Past Events

November 9, 2017

6:30 PM
Lecture
International Authors Event
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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August 22, 2017

8:00 PM
Reading with Randa Jarrar, Stephanie Abraham, Conner Habib, Jennifer Jajeh, and Laila Lalami
CIELO
201 Maple Ave
Los Angeles, California

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April 27, 2017

7:30 PM
Lecture
Campbell Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

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April 23, 2017

11:00 AM
Viet Thanh Nguyen and Laila Lalami in Conversation
Seeley G. Mudd 124
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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April 19, 2017

7:00 PM
Lecture
Get Lit! Festival 2017
Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene St
Spokane, Washington

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April 7, 2017

7:30 PM
Reading: Laila Lalami, Luis Urrea, and Shobha Rao
Folger Theater
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC

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April 5, 2017

11:30 AM
Reading and Lecture
Johnson and Wales University
Providence, Rhode Island

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March 23, 2017

11:00AM – 2:00PM
Lecture and Reading
Catawba College
2300 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, North Carolina

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March 1, 2017

7:00 PM
Reading and Lecture
Gasson Hall, Room 100
Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts

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January 27, 2017

6:00 PM
Laila Lalami in Conversation
The Salon at Sundance Books
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

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November 15-19, 2016

Ake Book Festival
Arts and Cultural Centre
Kuto, Abeokuta
Nigeria

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November 9, 2016

8:00 PM
Lecture
Babel Speaker Series
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, New York

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October 24, 2016

4:00 PM
Reading
Riverside, California

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September 24, 2016

4:15 PM
National Book Festival
Washington DC

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September 19, 2016

6:45 PM
Keynote Lecture
Claremont Mckenna College
Claremont, California

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September 8, 2016

7:00 PM
Reading and Lecture
Salem College
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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August 10-20, 2016

Faculty
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
Ripton, Vermont

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May 20-27, 2016

Readings and Discussions
Palestine Festival of Literature

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May 14, 2016

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Literary Guild of Orange County
Irvine Marriott Hotel
1800 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, California

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May 7, 2016

4:00 PM
Keynote Lecture on The Moor’s Account
University of Washington
Seattle, Washintgon

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May 3, 2016

5:00 PM
Lecture and Reading
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

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April 26, 2016

7:00 PM
PEN World Voices
Country of Nowhere: The Refugee Crisis
With Marlon James, Laila Lalami, Óscar Martínez, Maaza Mengiste, Sunjeev Sahota
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street
New York, New York

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April 9, 2016

11:30 AM
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Norris Theater
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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April 7, 2016

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rochester Arts and Lecture Series
Downtown United Presbyterian Church
Rochester, New York

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April 5, 2016

4:10 PM
The 2016 Jill Harris Memorial Lecture
Amphitheatre, Rackham School of Graduate Studies
University of Michigan
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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March 31, 2016

8:00 PM
Kimbilio at AWP Reading
Eso Won Books
4327 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

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March 9, 2016

7:00 PM
Keynote lecture on The Moor’s Account
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
201 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Florida

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February 29, 2016

7:00 PM
Reading with Natashia Deón
PEN Emerging Voices Author Series
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

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February 17, 2016

7:00 PM
On-stage conversation and Q & A
Oregon Humanities Think and Drink
Bend, Oregon

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February 16, 2016

7:00 PM
On-stage conversation and Q & A
Oregon Humanities Think & Drink
Alberta Rose Theater
Portland, Oregon

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February 15, 2016

7:00 PM
Schoenfeldt Distinguished Lecture Series
Campus wide read
University of Portland
Portland, Oregon

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February 4, 2016

7:00 PM
Reading and Q & A
Caltech
James Merrill House
Pasadena, California

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February 2, 2016

7:30 PM
Keynote Lecture
University of Redlands
Redlands, California

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January 24, 2016

10:00 AM
Panel: Religion and Freedom of Expression
Panelists: Sherman Jackson, Krista Tippett, Laila Lalami, Sharon Brous
Moderator: David Myers
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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December 15, 2015

7:00 PM
Molly Crabapple with Laila Lalami
The Last Bookstore
435 S. Spring St
Los Angeles, California

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November 11, 2015

7:00 PM
Lannan Literary Event
Aminatta Forna with Laila Lalami
Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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November 6, 2015

7:00 PM
Conversation with Tanwi Nandini Islam
Chevalier Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, California

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October 29, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM
Arab American Book Awards
Arab American Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, Michigan

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October 23, 2015

7:30 PM
Hurston Wright Legacy Award Ceremony
Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC

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October 22, 2015

6:30 PM
Hurston Wright Legacy Award Reading
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

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October 18, 2015

2:45 PM
Panel: A New History
Capitol Auditorium
Texas Book Festival
Austin, Texas

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October 16, 2015

7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Mizna
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

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October 15, 2015

7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
College of Saint Benedict
Gorecki Hall
37 S. College Avenue
St. Joseph, Minnesota

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October 13, 2015

7:30 PM
Reading and Lecture
Visiting Writers Series
Butler University
Indianapolis, Indiana

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October 8, 2015

4:00 PM
Lecture and Q & A
Rutgers University
Newark, New Jersey

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September 24, 2015

7:00 PM
Reading and conversation
Culver Center
Inlandia Institute
Riverside, California

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September 19, 2015

11:45 AM
Laila Lalami in conversation with Jennifer Heath
JLF at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

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August 20, 2015

7:00 PM
Reading and in conversation with Tom Lutz
Vroman’s Bookstore
Pasadena, California

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May 18, 2015

4:45 PM
Reading and Discussion
HMNSS 1500
University of California Riverside
Riverside, California

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May 14, 2015

11:15 AM
Reading and Discussion
Santa Monica Community College
Santa Monica, California

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April 19, 2015

12:30 PM
Fiction panel: Untold Stories
With Ryan Gattis, Laila Lalami, Atticus Lish, Nina Revoyr and moderated by Lilliam Rivera
Seeley G. Mudd (SGM 124)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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March 28, 2015

11:30 AM
Panel: The Transnationalists – American Writers on Border Crossings
Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival
Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom
New Orleans, Louisiana

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March 27, 2015

10:30 AM
Deceptive Histories, Truthful Fictions
Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival
The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, Louisiana

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February 4, 2015

6:30 PM
Writers’ Week
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

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December 3, 2014

1:00 PM
Reading and Panel Discussion
Symposium for African Writers
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

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November 23, 2014

2:30 PM
Miami Book Fair
Room 8503
Building 8, 5th Floor
Miami, Florida

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November 14, 2014

7:00 PM
Reading and on-stage conversation
Yavapai College
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona

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November 6, 2014

12:00 PM
City College of New York
Chinua Achebe Legacy Series
NAC Building, Amsterdam Room
Amsterdam Ave. at 137th Street
Harlem, New York

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October 30, 2014

7:30 PM
Reading
International Festival of Authors
Harbourfront Centre
207 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Canda

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October 29, 2014

7:30PM
Reading
International Festival of Authors
Harbourfront Centre
207 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Canda

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October 26, 2014

12:30PM
Laila Lalami in conversation with Gina Frangello
Chicago Humanities Festival
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Screening Room,
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

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October 9, 2014

7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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October 8, 2014

6:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
Williams College
Williamstown, Massachusetts

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October 7, 2014

7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC

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October 6, 2014

8:00 PM
Laila Lalami and Marlon James
92nd Street Y
Buttenwieser Hall
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York

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September 23, 2014

6:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Collected Works Bookstore
202 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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September 22, 2014

7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Bookworks
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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September 18, 2014

7:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
Powells Books
1005 W. Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon

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September 17, 2014

7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
City Lights Booksellers and Publishers
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, California

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September 16, 2014

7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Seattle Public Library in conjunction with Elliott Bay Book Co.
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, Washington

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September 14, 2014

3:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Diesel, A Bookstore
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street, Ste. 33.
Brentwood, California

