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

 

SEPTEMBER 3
Book Launch – The Words between Us
7:00pm @ Baker Book House, 2768 E Paris Ave S E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Erin will be discussing her newest book, The Words between Us, a celebration of the reading life and the power of words written, spoken, and read. Join us at Baker Book House for a short talk, a reading, Q&A, sweet treats, giveaways, and a booksigning!

 

SEPTEMBER 5
Book Launch – The Words between Us
7:00pm @ Schuler Books & Music, 1982 Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864

Erin will be discussing her newest book, The Words between Us, a celebration of the reading life and the power of words written, spoken, and read. Join us at Schuler Books & Music (Okemos) for a short talk, a reading, Q&A, sweet treats, giveaways, and a booksigning!

 

SEPTEMBER 24-29
Women’s Fiction Writers Association 5th Annual Writers Retreat
@ Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pairing her inspiring speaking style with practical interactive lessons and activities, novelist, speaker, and journalist Nicole Blades will help attendees find strength and encouragement from our own writing communities; expand our single-lens perspectives to develop empathy, compassion, and understanding that will power our stories, engage our audience, and attract a loyal readership; and use rejection to fuel our work instead of our doubts.

 

OCTOBER 3-4
Heartland Fall Forum
@ Cleveland Renaissance Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio

Erin will be meeting with independent bookstore owners as part of the Moveable Feast on Friday, October 4th.

 

OCTOBER 17
Talk – The Words between Us + National Novel Writing Month Prep
6:30pm @ Mason Public Library, 145 West Ash Street, Mason, MI 48854

Erin will be discussing her newest book, The Words between Us, a celebration of the reading life and the power of words written, spoken, and read. As The Words between Us was a NaNoWriMo project (2014), Erin will also talk about what it takes to write 50,000 words in just one month and help aspiring writers prepare for their own National Novel Writing Month success.

 

OCTOBER 24-25
Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program, Grand Valley State University
Various times & places around GVSU’s Allendale Campus

Erin will be chatting with students and faculty of GVSU’s English and Writing departments about how her experiences at GVSU have intersected with her work in publishing and influenced the writing of her novels We Hope for Better Things and The Words between Us.

 

NOVEMBER 16
Talk – The Words between Us
2:00pm @ Bay City Library, 500 Center Ave, Bay CityMI 48708

Erin will be back in her hometown discussing her newest book, The Words between Us, a celebration of the reading life and the power of words written, spoken, and read, set in a fictionalized version of Bay City. Join us at the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library in downtown Bay City for a short talk, a reading, Q&A, and a booksigning!

 

NOVEMBER 21 – (moved from October 24)
Talk – Grappling with History through Fiction
6:00pm @ Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Road, Romulus, MI 48174

Fiction is not simply an escape into another world. Some of our greatest social movements and achievements have been inspired or sustained by fiction. Novels have been instrumental in exposing injustice, raising moral questions, and suggesting solutions to crises. Join this lively discussion about the part fiction can play in our interior lives and in the life of our nation and world if we as readers take its lessons to heart.

 

PAST EVENTS

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