WASH EVENTS

2017

May 14-19, 2017
Teaching week-long Fiction Workshop for Santa Fe Photographic Workshop Writers Lab
50 Mt. Carmel Road
Santa Fe, NM  87505

Tuesday, April 4, Tulane University, New Orleans
Bridge to Understanding: A Discussion of Systemic Racism in American presented by Tulane University and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and featuring Bernice L. McFadden (Harlan), Margaret Wrinkle (Wash), Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove) and Wilbert Rideau (In the Place of Justice)

Free and open to the public

Freeman Auditoriam, Tulane School of Liberal Arts

202 Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5327


Saturday, April 1, 2017
3-5 Dave Robicheaux’s Hometown Literary Festival
Panel discussion on our shared legacy of slavery with historian Dr. Ibrahima Seck of the Whitney Plantation, geneologist Mr Jari Honora and local African American historian Ms. Phebe Hayes

Free and open to the public

First United Methodist Church, 119 Jefferson Street, New Iberia Louisiana

http://daverobicheauxliteraryfestival.com/festival-authors-panelists/


March 9, 2017
Reading at the inaugural Santa Fe Writers Salon in the Sunmount Room of Santa Fe Photographic Workshop Writers Lab

50 Mt. Carmel Road
Santa Fe, NM  87505


February 16, 2017 6 p.m.
Reading at Collected Works with Sally Denton for Santa Fe Photographic Workshop Writers Lab


2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7 p.m.
Samford University Film Club hosts screening and discussion of broken\ground
Wrinkle and Lawson’s award-winning documentary on Birmingham’s historic racial divide
Brooks Auditorium, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham AL 35229
Tuesday, October 25, 2016  6:30 p.m.
Public Lecture at Samford University
Lessons Learned from WASH: Seeing Across the Divide
Brooks Auditorium, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham AL 35229
July 30-31, 2016
Teaching Fiction and the Spirit Workshop at UNM Summer Writers’ Conference
Saturday, April 9, 2016  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Keynote Speaker at Antioch Writers’ Workshop

Sponsored by: antiochwritersworkshop.com
900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387


March 31, 2016

AWP panel: Grove Atlantic Writers Question Race: What Difference Does It Make?

2015

November 2, 2015
Keynote Speaker at Sinclair Writers’ Workshop, sponsored by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

2014

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, panel discussion, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Jung in the World: America’s Shadow: Curse and Redemption through a Novelist’s Eyes
Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM


Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Mercer Island Books and the Mercer Island Arts Council
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040; 206-232-6920


Feb. 26- March 2, 2014
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Seattle, WA

Thursday, Feb. 27, 3:00 p.m.: The Author-Editor Relationship
Panel discussion with Sherman Alexie, Elisabeth Schmitz, Morgan Entrekin and Jamie Quatro

Friday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.: Grove/Atlantic Literary Salon
Book reading along with Dani Shapiro, Josh Weil, Patricia Engel and Pablo Medina
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6 p.m.
Visiting Writers’ Series at University of Alabama in Birmingham: reading, Q&A, and book signing
Location: Hulsey Recital Hall, basement floor of UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Center, 950 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch at the Selma Public Library
103 Selma Ave., Selma, AL; 334-874-1725
Monday, March 31, 2014, 6:30 p.m. and
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Book Club Discussion, Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215; 615-953-2243
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
The North Carolina Literary Festival
Panel of Debut Novelists, with Kim Church and Megan Mahew Bergman;
Moderated by Jill McCorkle
Hosted by North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Fifth Floor
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4 p.m.
American Association of University Women
Hosted by University of Montevallo and Eclipse Coffee and Books
1032 Main St., Montevallo, AL 35115
April 12-13, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
“Fiction: Writing Character & Culture,” with Laila Lalami, Eduardo Santiago, and Rebecca Walker
Moderated by Leigh Haber
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2 p.m.
Authors in Conversation Series, Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105; 415-358-7200
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7 p.m.
Reading and discussion at Revolution Books Berkeley
2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704; 510-848-1196
Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Reading and discussion with UCLA Friends of English, The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310-443-7000
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 3 p.m.
Reading and discussion at Revolution Books L.A.
5726 Hollywood Blvd. @ Wilton, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323-463-3500