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September 10, 2014

7:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, California

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July 19, 2014

5:00 PM
Dismantle Anthology Reading
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, California

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April 13, 2014

1:30 PM
Fiction Panel: Fiction: Writing Character & Culture
Laila Lalami, Eduardo Santiago, Margaret Wrinkle, Rebecca Walker. Moderated by Sascha Howells
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
SAL 101
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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March 27, 2014

7:15 PM
Dinaw Mengestu in conversation with Laila Lalami
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles, California

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March 3-6, 2015

Various Times
Literary Society of the Southwest
Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson

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September 28, 2013

11:00 AM
Women and Words
The Olympic Collection
11301 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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June-July 2013

Hebgebrook Residency
Whidbey Island, Washington

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April 21, 2013

3:00 PM
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Fiction: Unheard Stories
With Laila Lalami, Nina Revoyr, and Hector Tobar
Moderated by Tod Goldberg
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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December 20, 2012

7 PM
The Levantine Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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September – October 2012

Lannan Foundation Residency
Marfa, Texas

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April 23, 2012

4:00 PM
New Media/New Protest
Panel discussion with Laila Lalami, Ben Ehrenreich, Marc Bousquet, and Kavita Philip
Moderated by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Donald Bren Hall 1100
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

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April 22, 2012

3:30 pm
Fiction: Conflicting Identities
Panel with Dana Johnson, Laila Lalami, Nina Revoyr, and Antoine Wilson
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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April 16, 2012

6:00 PM
Arab Spring: Unfoldings, Refoldings
Panel discussion with Laila Lalami and Ahmed El Shamsy
Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

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February 16, 2012

5:40 PM
Ecrits d’Amérique
Salon du Livre
Rue Tiznit, Face à la Mosquée Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco

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September 19-20, 2011

Various Times
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Common Reader
Wingate University
Wingate, North Carolina

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June 12, 2011

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Readings
The Different Faces of Immigration
With Reyne Grande, Ligiah Villalobos, Sonia Nazario, Jesefina Lopez, and Laila Lalami
SkyRose Chapel
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier, California

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June 2, 2011

7:00 – 8:30 PM
Lecture and Discussion
Rocking the Casbah: Morocco and the Arab Spring
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

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April 30, 2011

2:00 PM
Fiction of the Middle East: Assaf Gavron, Laila Lalami, and Reza Aslan. Moderated by Gina Nahai.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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April 14, 2011

4:45 – 6:15PM
Keynote Address
African Literature Association Conference
Multicultural Center
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

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March 30, 2011

7:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, California

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March 12, 2011

6:30PM
Laila Lalami in Conversation with Max Easterman
Emirates Festival of Literature
Al Ras 2, InterContinental Hotel
Dubai, UAE

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October 4, 2010

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Laila Lalami and Reza Aslan discuss muslims in America
Mission Inn
Riverside, California

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July 17, 2010

7:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
Benefit for the Lopez Island Family Resource Center
Lopez Island, Washington

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June 4, 2010

8:00 PM
Reading and Signing
RAWI Conference
Palmer Commons Conference Facility
University of Michigan
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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June 4, 2010

11:00 AM
Lecture
RAWI Conference
Palmer Commons Conference Facility
University of Michigan
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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May 10, 2010

7:30 PM
Seattle Arts & Lectures
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, Washington

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May 8, 2010

4:00 PM
Q & A
Seattle Reads Event
Seattle Public Library – Beacon Hill Branch
2821 Beacon Ave. S.
Seattle, Washington

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May 8, 2010

11:00 AM
Q & A
Seattle Reads Event
Seattle Public Library – North East Branch
6801 35th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, Washington

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May 7, 2010

7:00 PM
An evening with Laila Lalami
Seattle Reads Event
Seattle Public Library – Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, Washington

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May 6, 2010

7:00 PM
Q & A
Seattle Reads Event
Seattle Public Library – Douglass-Truth Branch
2300 E. Yesler Way
Seattle, Washington

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May 6, 2010

11:00 AM
Q & A
Seattle Reads Event
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE
Seattle, Washington

