Ada Calhoun
Appearances & Tours

Past Appearances

Thu, May 5, 2022
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
NONFICTION: POETRY IS A FORCE

Join us for a conversation about writing nonfiction about poetry! It’s FREE, and anyone can register, though the target audience is librarians and educators!

Panelists:

Ada Calhoun, Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me, Grove Press: Grove Atlantic

Ross Gay, Joy Is a Force, Algonquin Books: Workman Publishing: Hachette Book Group

Robert Pinsky, Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet, W. W. Norton: W. W. Norton & Company

Moderator: Barbara Hoffert, Editor, Prepub Alert, LJ

Thu, April 21, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Also a Poet featured at SpringCon in San Antonio
THE QUICK PITCH: AUTHORS MEET BOOKSELLERS

Our author guests will rotate from table to table to give booksellers their best 4-minute pitches! Enjoy this fast-paced speed dating event, and discover a spectacular array of books and authors for your store.

Tue, April 19, 2022
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In Conversation with Jeff Deutsch about IN PRAISE OF GOOD BOOKSTORES

Powell's Books Presents Jeff Deutsch in Conversation With Ada Calhoun
Do we need bookstores in the 21st century? If so, what makes a good one? In his beautifully written book, In Praise of Good Bookstores (Princeton), Jeff Deutsch — director of Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstores, one of the finest bookstores in the world — pays loving tribute to one of our most important and endangered civic institutions.

