“The F Word: Writing Unabashedly Feminist Fiction” (AWP)

March 29, 2019, 3 pm
“The F Word: Writing Unabashedly Feminist Fiction” (AWP)
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

“The Word on the Street: How to Start & Run a Community Literary Series” (AWP)

March 30, 2019, 4:30 pm
“The Word on the Street: How to Start & Run a Community Literary Series” (AWP)
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

Davis Arts Center Poetry Series

May 19, 2019, 2 pm
Davis Arts Center Poetry Series, reading with Amanda Hawkins
Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA

Night in the American Village

Apply Yourself workshop with Nayomi Munaweera

July 31, 2019, 1:30 pm
“Apply Yourself: Tips for Going After Grants, Fellowships, & Residencies,” workshop with Nayomi Munaweera
Ashland University MFA Summer Residency, Ashland, OH

Faculty Reading with Sarah Monette

August 1, 2019, 1:30 pm
Faculty Reading with Sarah Monette
Ashland University MFA Summer Residency, Ashland, OH

American Grief in Four Stages: Sadie Hoagland in Conversation with Naomi Williams

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 7:30 pm
American Grief in Four Stages: Sadie Hoagland in Conversation with Naomi Williams
Avid Reader, 617 2nd St., Davis, CA 
(Facebook event page)

New Year, New Moxie

January 20, 2018
“New Year, New Moxie” half-day retreat speaker
The Hivery, Mill Valley, CA

Bring Your Moxie to the Mic with Hedgebrook

July 15, 2018, 5 pm
Bring Your Moxie to the Mic with Hedgebrook: Women Authoring Change
Kaleidoscope Coffee, Richmond, CA

Poetry in Davis with Evan White

July 19, 2018, 8 pm
Poetry in Davis reading with Evan White
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Ashland Faculty Reading with Kate Hopper

July 25, 2018
Faculty Reading with Kate Hopper
Ashland University MFA Summer Residency, Ashland, OH

Traveling for Writing & Research

July 26, 2018
“Traveling for Writing & Research,” workshop with Nayomi Munaweera
Ashland University MFA Summer Residency, Ashland, OH

Beautiful Mysteries: Science in Fiction and Poetry 

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 12 pm-1:15 pm
Beautiful Mysteries: Science in Fiction and Poetry  (AWP Conference)
Washington Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC
(Facebook event page)

Squaw Valley Community of Writers: An Evening in Sacramento with Alumni Authors

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7 pm
Squaw Valley Community of Writers: An Evening in Sacramento with Alumni Authors
Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community
2791 24th St., Sacramento
(Facebook event page)

Standing Out from the Slush Pile

March 12, 2017, 1:30 pm
“Standing Out From the Slush Pile” panel discussion
Write on Mamas
Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley, CA

The Writer’s Voice

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
The Writer’s Voice at Chico State University
CSU Chico

“Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions” Conference

Friday, May 12 – Saturday May 13, 2017
“Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions” Conference
Huntington Library, San Marino, CA (with keynote speaker Hilary Mantel)

Keynote reading, SummerWords Festival

May 25, 2017
Keynote reading with Anthony Swofford & Daniel Rounds
SummerWords Festival, American River College, Sacramento

Can You Hear Me Now? SummerWords craft talk

May 26, 2017
“Can You Hear Me Now? Writing Dialogue for Characters Who Don’t Speak 21st-Century American English” (craft seminar)
SummerWords Festival, American River College, Sacramento

What’s Past is Prologue panel discussion

May 27, 2017
“What’s Past is Prologue: The Art of Historical Fiction,”
panel with Nayomi Munaweera & Natashia Deón
SummerWords Festival, American River College, Sacramento

One Story panel at Bay Area Book Festival

June 4, 2017
One Story Magazine Talks Short Stories”
panel with Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, & Hannah Tinti
Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, CA

Writers With Drinks, The Make-Out Room

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Writers With DrinksThe Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. & Mission, San Francisco (Facebook event page)

Annie Liontas & Naomi Williams Read at UC Davis

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 7 pm
Annie Liontas & Naomi Williams Read at UC Davis, 126 Voorhies Hall, UC Davis

Sara Majka & Naomi Williams in Conversation with Yiyun Li

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7 pm
Sara Majka & Naomi Williams in Conversation with Yiyun Li, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisc

