Events

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Upcoming Book Events for

The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs

Winner of the 2020 Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction – Sarabande Books

Marvelous…sexy…harrowing.

Anthony Doerr, All the Light You Cannot See & Cloud Cuckoo Land

Compelling…unpredictable….vibrant and vital…a memorable force.

Stuart Dybek, Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories

Hypnotic, strange, and lovely..

Michelle Wildgen, You're Not You

February 2022

Scroll down to see events for April, May June, & July.

SAN FRANCISCO BOOK LAUNCH

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (Pub date!)

GREEN APPLE BOOKS ON THE PARK

In-person event plus live streaming option

1231-9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Reading & Book Signing 7pm PST

In conversation with author Nora Caspers, The Fifth Woman, winner of the 2016 Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction


IF YOU MISSED IT:

COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS

Friday, February 4, 2022

COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS (Montgomery Village)

Virtual event

Hosted in Santa Rosa, CA

Reading & Book Signing 6pm PST

In conversation with author Scott Landers, Coswell’s Guide to Tambralinga


IF YOU MISSED IT:

LITERATI BOOKSTORE

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

#1 Indie Bookstore 2019

Virtual event

At Home with Literati Series

Hosted in Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Reading & Conversation 7 pm EST

In conversation with playwright/memoirist Tanya Shaffer, The Fourth Messenger


IF YOU MISSED IT:

ZOOM FORWARD

Friday, February 18, 2022

Hosted by Bookshop Santa Cruz

Virtual Event

Reading 5pm PST

With Nancy Wang & Lisa Okuhn    


IF YOU MISSED IT:

PROSPECT STREET READINGS

(previously Bennington Writers Reading)

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Virtual Event – Facebook LIve

Reading 7pm EST

With Erica Plouffe Lazure, Kim Young & Betsy Stone

Link to Prospect Street.org.

March 2022

LOS ANGELES BOOK LAUNCH

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

SKYLIGHT BOOKS

In-person event

1818 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 

Reading & Book Signing 7pm PST

In conversation with poet/essayist Elena Karina Byrne, If This Makes You Nervous

WORD WEEKEND

Sunday, March 6, 2022

FOLIO BOOKS

In-person event

Bethany United Methodist Church

1270 Sanchez St. San Francisco, CA

Reading & Book Signing 5pm PST

In conversation with author Allison Bartlett Hoover, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

CENTER FOR FICTION

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

In-person event

15 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Reading, Conversation & Signing 7pm EST 

In conversation with Sidik Fofana, Stories from the Tenants Downstairs

BOOK CLUB

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Virtual Event

Hosted in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Featured Author Q&A 7:45 pm EST

HONOLULU BOOK LAUNCH

Sunday, March 20, 2022

ARTS & LETTERS NU’UANU

In-person event

1164 Nu’uanu Ave., Honolulu, HI

Reading & Party 4-6pm GMT-10

In conversation with Lyla (Bonnie) Berg, Leaving the Gilded Cage

Music by Bailey Matsuda

AWP CONFERENCE

March 24-26, Philadelphia, PA

In-person event

Sarabande Books Booth

Book signing. Saturday, 3/26, 11:30am

CHICAGO SUNDAY SALON

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Virtual Event

Reading 6pm CST

with Gerald Brennan, Archy Jamjun, Natania Rosenfeld, and Irene Zabytko


IF YOU MISSED IT:

MYSTERY TO ME BOOKS

Thursday, March 31, 2022

In-person event

1863 Monroe St., Madison, WI 

Reading & Book Signing 6pm CST

In conversation with Michelle Wildgen, Bread & Butter and You Are Not You; Past Executive Editor, Tin House

April 2022

MAGERS & QUINN BOOKSELLERS

Monday, April 4, 2022

In-person event

3038 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN

Reading & Signing 7 pm CST

In conversation with Kathryn Savage, Groundglass (Coffee House Press, 8/2022)


ROUNDABOUT BOOKS

Thursday, April 7, 2022

In-person event

900 NW Mt. Washington Dr. Suite 110, Bend, OR

Reading & Book Signing 6pm PST

In conversation with Ellen Santasiero, writer & teacher


POWELL’S BOOKS

Friday, April 8, 2022

In-person event

Cedar Hills Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR (15 minutes from downtown Portland)

Reading & Signing 7pm PST

In conversation with Whitney Otto, Art for the Ladylike: An Autobiography Through Other Lives.

PROVINCETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

In-person event

356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA

Reading and Q&A 6pm EST

STORIES ON STAGE SACRAMENTO

Friday, April 22, 2022

In-Person event

The Auditorium at CLARA
1425-24th Street, Sacramento, CA

PERFORMANCE, Q&A and BOOK SIGNING with the authors, 7-8:30 pm PST

Actors performing the fiction of Leslie Kirk Campbell & Steve Almond, All the Secrets of the World


IF YOU MISSED IT:

Intro to Leslie @4.00 minutes; Performance of Leslie’s stories @7:30-31.00 minutes
(Steve Almond performance and Q&A @50 minutes)

Watch Facebook Live Recording

May 2022

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL

Sunday, May 7, 2022

In-person event

Residence Inn, Ballroom 2
2121 Center Street, Berkeley (Adjacent to BART Station)

Featured Fiction Panel 11:30am-12:30pm PST

Featured Fiction Panel: “Keep Calm and Quietly Go Mad” Molly Giles, Leslie Kirk Campbell, Sarah Moss

FOLIO BOOKS – ODD MONDAYS

Monday, May 9, 2022

Virtual event

“Spring Fiction Fling”

Hosted in San Francisco

Reading, 7-8pm PST

Readings by Leslie Kirk Campbell, The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs; Mimi Lok, Last of Her Name; Karen Melander Magoon, Footsteps Whispering; & Toni Mirosevich, Spell Heaven

June 2022

KEY WEST RADIO SHOW

Friday, June 24, 2022

“It’s Too Early” with Gwen Filosa
106.9FM

Interview 8:15 am EST

Host: Gwen Filosa, Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist for Katrina coverage

July 2022

MRS. DALLOWAY’S BOOKSTORE

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

In-person event

2904 College Ave., Berkeley, CA  94705

Reading & Signing  7pm PST

In conversation with author TBA (Registration required)

Date TBA

Mendocino Book Company

Date TBA

In-person event

102 S. School Street, Ukiah, CA

Reading & Book Signing

Past Events

HILL STREET WOMEN ARTIST SALON

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Presenting artists:

Christina Leilani Campbell, playwright, actor & producer (Orange, CA)

Erica Hunt, poet & essayist (Brooklyn, NY)

Corinne Quinajon, composer & lyricist (Hilo, HI)

Leslie Kirk Campbell, fiction writer (San Francisco, CA)

2021

Women’s Artist Salon on Hill - Sunday, May 16, 11 am – 1 pm

Caoilinn Hughes, Irish poet and fiction (Dublin)
Karen Kao , author (Amsterdam)
Leah Korican, visual artist (Oakland)
Lenore Weiss , poet and fiction writer (Oakland)


Women’s Artist Salon on Hill - April 11, 2021

Kamini Ramani, memoirist. (San Francisco)
Tammie Knight, miniaturist (Concord)
Ann Coffey Proctor, water-colorist (Carmel Valley)
Leslie Kirk Campbell (San Francisco)

2020

Women’s Artist Salon on Hill - December 20, 2020

Josie Iselin, seaweed photographer (San Francisco)
Karen Wiederholt, writer (San Francisco)
Happy Hyder, photographer (Mendocino)
Helen Cohen, painter (San Francisco)

Sunday, February 16, 1-5:30 pm: Women’s Artist Salon on Hill


Saturday, March 28th 4-6 pm: San Francisco Book Launch for Cathy Colman’s brilliant book of poems, Time Crunch


Sunday, April 26, 1-5 pm: Hill Street Salon & West Coast Launch for Jenn Hollmeyer’s award-winning short fiction collection, Orders of Protection, Anne Coffey Proctor: watercolors; Rain Graves: healing stones/jewelry; Tribute to Caryl Joy Finn Campbell 1926-2020: a reading


Sunday, May 31, 4-6pm ON ZOOM: Women Artist Salon on Hill – Lenore Weiss: fiction; Corinne Quinajon: original songs; Christina Leilani Campbell: spoken word; Colette Lafia: painting; Leslie Kirk Campbell: fiction


Sunday, August 16, 4-6 ON ZOOM: Women Artist Salon on Hill – Karen Wiederholt: ceramics, Colette Lafia: painting; Jenn Hollmeyer: fiction; Leslie Kirk Campbell: fiction


Sunday, October 18, 4-6pm ON ZOOM – Women Artist Salon on Hill – Bonnie Oda Homsey: modern dance/choreography; Elena Felix: fiction; Tammie Knight: miniatures (micro-art gallery); Cathy Colman: poems; Helen Cohen: painting


Sunday, December 20, 4-6pm ON ZOOM – Women Artist Salon in Hill – Artists TBA

2019 Readings

Monday, August 19, 7:30pm: Lit Nite @ Ocean Ale House

Sunday, October 20, 1-5pm: Women’s Artists Salon on Hill

Monday, October 21, 7pm: Lit Nite @ Ocean Ale House

Sunday, November 17, 1-5pm: Women’s Artist Salon on Hill

Sunday, December 15, 1-5pm: Women’s Artist Salon on Hill