Thu, March 4, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Why We Can't Sleep at LOYALTY BOOKS [virtually] in Washington D.C.!
Tue, March 2, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Why We Can't Sleep at MAGERS & QUINN [virtually] in Minneapolis!
Tue, February 23, 2021
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Why We Can't Sleep at LEFT BANK BOOKS in St. Louis [virtually] with Susannah Cahalan!
Tue, February 9, 2021
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Why We Can't Sleep at BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ [virtually] with Liza Monroy!
Sun, February 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Denizen Theatre
New Paltz, NY
Why We Can't Sleep at DENIZEN THEATRE - 2pm - ON (very socially distanced) STAGE with Margi Conklin and 12pm - livestreaming!
Mon, February 1, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Why We Can't Sleep at FAMILY ACTION NETWORK in Chicago [virtually] with Dr. Deb Siegel-Acevedo!
Sun, January 31, 2021
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP PAPERBACK IS OUT IN JANUARY 2021!
Tue, January 19, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Westchester Community College's Virtual Afternoon Tea about Why We Can't Sleep and The Great Pretender
Wed, October 28, 2020
8:30 PM - 9:15 PM
RevelEleven presents Under Pressure: Women's New Midlife Crisis
Sun, October 4, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Moderating "Waking up from the American Dream": Eula Biss, Imani Perry, Stephanie Kelton
Thu, October 1, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Virtual Evening with Darcey Steinke in Conversation with Ada Calhoun
Mon, September 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Sob Sisters Host Judith Matloff, Lydia Denworth, Emma Copley Eisenberg, Lindsay Powers
Tue, August 18, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Gen X Tuesday Night Slumber Party
Wed, July 29, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
"Deconstructing the Myths: Good Girls, Super Women, and Our Desire to Have it All"
Tue, July 14, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lemuria Books of Jackson, MS, Sob Sisters Event!
Wed, March 11, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
KINGSTON, NY- Sob Sisters at Rough Draft!
Mon, March 9, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA - WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP Conversation with Annabelle Gurwitch!
Fri, March 6, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
SAN ANTONIO, TX - AWP 2020 Grove Keynote with Sarah M. Broom!
Tue, February 11, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CHICAGO, IL - WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP at Rodfei Zedek Synagogue!
Mon, February 10, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BROOKLYN, NY - Sob Sisters Science Night at WORD Brooklyn!
Thu, February 6, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ATLANTA, GA-WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP Talk at The Lola!
Wed, February 5, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MIAMI, FL - Teaching a non-fiction publishing workshop for the Miami Book Fair! Limited to 15 participants!
Tue, February 4, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MIAMI, FL - WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP at Books & Books for the Miami Book Fair with Lissette Mendez!
Sun, January 26, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ASHEVILLE, NC - CRAFT author conversation series with Denise Kiernan about WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP!
Wed, January 22, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
BOSTON, MA - WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP event with Alysia Abbott and the Boston Book Festival at The Wing! *SOLD OUT*
Wed, January 15, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
RICHMOND, VA - WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP Talk and Reception with the Junior League of Richmond!
Tue, January 14, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP reading and Gen X Party at SOLID STATE!
Thu, January 9, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NYC - WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP LAUNCH! With fellow Sob Sisters Susannah Cahalan and Karen Abbott, and wine.
Sun, October 27, 2019
NYPL (MAP)
Members' Evening with Maureen Callahan at the NYPL
Sat, October 19, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Boston Book Festival - Panel discussion with Candace Bushnell, moderated by Robin Young of WBUR
Fri, October 4, 2019
Appearing at the Heartland, PNBA, and MPIBA Shows
Fri, August 23, 2019
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hosting the Launch of Karen Abbott's The Ghosts of Eden Park
Wed, July 31, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hosting Sob Sisters True Crime Night at WORD
Fri, November 23, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Books Are Magic
Brooklyn, NY
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SOB SISTERS hosting Susan Orlean at BOOKS ARE MAGIC!
Sat, November 17, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
WEDDING TOASTS I'LL NEVER GIVE READING at the MIAMI BOOK FAIR
Wed, November 14, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bar Nancy
Miami, FL
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SOB SISTERS BAR NIGHT for the MIAMI BOOK FAIR. Co-hosting a reading of and about women reporters, in Little Havana! DJ to follow.
Sun, July 1, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Book Soup
West Hollywood, CA
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give - West Coast Paperback Book Launch! With Carlene Bauer (Frances and Bernard). Free Champagne and Snacks!
Thu, June 28, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Howl! Gallery
New York, NY
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NEW YORK, NY - St. Marks Is Dead - W.O.(e).R.D Woman of Experience Read Downtown. Hosted by Heather Litteer
Tue, June 5, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
BROOKLYN, NY - Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give - Paperback Book Launch! With Susannah Cahalan (Brain on Fire) and Neal Medlyn. Free Champagne and Snacks!
Wed, May 23, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
PORTLAND, ME - Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give Reading, in conversation with Mira Ptacin.
Wed, May 9, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MIAMI, FL - Miami Writers Institute - Memoir Workshop: From Brainstorming to Final Edits. Also doing a Craft Talk 5/10 at 3pm and a Reading 5/11 at 1:30pm.
Tue, May 1, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Beverly Hills Hilton
Beverly Hills, CA
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Solving for Gen-X: High Achievers and the New Midlife Crisis - Milken Institute Conference - Conference Attendees Only
Wed, December 13, 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Our Wicked Lady
Brooklyn, NY
Reading at the Mixer Reading Series in Bushwick
Sun, November 19, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miami Book Fair - Essay and Memoir Panel w/ Dani Shapiro
Sun, November 5, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CHICAGO - Wedding Toasts Reading at 57th Street Books
Sat, November 4, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WISCONSIN BOOK FESTIVAL: Reading at A Room of One's Own
Sat, October 14, 2017
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
FALL FOR THE BOOK FESTIVAL: In the Mood for Love - Panel with Lindsay Detwiler and Katy Upperman about the art of writing about L-O-V-E across genres.
Sat, September 23, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL: Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give Reading on the Inner Harbor Stage
Mon, September 11, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Niagara
New York, NY
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BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT: Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series Presents Native New Yorkers
Sat, September 2, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
AJC DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL: Toasting the Beautiful Complexity of Marriage with Michael Ruhlman and Ann Hood. Plus Courtney Patterson will give a reading from the book at 4:15pm.
Thu, July 13, 2017
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Libreria
London, UK
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LONDON, ENGLAND - In conversation with Editorial Director of The Sunday Times, Eleanor Mills!
Wed, July 12, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LONDON, ENGLAND - How To Academy: How to Stay Married. Ticket price includes a glass of wine!
Thu, July 6, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Books Are Magic
Brooklyn, NY
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BROOKLYN: Reading at Books Are Magic with Dani Shapiro; moderated by Julie Scelfo!
Fri, June 30, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
East City Bookshop
Washington, DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: EAST CITY BOOKSHOP - In Conversation with Latoya Peterson! Reading, drinks, Q&A!
Thu, June 29, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sixth & I Synagogue
Washington, DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: Sixth & I Synagogue with Modern Love editor Dan Jones and fellow ML alum Mandy Len Catron! Tickets on sale now!
Wed, June 21, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
92nd STREET Y
New York, NY
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NYC: 92nd STREET Y – Educational Event with Q&A! - $25 Admission
Sun, June 18, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
WOODSTOCK, NY: With Sparrow and Violet Snow at The Golden Notebook!
Sat, June 17, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bovina Library
Bovina Center, NY
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BOVINA, NY: Reading at the Bovina Library 100th Anniversary Party! (Bovina is where a disproportionate number of events in the book take place.) Champagne for all!
Wed, June 14, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NYC: JOE’S PUB - Storytelling at the House of Speakeasy: “By the Light of the Moon”!
Sat, June 10, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NEW JERSEY: MAPLEWOOD-SOUTH ORANGE BOOK FESTIVAL - in conversation with the incredible Karen Abbott!
Thu, June 8, 2017
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS: Room 220 Event at the French Quarter Wedding Chapel, with wedding cake!
Tue, June 6, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
City Lit Books
Chicago, IL
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CHICAGO: CITY LIT BOOKS – Love: Fantasy vs. Reality — a conversation with Christine Sneed, moderated by Rachel Swearingen!
Fri, June 2, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CAMBRIDGE, MA: OUT OF THE BLUE GALLERY TOO - Reading at the Dire Literary Series, with Ben Berman!
Thu, June 1, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
BOSTON, MA: POP-UP READING at MINILUXE on NEWBURY ST. with ALYSIA ABBOTT and MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN
Wed, May 31, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hill-Physick House
Philadelphia, PA
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PHILADELPHIA:! A talk about marriage at the historic Hill-Physick House! Wine and snacks served. All are welcome!
Fri, May 26, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skylight Books
Los Angeles, CA
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LOS ANGELES: SKYLIGHT BOOKS - Talking about marriage and essay-ing with the great Davy Rothbart (author of one of my favorite books of recent years, _My Heart Is an Idiot_)!
Thu, May 25, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mrs. Dalloway's
Berkeley, CA
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BERKELEY, CA: MRS. DALLOWAY’S – In conversation with phenomenal historian and lovely person T.J. Stiles!