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:

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 3-4:30pm Eastern (12noon PDT)
CRAFT WORKSHOP (virtual): Out of Perspective: Fun with Point of View in Fiction

(Part of Ashland University MFA summer residency; watch on Facebook.)
We’ve heard the standard spiels about 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person points of view and distinguishing between close 3rd and distant 3rd, blah blah blah. Let’s step right out of those boxes this afternoon and have fun looking at—and trying out—some of the more unusual narrative perspectives. Come prepared to play.

Thursday, July 29, 2021, 7-8pm Eastern (4-5pm Pacific)
READING (virtual): Faculty & Thesis Student Reading, Ashland University MFA summer residency

(Watch on Facebook)
Naomi will be reading with MFA fiction candidate Maureen Wanket and colleagues Dexter Booth (Scratching the Ghost) and Christian Kiefer (Phantoms, The Animals, The Infinite Tides).

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 7pm Pacific
CONVERSATION (virtual): Naomi in conversation with Katherine Standefer & Kate Washington, Point Reyes Bookstore

(Register here.)
Naomi will be in conversation with friends Katherine Standefer, author of Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life, and Kate Washington, author of Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 7-9pm Central (5-7pm Pacific)
CRAFT CLASS (virtual): PJ Seminar: A Master Class on Unsettling Histories, StoryStudio Chicago

(Click here for full description & registration info.)
Are you writing about historical events or people in your fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry? Explore how to write with integrity and joy about the past.

Click here for Past events.