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April 2015: “North Dakota’s Bioregional Imagination,” 2015 AWP Conference

April 2015: "The Pioneer Rhetoric of Control in North Dakota," EnviroThursday at Macalester College, St. Paul MN

March 2013

March 19-20, 2013: Heart River Writers' Circle, Speaker, Dickinson State University, Dickinson ND.

November 2012

November 7-10, 2012: 47th Annual Conference of the Western Literature Association, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Panel on "Finding Home: Creative Writing on the Frontier Experience."

November 12, 2012: Orion Township Public Library, Orion, MI, Local Author Fair.

June 2012

June 1-3, 2012: Midwest Small Press Festival, Milwaukee, WI. Panel: "Women of the Midwest."

June 15, 2012: Visit to book club, Canton, OH.


May 2012

May 10-12, 2012: Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Annual Symposium, "The Cultural Heritage of the Midwest," Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. I will be moderating a fiction panel on Thursday, May 10, 2:-3:30, and reading on Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m.


March 2012

March 1, 2012: Visiting Writer, Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND. Reading/Book Signing, Student Union, 7:30 p.m.

March 4, 2012: BookTalk at Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND.


October 2011

October 1, 2011: Reading/discussion at the Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10715 Zenith Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55431. 10:30 a.m. Visitors welcome.

October 7-9, 2011: South Dakota Festival of Books, Deadwood, SD. Panel ("Reimagining the Dakota Past") and reading.

October 14-15, 2011: High Plains Bookfest, Billings, MT. Finalist for 2011 High Plains Award: Best Woman Writer.


September 2011

September 20, 2011: Interview, KXMB-TV, Bismarck, ND.

September 20, 2011: Jamestown College Convocation, Jamestown, ND, 7-8 p.m.

September 21-23, 2011: North Dakota Library Association Conference, Minot, ND. Dakota, Or What's a Heaven For is the conference book club selection.


June 2011

June 17-19, 2011: Historical Novel Society Conference in San Diego CA. Speaker/moderator on panel, Writing Gay Characters, Saturday, June 18, 9:45-10:45 a.m.


May 2011

May 2, 2011: Reading/Signing in Cando, ND, 7 p.m., sponsored by Cando Arts Council

May 3, 2011: Reading/Signing at the Devils Lake Library, Devils Lake, ND, 6:30 p.m.

May 4, 2011: Reading/Signing, Visitors Center/Pioneer Museum, Watford City, ND, 6-8 p.m.

May 6, 2011: Signing, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Bismarck, ND, 7 p.m.

May 7, 2011: Book club event, Minot, ND

May 7, 2011: Signing, Books on Broadway, 12 1/2 W Broadway, Williston, ND, 3-5 p.m.

May 9, 2011: Book club event, Fargo, ND

May 10, 2011: Book club event, Bismarck, ND

May 11, 2011: Interview on WDAY/radio

May 12, 2011: Reading/Signing, Cherry Street Books, Alexandria, MN, 7 p.m.

May 17, 2011: Reading/Signing at the Grand Forks Public Library, Grand Forks, ND, 7 p.m.

May 18, 2011: Signing at Ferguson Books, Grand Forks, ND, 1-3 p.m.

May 19, 2011: Radio Interview, "Dakota Midday," South Dakota Public Broadcasting, noon

May 19, 2011: Reading/signing at Zandbroz bookstore, Sioux Falls, SD, 7:30 p.m.


April 2011

April 26, 2011: Interview on KFGO/radio./p>

April 28, 2011: Reading/Signing at the Fargo Public Library, Fargo, ND, 7 p.m.

April 29, 2011: Book Signing, Sweets N' Stories, 509 Main Avenue, Oakes, ND 58474, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


March 2011

March 10, 2011: Reading/Presentation at the Manchester Historical Society, Manchester, MI, 7:30 p.m.

March 16, 2011: Reading/Reception, Vanderbilt University, sponsored by the English Department and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Nashville, TN.

March 26, 2011: Panel, Rainbow Book Fair, New York, NY


January 2011

January 13, 2011: Reading and Reception, sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Lane Hall, 204 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 5 p.m.

January 21, 2011: Reading at Women & Children First Books, 5233 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 7:30 p.m.


November 2010

November 2010: Official publication date for Dakota, Or What's a Heaven For.

November 1, 2010: Interview on Prairie Public Radio's 'Hear It Now' (To see the interview, go to the "Dakota" page on this website and click on Excerpts and Videos.)

November 4, 2010: Book Release Party and Reading at the Plains Art Museum, 704 First Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota, 7 p.m.

November 7, 2010: National Authors Day Event at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

November 10, 2010: Reading at Nicola's Books, Westgate Shopping Center, Jackson & Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 7 p.m.

November 17, 2010: Author's Forum (discussion and reading), Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan. This event is co-sponsored by the UM Library, Institute for the Humanities, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, and the AA Book Festival. (To see a video of the event, go to the "Dakota" page on this website and click on Excerpts and Videos.)