A List of Judith Claire Mitchell’s Readings, Panels, and Other Appearances. Please check back frequently for updates.
Fri16Dec20161:00 pmB'Nai Yehuda Beth Shalom Temple, Homewood, IL
Founded in 1936 by 39 women from Flossmoor, IL, this venerable book club, now boasting 110 members from all over the Chicagoland area, regularly brings in authors to discuss their work or review the work of other writers. I'm honored to be the final guest author of the club's 80th year.
Sun15Jan20176pm - 9pmGates of Heaven Synagogue, Madison, WI
On Martin Luther King's birthday--this Sunday--writers across America and, indeed, the world, will be coming together in over 75 cities and towns for what is described by the New York organizers as "re-inauguration" of our shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy.
I will be one of the featured writers at the Madison event, as will all of the current Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing fellows: Derrick Austin, Jamel Brinkley, Natalie Eilbert, Marcela Fuentes, Sarah Fuchs, and Barrett Swanson, and many others. You can find more information about that event here. And I've posted about more about the nature of the event and what it means to me personally here.
I hope all of you in the area will attend (and perhaps participate in the open mic that will follow the featured readings). I also very much hope you'll consider making a donation.
Sat21Oct20179:30 amL.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, WI
A Reunion of Ghosts: When Historical Truth Meets Literary Truth
It’s been said that fiction is a way of telling the truth by lying. Judith Claire Mitchell will discuss the way historical novels, including her own, blend an author’s inventions with history’s facts to examine profound human truths while also telling an engaging story. Judy’s talk will be geared to all book lovers, but it may be of particular interest to anyone thinking about using real events (including family stories) as the basis for a foray into fiction.