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April 25, 2010

10:30 AM
Panel: Fiction: Writing the Personal, Writing the Political
Andre Aciman, Assaf Gavron, and Amy Wilentz, moderated by Laila Lalami
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California

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April 7, 2010

7:30 PM
Reading and Signing
Powells Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, Oregon

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April 6, 2010

5:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
Mills College
Oakland, California

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April 1, 2010

7:00 PM
An evening with Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Laila Lalami
ALOUD LA
Los Angeles Central Library
Los Angeles, California

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March 8, 2010

7:00 PM
Reading and Signing
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood California

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March 4, 2010

8:00 PM
Lecture and Discussion
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Georgia

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March 2, 2010

8:00 PM
Hoag Lecture
North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, Georgia

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March 1, 2010

8:00 PM
Reading and Signing
North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, Georgia

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February 16, 2010

7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Lecture Theatre 1
University of East Anglia
Norwich, England

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February 11, 2010

4:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Writers Week
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

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November 16, 2009

10:00 AM
Panel on Islam and Writing
Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Mckenna Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana

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October 28, 2009

4:30 PM
Reading & Discussion
Department of Literature
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

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July 17, 2009

7:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
Poetry Cafe
22 Betterton Street
London

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June 15, 2009

7:00 PM
Reading with Chris Abani, Laila Lalami, and Rob Spillman
Booksoup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, California

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May 18, 2009

7:00 pm
Reading and signing
Barnes & Noble
6050 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530

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May 14, 2009

7:30 PM
Reading and signing
Skylight Books
Los Angeles, California

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May 14, 2009

2:00 PM
Reading and signing
University of California Riverside
Riverside, California

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May 8, 2009

8:00 PM
Reading and signing
Books & Books
Miami, Florida

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May 7, 2009

7:30 PM
Reading and signing
Barnes and Noble
396 Ave of the Americas (8th St.)
New York, New York

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May 6, 2009

6:30 pm
Reading and signing
Borders
1801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

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May 4, 2009

7:00 PM
Reading and signing
Harvard Bookstore
Boston, Massachusetts

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May 1, 2009

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Season of Migration to the North: The Work of Tayeb Salih
With Elias Khoury, Laila Lalami, Bruce Robbins, and Raja Shehadeh
PEN World Voices
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, New York

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May 1, 2009

3:00 – 4:30 PM
This Critical Moment: With Eric Banks, Rigoberto González, Laila Lalami, and Kevin Prufer; moderated by Jane Ciabattari
PEN World Voices
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
New York, New York

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May 1, 2009

12:30 – 2:00PM
Garden Readings: With Laila Lalami, Morten Ramsland, and Peter Weber
PEN World Voices
Deutsches Haus, at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
New York, New York

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April 30, 2009

10:00 AM
Personal Evolution, Social Revolution: Edwidge Danticat, Dany Laferrière, Laila Lalami, and Colum McCann; moderated by Benjamin Anastas
PEN World Voices Festival
Instituto Cervantes New York, 211–215 East 49th Street
New York, New York

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April 28, 2009

7:30 PM
Reading and signing
Powells City of Books
Portland, Oregon

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April 27, 2009

7:30 PM
Reading and signing
Elliot Bay Book Company
Seattle, Washington

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April 25, 2009

12:30 PM
Fiction Panel with Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Julia Leigh, Laila Lalami and moderated by Louisa Ermelino
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Korn Convocation Hall
Los Angeles, California

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April 17, 2009

9:00 am – 3:00 PM
Christamore House Guild Book & Author Benefit
Indianapolis, Indiana

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March 28, 2009

8:30am -3:30pm
Women’s Literary Festival
Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort
633 East Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, California

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March 23, 2009

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Reading and signing
Macalester College
St. Paul, Minnesota

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March 8, 2009

1:30 – 3:00 PM
Panel: “Containing Multitudes: A Conversation with Arab American Writers”
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington DC

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March 7, 2009

4:00 – 5:30 PM
Panel “In Other Words: Expatriate Arab Literature”
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington DC

