Upcoming Events

July 2018

20th - (w/ Robert Pinsky) NY State Summer Writers Institute, Skidmore College (Gannett Auditorium), Saratoga Springs NY (8 PM)

October 2017

5th - The Booksmith/Bindery, San Francisco CA (7 PM)

11th - Barrington Books, Cranston RI

17th - Banks Square Books, Mystic CT (6 PM)

18th - Word Books (in conversation w/ Phillip Lopate), Brooklyn NY (7 PM)

24th - East End Books (in conversation w/ Howard Norman), Washington, D.C. (7 PM)

November 2017

14th - Newtonville Books (w/ Ivy Pochada), Newton MA (7 PM)

16th - The Book Catapult (in conversation w/ Amy Wallen), San Diego CA (7 PM)

17th -- Diesel Books (in conversation w/ David Ulin), Los Angeles CA (7PM)

29th - Rogers Free Library (w/ Ann Hood), Bristol RI (7 PM)

Past Events

January 2017

15th — Writers Resist - Rhode Island: DiStefano Lecture Hall, Antone Academic Center Salve Regina University Newport, RI (2:00 PM)

July 2014

22nd - (w/ Charles Simic) Skidmore College, Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs NY (8:00 PM)

August 2014

12th - Books on the Beach Author’s Luncheon, Atlantic Beach Club, Middletown/Newport RI (11:30 AM) Click for more imformation and tickets

October 2013

30th - Rogers Free Library, Bristol RI (7:00 PM)

November 2013

3rd-4th - Literary Feasts, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angles CA (For more information: 201321 - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books  -- Fiction: Inside Hollywood panel. University of Southen California (Norris Theater)(12:00 PM)

May 2013

5th - Historical Fiction Panel Discussion w/ Ann Hood & Thomas Cobb, moderated by Taylor Polites. Providence Athenaeum, Providence RI (2:30 PM) 

9th - In discussion with Ann Hood about her new book, The Obituary Writer. Providence Public Library. Providence RI (7:00 PM)

March 2013 

7th - AWP Reading Panel: Five Years of Normal--Anniversary reading for the Normal School, Boston MA (1:30 PM - Hynes Convention Center, Rm 107)

February 2013

14th - Introducing the documentary film "Love, Marilyn" at newportFILM, (Jane Pickens Theater) Newport RI (6:30 PM & 8:45 PM)

21st - Imago Gallery, Warren RI (7:00 PM) w/ Edward J. Delaney26th - "Talking in the Library," Roger Williams University, Bristol RI (4:30 PM)


6th - Book Passage, San Francisco Ferry Building (6:00 PM)

7th - CSU Fresno (Normal School 5th Anniversary Reading), Henry Madden Library Auditorim (7:00 PM)

19th -- William Hall Library, Cranston RI (6:30 PM)


18th -- Miami Book Fair, Wolfson Campus, Miami Dade College, Room 8501, Building 8--5th Floor (11:00 AM) 

27th --Robbins Library, Arlington MA (6:30 PM) w/Margot Livesey

28th -- Rogers Free Library, Bristol RI (7:00 PM)


22nd -- Providence Public Library  (7 PM)



19th -- Hollywood Theater, Portland OR (2:00 PM) screening of The Misfits, with book signing and champagne. Click here for more information

20th -- Powells Books (Cedar Hills Crossing), Beaverton OR (7:00 PM)

27th -- BookCourt, Brooklyn NY <Launch Party with chocolate, champagne, and in conversation with Phillip Lopate >(7:00 PM)

28th -- Barrington Public Library, Barrington RI (7:00 PM) <reading and signing before a showing of The Misfits>


6th - Newtonville Books (with Margot Livesey), Newton MA (7:00 PM)12th - East Providence Library, E. Providence RI (7:00 PM) <in conversation with Ann Hood>

20th - Rochambeau Library, Providence RI (7:30 PM) <Conversation on Historical Fiction w/ Ann Hood>J

une 2012

6th --Book Expo (Booth #4149), NY, NY (2:00 - 3:00)

