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Author Events

Find the latest online and in-person events, readings, workshops, and more from BOA's authors. List updated weekly. 

 

Wednesday, May 19

7:00 PM (EDT): Rachel Mennies reads at Scuppernong Books

Rachel Mennies, author of The Naomi Letters (BOA, 2021), will read at Scuppernong Books with Emilia Phillips. The virtual event is free and advance registration is required.

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Wednesday, May 19

7:00 PM (EDT): E.C. Osondu in conversation with William Pierce at Harvard Book Store 

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes award-winning writer E.C. Osondu—author of the acclaimed story collection Voice of America and This House Is Not For Sale: A Novel—for a discussion of his latest story collection, Alien Stories (BOA, 2021). He will be joined in conversation by William Pierce, coeditor of AGNI and The AGNI Portfolio of African FictionThe virtual event is free with advance registration required.

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Thursday, May 20

7:00 PM (PDT): I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers From the World: Kendra DeColo and Michele Tea at Hugo House

In celebration of DeColo’s new poetry collection I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers From the World (BOA, 2021), Kendra DeColo and Michelle Tea will read from their works and discuss writing, motherhood, and all things magic. This virtual event is free and advance registration is required.

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Friday, May 21

7:00 PM (EDT): Virtual Craft Chat with E.C. Osondu and Zach Powers 

The Writer’s Center presents a FREE virtual chat about the craft of fiction! We’re joined by E.C. Osondu to discuss his award-winning story collection, Alien Stories (BOA, 2021). E.C. will be in conversation with Zach Powers, past winner of the BOA Short Fiction Prize, Director of Communications at The Writer’s Center, and author of Gravity Changes (BOA, 2017). The virtual event is free with advance registration required.

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Friday, May 28

7:00 PM (EDT): Rachel Mennies reads at Books Are Magic

Rachel Mennies, author of The Naomi Letters (BOA, 2021), will read at Books Are Magic with Tiana Clark. The virtual event is free and advance registration is required.

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Author Readings On-Demand

Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor Lucille Clifton at St. Mary's College of Maryland, featuring Li-Young Lee and Leah Naomi Green

Deborah Paredez reading at the Miami Book Fair

Deborah Paredez read from her new poetry collection Year of the Dog (BOA, 2020) in conversation with poet Leslie Sainz as part of the Miami Book Fair's first ever virtual festival. The video is available to watch on demand. A free and simple online registration at Miami Book Fair Online is required.

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Tuesdays with BOA Editions (Past Events)

Join Writers & Books for Tuesdays with BOA Editions, the iconic Rochester-based publisher of poetry and literary works. Previous readings and conversations with some of today's most exciting authors are archived on the Writers & Books website for on-demand viewing.

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Lucille Clifton: A Poet's Life and Legacy 

BOA Editions and Hunger Media are delighted to present this mini-documentary "Lucille Clifton: A Poet's Life and Legacy," which provides an insightful overview of Lucille Clifton's life, career, and how her work continues to shape the contemporary poetic landscape! This short, ten-minute documentary shares the wisdom of one of the greatest American poets of our time.