September 12-13
, 2014
Kentucky Women Writers Conference
Workshop: “Fiction and the Spirit”
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Lexington, KY
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7 p.m.
Reading, discussion, and reception at The Arts Arena
4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, France

2013

Saturday, January 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference in Seattle, WA

Book launch celebration and opening reception for photography exhibition
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6 pm
Space One Eleven in Birmingham, AL

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4 pm
Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 6 pm
Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, February 12,  2013 at 5 pm
Lemuria Books in Jackson, MS

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12 pm
TurnRow Book Company in Greenwood, MS

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 5 pm
Square Books in Oxford, MS

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12 pm
Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore in Tupelo, MS

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2 pm
Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN

Monday, February 18, 2013 discussion and lunch at 12 pm
Page and Palette in Fairhope, Alabama

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm
Georgia Center for the Book in Decatur, GA

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7 pm
The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC

Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 7 pm
Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore in Berkeley, CA

Sunday, March 3, at 3 pm
Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes, CA

Wednesday, March 6-Sunday, March 9, 2013
AWP Conference in Boston, MA

Friday, March 22, 2013, at 10 am
Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA

Thursday, March 28, 2013, with one session at noon and another session at 6 pm
Space One Eleven in Birmingham, AL
(reserved for bookclubs – to make a reservation contact Cheryl Lewis at 205-328-0553)

April 13 through mid-May 2013
“Wash: The Photographs” will be on exhibition at the Five Points West Library and the Coffee Shoppee.
Birmingham, AL (see addresses below)

Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. in the South Tent
Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery, AL

Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 7 p.m.
Coffee Shoppee, 2145 Bessemer Road, Five Points West, Birmingham, AL 35208
205-202-5602

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
Five Points West Library, 4812 Avenue W, Birmingham, AL
205-226-4013

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville, AL

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
BookCourt in Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, May 12, 2013 – Appearance cancelled
Southwest Book Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM

June 21-23, 2013
Nantucket Book Festival

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at 6 p.m., guest speaker
Friends of the Foley Public Library Annual Meeting, Foley, AL

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at 4 p.m., panel speaker
Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) Trade Show, New Orleans, LA

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at 6 p.m., reading and book signing
Octavia Books, New Orleans, LA

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at 7 p.m., reading
Stark Nature: Six Writers, Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, LA

October 11-13, 2013
Coffee with Authors, Sat. 10/12, 9:30 a.m., Nashville Public Library Auditorium
Panel discussion, Sat. 10/12, 3:00 p.m., Nashville Public Library
Southern Festival of the Book, Nashville, TN

Oct. 14-18, 2013, photography exhibition and readings
Tues., Oct. 15, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., reading and discussion with art installation and reception
Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, 6:00 p.m., reading
African-American Heritage Trail Fundraiser, Mobile, AL

Monday, Oct. 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m., reading and discussion
University of South Alabama, Interdisciplinary Studies Department, Mobile, AL

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m., reception and reading, accompanied by photographs
Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
Sponsored by the Summersell Center for the Study of the South

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Chenoweth Lecture at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Conversation with DC author/journalist Natalie Hopkinson
Presented by the the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.
Busboys and Poets, 14th & V
(press release) (flyer)

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Panel discussion with James McBryde (“The Good Lord Bird”) and Linda Spalding (“The Purchase”)
Miami Book Fair International
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd floor), Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, readings and cocktails, 6:30 p.m.
The Center for Fiction’s 2013 First Novel Fête, celebrating the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize finalists
17 E. 47th St., New York, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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