Thursday, March 28th, 2019
BJB at the AWP

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Mad Creek Books Offsite Reading
HOME, A BAR, 719 SE Morrison Street, Portland
Nonfiction from Barrie Jean Borich [reading early], Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Phillip Lopate, Sophronia Scott, Terese Svoboda, Catherine Taylor, Nicole Walker and many others.

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Incite: Queer Writers Read Offsite Reading
LITERARY ARTS, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland
Barrie Jean Borich [reading late], Amber Flame, Penny Guisinger, Brionne Janae, Rosamond S. King. Cooper Lee Bombadier, Barrie Jean Borich, Ana-Maurine Lara, Violent Defiant. Hosted by Kate Carroll deGutes and Kate Gray.

8:30p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Femme Force Reading
POWELL’S BOOKS, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland
Queer Femme Readings by Barrie Jean Borich, Amber Dawn, Ariel Gore, Larissa Lai, Wendy C. Ortiz, SJ Sindu. Hosted by Sailor Holiday.

, including an April talk at the ESSAY MALTA CONFERENCE on the beautiful island of Malta, and in June the Lambda Literary Awards, as well as  exciting writing festival and conference events at the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference in Homer, Alaska and at the ASLE Paradise on Fire conference at  UC Davis in California









PAST EVENTS (2013—Present):

Lions in  Winter
January 26, 2019
I was a Featured Writer at LIONS in WINTER at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, a full-day literary festival that includes author readings, craft talks by featured writers in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, an editors panel, a book fair, and more.

NonfictioNOW: Phoenix 2018
November 1-3

Sybil Baker, Barrie Jean Borich, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Robert Vivian, & Xu Xi 許素細
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. in Salon 3 of the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix.

Barrie Jean Borich, Paul Lisicky, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen, & Ira Sukrungruang
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Salon 3 of the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix.

Also look for me at the NonfictioNOW bookfair, at the Slag Glass City table, Friday and Saturday of the conference, in Salons 1 & 2.

• Magers & Quinn Bookstore in Minneapolis on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7 PM – 8 PM with photographer Laura Migliorino and authors Sheila O’Connor and Danielle Bylund.

Rainier Writing Workshop—Reading with Rebecca McClanahan at 7:30 on Friday, August 3
as a part of the Rainier Writing Workshop 2018 Summer Residency Evening Reading Series, at the Scandinavian Cultural Center, Room #100, Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Free and Open to the Public.

DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus on Thursday May 10th, 2018, at 6:00 PM, in Arts and Letters Hall, Room 414, 2315 N. Kenmore (near the Fullerton Red/Brown/Purple Line stop).  GUESTS: Michele Morano, Mark Turcotte, Megan Heffernan, Marcy Dinius.

Seminary Coop Bookstore in Hyde Park, Chicago,
on Monday April 23rd, 2018, 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
Jeremy Mulderig and Barrie Jean Borich discuss their respective books The Lost Autobiography of Samuel Steward and Apocalypse, Darling. A Q/A and signing will follow the discussion, In Hyde Park at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore,  5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Read a blog post about books that influenced Apocalypse, Darling, HERE. 

Saints & Sinners Conference in New Orleans, on March 23-25th, 2018
SATURDAY March 24th, 10:00 AM, Hotel Monteleone, Bienville C
I will be reading with Melanie Hoffert, Andrew Holleran, Lauren Sanders and others.

SATURDAY March 24th, 11:30 AM, Hotel Monteleone, Royal Salon D
• To Tell The Truth:
The Makings of a Great Memoir
Memoirs hold a very important place in the world of queer literature. They often remind us of who we are, where we have been, and where we are going. However, making a memoir exceptional poses unique challenges. A panel of successful writers will discuss the ways in which they approach memoir-writing. They will explore the techniques that work for them and give us insights into their writing process. They will examine the ways in which truth, structure, language, and personal history play a role in their work.
Panelists: Barrie Jean Borich, Peter Gajdics, Martin Hyatt, and Felice Picano. Moderator: Michael H. Ward
Hotel Monteleone, royal Royal Salon D