Authors on the Move 

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 5-10 pm
Authors on the Move (benefit for Sacramento Public Library Foundation), Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L St., Sacramento (click here for ticket information)

AWP Conference

Friday, April 1, 2016, 9:00-10:15 am
AWP Conference, Los Angeles
Dry Heat: Sizzling Fiction from Sacramento Valley WritersRoom 512, LA Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Presented by Stories on Stage Sacramento & Davis (with Valerie Fioravanti, Renee Thompson, Sue Staats, and Elise Winn)

Emerging Writers Festival

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7 pm
Emerging Writers Festival, University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall, Xavier Auditorium

Colonial Manifests: A Reading with John Keene and Naomi Williams

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7 pm
Colonial Manifests: A Reading with John Keene and Naomi Williams, 112 W 27th, Suite 600, New York, NY
Presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop

An Evening with the One Story Debutantes

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 pm
An Evening with the One Story Debutantes, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
Sponsored by The Author’s Guild (with Brian Booker, Kim Brooks, Matthew Cheney, Charles Haverty, and Cote Smith)

The Literary Debutante Ball: A Celebration of Emerging Writers

Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30-11:00 pm
The Literary Debutante Ball: A Celebration of Emerging Writers, Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Presented by One Story (with Brian Booker, Kim Brooks, Matthew Cheney, Charles Haverty, and Cote Smith)

Is Fiction “Truer than Truth”? The Historical Novel

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3:15-4:30 pm
Is Fiction “Truer than Truth”? The Historical Novel, Magnes Museum, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
Part of the Bay Area Book Festival, in partnership with the San Francisco Chronicle (moderated by Janis Cooke Newman, with Christian Kracht, Shawna Yang Ryan, and Steve Sem-Sandberg)

Lori Ostlund in conversation with Naomi Williams

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lori Ostlund in conversation with Naomi Williams
Avid Reader, Davis

Sacramento Voices

September 24, 2016, 1 pm
Sacramento Voices reading
Sacramento Poetry Center

Freeman’s discussion

Avid Reader August 7, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015, 7:30 pm
Avid Reader, 617 Second St., Davis, California

Appearing with Val Brelinski

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 2 pm
Appearing with Val Brelinski
Avid Reader at Tower, 1600 Broadway, Sacramento, California

Harvard Book Store

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 7 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Gallery at Minott’s Flowers

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 6 pm
Gallery at Minott’s Flowers, 145 Free St., Portland, Maine (books by Kelly’s Books to Go)

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 6:30 pm
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC

Book Party: Landfalls French Embassy

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7-9 pm
Book Party: Landfalls
French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest, Washington, DC
Event free and open to the public but requires registration.

Appearing with Zachary Mason

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
Appearing with Zachary Mason, author of The Lost Books of the Odyssey
Stories on Stage Davis, Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis, California

Powell’s Books

Monday, September 14, 2015, 7:00 pm
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR (Facebook event page)

Elliott Bay Book Company

Monday, September 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA (Facebook event page)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 2 – 4 pm
“From History to Historical Fiction: Landfalls,” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UC Davis Extension, 1909 Gallileo Court, Davis, CA ($25; registration required)

Changing Hands Bookstore

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:00 pm
Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ (Facebook event page)

Why There Are Words

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
Why There Are Words, 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito CA

Battle of the Books

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6 – 9 pm
Battle of the Books (a benefit for Hattie Weber Museum Renovation Project), St. James Hall, 1275 B St., Davis

Tall Tales: Litquake on the Water

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:30-3:30 pm
Tall Tales: Litquake on the Water
Maritime Museum Blue Room, 900 Beach St., San Francisco

Stories on Stage Sacramento 

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Stories on Stage Sacramento (Facebook event page)

Sacramento Voices

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 4:30 pm
Sacramento Voices, Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th St., Sacramento

Halfway There

Monday, December 14, 2015, 6:00 pm
Halfway There, Red Eye Cafe, 94 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ

Strange Wreckage

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 8:00 pm
Strange Wreckage,” an event with poet Robin Beth Schaer (Shipbreaking)
Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (Facebook event page)

Appearing with Val Brelinski, author of The Girl Who Slept With God

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 6-7 pm
Appearing with Val Brelinski, author of The Girl Who Slept With God
Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco