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Border Party Tour 2014

Monday, February 10 – CHAPEL HILL, NC – Stephanie discussed her book Around the Bloc and the art of memoir with a “Life Writing” class in 316 Greenlaw Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Monday, February 24 – CHAPEL HILL, NC – Stephanie gave a reading and lecture about border death in South Texas as part of Carolina Performing Arts’ Arts@The Core from 3-4:30 in Graham Memorial 039 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Friday, February 28 – SEATTLE, WA – Stephanie spoke on two panels at the 2014 AWP Conference: “Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Writing About Family” with Faith Adiele, Joy Castro, Sue Silverman, and Ralph Savarese; and “There She Goes Again: Women Writing Travel” with Pam Houston, Lavinia Spalding, Suzanne Roberts, and Tracy Ross at the Washington Convention Center.

Monday, April 21 – GREENSBORO, NC – Stephanie gave a keynote for the UNC General Alumni Association at the Greensboro Historical Museum.

Friday, April 25 – RALEIGH, NC – Stephanie gave a keynote for the UNC General Alumni Association at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Saturday, May 3 – CHAPEL HILL, NC - Stephanie was the Featured Speaker at the Graduation Celebration of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill at 3 pm at the Campus Y.

May 8 – May 31 – NRITYAGRAM, INDIA – Stephanie was a writer-in-residence at the Sangam House.

Sunday, May 18 – BANGALORE, INDIA – Stephanie read from her book Mexican Enough at Atta Galatta Bookshop, along with the other writers-in-residence from Sangam House.

Saturday, July 12 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Stephanie gave the keynote address at the “Get More, Get MAS!” Mexican-American Studies Program Summer Seminar at Del Mar College from 3-4:30 in CED 106 of the Center for Economic Development.

Saturday, July 19 – CHICAGO, IL - Stephanie presented on a “Memoir and Latinidad” panel at the 2014 Latino Studies Conference in Chicago, along with authors Joy Castro, Lorraine Lopez, and Michelle Herrera-Mulligan, from 4:30 – 6 pm at the Marshfield Room, third floor of the Palmer House at 17 East Monroe Street.

 

Border Party Tour 2013

Friday, March 29 – CANTON, NY - Stephanie gave a lecture on U.S. immigration policy at St. Lawrence University at 10:50 in Valentine Hall, room 117.

Thursday, April 4 – SAN MARCOS, TX - Stephanie spoke on a panel called “Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back” at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University, along with writers Carmen Tafolla, John Philip Santos, and Manuel Martinez.

Saturday, April 6 – SAN MARCOS, TX - Stephanie read a selection from Mexican Enough at the induction ceremony of the Texas Institute of Letters at the Embassy Suites-San Marcos.

Thursday, April 25 – CANTON, NY - Stephanie performed two selections from her book-in-progress, A Sort of Homecoming, at the St. Lawrence University Visiting Writer’s Series at Sykes Auditorium at 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 9 – ONEONTA, NY - Stephanie gave a keynote at Hartwick College in Shineman Chapel at 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 17 – GREENSBORO, NC - Stephanie gave a lecture on guerrilla marketing for the Art & Entrepreneurship program at UNC-Greensboro at 7 p.m.

 

Border Party Tour 2012

January 16 – May 13 – ONLINE
– Stephanie taught an online distance-learning course called “Issues in International Creative Nonfiction: Immigration” along with Tijuana journalist/poet Mariana Martinez Estens, sponsored by the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

Monday, January 23 – ST. LOUIS, MO
– Stephanie read from new work at Washington University.

Wednesday, February 1 – CHAPEL HILL, NC
– Stephanie read from new work at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

February 29 – March 3 – CHICAGO, IL
– Stephanie presented on two panels at the 2012 AWP Conference. On Thursday from 12 – 1:15 p.m. in the Lake Ontario room of the Hilton Hotel (8th floor), she spoke on the topic “Taking Up Residence: Writers in Unexpected Places” along with Wendy Call, Henry Reese, Anastacia Tolbert, and Ellen Placey Wadey. On Friday from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in Continental B of the Hilton (Lobby Level), she addressed “The Writer in the World: A Look at Immersion Writing” along with Robin Hemley, Melissa Pritchard, Joe Mackall, David Shields, and Christopher Merrill.

Monday, March 12 – LINCOLN, NE
– Stephanie held a travel writing seminar at noon and gave a reading at 7 p.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Thursday, March 22 – MIAMI, FL
– Stephanie taught a travel writing seminar at Florida International University.

Thursday, April 19 – IOWA CITY, IA
– Stephanie discussed immersion writing along with Robin Hemley and Inara Verzemnieks in celebration of Hemley’s new book A Field Guide for Immersion Writing at Prairie Lights Bookstore at 7 p.m.

