THE MERE WIFE

EVENTS 2018

UK TOUR!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 12:00PM

NEW SUNS FEMINIST LITERARY FESTIVAL

Barbican Center

LONDON

‘Us vs. Them: Feminist myth-making, power and disobedient women’ will be taking place as part of the New Suns: Feminist Literary Festival. Headley, along with Sophie Mackintosh (The Water Cure), Marina Warner (From the Beast to the Blonde) and Preti Taneja (We That Are Young) will be exploring feminist myth-making and its many forms.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7PM

FOYLES CHARING CROSS

LONDON

IN CONVERSATION WITH NEIL GAIMAN

Maria Dahvana Headley will be at Foyles, Charing Cross, on

Tuesday 6 November 2018 at 7pm.

In conversation with long-time collaborator and friend, Neil Gaiman,

Headley will be discussing her new novel, The Mere Wife,

the much-awaited 21st century feminist retelling of Beowulf.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 6:30PM

WATERSTONES SAUCHIEHALL ST.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

IN CONVERSATION WITH DIVA MAGAZINE BOOK EDITOR KAITE WELSH

Maria will be interviewed by DIVA Magazine's book editor Kaite Welsh,

discussing updating Beowulf into a modern setting, taking the male-focused epic

and centring on the women, and more before signing books.

Tickets and booking fee cost £2.20. 

Complimentary wine and refreshments will be provided.

Books purchased on the night will be eligible for a discount

against the cost of tickets.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 6:30PM

GOLDEN HARE BOOKS

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Join Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Mere Wife, at Golden Hare Books

in Edinburgh on Thursday 8 November 2018 at 6:30pm - 8pm. 

Tickets cost £5 or £12.99 with a copy of The Mere Wife. 

Enjoy a glass of wine with the discussion of a feminist retelling

of the classic tale of Beowulf.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 5PM

THE BARN GALLERY AT ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE

OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Reading from and discussion of The Mere Wife and Beowulf Translation with

Professor Carolyne Larrington, with drinks reception. Open to the Public. 

Kendrew Quad, Saint John’s College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 12:30-2PM

MIAMI BOOK FAIR

MIAMI, FLORIDA

Maria Dahvana Headley, Alyson Hagy and Aaron Thier.

Reading, audience Q&A and booksigning.  

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL  33132

Building 8, room 8201

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 8PM
NEW YORK, NY
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES
Lineup TBD
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 7PM
NEW YORK, NY
KGB FANTASTIC FICTION
WITH NICOLE KORNER-STACE
Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday
of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features
luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free.
KGB BAR 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave) New York, NY 10003
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PAST EVENTS

MONDAY, JULY 23, 6PM

BLACKBARN Shop

NEW YORK, NY

Reading and conversation with Aaron Hicklin

CHELSEA MARKET

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011 Chelsea Market

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 7:30PM

BOOKS ARE MAGIC

BROOKLYN, NY

Books are Magic

 

March 6 - NEW YORK CITY

TUESDAY, MARCH 6 
6:00 PM-7:30 PM: Panel Discussion on Science Fiction. NOTE: Because the Grolier Club Exhibition Hall is closed for renovations, this event will be held in the parish hall of Christ Church, 524 Park Avenue, at the corner of Park and 60th Street, immediately adjacent to the Grolier Club. Christopher Brown (Austin, Texas): author of Tropic of Kansas (2017). Siobhan Carroll (University of Delaware): author of An Empire of Air and Water: Uncolonizable Space in the British Imagination, 1750-1850 (2015) John Crowley (Yale University): author of Little, Big (1981) and Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (2017) Ellen Datlow (New York City): fiction editor of Omni magazine and many award-winning anthologies Samuel R. Delany (Philadelphia): author of Babel-17 (1966), Dhalgren (1975), and countless other works Maria Dahvana Headley (Brooklyn): author of Magonia (2015) and The Mere Wife (forthcoming from Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2018) Henry Wessells. 

March 8 - AWP Conference, TAMPA, FLORIDA

New (Per)Mutations in Speculative Fiction Panel Discussion

Room 1, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor  
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm 

 

Bending historical fantasy to meet contemporary transgender experience... rerouting the apocalypse through trans-speciesism... biopunking the neo-noir... ghosting the postcolonial imaginary: these speculative writers are flooding the arena of fiction with a potent assemblage of narrative sources and strategies, including formal and other experimentation. Here they address their approaches to genre, structure, and form, and what new possibilities they see for storytelling.

 

Moderator: 

M./Megan Milks is the author of Kill Marguerite and Other Stories, winner of the 2015 Devil's Kitchen Award in Fiction and a Lambda Award finalist. They have also published three chapbooks, including The Feels, an exploration of fan fiction and affect, and Twins, starring the Sweet Valley Twins.

Jordy Rosenberg is a professor of literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the author of the forthcoming novel, Confessions of the Fox, a work of transgender speculative historical fiction. They have also published academic work, experimental prose, and short fiction.

Sofia Samatar is the author of the novels A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories, and a short story collection, Tender. She is the recipient of several awards including the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

Maria Dahvana Headley is the author of the novels The Mere Wife (MCD/FSG, July 2018), Magonia & Aerie (HarperCollins) and more.

Rose Lemberg

March 14, International Convention on  the Fantastic Arts - ORLANDO, FL

 Orlando Airport Marriot, Vista A, 4:30-6pm

Reading with Nicola Griffith, author of SO LUCKY (FSG, May 2018) and Bryan Camp author of The CITY OF LOST FORTUNES (JJA, April).

March 23rd

New York Teen Author Book Festival  - Free and open to the public!

Friday March 23, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL, South Court, 2-6)

Panel discussion on Ambitious Girls in Young Adult novels! 

3:50-4:40: Ambitious Girls

Katie Bayerl
Kayla Cagan
Sharon Cameron
Maria Dahvana Headley
Tiffany Jackson
Lauren Spieller
Amy Trueblood

moderator: Melissa Walker

Stay tuned for more events...they're being scheduled now!  

Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 3:30pm

NASHVILLE, TN

Southern Festival of Books

Paneling with the fabulous Martina Boone and Victoria Schwab at the Southern Festival of books! 

3:30-5:00 PM  Otherworldly Journeys: Three YA Fantasy Series

                        LP Room 30

                        Panelists: Martina Boone, Maria Dahvana Headley, Victoria Schwab

5-5:30 PM       Signing

                        Signing Colonnade

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 5pm

NEW YORK CITY

Children of Lovecraft Anthology Launch & Reading

Lovecraft Bar

50 Avenue B

New York, NY

Reading and signing for Ellen Datlow's Children of Lovecraft Anthology (Dark Horse) with contributors, Livia Llewellyn, Laird Barron, David Nickle, A.C. Wise, Siobhan Carroll, and Richard Kadrey. 

This is a fabulous anthology - and my story, Mr. Doornail, is one part Lorca, one part tentacle monster. Here is the event page.


Books will be sold by Word Bookstore.

Monday, October 17, 8pm

NEW YORK CITY

Laurie Penny's Everything Belongs to the Future Launch

MDH in Conversation w/Laurie Penny 

McNally Jackson Bookstore

52 Prince Street

New York, NY

A work of speculative fiction dealing with inequality and revolution, Everything Belongs to the Future imagines a world in which time is literally money. "This is a pitiless allegory, calculated to enrage and terrify its readers," says Cory Doctorow. Laurie Penny is a columnist at The Guardian and a contributing editor at The New Statesman, and the author of the books Unspeakable Things and Meat Market. She will be joined by New York Times Bestselling science fiction and fantasy author Maria Dahvana Headley.

 

Thursday, November 3rd, 7pm-9pm

NEW YORK CITY

PEN LIVE READING, PANEL & SIGNING: Ticketed Event

BLACK PANTHER, KATNISS EVERDEEN, AND THE CHANGING FACES OF SCI-FI AND FANTASY

With Deji Olukotun, Maria Dahvana Headley, and Haris Durrani

KGB Bar Red Room

85 East 4th Street

NY, NY

On November 3, join host Deji Olukotun and authors Maria Dahvana Headley, and Haris Durrani for PEN Live: Black Panther, Katniss Everdeen, and the Changing Faces of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. 

PEN Live is a monthly series bringing together writers and artists from a range of backgrounds and beliefs to explore a common theme. Each installment takes place in the Red Room, an intimate, newly renovated speak-easy style venue hidden above the famous KGB Bar. 

Tickets HERE.

Sunday, November 6th, 3:30PM

AUSTIN, TEXAS 

TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL

 Paneling and signing AERIE/MAGONIA with Mercedes Lackey and Andrea Cremer.

3:30- 4:15 PM Panel: World, I Got This

                        YA Clubhouse

                        Panelists: Mercedes Lackey, Andrea Cremer

Description: It’s the weekend before the American Presidential election. We all have world domination - and maybe even salvation - on our minds. Don’t let the political tenor of our modern times stress you out. Mercedes Lackey, Maria Dahvana Headley and Andrea Cremer have all created strong, wise, intrepid protagonists who will save our world from destruction (or at least help us forget about campaign politics for a little while).

Signing in the Main Signing Tent to follow. 

Sunday, November 13 

New York City

Book Riot Live

The Metropolitan West

639 West 46th Street,

New York, NY 10036.

Con hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is going to be fantastic. Book Riot is full of great content, and I'm lucky enough to speak. Go here to register

 

RISE UP: USING YOUR VOICE TO MAKE CHANGE

Join four authors of middle-grade and young adult fiction as they discuss the different ways their work provides opportunities for them to create change.

