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.
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!
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.
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.
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.