May 24 – 26 – TOLEDO, SPAIN
– Stephanie gave a reading at the 8th International Conference on Chicano Literature along with Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez and Charli Valdez.

Tuesday, June 5 – BARCELONA, SPAIN - Stephanie gave two talks at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Monday, July 9 – BOSTON, MA
– Stephanie taught a travel writing seminar and gave a reading at Pine Manor College’s Solstice Low-Residency MFA program.

Wednesday, September 26 – CANTON, NY - Stephanie performed at the first Viebranz Salon of 2012-2013 at the Kohlberg House, along with drummer Charlie Pepiton.

Saturday, October 6 – BROOKLYN, NY - Stephanie moderated a panel on creative nonfiction writing at the Comadres y Compadres Writer’s Conference sponsored by Las Comadres.

November 21 – 24 – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
– Stephanie moderated two panels and spoke on two panels at the 2012 NonfictioNow Conference, sponsored by the University of Iowa and RMIT University.

 

Bloc Party Tour 2011

Friday, February 4 – WASHINGTON DC
– Stephanie moderated a panel on “Women on Wanderlust: Travel Writing” along with Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 contributors Elisabeth Eaves, Alison Stein Wellner, and Johanna Gohmann at the AWP Conference from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Thurgood Marshall East room of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Thursday, February 10 – MACON, GA
– Stephanie performed from her memoir Mexican Enough at 7 p.m. in the Willingham Auditorium at Mercer University.

February 24 through 25 – SINGAPORE
– Stephanie presented her paper “Wayward Woman: On the Road and On the Page” at the Workshop on Studies in Travel Writing hosted by the National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute (NUS ARI).

Friday, April 29 – IOWA CITY, IA
– Stephanie performed her monologue “Super Flow” at “Take Back the WRITE: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry for Sexual Violence Awareness” at the Iowa City Public Library, 7-9 p.m.

May 18 – June 8 – PHILIPPINES
– Stephanie participated in the University of Iowa’s Summer Overseas Writing Workshop.

June 7 through August 2 – ONLINE
– Stephanie taught an 8-week, online “Intro to Travel Writing” class with Media Bistro.

June 23 through 26 – JACKSON, WY 
– Stephanie taught a memoir writing workshop at the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. For details, visit: http://www.jacksonholewritersconference.com.

Sunday July 24 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie taught a four-hour seminar on travel writing at Gemini Ink at 513 South Presa Street. For details, visit: http://geminiink.org.

July 28 through 30 – FORT BRAGG, CA
– Stephanie taught a creative nonfiction workshop at the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference. For details, visit: http://www.mcwc.org.

September 15 through November 17 – ONLINE
– Stephanie taught an 8-week, online “Intro to Travel Writing” class with Media Bistro.

Tuesday, September 27 – ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

– Stephanie gave a keynote at the Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall at the University of North Carolina-Asheville at 7:30 p.m.

 

Border Party Tour 2010

Friday, January 15 – Sunday, January 17 – IOWA CITY, IA
– Stephanie taught a free memoir writing class at the Midwest Vets Writing Workshop sponsored by the University of Iowa. For details, visit www.midwestvetswritingworkshop.com.

Saturday, March 13 – TUCSON, AZ
– Stephanie spoke on a panel along with Ask a Mexican! columnist Gustavo Arellano and author Rose Castillo Guilbault as part of the Tucson Festival of Books at 2 p.m. at the University of Arizona.

Monday, March 15 – GREEN VALLEY, AZ
– Stephanie held a free travel writing seminar at the Conrad Joyner Library at 601 N. La Canada Drive from 1-2:45 p.m. as part of the Society of Southwestern Authors Series.

Sunday, March 28 – IOWA CITY, IA 
– Stephanie launched her anthology, Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010, along with contributors Marisa Handler, Kendra Greene, and Jennifer Percy at Prairie Lights at 4 p.m.

May 19 through 22 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
– Stephanie taught a travel writing seminar at the 8th Annual National Latino Writers Conference, held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

June 12 through 15 – HOMER, ALASKA
– Stephanie taught a travel writing and a memoir writing workshop at the 2010 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference. She performed along with Dinty Moore and Karen Joy Fowler on Sunday, June 13 at Alice’s Champagne Palace.

July 1 through 15 – CORFU, GREECE
– Stephanie participated in the University of Iowa’s Summer Overseas Writing Workshop.

September 24 through 26 – TUCSON, AZ
– Stephanie gave the Saturday night keynote address and taught a workshop at the Society of Southwestern Authors Conference. For details visit http://ssa-az.org/wranglingwithwriting/index.htm.