January 2012

31st - Epoch, Providence RI (2:30 PM)

October 2011

29th - Bay Path Writers’ Day--Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA

October 2010

20th - Radio Interview WHKY --Hickory, NC (8:45 AM)

November 2010

4th - A Normal School Evening. Newtonville Books. Newton MA (7:00 PM)

14th - Main Library. Newton NC (3:00 PM)

September 2010

24th- Celebrating Banned Book, Athenaeum, Providence RI (5:00 PM)
June 201025-28 Festival International du Roman Noir in Frontignan, France

October 2009
20th - Ordinary Reading Series w/ Debby Applegate (in the Mermaid Room at the Anchor Bar & Restaurant). New Haven, CT (7:00)

April 2009
23rd - Tin House Night @ Newtonville Books (w/ Steve Almond and Jan Watson) Newton MA (7:00)

March 2009
15th - Statehouse Historical Society, Bristol RI (1:00 PM)

22nd - New Bedford Wamsutta Club (Fundraiser for UMass Dartmouth Library) New Bedford MA (11:30 AM)

28th - Salem Literary Festival (@ Cornerstone Books), Salem MA (4:00 PM)

February 2009

14th - Tenth Anniversary for Water-Stone Review (AWP), Chicago, IL Hilton Chicago Continental B (1:30 PM)

17th - Barnes & Noble Springfield IL (6:00 PM)

18th - Springfield College (Quiddity & Lincoln Bicentennial Event) Springfield IL (7:00)

January 2009
21st - Word Books, Brooklyn NY (7:30 PM):
Independent Press Nights: TIN HOUSE, withKeith Lee Morris (Dart League King)Adam Braver  (November 22, 1963)Jan Elizabeth Watson (Asta in the Wings)
Ben Nugent & Rob Spillmam (Tin House Magazine)

23rd - Jabberwocky Books, Newburyport MA (7:00 PM)

December 2008

1st - Books, Inc., Mountain View CA (7:30 PM)

2nd - Book Passage (Ferry Building), San Francisco CA 

3rd - A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland CA (7:00 PM)

4th - CSU, Fresno, Fresno CA (7:30 PM)

5th - The Avid Reader, Davis CA (7:30 PM)

6th - The Avid Reader, Sacramento CA (2:00 PM)

14th - Freebird Books, Brooklyn NY (7:00 PM)

November 2008
1st - A Novel Idea (signing only) - Bristol RI (12:00 PM)

2nd - Newtonville Books, Newton MA (2:00 PM)

6th- Island Books, Middletown RI (6:30 PM)

8th - Barrington Books, Barrington RI (2:00 PM)

13th - Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh NC (7:30 PM)

14th - The State of Things (WUNC- North Carolina Public Radio) Chapel Hill NC (12:00 PM)

14th - Regulator Books, Durham NC (7:00 PM)

16th - McIntyre’s Fine Books, Chapel Hill NC (2:00 PM)

17th - Late Mornings w/ Jeff Schechtman (KVON-AM)
Napa CA (8:00 AM PST)

19th - Viewpoint w/ Jean Dean (WRVC - AM),
Huntington WV (12:00 PM)

20th - William Hall Library, Cranston RI (6:30 PM)

22nd - Book Soup, Los Angeles CA (5:00 PM)

September 2008

22nd - Goddard College (Haybarn) (7:00 PM)

October 2007

17th - Bryant University (Janikies Auditorium) (7:00 PM)

August 200723rd - Island Books, MIddletown, Rhode Island (6:30 PM)

March 2007
1st - AWP Panel (Evolution of a Writer: On Ekeing, Emergence, and becoming Established), Atlanta GA (9 AM)

