Past events

Summer/Fall 2013

September 9, Chicago, IL: Sulzer Library Appearance with Miles Harvey, author of Painter in a Strange Land, sponsored by the Book Cellar.

September 11, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI: Frostic Reading Series

September 12, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: Reading, sponsored by the MFA Program and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

September 13, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

September 16, University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Iowa City, IA

September 17, New York City, Center for Fiction, in conversation Susan Minot


August 6, Hotel Rex, San Francisco, CA: Peter Orner in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald at the Epicenter (aka Two Guys in Flannel)

“Litquake is proud to host the San Francisco launch of Peter Orner’s Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge at our Epicenter this August. This book is the long-awaited second short-story collection from a writer whose first was hailed as “one of the best of the last decade” (Kevin Brockmeier). Orner will be in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald from McSweeney’s.”

August 7, Vroman’s in Los Angeles 

August 15, The Hugo House in Seattle

August 19, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne in Portland

Fall, 2012

September 10, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

September24, 25, Domincan University, Chicago, IL.

October 17, Carl Sandburg Awards Dinner, Chicago, IL

October 30- November 1, UC Santa Cruz

November 8, UC Berkeley

Winter/Spring 2012

Feb 13, with Peter Godwin talking about Hope Deferred, The Fear, and the Situation in Zimbabwe. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. 7PM

Feb 25, with Joyce Carol Oates and Benjamin Taylor, talking about Saul Bellow’s Letters. Jewish Community Center.

Feb 27, Word for Word will be preforming two stories of Peter’s stories from Esther Stories. Jewish Community Center. 7PM

Fall, 2011

October 27, 2011, University of California, Santa Cruz.  7PM

November 3, San Francisco, Granta Magazine Horror Issue, Green Apple Books, 7PM

November 5, Berkeley, CA, “West Coast Live” Freight and Storage Coffeehouse, 10AM

November 9, San Francisco, The Booksmith, 7:30PM
Love and Shame and Love Book Launch

November 14, Boston, Newtonville Books, 7PM

November 15, New York City, Center For Fiction, 7PM

November 16, Iowa City, Prairie Lights, 7PM

November 17, Chicago, Book Stall, 7PM

November 18, Galena, IL, Knox College 7PM

November 22, Chicago, IL, Barbara’s Bookstore 7PM

December 7, Capitola, CA, Capitola Book Cafe 7:30PM

December 13, Corte Madera, CA Book Passage 7PM

Winter/pring 2011

Live from Prairie Lights
March 30
Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City Iowa

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Spring Literary Festival
March 15th
Reading and Panel Discussion

Haverford College, Haverford, PA
March 23
4:30-6 pm
Symposium on Oral History and Human Rights Crisis with Annie Holmes
A Reading and Discussion of Hope Deferred and Nowhere to be Home.

University of Iowa
Feb. 11
Iowa Writers’ Workshop Faculty Reading (With James Galvin)
Frank Conroy Reading Room, Dey House
8 p.m.

Depaul University, Lincoln Park Campus
February 3
6 p.m.
Reading and Oral History Presentation
Dorothy Day Room, 400
John T. Richardson Library
2350 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Fall, 2011

Stanford University
Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
Program on Human Rights
November 30, 4:00-6:00
Reading and Lecture on Hope Deferred (with Annie Holmes)
Levinthal Hall
Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

perry shimon