Date: Sunday, November 13

Time: 1:15pm

Panelists: Meg Medina, Sara Farizan, Sona Charaipotra 

Moderator: Preeti Chhibber

 

BRAINS ARE WEIRD

Brains can produce amazing feats of creativity — and they can also produce anxiety, depression, and other roadblocks. Join our speakers for a discussion of how they cope with the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of writer-brain.

 

Date: Sunday, November 13

Time: 2:30pm

Panelists: Alyssa Cole, Jeph Jacques

Moderator: Maria Dahvana Headley

Sunday, November 20th, 3-4PM, 

 Miami, Florida

MIAMI BOOK FESTIVAL

 

3-4:00 PM       Panel: Hard Choices, High Costs

                        Location: LIVE Arts Lab (Building 1, 1st Floor) / Miami Dade College

Description: In Carolyn Cohagan's Time Zero, a girl defies the laws of a future world ruled by extremists; in Katharine McGee's The Thousandth Floor, the impossible is within reach—but the cost is high; and in Maria Dahvana Headley's Aerie (Magonia), one girl’s search for a legendary weapon forces her to choose between two worlds, and two versions of herself.

Signing following this panel.

 

PAST EVENTS:

 

 

September 10  & 11, 2016

Slice Literary Writers' Conference -  St. Francis College, Brooklyn! 

 

Paneling at Slice - and this con is going to be pretty magnificent. Full of genius authors, and the opportunity to take writing workshops too. 

Register here

I'm paneling on Saturday, Sept 10, at 10-11am. Come! The Inner Critic, with Ashley C. Ford, Lynn Steger Strong, and Ted Thompson, moderated by Michele Filgate. 

The Inner Critic | 10 – 11am

We all know that voice…That nagging little demon that tells us we don’t have a story to tell; that our novel is cliché; that nobody will care about our memoir; that our characters are boring; that our manuscript will never sell. How do we manage to write anything with that inner critic constantly buzzing? A team of authors talk about how they slay the inner demons that try to stop their writing. They’ll also pinpoint moments when the inner critic is surprisingly helpful.

Panelists: Maria Dahvana Headley, Author, Magonia; Ashley C. Ford, Author/Editor/Public Speaker, Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture (an upcoming anthology, co-edited with Roxane Gay); Lynn Steger Strong, Author, Hold Still; Ted Thompson, Author, The Land of Steady Habits 

Moderator: Michele Filgate, Essayist, Critic & Freelance Writer

 

April 28-May1, Epic Reads Spring Tour, with Susane Colasanti, and Katie Cotugno!

 

Tuesday, April 28 - MAGONIA RELEASE DAY! Chicago! 

5:00pm panel discussion with Maria Dahvana Headley, Katie Cotugno, and Susane Colasanti at

The Book Stall

 811 Elm St

Winnetka, IL 

 

There will be a pizza party following the event (from local pizzeria, Lou Malnati’s) and we'll hang out with you. Please RSVP to this one: RSVP 847-446-8880

 

Wednesday, April 29th. Oakland! 

 

Panel discussion with high school students. 

1:50 pm Bishop O'Dowd High School

Hurley Hall

 9500 Stearns Ave

Oakland, CA 94605

 

7:00pm, Panel discussion with with Maria Dahvana Headley, Katie Cotugno, and Susane Colasanti at A Great Good Place for Books

 6120 La Salle Ave

Oakland, CA 94611

 

THURSDAY, April 30th, Las Vegas!

 

7:00pm, Panel discussion with with Maria Dahvana Headley, Katie Cotugno, and Susane Colasanti at Barnes & Noble

Rainbow Promenade

2191 N Rainbow Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89108

 

FRIDAY, May 1st, Nashville!

 

7:00pm Panel discussion with Maria Dahvana Headley, Katie Cotugno, and Susane Colasanti at 

Barnes & Noble Brentwood

1701 Mallory Lane

Brentwood, TN 37027

 

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - NYC!

 

MCNALLY JACKSON BOOKSTORE, New York, NY -  7pm
YA Trio Event
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street
New York, NY
A YA panel event  - me with Magonia, and two other fabulous authors: Camille DeAngelis (Bones & All) and Nova Ren Suma (The Walls Around Us). Panel presentation, Q&A, and book signing!

 

 

APRIL 11-12 2015: YALL WEST, Santa Monica, CA

Another gorgeous list of authors, this one all of young adult novels. I'll be appearing on the 12th at the Santa Monica Public Library venue, and there will be early copies of Magonia there! 

 

APRIL 21, 2015, BOOKS OF WONDER, New York, NY - Launch event for Magonia, with Susane Colasanti and her newest book, City Love! 6-8 pm. 

 

FEBRUARY 8-11, 2015: American Booksellers Association, WINTER INSTITUTE. Asheville, North Carolina

A gorgeous list of authors will attend this three day conference in Asheville. I'll be there talking about Magonia, ouf in 2015 from Harper Collins. The authors include Kelly Link, Nova Ren Suma, Gwenda Bond, and many more.