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.
Just released, 15 Views of Miami (Burrow Press) is a literary portrait of the Magic City told in fifteen loosely linked stories by fifteen award-winning authors. Sprawling from Hialeah to Homestead, from Wynwood to Stiltsville, these stories cover a range of cultures, languages and lives, reflecting the diversity and drama of a large and often misunderstood city.
Contributors include: Phillippe Diederich, M. Evelina Galang, Melanie Neale, Lynne Barrett, Susanna Daniel, Corey Ginsberg, Geoffrey Philp, Leonard Nash, M.J. Fievre, J. David Gonzalez, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Ian Vasquez, Patricia Engel, Jennine Capó Crucet, and John Dufresne.
Tonight, the Only in Miami Show will feature 15 Views of Miami! Tune in to AM 880 The Biz at 7pm to hear me and 15 Views contributor Evelina Galang!
Minneapolis/St. Paul: I'll be reading at Metropolitan State University on Wednesday October 15th, 2014. (Metropolitan State University, 700 E Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106)
I'll be reading across from the Saint Paul campus, at The Dancing Goat, 699 East 7th Street, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.