BookExpo in New York, May 28 - 31:
Amherst, MA: Juniper Summer Writing Institute, June 18 - 21, Craft Class & Reading
New York, NY: KWELI International Literary Festival, Saturday July 20
Brooklyn, NY: The Center for Fiction, July 24 at 7pm, in conversation with Rebecca Godfrey and Melissa Febos
Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University, October 24 @ 7:30pm, English/Philosophy Building, Room 001
Austin, TX: Texas Book Festival: October 26 – 27
Miami, FL: The ORDINARY GIRLS Miami Launch, Books & Books, Coral Gables: October 28, 2019 @ 8pm
Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, October 31
Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair, November 23 - 24
Pittsburgh, PA: Sojourner House visiting writer Feb 6 @ 10am
Chatham University reading Feb 6 @ 8pm
Rochester, NY: Monroe Community College, February 27 & February 28, 2020
San Antonio, TX: AWP March 4 – March 8
Kansas City, MO: April 22
University of Central Missouri's Pleiades Visiting Writers Series: April 23 – April 24
Join us in Miami!
Jaquira Díaz will be in conversation with T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls.
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is acclaimed essayist T Kira Madden's debut memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager living in Boca Raton, Florida. Madden will be joined in conversation by Jaquira Díaz, author of the forthcoming memoir, Ordinary Girls.
March 13, 2019 at 8:00PM
Books & Books Coral Gables
Powell's City of Books Downtown
Wed March 27, 6:30 pm
T Kira Madden, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Jaquira Díaz, in conversation:
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is acclaimed essayist T Kira Madden's debut memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager living in Boca Raton, Florida. Madden will be joined in conversation by Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan, and Jaquira Díaz, author of the forthcoming memoir, Ordinary Girls.
I will be at the Wisconsin Book Festival, in conversation with Ling Ma.
Ling Ma will read from her critically-acclaimed novel, SEVERANCE. A conversation with Jaquira Díaz and audience Q & A will follow.
Saturday, October 13th - 3:00pm
Madison Public Library, Central Library - The Bubbler
More details here.
For the last ten years, I’ve been writing a book about girls. A few months ago, my fierce and wonderful agent, Michelle Brower said, “Tell me your dreams, and I will work to make them come true.” And then she did.
I can’t wait to share this book with you.
ORDINARY GIRLS is forthcoming from Algonquin Books in 2019.
The Kenyon Review Fellows' Farewell Reading, featuring Jaquira Díaz and Margaree Little, Wednesday April 11 at 4:00 pm, Kenyon College, Finn House.
A PageSlayers Reading, in Miami, March 17, 2018, 1:00 pm, at The Deering Estate.
Here's where I'll be during AWP 2018: I'll be at the book fair, at the Kenyon Review booth (#533) every day from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. On Thursday March 8, I'll be there until 4:00pm. Come say hi! But also, check out these events:
Thursday March 8, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:45am at the MARRIOTT WATERSIDE, Second Floor, Florida Salon 6
It’s (Not) All About Me: Personal Writing in an Age of Narcissism. (Krista Bremer, Sy Safransky, Jaquira Díaz, Heather Sellers, Crystal Williams) People who write about themselves are often accused of being self-absorbed, but is that true? Five contributors to The Sun talk about the perils and potential of personal writing. How do you construct a narrative about yourself that touches other people’s lives? We’ll explore the craft of personal essays as well as issues related to class, gender, and race. We’ll also ask: in these fraught times, should the personal also be political?
Thursday March 8, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Franklin Manor, 912 North Franklin Street, Tampa
Now That's What I Call Music!
A dance party sponsored by Kenyon Review, Tin House, and One Story. Featuring DJ sets from Hanif Abdurraqib, Kaveh Akbar, Jaquira Díaz, Manuel Gonzales, Margaree Little, and Claire Vaye Watkins.
Friday March 9, 2018 from 7:00pm at the University of Tampa's Henry B. Plant Park & Reading to follow at 7:30pm, at the Vaughn Center, Board of Trustees Room, University of Tampa
Bullets into Bells: Rally & Reading at AWP
PEN America and Beacon Press are teaming up for a rally and reading calling for an end to state-sanctioned violence. We are joining the call for action in the name of those killed at Stoneman Douglas and at Pulse, in the name of Trayvon Martin, and in the name of every life which has been lost to the epidemic of gun violence in our country. Readings by Richard Blanco, Tara Bray, Jericho Brown, Brian Clements, Jaquira Díaz, Nick Flynn, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Hafizah Geter, Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe, Adrian Matejka, Jill McDonough, Dean Rader, Christopher Soto, Patricia Smith, Alexandra Teague.
Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor, or concerned individual, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams; survivors of the Columbine, Sandy Hook, Charleston Emmanuel AME, and Virginia Tech shootings; Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir; and others.
Reading at Weber State University: 6pm on Thursday Oct 5 in the Union Building, Room 312. Details here.
Reading, along with A. H. Jerriod Avant, Jennifer Hope Choi, Tiana Clark, Lydia Conklin, Meghan Dunn, Jamie Figueroa, Edgar Kunz, Sonya Larson, Janice Obuchowski, Alan Rossi, Aurvi Sharma, William Pei Shih, Michael Weinstein, Annie Woodford, and Jenny Xie. (Listen to all 2017 Bread Loaf readings here.)
I will be reading at Bluffton University in Ohio, Thursday March 23, at 4pm in the Musselman Library.
"Ordinary Girls," which first appeared in the Kenyon Review's Nov/Dec 2015 issue, will be reprinted in The Best American Essays 2016 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), edited by Jonathan Franzen. BAE 2016 will be out in book stores this fall.
I will be reading with Amina Gautier, M.J. Fievre, and Anjanette Delgado at Books & Books in Coral Gables, on February 21 at 6pm! We'll be reading about dark matters of love. Join us!
I will be reading with Vanessa Blakeslee, author of JUVENTUD, at Books & Books in Coral Gables, on Tuesday January 19th at 6pm. Vanessa will be reading from her debut novel, JUVENTUD, and we'll be talking about sexual coming-of-age stories. Join us!
I will be in conversation with Tanwi Nandini Islam, author of BRIGHT LINES, at The Betsy Hotel South Beach on December 12th at 7pm! Join us for a reading and chat about coming-of-age stories, sexuality, and BRIGHT LINES!
If you're in NY, check out FERAL CITY, this amazing exhibition of collaboratively-produced art/prose/poetry, curated by Elisha Wagman. My collaboration with artist Mary Faulkner, and the work of many other talented artists and writers, will be featured at Undercurrent Projects (215 E. 5th Street) from September 29th to October 13.
Write A House announces the ten finalists for their second house! Meet the ten finalists and read more about it on the Write A House blog.
I'll be reading with The Sun magazine at AWP '15 in Minneapolis:
The Ties That Bind: Writing from the Sun about Our Closest Relationships
Room M100 H&I, Mezzanine Level
Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Featuring Krista Bremer, Sy Safransky, Jaquira Díaz, and Cristopher Dombrowski.
You're invited! I'll be reading at the University of Miami as part of its USpeak reading series!
February 26th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
University of Miami CAS Gallery
1210 Stanford Drive
Wesley Foundation Building
Coral Gables, FL
You're invited! I'll be reading at Books & Books with several 15 Views of Miami contributors, including Lynne Barrett, Evelina Galang, Geoffrey Philp, John Dufresne, and M.J. Fievre.
Monday January 19th @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Jaquira has been selected to receive a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship by the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs.
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