4, Washington, DC
Politics & Prose, 7pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Saturday May 5, Toronto
Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Sunday May 6, St Louis
Left Bank Books, 4pm
321 N. 10th St.
Monday May 7, Milwaukee
Boswell Book Co., 7pm
2559 N. Downer Ave
Tuesday May 8, Berkeley
Books Inc, 7pm
1760 Fourth Street
Wednesday May 9, San Francisco
The Booksmith, 7:30
1644 Haight Street
Thursday May 10, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Public Library, 7pm
Format: On-stage interview with Deborah Vankin
Mark Taper Auditorium—Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street
Friday May 11, Seattle
University Bookstore, 7pm
4326 University Way NE
Saturday May 12, Portland
The Bagdad Theater, 5pm
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Sponsored by Powell’s
Wednesday May 16, Chicago
Swedish American Museum, 7:30pm
5211 N. Clark St.
Sponsored by Women and Children First Bookstore
Thursday June 14, Portsmouth NH
Portsmouth Music Hall
writers on a new england stage series
Friday June 15, South Hadley, MA
9 College Street
Saturday June 16, Burlington VT
Amy Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn
Books will be sold by Flying Pig Books
Tuesday June 19, Hardwick VT
The Galaxy Bookshop
Tuesday June 26, Montpelier VT
Bear Pond Books
Saturday October 15, Boston Book Festival. 2:30 PM, Trinity Sanctuary. I’ll be talking about Best American Comics 2011, which I guest edited. I’m on a panel called Graphic Novels: Drawing the Story, with Dan Clowes and Seth.
Monday October 17, Brandeis University. I’ve been invited by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program to deliver the annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture. This event is also part of the kickoff for Brandeis’s new minor in Sexuality and Queer Studies.
April 12, 2011 University of Maine in Augusta
April 13, 2011 Yale University at 7pm
April 14, 2011 Fairfield University in Fairfield Connecticut, DSB Dining Room (104A) from 7pm to 9pm.
April 15, 2011 Mapping Memory, a conversation with me, Lynda Barry and comics scholar Hillary Chute. Wellesley College, Wellesley MA. Jewett Art Center Auditorium, 7:30.
March 7, 2011 Bard College at Simon’s Rock. 7:30 McConnell Theater. (Simon’s Rock is my alma mater! I’m psyched to be going back to visit.)
March 8, 2011 Williams College. At 4pm, the fabulous Howard Cruse and I will have a conversation about our work! Griffin 6. Then at 7pm, I’ll speak in Brooks-Rogers.
December 2, 2010 Rochester Institute of Technology, Visionaries in Motion series.
November 5, 2010 NonfictioNOW Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City
September 20, 2010 Fall for the Book Festival, George Mason University, Fairfax VA. Dewberry Hall South, Johnson Center, 4:30pm-5:45pm
October 5, 2010 Dartmouth College Stonewall Lecture, 4:30 pm, Filene Auditorium
April 23, 2010 Titans of the Graphic Novel, with Harvey Pekar. UCLA Live!
April 24, 2010 Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV, 7pm. Again with Harvey Pekar.
March 1, 2010 Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg PA
March 2, 2010 Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ.
March 4, 2010 Penn State University.
February 17, 2010. University of Chicago, Social Science Research Building, Hyde Park. 1126 E. 59th St. 4:30 p.m. Phone: 773-834-8524.
October 3, 2009. Women and Children First Gala, Chicago.
October 25, 2009. American University, Washington DC.
Thursday 19 March, 2009
University of Vermont, 5:30pm. I’m giving a lecture on Fun Home to the Honors College.
Friday 3 April, 2009
Bard College! 4pm!
Monday 11 May, 2009
I’ll be at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.
Tuesday 24 February, 2009
I’ll be speaking at Colby College, as part of their Visiting Writers Program.
The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For tour
Monday November 10, San Francisco. Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., 7:30pm.
Tuesday November 11, I’ll be at the UC Berkeley Bookstore at 4pm. This is in the Student Union, apparently, at the corner of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave.
Wednesday the 12th, Los Angeles at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. 7pm.
Thursday Nov. 13th, Chicago! Women and Children First, 7:30 pm.
Monday Nov. 17, NYC. I’ll be at the Upper West Side Bunns and Noodle on Monday November 17th at 7pm.
Tuesday evening Nov. 18th, Cambridge MA. I’ll be at Lesley College doing a reading for the Center for New Words. Follow that link for details.
Wednesday Nov. 19th, Northampton, MA. Broadside Bookshop at 7pm.
December 2, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier VT.
December 3, Flying Pig Books, Shelburne VT. 7pm.
November 8 and 9, Wordstock in Portland, OR. I’m on a panel called “Comics and Politics” on Saturday at 1 with Spain Rodriguez, Patrick Rosenkranz and Douglas Wolk. Saturday night I’ll be part of “The 4th Live Wire Wordstock Extravaganza.” I’m going to be doing something, god knows what, onstage with Lynda Barry! This is at the Aladdin Theatre, 3116 SE 11th Ave., 8:00 PM. Then Sunday at 11am I do a presentation about my new book, Essential Dykes.
November 6, 2008. The University of Texas in Austin. This event will be part of an ongoing series of lectures from visiting writers. 7pm, Joynes Room, Carothers 007. You can find a map if you go here and scroll down to November 6.
Monday, September 29, 2008. I’ll be doing a reading in Cambridge, MA at the Brattle Theatre for State By State, an anthology about the 50 states that I did a piece for. The Harvard Bookstore is putting the event on, and it costs 10 bucks, but it’s gonna be a whole multimedia extravaganza–along with folks reading from the book, there will be a screening of a movie about the book, and a live band. My apologies for the fact that this is scheduled for the first night of Rosh Hashanah.
Tuesday September 30, 2008. I’ll be doing a reading with other State By State authors in Portsmouth, NH, at Riverrun Bookstore.
Thursday October 2, 2008. I’ll be at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT to do a reading/signing for State by State.
Tuesday 23 September, 2008. Art Institute of Chicago.
Wednesday 24 September, 2008. De Pauw University, Greencastle IN. This event will be part of Women’s Week. 7:30pm, Peeler Auditorium.
Thursday April 24, 2008 University of Vermont. Fleming 101, 6pm
Thursday April 10, 2008, I’m part of the Cornell University Creative Writing Program Reading Series, and will be doing a presentation at 7:30pm in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.
Wednesday April 2, 2008, Amherst College, 8:00pm – 9:30pm, Converse Hall, Red Room.
Tuesday March 4, 2008, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA.
Wednesday March 5, 2008, Rutgers University, Writers at Rutgers Reading Series. 7:30pm. THe charming and erudite Hillary Chute will be introducing me. Rutgers Student Center, Multipurpose Room, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Thursday March 6, 2008, University of Minnesota. 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Institute, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Um..I think I’m also doing something in Minneapolis Friday night, but I’m confused about that at the moment. I’ll update when I figure it out.
Saturday October 27, 2007
Ohio State University, Columbus OH. 2007 Festival of Cartoon Art. I’ll be one of a bunch of cartoonists speaking at the ninth triennial Festival of Cartoon Art. This year’s festival focuses on the work of Milton Caniff, creator of Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon. His collection of comic art also formed the founding collection of Ohio State U’s awesome Cartoon Research Library.
Monday October 29, 2007 West Chester University, West Chester PA
Friday November 9, 2007 Washington DC. PEN/Faulkner Reading Series. Holy jeezum, check this out. I’m going to be on a panel about graphic novels with LYNDA BARRY and CHRIS WARE.