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Jan 14, 2017

Second Saturdays Reading Series

New York City, NY



Feb 8-11, 2017

AWP Conference

Washington, DC

Feb 15, 2017

Brown University Literary Festival

Providence, Rhode Island


Feb 17, 2017

Princeton University's Program in Creative Writing Reading Series

Princeton, NJ


Feb 23-26, 2017

Perth International Arts Festival, Australia


March 6, 2017

Dwight-Englewood School Visit

Englewood, NJ



March 15-16, 2017

Lecture, Wellesley College's African Students Association

Wellesley, MA

March 22, 2017

Math, Science & Technology High School (via Lambda Literary)

Bronx, NY



April 4-5, 2017

University of North Caroilina-Ashville, NC

April 27, 2017

Granta's Best of Young American Novelists Celebration

McGraw Rotunda, The New York Public Library

New York, NY

April 28, 2017

Granta's Best of Young American Novelists Reading

Center for Fiction

New York, NY



May 4, 2017

PEN World Voices

Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

Center for Fiction

New York, NY

May 5, 2017

The Young Women's Leadership School of Queens (via Lambda Literary)

Jamaica, NY

May 5, 2017

#OneBookNY, Panel and Party

Housing Works Bookstore

New York, NY

May 6, 2017

Apogee Workshop 

Writing Resistance: Investigating/Subverting Form & Narrative 

 New York Writers Coalition 

Brooklyn, NY


May 9-12, 2017

Universty of Oregon, Eugene, OR

May 12-June 18, 2017

Lannan Foundation Residency, Marfa, Texas



June 18-23, 2017




October 12, 2017

LitMag Launch & Party

McNally Jackson Bookstore

New York, NY

October 14, 2017

Morristown Festival of Books

Morristown, NJ






January 2-10, 2016 

SNHU Winter Residency, Manchester, NH



January 19, 2016, 7pm

Dear Reader, Year 2 Announcement Ceremony, ACE Hotel, New York, NY






February 4, 2016

Gay's The Word Bookstore, UK Book Launch Event #1, London, England



February 5, 2016

The Commonwealth Foundation, UK Book Launch Event #2, London, England



February 7-10, 2016 

University of Missouri at Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO 





March 9, 2016, 7pm

A. Igoni Barrett Book Launch, Blackass, Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, New York 



March 30, 2016, 12:30pm 

New York Times Book Club, New York Times Building, New York, NY





April 12, 2016, 7-9pm 

First Person Plural, Season finale, Shrine, Harlem, NY 


April 21, 2016, 7pm 

Purple Triangle Awards, The New School, University Center, New York, NY






May 3, 2016, 6pm

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Guest

The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY



May 4, 2016, 6pm

Lambda Awards Finalist Reading, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York, NY



May 12-15, 2016 

Franschhoek Literary Festival, Franschhoek, South Africa



May 16-19 2016

Events/Launch at Book Lounge, Capetown, South Africa






June 6, 2016, 6:30pm

Lambda Literary Awards, NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, New York, NY



June 11-19, 2016 

SNHU Winter Residency, Manchester, NH



June 22-27, 2016

Marathon des Mots, Toulouse, France





July 2-4, 2016

Astra Arts Festival, Independence, KS



July 5, 2016  

Rutgers University, Camden Summer Writers' Conference, 

Camden, NJ



July 10-16, 2016 

Tin House Summer Workshop, Portland, OR



July 23-30, 2016 

Water~Stone Review Summer Workshop, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN



August 8, 2016

"Shameless" Reading Series at Housing Works Bookstore, New York, NY, 6:30pm




September 9-11, 2016

Hobart Festival of Women Writers, Hobart, NY


September 15, 2016

Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event

Under the Udala Trees Reading at Revolution Books, Harlem, NY, 7:00pm



September 27, 2016

Bucknell University Reading Series, Lewisburg, PA





October 6, 2016

Greenlight Bookstore Reading with Emmanuel Iduma, New York, NY, 7:30pm


October 18, 2016  

Rutgers University, Newark W&N Reading Series, Newark, NJ 



October 20, 2016

Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Nominee Readings, Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC, 6:30pm


October 21, 2016  

Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC, 6:30pm




November 3-4, 2016 

Writers' Week, Buckner Keynote Address, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC

November 10-11, 2016

University of Chicago New Voices in Fiction Series, Chicago, IL


November 15-20, 2016 

AKE Arts & Book Festival, Channels Book Club Television Interview, Smooth FM Radio Interview, 

Abeokuta & Lagos, Nigeria


November 30- December 4, 2016

German Caine Prize Project, Stimmen Afrikas

MIGRApolis in Bonn, Stimmen Afrikas in Cologne & University of Dusseldorf in Dusseldorf, Germany


Dec 8, 2016

Book Club/Author Series, Mckinsey & Company

New York, NY

Dec 10, 2016

What the Dickens, Christmas Carol Reading, Housing Works, New York, NY











January 2-9, 2015 

SNHU Winter Residency, Manchester, NH






February 3, 2015

Conversations with African Poets & Writers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC






March 1-5, 2015 

African Writers Trust / Uganda International Conference, Kampala, Uganda


March 6, 2015 

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda


March 8-15, 2015 

Etisalat Prize for Literature, Lagos, Nigeria






April 11, 2015

​StoryQuarterly's 40th Anniversary Reading, AWP, Minneapolis, MN 


April 13-14, 2015

​Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT


April 15, 2015

​PEN Awards Showcase & Party, New York, NY


April 26 - May 1, 2015 

​Geneva Book Fair, Geneva, Switzerland






May 2, 2015

Expressions of Pride Multicultural Literary and Art Festival, San Diego, CA


May 5 - June 10, 2015

​Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Umbria, Italy






June 13 - June 21, 2015

​SNHU Summer Residency, Manchester, NH


June 29 - July 12, 2015

Hermitage Foundation Residency, Sarasota County, FL






July 18 - July 25, 2015

​Hurston/Wright Foundation Summer Writing Workshop, Washington, DC



July 19th, 2015, 6:30pm

Hurston/Wright Writers Week Reading with Breena Clarke, Terrance Hayes & Wil Haygood

Busboy & Poets, Washington, DC 



July 27, 2015, 6:30pm


Busboy & Poets, Washington, DC 



July 28 - Aug 27, 2015

​Hedgebrook Residency, Whidbey Island, WA






September 19, 2015, 2-4pm

Public Reading, Silent Barn, Bushwick, NY 



September 20, 2015

Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY 



September 23, 2015, 7-8:30pm

Book Launch, Housing Works Bookstore, New York, NY






October 2, 2015, 5:00-8:30pm

NYU Emerging Writers Series, KGB Bar, New York, NY



October 8, 2015, 6-8:00pm

Public Reading, Chinua Achebe Legacy Series, City College of New York, NY



October 9, 2015, 7:30pm

Public Reading, Elliot Bay Bookstore, Seattle, WA



October 10, 2015

Litquake Festival, San Francisco, CA



October 14-15, 2015

Chinua Achebe Symposium, Amherst, MA



October 17-18, 2015

Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX



October 24, 2015

Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA






November 7, 2015 

​Wordstock: Portland Book Festival, Portland, OR



November 14, 2015 

Essence Magazine/Afripop Brunch, #AfricanWomenCreate, Minton's in Harlem, NY



November 25-30, 2015

Visit with Abuja Literary Society, Public Reading, Abuja, Nigeria






December 14, 2015, 8pm 

Franklin Park Reading Series , St. John's Place, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY






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