News & Events

Watercolor by Lily Iona MacKenzie

Upcoming Events

7/8/18, Poetry reading at Britt Marie, 1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA, 3:30 – 5:00 PM.

Fall 2018, Reading with Michael Zimmerman, Folio Books, 7 PM.

10/13/18, Reading with members of Zoetic Press, Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St. #170, 7-9 PM

Past Events:

1/23/18 Reading with Laurie Doyle and Lori Ostlund as well as panel discussion: Demystifying the Path to Publication: Three Writers Discuss Everything from Where Ideas Come From to How Work Gets Published, Oakland Public Library, Piedmont Branch, 80 Echo Avenue, Oakland, 6:30 – 8 PM

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1/13/18 Reading with Laurie Doyle and Lori Ostlund as well as panel discussion: Demystifying the Path to Publication: Three Writers Discuss Everything from Where Ideas Come From to How Work Gets Published, Oakland Public Library, Lakeview Branch, Oakland, 3 – 4:30 PM

1/8/18 Kate Raphael will be interviewing me on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine on Monday, 1/8/17, at 1:00 pm, 94.1 FM in Northern California. They also will have it online at And it will be podcast at or

12/14/17 Why There Are Words, A Literary Reading Series, 333 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 7 PM

11/5/17 WNBA Centennial Celebration at Book Passage, Corte Madera, 1 PM. (I’ll be reading from Curva Peligrosa.

10/26/17 Interview on “Afternoon Delight,” Mutiny Radio, 3:30 – 4:30 PM: Tune in at and click to listen live. The interview will also be available in the show’s archives.

10/14/17 Book launch of Curva Peligrosa at Salute Restaurant, 1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804, 4-6 PM.

10/2/17 Brookdale San Pablo, San Pablo, CA, Reading & Conversation, 2-3 PM

9/14/17 Great Good Place for Books, 6120 Lasalle Ave, Oakland, 7 PM

9/13/17 Kaleidoscope Cafe, Point Richmond, So To Speak group reading and panel, 7 PM

9/5/17 Book Passage, Corte Madera, So To Speak group reading and panel, 7 PM20170829_192402

8/29/17 Corte Madera Library, poetry reading, 7 PM

Youtube video of my Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA, book launch of Fling!:

Youtube videos of Christina Lake, B.C., book launch of Fling! on 8/8/15:

Youtube video of my 8-minute reading of “Biting Through” at the Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series:

RRBC RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio “TAG TEAM 2*4*5” introducing 4 new RRBC members (including Lily Iona MacKenzie), July 23, 2016:

I met Anna Crowe today, the narrator of Fling!‘s audio version, during a reading I did at MPTF – Motion Picture & Television Fund. Here is a photo of the two of us there:


8/9/16 Sunrise Senior Living of Woodland Hills, 20461  Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364, Reading & Conversation, 2 PM.

8/10/16 The Commons at Woodland Hills, 21711 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, Reading & Conversation, 2 PM

8/11/16 MPTF – Motion Picture & Television Fund, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, Reading & Conversation, 2 PM

7/28/16 Meeting with women’s book group in San Francisco, 8-9 PM. Thanks to these lovely ladies for inviting me to visit their group for a discussion of Fling! and excellent food!

7/9/16 Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore, Gualala, 4 PM


7/10/16 Point Arena Library, Reading & Conversation, 2 PM

6/16/16 Poetry Reading at Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, 7 – 9

PM6/12/16, Deborah’s Book Group in Berkeley, 4:30 – 6:00 PM


6/4 & 6/5, Bay Area Book Festival Booth in Berkeley, 10 AM till 6 PM

5/12/16 Why There Are Words Reading Series, Studio 333 on 333 Ca
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, Sausalito, CA, Reading, 7 PM

