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Events & Appearances


The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows

an anthology of international writers of the strange and marvelous…

now available from St. Martins/Griffin


Salem, OR, MAY 1st, 2015:

Join me on Friday, May 1st, in Salem, Oregon, at the downtown Book Bin, 7 pm. Come for a casual conversation about The Uncanny Reader anthology and all things strange-and-familiar. Books for sale and signing.

Address: 450 Court Street NE, Salem, OR


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February 24, 2015

Events in Winter and Spring 2015–stay tuned for updates:


Corvallis: Thursday, February 26, 7:30 pm BOOK LAUNCH: The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows. The Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis, OR 97333. Join me and my “mystery guests” for an evening’s journey into the literary uncanny. Prepare to get weird.  Book Sales by Grass Roots Books and Music of Corvallis.

Portland: Friday, March 13, 7:00  pm, Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison, Portland, OR 97214. Join me and my fabulous mystery guests for another night of literary disruptions. Be apprised: this bookstore takes cash only.


San Francisco: March 18, 7:30 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. Join me for a conversation with Uncanny Reader contributors Namwali Serpell and Edward Gauvin.

Petaluma: March 20, 7 pm: Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma, CA 94952. David Dodd and I will co-lead a workshop on writing-the-uncanny.


Los Angeles: 7:30 pm Saturday March 28, Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont, LA CA 90027. Join me for a conversation with anthology contributor Aimee Bender. 


Minneapolis, 3 pm Friday April 10, Conference Center, room TBA. A discussion titled “The Uncanny Reader: the Art of Unease in the Short Fiction Form at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 2015 Conference. Join me for a panel discussion with Uncanny Reader contributors Kate Bernheimer, Kelly Link, Karen Russell, and Steve Stern.

Stop by the Macmillan table at the AWP Bookfair to chat with anthology contributors:

3 pm Thursday April 9: Bernheimer and Stern

4:30, Friday April 10, Link and Russell