Am I coming to your city?

Am I coming to your city? I’m working on A Feast of Serendib book tour this morning (in partnership with Ben’s The Unravelling book tour). It’s complicated as heck, given Benjamin Rosenbaum and my schedules. Help?

Here’s a very very rough plan, and we would LOVE suggestions of specific places to read in these cities, fun ideas for food-related events there, locals willling to help round up attendees and get the word out, etc. To make this work, it’d really help to have a big team on the ground! Can you help make sure Ben and I aren’t reading to empty rooms??? I’d also love to talk to local book clubs, have cooking events in people’s homes, etc…

This doesn’t include Chicagoland events! This is just the travel portion. Ready?

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Cities still to be scheduled for Feast: Seattle (already in touch with Elliott Bay and Book Larder), Los Angeles, Toronto, New York — suggestions of bookstores, libraries, etc. very welcome!

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BAY AREA: March 4-8
Fly into SFO after teaching on March 4, stay with Alex Gurevich in Marin that night
March 5 morning or afternoon events possible in Marin / Sausalito / San Francisco / Oakland / Berkeley
March 5-8 — honored guest at FogCon in Walnut Creek — FogCon responsibilities come first, but can possibly do other North / East Bay events — suggestions of bookstores, libraries, etc. very welcome!

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ORLANDO: March 18 – 22
Fly into Orlando after teaching on March 18
March 19 – 22: attend ICFA, will likely be on one panel, maybe do a reading there, time TBD, try to schedule events in Orlando area — suggestions of bookstores, libraries, etc. very welcome!

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BAY AREA: March 23 – 29
3/23 – 3/27: Visit Kevin’s family in the South Bay (with a mid-week visit up to Alex‘s family in Marin). Events could be scheduled 3/24-3/27 through South Bay and Peninsula — suggestions of bookstores, libraries, etc. very welcome!
3/28 — tentative plan for a launch party at Jed’s place in Mountain View for friends and fans; I’ll cook. . Ping if you’d like an invite and aren’t already on the party list, please.

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AMSTERDAM: 4/8 – 4/13 (tentative)
Possibly in Amsterdam for Plurality University conference and Many Worlds Festival. If not, will try to hit one of the other major cities either this weekend or following weekend in April (Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York)

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May 4-8 week:
Can take 2-3 days in here to visit one of the other major cities for book tour (Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York)

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MADISON: May 21 – 25
Attend WisCon and host party for SLF / Feast (Stephanie, we have to remember to put in a party request when that opens) — schedule other Madison events? Maybe A Room of One’s Own reading? — suggestions of bookstores, libraries, etc. very welcome!

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HAWAII: June 19 – 28
Writing retreat in Kauai, (the town of Kilauea) Hawaii, but also can schedule events. See if Kate Elliott might be around and able to suggest possibilities? — suggestions of bookstores, libraries, etc. very welcome!

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BASECAMP in Oak Park (registration opens Wed 2/5 at noon)
6/29 – 7/3 mornings: teaching kids’ SF/F writing for BaseCamp / SLF / Maram
7/6 — 7/10 afternoons: teaching kids’ SF/F writing for BaseCamp / SLF / Maram in Oak Park

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ROAD TRIP WITH BEN BEGINS
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BOSTON:
Friday 7/10 evening fly to Boston
7/11 – 7/12: attend part of ReaderCon, schedule events in Boston
Su 7/12 Readercon ends, hit the road

CONNECTICUT
Mo 7/13 Connecticut: library event being set up, details TBD
Tu 7/14 Connecticut (New Britain / Farmington)

(Navaratnasingam, it’s 7/14 that I was thinking I’d be trying to schedule events in New Britain / Farmington, and I’d be staying with you 7/13-7/14 nights, I think. (I think Benjamin may have someone else he’s staying with those , it’s 7/14 that I was thinking I’d be trying to schedule events in New Britain / Farmington, and I’d be staying with you 7/13-7/14 nights, I think. (I think Benjamin may have someone else he’s staying with those nights.). Katy Jennings EverettDan Foster

NEW YORK:
We 7/15 evening reading scheduled in NYC
Th 7/16 evening reading scheduled in NYC, with Ben hosting and Mary Anne as one of our two readers

— need to reach out to bookstores / libraries / etc. in NY for possible morning / afternoon events

F 7/17 Philadelphia
Sa 7/18 Baltimore
Su 7/19 Washington DC (Sharms MurrajGowri Koneswaran)
M 7/20 Pittsburgh
T 7/21 Columbus (Scott Woods)
T 7/22 Dayton
W 7/23 Cincinnati
Th 7/23 arrive in Chicago
Fri 7/24 Chicago events (for Ben at least?)
Sa 7/25 Deep Dish readings/festival/event in Chicago

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ROAD TRIP WITH BEN ENDS
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NEW ZEALAND: July 29 – Aug 4
Attend WorldCon — schedule other events? — suggestions of bookstores, libraries, etc. very welcome!

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Aug 16 – 22 week:
Can take 2-3 days in here to visit one of the other major cities for book tour (Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York)

Aug 23: semester starts

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SALT LAKE CITY: October 29 – Nov 1
Attend World Fantasy — schedule other events? visit University of Utah creative writing program and talk to students? — suggestions of bookstores, libraries, etc. very welcome! (Paul KetzleMarcia Dibble)

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