—- past events



Silicon Valley Reads 2016 eventsJanuary 26 – March 20 –  SVR calendar here – I will be down in the Silicon Valley a ton for their truly awesome Silicon Valley Reads program. Here are the publish-able dates. Hope to see you there!

(not listed: I will be visiting various high schools during the Silicon Valley Reads period)

January 26 –  Silicon Valley Reads Kick-off – Heritage Theater  – Emmi Itäranta, author of Memory of Water, and Benjamin Parzybok, author of Sherwood Nation, are interviewed on stage by Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro.  Co-sponsored by Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley.

February 16 –  Santa Clara University, Learning Commons, St. Clare Room – 4pm – interviewed by SCU faculty member John Farnsworth, followed by audience Q&A and book signing.

February 17 –  West Valley College, Campus Center, The Baltic Room – 12:30pm

February 17 –  Milpitas Library – 7pm

February 18 –  Los Altos Library – 7pm

February 19 –  Berryessa Branch Library – 1pm

February 20 –  Evergreen Branch Library – 1pm

February 20 –  Santa Teresa Branch Library – 3pm

March 7 –  The Tech Museum – 6 – 7:30pm: “Could it happen here?” Panel: Discussing “Could It Happen Here” with author Parzybok are panelists:
• Dr. Brian Green, Assistant Director, Campus Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Assistant Director of Engineering, Santa Clara University
• Jim Fiedler, Chief Operating Officer, Water Utility, Santa Clara Valley Water District
• Additional panelists to be announced
Moderated by Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, Mercury News.

March 8 – Santa Clara County Office of Education – 10 – 11:30 –  “Chance of Rain: The impact of climate change in our lives”  followed by a signing until 11:30 a.m. Books will be available for purchase.

March 8 – West Valley Branch Library – 4pm

March 8 –  Morgan Hill Library – 7pm

March 9 – Pearl Avenue Branch Library – 5:30pm

March 10 –  Evergreen Valley College, Montgomery Hall – 2pm

March 10 –  Tully Community Branch Library – 5:30pm

March 19 –  Willow Glen Branch Library – 2pm

March 20  –  Cupertino Community Hall – 1-3pm at   Cupertino Community Hall.  Closing Event of Silicon Valley Reads 2016! – Authors Emmi Itäranta and Benjamin Parzybok discuss their books and the Silicon Valley Reads experience with Nancy Howe, Santa Clara County Librarian and co-chair of Silicon Valley Reads.   Co-sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation.

October 29th: Loggernaut Reading Series – Ristretto, 3808 N. Williams Ave, Portland, OR – 7:30pm

September 10 – 12: Montana Book Festival: I’ll be doing a panel (and more?) with Shya Scanlon, Sharma Shields, and J. Robert Lennon

September 14 – 25: Residency at Playa

June 25th, 2015: LitHop 2015

November 29th, 2014: Broadway Books for Indies First, Portland, Or

December 4th, 2014Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, Wa – with Samuel Ligon!

June 28th – ALA Conference in Las Vegas

Meet the Author’ – Exhibit hall, Booth 343, 1:30pm – 2pm

Panel, Quirky books for Quirky Librarians – Convention center #N252 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm (along with: Jennifer Holland, Ian Doesher, Andrew Mayne, Liz Climo, and Caitlin Dougherty. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert.)

September 9th, 2014: Novel launches!

September 11th, 2014: on KBOO’s ‘Between the Covers’ 11:00-11:30am

September 16th, 2014: Powell’s City of Books downtown, 7:30pm (See event page)

September 26th, 2014: On ‘The Record’, KUOW Seattle, 12pm-1pm

September 27th, 2014: PNBA- Sweet & Greet – Tacoma, WA 8:30 – 10pm

October 15th, 2014: Elliot Bay Books – Seattle, WA – 7pm