I’m heading to New York City and environs tomorrow. I’ll be doing three events, of which two–the Barnard panel and the BookCourt reading–are open to the public. Here’s the whole schedule:
1) Thursday, May 28: Jewish Book Council Conference 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm I’ll be participating in the JBC’s famous (infamous?) author pitch sessions, described by the New York Times as a combination of The Gong Show and speed dating. Basically, authors get to talk about their books to reps from book clubs across the country for a whopping 2 minutes (and yes, they time you to the second and boot you off stage after 120 of those seconds elapse, even if you’re in the middle of revealing the secret to world peace). It sounds like harrowing fun.
2) Friday, May 29: Barnard Author’s Panel 8:30 am – 10 am. At this breakfast panel convened for Barnard’s Class of 1975’s 40th Reunion, classmates Sonia Taitz, Cathleen Schine, and I will talk about our paths to becoming novelists. Helayne Angelus, another classmate, will moderate. Cost: $10. Location: Barnard Campus, Altschul Atrium (ground floor of Altschul Hall), 3009 Broadway, NY, NY. Specific room TBA.
3) Friday, May 29: BookCourt Bookstore 7:00 pm. Reading and Q&A with Judith Claire Mitchell and Charles Dubow. Charles and I will be reading from our latest novels, chatting with each other and the audience, and signing books. Join us!