January 13, Saturday 


7:00pm      Angel's Flight Literary West 

                     WOMAN Reading

                     The Last Bookstore

                 Los Angeles, CA 

January 21, Sunday 


3:00pm      The Table Reading Series 

                     Hosted by Jessica Ceballos and Angelina Saenz

                     The Hollywood Hotel

                Los Angeles, CA 

February 3, Saturday 


11:00am     AAAU Empowering Women and Girls since 1881 

                      Benefit for Tech Trek Science Camp for Girls

                      TPC Valencia Golf Course

                 Valencia, CA 

February 10, Saturday 


5:00pm      Heartbreak and Shortcake Low Tea Lit Salon                     

                 Los Angeles, CA


February 15, Thursday 


6:00pm      Drunken Masters Lit Series                     

                 Los Angeles, CA


April 12-13, Thursday - Friday 


                      Festival of Faith and Writing

                      Calvin College 

                      Grand Rapids, MI

April 14, Saturday 


10:00am     Pasadena Festival of Women Authors 

                      Pasadena, CA 

April 19, Thursday 


                      Phoenix College 

                      Phoenix, AZ 

                      Changing Hands Bookstore 

                      Phoenix, AZ 

April 21-22, Saturday - Sunday 


                     LA TIMES Festival of Books 


                 Los Angeles, CA

4:30pm      PANEL - You Go Girl: Women in Charge

                     with Amy Alkon, Melissa Carbone, Krista Suh 





February 2, Tuesday 

7:30pm       Skylight Books

                      Interview with Susan Sherman for amazing book, "If You Were Here" 

                      Los Angeles, CA

February 7, Tuesday 

7:00pm       West Hollywood Library Book Club 

                      West Hollywood, CA

February 9th, Thursday 


3:00pm       AWP--Panel "To The Finish Line"

                      Washington, D.C.

February 10-11th, Friday and Saturday 


                      NAACP Image Awards - Nomination in the category "Outstanding

                      Literary Debut" 

                      Pasadena, CA

February 14th, Tuesday 


2:00pm       University of California, Riverside

                      Writer's Week - Reading and Panel

                      Riverside, CA

February 15th, Wednesday 


12:00pm      Riverside Community College  

                      Riverside, CA

February 16th, Thursday 


7:00pm       Why Are There Words? Reading

                      Los Angeles, CA

February 18th, Saturday 


2:30pm       Oceanside Public Library

                      Oceanside, CA

February 23rd, Thursday 


4:00pm       Smart Girls Run The World 

                      Ontario Public Library

                     Ontario, CA


February 24th, Friday 


7:00pm       Black History Month Celebration 

                      West Hollywood Library

                     West Hollywood, CA


March 21st, Tuesday 


12:00pm    Brandeis University 

                     Palm Desert, CA

April 5th, Wednesday 


12:00pm     San Diego State University, Calexico Campus 

                       Calexico, CA        

April 8th, Saturday 


8:00pm        Dirty Laundry Lit

                       Hollywood, CA     

April 22-23th, Saturday and Sunday 


12:00pm     LA Times Festival of Books


                      Los Angeles, CA     

April 24th, Monday 

12:00pm     Soho House

                      West Hollywood, CA 

May 2nd, Tuesday 


12:00pm     College of the Canyons

                      Valencia, CA   

May 9th, Tuesday 


7:00pm     PEN Center USA Author Evening with Roxane Gay

                    Los Angeles, CA   

May 20th - May 21, Saturday-Sunday   

 8:00pm     Pasadena Literary Festival - Shades and Shadows Reading

 Saturday  Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA 


2:00pm      Pasadena Literary Festival - Panel with Heidi Durrow

Sunday       El Portal Restaurant, Pasadena, CA 

May 26th - May 28, Friday-Sunday 


                      SummerWords, Literary Festival

                      Sacramento, CA 

June 14th, Wednesday 


7:00pm     PEN Center USA 

                    Author Evening

                    Los Angeles, CA     


July 1, Saturday  


3:00pm    Dirty Laundry Lit: Orange County 

                   Makara Arts Center 

                   Santa Ana, CA

July 4th - 6th, Tuesday - Thursday 


12:00pm     Idyllwild Arts Academy Conference 

                      Idyllwild, CA     


July 11th, Sunday 


3:00pm     The Table Lit Reading 

                    Hollywood, CA 

August 10th, Thursday   


7:00pm     Black Caucus, American Library Association (BCALA)

