Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Q&A with Lucas Mann about his book Captive Audience at Twenty Stories

Join us at Twenty Stories in Pawtucket, RI as Lucas Mann reads from his book Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV. It’s an “appreciation of reality television wrapped inside a love letter to his wife, with whom he shares the guilty pleasure of watching ‘real’ people bare their souls in search of celebrity.” We’ll Q&A about the various ways “real life” can be performed: onscreen, for money and fame, and privately, for something perhaps less quantifiable. And we’ll talk/share neuroses about writing.

Twenty Stories is located in the Hope Artist Village at 1005 Main St. #8206, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

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Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

TENEMENTAL Reading and Q&A with Nina MacLaughlin, author of HAMMER HEAD

Join us for a night of old house whispering with one carpentry expert and one long-term novice! Twenty Stories will host Vikki (the novice) for a reading from Tenemental and a Q&A with Nina MacLaughlin (the expert), author of Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, a memoir about her career switch to carpentry.

Twenty Stories is located at 1005 Main St., Unit 8206, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860.

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Oct
26
3:45 PM15:45

Memoir Writing Craft Session @ Ocean State Writing Conference

Vikki will be talking memoir craft at the Ocean State Writing Conference, which will be held at the main campus of the University of Rhode Island from Oct. 25-27, 2018.

In this one-hour craft session on memoir, we'll explore a variety of strategies for structuring a memoir, including selecting the stories that stay and cutting the ones that should go. Using examples from recently published memoirs, we’ll talk about the importance of voice, an element that can make an ordinary person’s lived-life story soar. We’ll also discuss writing about people other than ourselves—loved ones, ex-loved ones, and people with whom we aren’t close—and how to approach that tricky endeavor without fear or harm.

The schedule for this three-day writing conference is available at https://web.uri.edu/writing-conference/2018-conference-schedule/

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Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Books Beneath the Bridge with Ivelisse Rodriguez & Sarah Schulman @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

Vikki will join Ivelisse Rodriguez (LOVE WAR STORIES) and Sarah Schulman (MAGGIE TERRY, THE COSMOPOLITANS) in an all-Feminist-Press offering from Books Beneath the Bridge, curated by WORD Brooklyn. Join us at the Granite Prospects steps in Brooklyn Bridge Park for an evening of readings, Q&A, and book signings.

This free event starts at 7 PM. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/517926558663801/

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Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Landlady Real Talk + TENEMENTAL discussion @ Riffraff Bookstore & Bar, Providence, RI

Two Providence landladies dole out the hard-earned wisdom that comes with the job. Musician, audiobook narrator, and bonne vivante Reba Mitchell will appear with Vikki to talk TENEMENTAL (Reba narrated the audiobook!) and offer a peek into the mysteries of landladying.

Riffraff Bookstore & Bar is located at 60 Valley St #107A, Providence, RI 02909.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/307183506483636/

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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Q&A and NYC TENEMENTAL launch with Piper Weiss @ Book Culture LIC, Long Island City, NY

Join us at Book Culture LIC to celebrate the release of Tenemental with the vivacious Piper Weiss, author of the recently published memoir You All Grow Up and Leave Me. 

Book Culture LIC is located at 26-09 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/196196624357290/

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Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Q&A and TENEMENTAL reading with Mira Ptacin at Longfellow Books, Portland, ME

Vikki will appear at Longfellow Books in conversation with Mira Ptacin, author of the memoir Poor Your Soul, winner of the 2016 Kirkus Best Book of the Year and the 2016 Maine Literary Award. 

Longfellow Books is located at 1 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/597929560578551/

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Q&A and TENEMENTAL reading with Sonya Huber @ Savoy Bookshop & Café, Westerly, RI

South County and nearby CT friends! Come out to Savoy Bookshop & Cafe, 10 Canal St, Westerly, RI to hear Vikki in conversation with Sonya Huber, author of Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir and Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and associate professor of English at Fairfield University and in the Fairfield Low-Residency MFA Program. 

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/238667776886422/

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