5/7/16 Santa Rosa Senior Fair9-1 


5/6/16  Brookdale Fremont, Fremont, CA, Reading & Conversation, 1-2 PM

4/21/16 Albany Senior Expo10-1 PM   


4/29/16 Vineyard Common, Santa, Rosa, CA, Book Club, 2 PM

4/18/16 Brookdale San Pablo, San Pablo, CA, Reading & Conversation, 2-3 PM


4/8/16 The Commons at Dallas Ranch, Antioch, CA, Reading & Conversation, 2-3 PM

3/22/16 The Redwoods, Mill Valley, CA, Reading & Conversation, 7:15 – 8:15 PM

3/24/16 Chateau III Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill, CA, Reading & Conversation, 2-3 PM

3/3/16 Brookdale Retirement, 800 Oregon Street, Sonoma, CA, Reading & Conversation, 3-4 PM

3/7/16 The Springs of Napa, Napa, CA, Reading & Conversation, 11-12 AM

3/7/16 Redwood Retirement, Napa, CA, Reading & Conversation, 2-3 PMsenior-home-3

3/10/16 Aegis of Corte Madera, Corte Madera, CA, Reading & Conversation, 11 AM to noon

2/25/16 Vineyard Common, Santa, Rosa, CA, Reading & Conversation, 2:30-3:30 PM
2/15/16 Sonoma Hills Retirement, Sonoma, Reading & Conversation, 1-2 PM

2/5/16 Springfield Place Retirement, Petaluma, CA, Reading & Conversation, 2-3 PM

2/12/16 Brookdale Retirement, Rohnert Park, CA, Reading & Conversation, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

1/21/16 Lake Merritt Senior Resident, Talk on the Magic in Magical Realism, Oakland, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

1/28/16 Vintage Silver Creek, San Jose, CA, Book Club, 2-3:30 PM


1/29/16 Vintage Sutter Street, San Francisco, Book Club & Reading 2:30 – 3:30 PM

2/2/16 Artists First Radio Interview, 3-4 PM.

1/14/16 Grand Lake Gardens, Oakland, Reading & Conversation, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

1/7/16 Vintage San Ramon, 3-4 PM

12/10/15 The Berkshire Vintage Senior Living2235 Sacramento St., Berkeley, CA, Reading & Conversation (10:30-11:30) 

12/7/15 Holiday Touch Senior Residence, 2621 Appian Way, Pinole, CA, Reading & Conversation (2-3 PM)

11/12/15 Atria Tamalpais Creek Senior Residence, Novato, CA, Reading & conversation (6-7 PM)

11/16/15 Atria Senior Residence, Burlingame, CA, Reading & Conversation (3-4 PM)

11/1/15 Avalon Aisle of Beauty, Day of the Dead Celebration, 1016 B Street, San Rafael, CA, Reading & conversation (4-7 PM)

10/30/15, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA, Reading, conversation, signing, followed by potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share. 12:00 till 1:30 PM.

10/21/15 Marin Senior Information Fair, Marin Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA. 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 

10/9/15, Avalon Aisle of Beauty, Mexican Art Show, 1016 B Street, San Rafael, CA, Reading, conversation, and signing. 7 PM

9/10/15, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA,

9/21/15, Folio Books, 3957 24th Street, San Francisco, CA, Joint reading, conversation, and signing with Manfred Wolf. 7 PM

9/3/15, Book Passage, Corte Madera, 7 PM

8/27/15, KUSF radio, San Francisco, Interview (check out the podcast at

8/8/15 Grand Forks, BC, Library. Reading, conversation, and signing. 2 PM.

8/8/15 Christina Lake, BC, Living Arts Center (Lisa’s Bistro). Reading, conversation, and signing, 7 PM.

8/11/15 CJSW Radio Station, Calgary, AB, featured interview on Suffragette City. 2-4 PM.

8/12/15 Kerby Senior Center, Calgary AB, Reading, conversation, and signing, 1 PM.

8/14/15 The Manor Village at Signature Park, Calgary AB, Reading, conversation, and signing, 1 PM. 

8/14/15 Where Words Collide Book Festival, Calgary, AB, Workshop “The Origins of Fiction.” 4-5 PM

8/15/15 Pages Bookstore, Calgary, AB, Reading, conversation, and signing. 3 PM

8/15/15 Where Words Collide Book Festival, Calgary, AB, Reading. 8 PM