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November 15, 2008

2:00 PM
Reading
Fez Crossroads of Knowledge Conference
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

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October 20, 2008

12:30 – 2:00 PM
Lecture
School of International Relations
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

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October 2, 2008

6:00 PM
Reading from Secret Son
International Literature Festival Berlin
Haus der Berliner Festspiele | Foyer
Berlin, Germany

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July 03, 2008 – July 13, 2008

Visiting Faculty
Warren Wilson MFA Program
Asheville, North Carolina

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May 31, 2008

2:00 PM
Signing A Stranger Among Us Anthology
With Stacy Bierlein, Aimee Luu, and Laila Lalami
University of Illinois Press Booth
Book Expo America
LA Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

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April 30, 2008

6:00 PM
Lecture and Q & A
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, California

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April 26, 2008

2:30 PM
Fiction: Not So Ordinary People
Tony Earley, Dinaw Mengestu, Stewart O’Nan, Ann Packer and moderated by Laila Lalami
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California

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March 28, 2008

7:00 PM
Reception with Laila Lalami
If all of Rochester Read the Same Book 2008
Writers & Books
740 University Ave.
Rochester, New York

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March 28, 2008

3:00 PM
Reading and Q & A
If all of Rochester Read the Same Book 2008
Kate Gleason Auditorium
Bausch & Lomb Building
Rochester Public Library
115 South Ave.
Rochester, New York

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March 28, 2008

12:00 PM
On-stage Interview followed by book signing
If all of Rochester Read the Same Book 2008
Monroe Community College
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Monroe A and B
1000 East Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, New York

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March 27, 2008

7:00 PM
Reading and Q & A
If all of Rochester Read the Same Book 2008
St. John Fisher College
Basil 135
3690 East Ave.
Rochester, New York

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March 27, 2008

11:00 AM
Reading and Q & A
If all of Rochester Read the Same Book 2008
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT
150 Research Blvd.
Rochester, New York

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March 26, 2008

7:30 PM
Reading and Q & A
If all of Rochester Read the Same Book 2008
Penfield Public Library/ Community Center
1985 Baird Rd.
Rochester, New York

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February 14, 2008

1:30 – 3:30 PM
Reading & Discussion
Writing from the Desert Series
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Rancho Mirage, California

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November 19, 2007

7:00 PM
“Memorial Reading for Mutanabbi Street”
Readers include: Chris Abani, Beau Beausoleil, Laila Lalami, Suzanne Lummis, Sholeh Wolpe, Terry Wolverton.
ALOUD LA
Mark Taper Auditorium
Los Angeles Central Library
Los Angeles, California

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November 15, 2007

12:00 PM
Lecture and Reading
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California

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November 08, 2007

2:15 – 3:45 PM
Reading / Discussion
The Changing Faces of Morocco Conference
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Georgetown University
Washington DC

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October 30, 2007

6:00 PM
“Beyond the Walls” panel discussion
With Laila Lalami, Loida Maritza Pérez, Heriberto Yepez, Andrew Lam, Host: Rubén Martínez
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

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October 18, 2007

10:00 AM
Reading and Q & A
Oregon Episcopal School
6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland, Oregon

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October 09, 2007

5:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Centro Averroe (Moroccan Cultural Center)
Via della Polveriera, 14
Rome, Italy

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October 08, 2007

6:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
University of Cagliari
Department of Anglo-American Literature
Cagliari, Italy

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October 06, 2007

4:30 PM
Panel on Fiction and Journalism
With Arundhati Roy, Laila Lalami, Efraim Medina Reyes, and Elif Shafak
Moderated by Goffredo Fofi
Festival Internazionale
Cinema Apollo
Ferrara, Italy

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October 04, 2007

6:30 PM
Reading and Signing
Mel Bookstore
Piazza Trento e Trieste
Palazzo San Crispino
Ferrara, Italy

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October 02, 2007

7:30 PM
Lecture, Reading, and Q & A
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL

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October 01, 2007

Classroom Q & A’s and Creative Writing Master Class
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL

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September 27, 2007

6:30 PM
x-24 Anthology Reading
With Nikki Aguirre, Jennifer Kabat, Laila Lalami, and Nii Parkes
California State University Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

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September 14, 2007

10:00 AM
Discussion for school-wide read
Mercy High School
San Francisco , California

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June 30, 2007

5:00 PM
Reading and Discussion (in French)
Fes International Conference on Mediterranean Women
Palais des Congrès
Fes, Morocco

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June 19, 2007

5:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Building 4, Auditorium
Al Akhawayn University
Ifrane, Morocco

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April 26, 2007

8 – 10 PM
An Evening with The Moth
With Neil Gaiman, Pico Iyer, Laila Lalami; and Jonathan Ames as your MC
37 Arts: 450 West 37th St.
New York, New York
Tickets: $30 (includes wine and beer)
Purchase tickets from Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.com or (212) 307-4100

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April 26, 2007

3 – 4:30 PM
PEN World Voices
Where on Earth: The Refugee Emergency
With Ishmael Beah, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Laila Lalami, Saadi Youssef; moderated by Russell Banks
Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College: 695 Park Ave.
New York, New York
Free and open to the public. No reservations.

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April 25, 2007

1 – 2:30 PM
PEN World Voices
History and the Truth of Fiction
With Arthur Japin, Laila Lalami, Imma Monsó, Michael Wallner; moderated by Colum McCann
Hemmerdinger Hall at NYU: 100 Washington Square East
New York, New York
Free and open to the public. No reservations.

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March 01, 2007

7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Reading & Discussion to be followed by drinks and tapas
Churchill Club
1 rue de la Méditerrannée
Aïn Diab, Casablanca
(Admission 100dh)

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February 16, 2007

4:00 PM
Reading & Discussion (in French)
Librairie Nationale Booth
Casablanca Book Fair
Foire des Expositions
Casablanca, Morocco

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February 15, 2007

5:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Dar America
10, Place Bel Air
Casablanca, Morocco

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January 25, 2007

2:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Moroccan Cultural Studies Centre
Fez, Morocco

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January 12, 2007

9:40 PM
Reading and Discussion
Winternachten Literature Festival
The Hague, Netherlands

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November 18, 2006

1:00 PM
Writers Talking Series
Central Library
Multnomah County Library
Portland, Oregon

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November 15, 2006

6:30 PM
Oregon Book Awards Reading
Japanese Gardens
Portland, Oregon

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November 10, 2006

8:00 PM
New Short Fiction Series
The Beverly Hills Public Library
444 N. Rexford Dr.
Beverly Hills, California

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November 04, 2006

2:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Olympia Timberland Library
313 8th Ave. SE
Olympia, Washington

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November 04, 2006

7:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
Elliott Bay Book Company
101 South Main Street
Seattle, Washington

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October 31, 2006

1 – 3 PM
Reading and Discussion
CookDeWitt Hall
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan

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October 13, 2006

7:30 PM
Reading and Signing
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, Oregon

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October 07, 2006

10:15 AM – 12 PM
Conversations about Writing, Translating, Editing and Publishing
Writing from Africa: A Symposium at Wellesley College
PNW 212
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA

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October 05, 2006

5:00 – 6:30 PM
Why I Write Lecture
Writing from Africa: A Symposium at Wellesley College
277 Science Center
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA

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October 05, 2006

7:30 – 8:45 PM
Reading and Q & A
Writing from Africa: A Symposium at Wellesley College
277 Science Center
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA

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September 29, 2006

Readings and Discussions
Asilomar English Conference
Asilomar, California

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September 23, 2006

2:30 – 4:00 PM
Café Banned – Celebrating the Freedom to Read
Central Library
Multnomah County Library
Portland, Oregon

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September 13, 2006

Events for Life of the Mind Program
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenesseee

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September 03, 2006

6:30 PM
Reading with Gary Shteyngart and Q & A with Mark White
Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival
Seattle Center – Alki Room
Seattle, Washington