                    2017 Honoree for Best Debut Fiction 

                    Atlanta, GA

August 13th, Sunday  

3:00pm      The Table Lit - Reading Series with LA Times Book Editor,

                     Carolyn Kellogg (mentor) and Andrea Cota (mentee)

                     Featuring Deaf Artists 

                     Hollywood, CA

August 15th - August 26th 


12:00pm   Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

                     Fellow In Fiction 

                     Burlington, VT

September 9th, Saturday 


5:00pm     Well-Read Black Girl Conference

                    Panel also featuring Tiphanie Yanique, Bernice McFadden and 

                    LaShonda Barnett

                    Brooklyn, NYC

September 30th - October 14th 

10:00am   Mesa Fellowship 


                    San Francisco, CA

October 17th - October 19th, Tuesday - Thursday 


10:00am    Pasadena City College


                     Pasadena, CA     

November 2nd - Thursday 


12:00pm     Idyllwild Arts Academy Conference 

                      Idyllwild, CA 

November 4th - Saturday 


7:00pm     Dirty Laundry Lit: Safe Word 

                    Hollywood, CA

November 6th - 16th  


                    Iowa International Workshops, University of Iowa

                    (in partnership with the US State Department) 

                    Serevan, Armenia


December 3rd - Sunday 

3:00pm     The Table Reading Series: WeHo at the HoHo

                    with Karen Eyres, mentor, and Kibby Araya, mentee

                    Hollywood Hotel

                Hollywood, CA 

*Private Events are not listed on this calendar.


What You've Missed




June 4th, Saturday 


2:00pm       Happier Hours Women’s Literary Salon (with Jillian Lauren, Claire

                      Bidwell Smith, and Jenny Feldon)

                      Los Angeles, CA


June 8th-10th, Weds-Fri.


All Day         University of California, Riverside–Palm Desert

                       Rancho Las Palmas Resort

                       Palm Desert, CA


June 11th, Saturday


2:30pm          Mixed Remix Festival (with Heidi Durrow)

                         Japanese American National Museum

                         Los Angeles, CA 




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June 14, Tuesday


7:30pm            BOOK LAUNCH EVENT: Skylight Books (with

                           David Ulin)

                           Los Angeles, CA



June 20th, Monday


7:00pm            Litquake (with Kaitlin Solimine)

                           Alamo Drafthouse

                           San Francisco, CA 


June 21st, Tuesday


7:30pm            Powell’s Books

                           Portland, OR



June 22nd, Wednesday


7:00pm            Elliott Bay Books

                           Seattle, WA 



June 26th, Sunday 


2:00pm            Barnes & Noble, Calabasas 

                           Calabasas, CA 



June 29th, Wednesday


7:00pm            Left Bank Books

                           St. Louis, MO 



July 16, Saturday


7:00pm            The Last Bookstore (with Dana Johnson)

                          Los Angeles, CA


July 17, Sunday


7:00pm            Idyllwild Authors Series (with Eduardo Santiago)

                          Idyllwild, CA


July 20, Wednesday


7:30pm            Free Library of Philedelphia

                          1901 Vine Street,

                          Philedephia, PA

July 25, Monday


7:00pm          Literary Death Match

                          Southbank Centre

                          London, England


August 19-20, Friday-Saturday


2:00pm           Mississippi Book Festival 

                              State Capitol Building                      

                          Jackson, Mississippi



September 11th, Sunday

4pm                  Roar Shack


                           Los Angeles, CA

September 18th, Sunday


11am                Brooklyn Book Festival

                           Main Stage

                           New York, New York 

7:00pm            Sunday Salon (with Nita Noveno)

                           Jimmy’s No. 43

                          New York, New York 


8:00pm            Well Read Black Girl with Glory Edim

                           Jimmy’s No. 43

                          New York, New York

September 27th, Tuesday


7:30pm            Skylight Books - Banned Book Week!

                           Los Felis, CA  

October 26th, Wednesday


7:30pm            NoHo Lit Crawl

                           North Hollywood, CA

October 30th, Tuesday


7:30pm            Griffith Park Reading Series

                           Los Angeles, CA

November 3rd, Thursday


7:00pm            Chevalier Books

                           Los Angeles, CA

November 5th, Saturday

8:00pm            Dirty Laundry Lit

                           Los Angeles, CA

November 6th, Sunday

                           Austin Book Fest

                           Austin, TX

*Private Events are not listed on this calendar.





     Natashia Deón


“A haunting, visceral novel that heralds the birth of a powerful new voice in American fiction.” Starred Kirkus Review