About this image: Silhouette of chair, with lizard. Taken at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Fall 2017. 

Why an empty chair for the Events page? Well, I like this image. So there’s that. But if you’re a published writer you already know some things about events: Like, sometimes it’s standing-room-only, and other times no one turns up. Sometimes a lizard shows up. Sometimes the lizard is cute and friendly and the only audience you need. 

Naomi at Greenlight Books, Brooklyn
At Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, 2016. Photo: Dan Fuchs

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 7-9pm Pacific. Auditorium at CLARA, 1425 24th St., Sacramento, CA.
LITERARY EVENT (in-person): Literary Death Match

Promising "4 authors, 3 judges, 2 finalists, 1 champion (and all kinds of hilarity in between)," Literary Death Match finally comes to Sacramento! Co-production with Stories on Stage Sacramento and the Chills at Will Podcast. Naomi will be competing against friend & colleague Marcelo Hernandez Castillo.

$20. Buy tickets in advance!


Recent Events:

Monday, March 20, 2023, 8-9pm Eastern. MFA Program in Creative Writing, Ashland University
MINI-WORKSHOP (virtual): "It's Extraterrestrial Abduction Day!" Let yourself get carried away with other writers as we take a (mostly) lighthearted look at an abiding cultural obsession. "Alien abduction" figures in our movies, TV shows, books, and even serious academic and medical studies. We'll look at a few of these then play with some writing prompts. Not just for sci-fi writers! Come prepared to surprise yourself. Free. Registration required.

Friday, March 10, 2023, 10:35-11:50am Pacific. AWP Conference. Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA
PANEL (in-person): "Right on Time: Four Fiction Writers Discuss Debuts Over 50."

Monday, February 20, 2023, 9:30-11am Pacific. Writerly Love.
CLASS (virtual): "Sharing the Camera: Playing with Unusual Points of View." We're all pretty familiar with first-, third-, and even the oft-maligned second-person points of view. But it can be fun and instructive to try your hand at some less-common takes on narrative perspective. In this light-hearted generative session, you'll write multiple versions of a situation from some unusual and even wacky viewpoints. Come prepared to write something new while having some laughs.