August 2006
31st - KUCI- 88.9 FM "Writers and Writing" Hosted by Barbara Demarco Barrett, Orange County, CA (8:00 PM EST)
September 2006
12th - Roger Williams University Library, Bristol RI (3:00 PM)
16th - Burlington Book Festival, Burlington VT (11:30 AM) reading held at Borders Books
17th - New England Booksellers Association, Providence RI (Details to come)
October 2006
9th - Marywood University, Scranton PA (TBD)
10th - Tazza Cafe (w/Michael Friedman), Providence RI (7:00 PM)
22nd - CONCORD FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS - “New Literary Voices” panel -- Fowler Library, W. Concord MA (3:00 PM)
July 2006
8th - Booksmith, Falmouth MA

20th - Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge MA (6:30) w/ Maud Casey
22nd - A Novel Idea, Bristol RI (1:00 PM)
26th - Smoki Bacon/Dick Concannon Show (7:30 PM) BNN 23 (check cable listings for other stations in the Boston area)

June 2006
1st - Crows Over the Wheatfield scheduled for release
8th -Providence Athenaeum, Providence RI (7:00 PM)
15th - Jabberwocky Books, Newburyport MA (7:00 PM)
16th - Toadstool Books, Milford NH (7:00 PM)
17th - WHJJ 920AM, "Reading with Robin," Rhode Island (7:00 AM)
24th - Barrington Books, RI (2:00 PM)
27th - WBNW-AM/”Pages to People” Greater Boston Area (3:00)
27th - Newtonville Books, Newton MA (7:00) w/ Maud Casey
28th - Hingham Public Library, Hingham MA (7:00)

May 2006
27th - A Gathering Of Writers: a May Brunch Benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, Johnston, RI (11AM - 1PM)
January 2006
9th- Goddard College, Plainfield VT (4:30 PM)

September 2005
18th - New England Booksellers Association - Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI (12:30 PM -1:00 PM)
August 2005
27th - WHJJ 920AM, "Reading with Robin," Rhode Island (7:00 AM)
29th - Cable Talk Nationwide with Mike Horn and Paul Stern, Cable Radio Network, Hollywood CA (8:50 AM EST)
July 2005
21st - Annual Meeting, Friends of the Library, Little Compton RI (7:00 PM)
21st - KUCI- 88.9 FM "Writers and Writing" Hosted by Barbara Demarco Barrett, Orange County, CA (8:00 PM EST)
June 2005
25th - Teichman Gallery - "Women and the Theater" Program, Brewster, MA (8:00 PM)
May 2005
31st - University of Massachusettes, Dartmouth, Library Associates Annual Meeting, Dartmouth, MA w/ Ann Hood
April 2005
17th - Brandeis University National Women's Committee Book and Author Luncheon, Fall River MA (2:00 PM)
23rd - LA Times Festival of the Book, UCLA - "Fiction: Literary Lives" Panel (2:30 PM)
24th - LA Times Festival of the Book, UCLA - "Finding the Truth in Fiction" Panel (10 AM)
February 2005
17th - WTKF-FM/WJNC-AM - "Coastal Daybreak" Moorehead City NC (8:45 AM EST)
18th - Cable Talk Nationwide with Mike Horn and Paul Stern, Cable Radio Network, Hollywood CA (8:30 AM EST)
21st - "KTRS-AM Morning Show" , St. Louis MO (11:20 EST)
December 2004
2nd - A Novel Idea, Bristol RI (6:30 PM) w/ Ann Hood

9th - Wellesley College (Creative Writing department), Wellesley MA (1:30 PM)

October 2004
7th - Harvard Boosktore, Cambridge MA (6:30 PM)
13th - Moses Brown Book Fair (1:00 PM)
18th - Providence Athaneaum, Providence RI (7:00 PM) w/ performance by Ann Scurria as Sarah Bernhardt
September 2004
16th - Gamm Theater, Pawtucket RI (6:30 PM)
20th - UMass Dartmouth French Department, Dartmouth MA (3:00 PM)
25th - Hudson Valley Opera House, Hudson NY (2:00 PM)
27th - Brandeis University National Women's Committee Book and Author Luncheon on Monday @ the Marriott, Newton MA (12:00 PM)
30th - Yale Bookstore, New Haven CT (5:00 PM)

