From book talks and signings to writing conferences and workshops to book clubs and retreats, here are just some of the places you can find me throughout the year. If you see me anywhere, I hope you’ll introduce yourself! I love meeting readers and writers, talking about books, and sharing whatever wisdom I can to help aspiring writers along the way. Check back every so often as new events are added.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Email me at erinbartelswrites@gmail.com to set up your event.

 

JANUARY 6 – POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER to JANUARY 20
The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water Book Launch Event – Grand Rapids, MI
7:00pm EST – Join me at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids to celebrate the release of my fourth novel! I’ll talk about the book, do a short reading, take your questions, sign your books, and give you prizes just for being you and being there. 🙂  Enter the raffle to win a signed and numbered limited original print from Dutch fine art photographer Eva van Oosten whose beautiful photography graces the cover of the novel. Bring a friend who’s never read my books to get entered twice (both you and your friend)! Register for this free event here. Hope to see you at 2768 E Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. But if you just can’t get there in person, I hope you’ll join the fun on the event’s Facebook Page.

FEBRUARY 9
Instagram Live Conversation with @kristinaparrowrites
5:00pm EST – Join me on Instagram as I talk with with debut novelist Kristina Parro about books, writing, and my new release, The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water. Just head over to her profile at five o’clock.

FEBRUARY 19
Author Talk & Booksigning – The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water – Bay City, MI
11:30am EST – Join me at Leopard Print Books on Water Street in downtown Bay City to hear about my newest release, The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water! I’ll be talking about the inspiration and real life experiences behind the book, doing a short reading, answering questions, and signing books. See you at 925 N Water St, Bay City, MI 48708.

MARCH 10
The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water Book Club Zoom Event – Online
7:00pm EST – Is your book club reading The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water? Schuler Books & Music is hosting an online book club event for you! Just register for the event, get your book club members online, and join the conversation. More details and link to register coming soon!

MARCH 24
Book Club – online (private event)
8:00pm EST – Discussing The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water

APRIL 7
Grand Valley State University – Allendale, MI
11:30pm-12:45pm EST – I’ll be joining professor (and award-winning novelist/short story writer) Caitlin Horrocks at GVSU to speak to some of her students about working in the publishing industry.

APRIL 9
Rally of Writers – Lansing, MI
9:00pm-4:00pm EST – Rally is back! I’ll be teaching one of my most popular workshops, Revising Like a Pro, and critiquing first pages. More info to come as we get closer to the event. Learn more about A Rally of Writers here.

APRIL 30
Workshop – The Intentional Writer – Bay City, MI
1:00pm EST – Leopard Print Books, 925 N Water St, Bay City, MI 48708
Writing takes time, space, and inspiration, and if you’re short on any of these, whether you’re at the beginning of your writing journey or you’ve hit a wall somewhere in the middle, this workshop for writers can help you prioritize, organize, and reimagine your approach to your craft. We’ll talk about specific ways you can find/make time and space to write and explore the many ways ideas come to us and can be formed into the premises of novels, short stories, memoirs, creative nonfiction, poems, or songs. This workshop is for dreamers, dabblers, and diehards alike.

 

PAST EVENTS

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