SUNDAY March 25th, 1:00 PM, Hotel Monteleone, Royal Salon D
• Creative  Nonfiction:  Making It Remarkable
A true story makes for compelling reading, and yet, we often pay it our highest compliment by saying, “It reads like a novel.” These authors talk about the challenges and pleasures of making their diverse subjects into page-turning reading. Barrie Jean Borich writes about the collisions of places and identities; Clayton Delery chronicled the Upstairs Lounge Fire and the murder of Fernando Rios; memoirist Melanie Hoffert is now working on a book about water; and Gillian Rodger is a scholar of theater history. Moderator: Tammy Lynne Stoner Hotel Monteleone,

• 2018 AWP Conference in Tampa
–Thursday March 8, NOON-1:30 PM Ballroom A, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Persona of the Personal: A Reading and Roundtable
(David Welch, Ada Limón, Jaswinder Bolina, Hannah Pittard, Barrie Jean Borich)
How do memoirists maneuver masks to represent the real world? When do novelists invoke their own lives through their characters? How do poets vary the voices of their speakers for personal ends? Join a memoirist, a novelist, and two poets as they read and discuss the use of persona in their work. As each panelist also mentors other writers, the resulting conversation will explore the experiences of approaching persona as a teacher, reader, and writer inside as well as outside of the workshop.
—Thursday March 8, 2:00-3:00 PM
Ohio State University Press, BOOTH #618
Apocalypse, Darling BOOK SIGNING
—Friday March 9, 5:30-6:30 PM
Offsite Event—Older Queer Voices: A Reading
Inkwood Books: 1809 S. Tampa St. (Entrance off Franklin)

• The official Chicago book launch of Apocalypse, Darling
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
at Women & Children First in the Andersonville neighborhood,
5233 N Clark St. Chicago, IL
Special guests: Chicago writers Juan Martinez (Best Worst American,) Christine Rice (Swarm Theory), Tara Betts (Break the Habit), and T Clutch Fleischmann (Syzzy, Beauty), all reading on the theme ‘Apocalypse.’

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What does it mean to be a maker of art in Chicago today?
Slag Glass City/One Book, One Chicago Mashup Event in conjunction with citywide discussions of this year’s book,
The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja.
Where: DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton, 2nd Floor, Chicago
When: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:00- 8:00 PM   Click here for more info!

• NonfictioNOW in Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2017.
—Panel, Nonfiction as Queer Aesthetic with Francesca Rendle-Short (Chair), Barrie Jean Borich, Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, Peta Murray, Quinn Eades.
—Panel, Memoir Time with Barrie Jean Borich (Chair), Paul Lisicky, Ira Sukrungruang, Bich (Beth) Minh Nguyen, Amitava Kumar.

• AWP Washington DC, February 2016. 
—Panel, Celebrating 15 Years of American Lives—A University of Nebraska Press Reading.
—Reading, Does Gender Matter? Wrestling with Identity and Form in the Golden Age of Women’s Essays.

• Lecture, Creative Nonfiction Is, at the Rainier Writing Workshop, August 2016.

• AWP Los Angeles, March/April 2016
—Panel, Story as Survival, LBGTQ Memoir.
—Panel, Teaching Outside the Search Box: Lessons in Creative Nonfiction Research Methods.

Lecture, “Christopher and His Nonfictions: Isherwood’s American Eye and the Origins of Contemporary Nonfiction Art” at The Huntington Library Conference My Self in a Transitional State’: Isherwood in California,” November 2015.

NonfictioNOW, Flagstaff, October 2015.
—Panel, The Poessaytics of Form.
—Panel, Writing and Editing the City.

• AWP Minneapolis, April 2015
Normandale Writing Festival. Keynote Address and Reading at Normandale Community College.
—Panel, The Past is a Place: Former Minnesotans Remember, with Cheryl Strayed and Amitava Kumar.
—Panel, Let the Body Speak, Sex in Literary Nonfiction.

Lecture, The Truth, at the Rainier Writing Workshop, August 2014.