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July 18, 2006

7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Lake Oswego Public Library
706 4th Street
Lake Oswego, Oregon

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July 12, 2006

1:30 PM
The Caine Prize Seminar
Institute for English Studies
Senate House
University of London
London, UK

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July 11, 2006

8:15 PM
The Caine Prize Readings
Hosted by Jon Snow
Reading with Sefi Atta, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Muthoni Garland, and Mary Watson
Royal Festival Hall
South Bank Centre
London, UK

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July 06, 2006

7:00 PM
The Caine Prize Readings
Reading with Sefi Atta, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Muthoni Garland, and Mary Watson
Royal Over-Seas League
London, UK

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June 16, 2006

9:30 AM
Panel with Khaled Mattawa, Nathalie Handal, and Gregory Orfalea
ADC Convention
Wardman Park Marriott Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington DC

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June 15, 2006

7:00 PM
Reading & Signing
Olsson’s Books & Records — Dupont Circle
1307 19th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036

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June 10, 2006

7:00PM
Reading with Chris Abani and Colin Channer
Reading Frenzy
921 SW Oak St.
Portland, Oregon

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April 30, 2006

10:00 AM
First Fiction: Finding a Voice
Panel with Mark Rozzo (moderator), Lisa Fugard, Adrienne Sharp and Marlon James
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California

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April 22, 2006

12 PM
Reading and Signing with Thrity Umrigar
Wordstock
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon

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April 19, 2006

7:30 PM
Reading from Proud to be Liberal with Thom Hartmann
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, Oregon

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March 19, 2006

9:30 AM
Discussion: The narrative of immigration in fiction.
(Closed to the public)
National Writers Workshop
Portland, Oregon

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March 02, 2006

5 PM
Reading with Jessica Treat
Women’s Center at Brooklyn College
New York, New York

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March 01, 2006

4:00 PM
Panel Discussion on African Writing
Weston Hall
Williams College
Williamstown, MA

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February 28, 2006

6:00 PM
Reading with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Faculty Lounge of Stetson Hall
Williams College
Williamstown, MA

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February 27, 2006

6:30 PM
Reading with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Graduate Center at the City University of New York
New York, New York

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January 23, 2006

3:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
Michigan State University
255 Old Horticulture
East Lansing, Michigan

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December 20, 2005

7:00 PM
Reading with Jess Row
Looking Glass Bookstore
318 SW Taylor Street
Portland, Oregon

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December 08, 2005

7:30 pm
Loggernaut Reading Series
Gravy
Portland, OR

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November 08, 2005

6:30 pm
Reading with Chris Castellani
Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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November 07, 2005

7 pm
Reading with Chris Castellani
Barnes & Noble
4 Astor Place
New York, New York

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November 05, 2005

6 pm
Reading with Nathalie Handal, Shole Wolpe, and Matthew Shenoda Cornelia St. Cafe
29 Cornelia St.
New York, New York

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October 27, 2005

7:30 pm
Annie Bloom’s Books
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, Oregon

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October 24, 2005

7:00 PM
A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, California

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October 23, 2005

7:30PM
Black Oak Books
1491 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California

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October 20, 2005

7:30 PM
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
In conjunction with the Levantine Cultural Center
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, California

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October 18, 2005

7:00 PM
Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore
11975 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

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October 13, 2005

7:30 PM
Village Books
1210 Eleventh Street Bellingham, Washington

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October 12, 2005

7:00 PM
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, Washington

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October 11, 2005

7:30 PM
Elliott Bay Book Company
101 South Main Street
Seattle, Washington

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October 08, 2005

7:00 PM
Moveable Feast
Northern California Independent Booksellers’ Association
Oakland, California

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October 05, 2005

7:30 PM
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, Oregon

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September 08, 2005

3:00 PM
Celebration of Authors
Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Association
Portland, Oregon

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August 07, 2005

5 pm
Hiwar: A Conversation Between Arab American Writers
Arab Heritage Month
Eve Alvord Children’s Theatre
Seattle, Washington

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