July 2004
2nd- WRNI AM - Focus Rhode Island, WRNI-AM NPR (3:00 PM - rerun 7/3 @ 6:00 PM)
7th - Newtonville Books, Newton MA (7:30 PM)
9th - "Viewpoint with Jean Dean" WRVC-AM Huntington, WV (9:00 AM EST)

9th - "Louisiana Live" LOUISIANA RADIO NETWORK, Baton Rouge LA (3:30 PM EST)
12th - Barnes & Noble, Smithfield RI (7:00 PM)
13th - WNWS-FM "The Zone", Jackson TN (5:30 PM EST)
13th - Branch's Chapel Hill Bookshop, Chapel Hill NC (7:30)
14th - Quail Ridge Books and Theater in the Park Event Presents in:The Rose Garden, Raleigh NC (7:00 PM)
15th - Book People, Austin TX (7:00 PM)
19th - "Drive Time" WKCT-AM, Bowling Green KY (5:15 PM EST)
22nd - "Early Morning Show" - KPRI-FM, San Diego CA (8:20 AM)
22nd - The Smoki Bacon and Dick Cocannon Show - BNN TV Ch. 23 in Boston and six other stations throughout New England. (check listings for broadcast date and time)
23rd - Cable Talk Nationwide with Mike Horn, Cable Radio Network, Hollywood CA (9:30 AM EST)
24th - WBNW AM - "Pages to People" Greater Boston Area, MA (6:00 PM)
27th - Baker Books (w/ Ann Hood), Dartmouth MA (7:00 PM)
31st - 1st - SummerStock 2004 A weekend of signing inventory throughout northern New England. Signed books should be available at the following stores: Toadstool Bookshops, Milford, NH; Brunswick Bookland, Brunswick, ME: Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta, ME; Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VTJune 2004
29th - "DIVINE SARAH" Goes On-Sale
29th - "The Zone" WNWS-FM, Jackson TN (5:30 PM)

April 2004
10th - WBSM - AM "Jean Caya Bancroft Show" interview by Mel Yoken - New Bedford/Cape Cod, MA (9:00 - 9:20 AM)
24th - LA Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA - "The Art of the Short Story" Panel - 10:30 AM
March 2004
3rd -WQCS-FM (NPR) "Arts Spotlight" - Florida (8:00 PM)
4th - KXEL-AM "On the Air with Mike Bunge" - Iowa City, IA (5-6 PM)
February 2004
1st - Providence Atheneum, Providence, RI (3:00 PM)
4th - Market Street Books at Southern Village, Chapel Hill, NC (7:00 PM)

5th - "Book Talk" - WCHL 1360 AM (Chapel Hill, NC)
5th - Regulator Books, Durham, NC (7:00 PM)
6th - Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC (7:00 PM)
7th - McIntrye's Books, Pittsboro, NC (11:00 AM)
11th - KGNU-FM (NPR/Pacifica) "Dialogues", Boulder, CO (TBD)
11th - Nitebeat w/ Barry Nolan - Comcast CN8, MA (check local listings)
11th - Newtonville Books, Newton, MA (7:30 PM)
11th - David Brudnoy Show - WBZ Boston (Postponed - check back later for rescheduled date)
12th - "Jim Scott Morning Show" -700 WLW-AM Cincinnati, OH
12th - WREL-AM "Online" - Lexington, VA (11:00 AM)
12th - LOUISIANA RADIO NETWORK w/ Jim Engster, Baton Rouge, LA (3:30 PM EST)
13th - Barnes & Noble, S. Burlington, VT (7:00 PM)
16th - WCCO-AM "Al Malmberg Show" Minneapolis (2 AM EST)
16th - WZGC-FM "Morning Show with Mara Davis and Dunham", Atlanta, GA (7:00 AM EST)
16th - KGGO-FM "Lou, The Round Guy, and Heather", Urbandale, IA (9:15 AM EST)
16th - KBUL-AM "Newstalk" w/ Tommy B. Host, Billings, MT (11:00 AM EST)
16th - KFUO-FM - "Living Jubilee" w/ Diane Summers, St. Louis, MO (12:30 PM EST)
16th - WRVC-AM "Viewpoint with Jean Dean", Huntington, WV (4:00 PM EST)
17th - The Smoki Bacon and Dick Cocannon Show - BNN TV Ch. 23 in Boston and six other stations throughout New England. (check listings for time)January 2004
20th - Release of Paperback (with new author's note)
31st - Books on the Square, Providence, RI (1:00 PM)
October 2003
20th - Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA (12:00 PM)
July 2003
27th - Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT (7:30 PM) Note: Reading to be held in the Vermont College Chapel
June 2003
5th - Market Street Books & Maps, Southern Village, NC (7 PM)
May 2003
7th - Branch's Book Shop, Chapel Hill, NC (7:00 PM)

April 2003
2nd - Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC (7:30 PM)
9th - Newtonville Books, Newton, MA (7:30 PM)
14th - Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI - Performing Arts Center (8 PM)

March 2003
3rd - KPFA "Cover to Cover" Berkeley, CA (3:30 PM)
3rd - SF State University, SF, CA (7 PM)
17th - KVON-AM "Morning Edition" Napa (10:00 AM PST)
26th - "Tom Kearney Show" WPTF-AM Raleigh, NC (10:00 PM EST)

February 2003
1st - Malaprops Books, Asheville, NC (7 PM)
4th - Duke University, Durham, NC (5 PM)
5th – Regulator Bookstore, Durham, NC (7 PM)
6th - NBC17 Morning Show, Raleigh, NC (6:30 AM)
11th – Politics and Prose, DC (7 PM)
12th - Fred Martino Show WGVU Detroit -- and other NPR affiliates (9:00 AM EST)
12th - WTOP FM/AM "Views and Clues" Washington, D.C. (10:15 AM)
12th - WRAL-TV News, Raleigh, NC (5:30 PM)
12th - KFRC "Street Talk w/ Sam Van Zandt" San Francisco (12 PM)

12th - Talk America Radio Network/Shmuley Boteach Newark, NJ (2:30 PM EST)
12th - KTSA-AM/Into the Night with Jack Ricardi San Antonio, TX (9:35 PM EST)
12th - "Eye on Books with Bill Thompson" - MetroNetworks - check your local listings (1:00 PM EST)
16th - NPR "Sunday Weekend Edition" (check local listings)
17th - Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (8 PM)
18th – A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books, SF (7 PM)
19th - KCBX/Turning Pages, San Luis Obispo, CA (2:00 - 2:30 PM)
19th - Barnes & Noble - Jack London Square, Oakland, CA (7:30 PM)
20th – Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA (7 PM)
21st - Borders, Sacramento, CA (7 PM)
24th - KSRK AM 540 "The Karen Grant Show" Monterey, CA (6:30 PM EST)
24th - Barnes & Noble, San Mateo, CA (7:30 PM)
27th - U.C. Davis, Davis, CA (3 PM)
27th - The Avid Reader, Davis, CA (7:30 PM)

January 2003
7th - On-sale Date
9th - Tony Gill Show WAIC Springfield MA (4:10 PM)
15th - Cable Talk Nationwide with Mike Horn, Cable Radio Network, Hollywood CA (9:45 AM EST)
15th -KSEV-AM "The Dan Patrick Show" Houston (6 PM EST)
15th - WCCO-AM "Al Malmberg Show" Minneapolis (1 AM EST)
16th - WKCT-AM "Drive Time" Louisville KY (6PM EST)
17th - KFKA-AM "Colorado AM" Denver (10:15 AM EST)
20th - KXCT AM (96.9) ""Morning Talk"" Brownwood, TX
25th - McIntyre's Fine Books, Pittsboro, NC (11 AM)
27th -Talk Radio Network "Bob Dornan Show" (10:10 AM EST)
29th - Borders, Winston-Salem, NC (7 PM)
31st - Voice of America Radio Network "Book Talk with Nancy Beardsely" (11:00 AM EST)