• AWP Minneapolis, April 2015.
—Panel, The Naked I: Nonfiction’s Exposed Voice.
—Panel, Courting the Peculiar: the Ever-Changing Queerness of Creative Nonfiction.
QUEERTOPIA 2, 7 pm Barnes & Noble (Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street) with Rosebud Ben-Oni Julie R. Enszer, Paul Lisicky Lee Ann Roripaugh and many amazing others.

• October 2014 Reading at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Panel, One Book One Chicago: Migration Across the Disciplines, at DePaul, October 2013.

• Saints and Sinners, New Orleans, May 2013.
—Panel, Memoir.
—Panel, Creative Nonfiction

Panel, Passionate Professors, at DePaul, sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, DePaul’s English Honor Society, 12 March 2013.

• WEDNESDAY 14 May, Chicago Area Lambda Literary Finalists Reading
Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.

• Sunday  24 November, Chicago Book Expo
2:30-3:30, St. Augustine College
1345 West Argyle, Chicago, IL
Reading and Discussion of 2013  University of Nebraska books Body Geographic and Occasional Desire, with David Lazar.

• Wednesday 6  November, Sheffield’s Bar in Lakeview, Chicago
Reading Under the Influence
RUI features readings of original short stories plus short-short excerpts of published work related to a theme of the month, with trivia contests. My theme was deferment.

• Thursday, October 24. Lincoln Park Campus,
Richardson Library, Room 300
One Book, One Chicago: Migration Across The Disciplines
Three DePaul faculty members—Barrie Jean Borich, Creative Writing; Ogenga Otunnu, History; and Shailja Sharma, International Studies—discuss their own work and offer interdisciplinary perspectives on migration as well as a Q&A session with the audience.


Friday -Sunday, August 2-4, 2013
OutWrite LGBT Book Festival in Washington DC
The Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street NW

Tuesday, May 21,  2013 at 6:00 p.m.
DePaul University Writers’ Series
Richardson Library, Room 115
DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus, Chicago IL

Tuesday, May 21,  2013 at 6:00 p.m.
DePaul University Writers’ Series
Richardson Library, Room 115
DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus, Chicago IL

Saturday May 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Barrie Jean Borich reading from BODY GEOGRAPHIC
SubText Books
165 Western Ave N Suite 14, St. Paul MN

Thursday, May 9,  2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Barrie Jean Borich reading from BODY GEOGRAPHIC
Rachael Hanel reading from WE’LL BE THE LAST ONES TO LET YOU DOWN
The Book Cellar Chicago
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL

Friday, April 12,  2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Barrie Jean Borich reading from BODY GEOGRAPHIC
Melanie Hoffert reading from PRAIRIE SILENCE
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St. Chicago IL

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m
Read/Write: Barrie Jean Borich, author of BODY GEOGRAPHIC, reading and discussion.
Swan Hall, 154 60 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI

Sunday March 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Barrie Jean Borich reads from her new memoir BODY GEOGRAPHIC
Common Good Books, 38 S Snelling Ave, Saint Paul MN

Saturday, March 16
Barrie Jean Borich Publication Reading
with guest appearances by: Aundria Morgan; Ben Kreilkamp; Doug Federheart; Ellen Lansky; Heid Erdrich; Frieda Gardner; Kathyrn Kysar; Katrina Vandenberg; Laura Migliorino; Morgan Grayce Willow; Pat Cumbie; Patrick Scully; Sheila O’Connor; Sun Yung Shin, Megan Maloney-Vinz.   MAPS by Chris Cinque; Juliet Patterson.
CAKE!  MAPMAKING!  BOOKS!  The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)

Thursday March 7—Saturday March 9, 2013
2013 AWP Conference & Bookfair, Boston MA
PANEL: Eros in the Classroom with Heather McNaugher, Michele Morano  and Barrie Jean Borich. Thursday 7 March, 4:30 p.m.
PANEL: Essayists on the Essay with Ned Stuckey-French, Lynn Bloom, Jenny Spinner, Patrick Madden and Barrie Jean Borich. Saturday March 9.
BOOKSIGNING:  Body Geographic. Saturday March 9, 1:30 p.m., University of Nebraska Press Table

Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Barrie Jean Borich & Re’Lynn Hansen Reading
  Chicago IL
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.