Friday, October 1 – IOWA CITY, IA
– Stephanie performed at the “I Looked For a Weapon But Found Only Yogurt” Anthology at Public Space One at 129 E. Washington Street.

Thursday, October 7 – NACOGDOCHES, TX
– Stephanie gave a keynote and taught a nonfiction writing workshop at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Saturday, November 6 – IOWA CITY, IA
– Stephanie moderated a panel discussion called “Wayward Women: Gender in Travel Writing” along with authors Michele Morano, Faith Adiele, and Mary Morris at the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program’s semi-annual NonfictioNow Conference, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

 

Border Party Tour 2009

January 8 – February 18 – LAKE FOREST, IL
– Stephanie spent six weeks as a writer-in-residence at the Ragdale Foundation, courtesy of Friends of Ragdale.

Saturday, January 31 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie gave the keynote at the Southwest Regional Conference of the YWCA, followed by a workshop on “How to See the World on Someone Else’s Budget.”

Friday, February 6 – CHICAGO, IL
– Stephanie performed at Radio Arte located at 1401 W. 18th Street, just a few blocks east of the CTA pink line in Pilsen at 7 p.m. This event was hosted by Tianguis Bookstore, www.tianguis.biz.

Friday, February 20 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie performed at the St. Stephen’s Literary Festival.

Saturday, February 21 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie spoke about the impact of NAFTA and other neoliberal economic policies on Mexican immigration at the 2009 Coastal Bend Social Forum at Bay Hall at Texas ATM Corpus Christi, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. For details, visit www.theprogressivecenter.com.

Sunday, March 1 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
– Stephanie held a “See the World on Someone Else’s Budget” workshop from 2 – 5 p.m. in Salon Ortega at the National Hispanic Cultural Center located at 1701 4th Street SW.

Monday, March 2 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
– Stephanie presented at two creative writing classes at Albuquerque High School, from 9:40 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday, March 3 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
– Stephanie perfomed from “Mexican Enough” at Page One Bookstore located on 11018 Montgomery Blvd NE at 7 p.m.

Friday, March 6 – Saturday, March 7 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie held several events at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Conference, including a panel with authors Oscar Casares, Thomas Morin, and Sarah Rafael Garcia.

Monday, March 9 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie spoke to Maggie Rodriguez-Rivas’ Latino Media class at the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin at 8 a.m.

Thursday, March 12 – HOUSTON, TX
– Stephanie performed at the Central Library at 500 McKinney from 7 – 9 p.m. A book signing followed.

Sunday, March 15 – TUCSON, AZ
– Stephanie presented on a “Women in the Wild: Dispatches From the Far-Flung” panel along with author Lucy Bledsoe at the Tucson Festival of Books. For details, visit www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org.

Wednesday, March 25 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie performed at Palo Alto College at 11 a.m. in the Student Union. A book signing and reception followed.

Thursday, March 26 – EDINBURG, TX
– Stephanie performed at Sekula Memorial Library on 1906 S. Closner at noon, as part of the FESTIBA Literary Festival sponsored by the University of Texas Pan-Am. A book signing followed.

Tuesday, March 31 – CLAREMONT, CA
– Stephanie presented a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at 7:30 p.m. at Scripps College.

Wednesday, April 1 – CLAREMONT, CA
– Stephanie performed from Mexican Enough as part of the Cesar Chavez Celebration at Scripps College at 7:30 p.m. A book signing and reception followed.

Friday, April 3 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie performed at 1 p.m. at the literary festival at Our Lady of the Lake University, followed by a book signing.

Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 19 – DALLAS, TX
– Stephanie taught a creative nonfiction workshop at the Writer’s Garrett at Paperbacks Plus, 6115 La Vista Drive from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.

Monday, April 20 – DALLAS, TX
– Stephanie performed along with Barbara Renaud Gonzalez at the Latino Cultural Center at 2600 Live Oak Street from 7 – 9 p.m. A reception and book signing followed.

Tuesday, April 21 – DALLAS, TX
– Stephanie performed at 9:30 a.m. in Fannin Hall of Richland College, as part of their Ethnic Diversity Week.

Thursday, April 23 – SAN JOSE, CA
– Stephanie performed at 8 p.m. at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana at 510 South First Street. For more info, call (408) 998-2783 or visit http://www.maclaarte.org.

May 5 – May 15 – Away in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil….

Thursday, June 18 – BOSTON, MA
– Stephanie taught a travel writing seminar at Grub Street from 7 – 10 p.m. For details, visit www.grubstreet.org.

Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25 – CHESTNUT HILL, MA
– Stephanie taught a creative nonfiction class and a marketing/promotion seminar at the 2009 Summer Solstice Writers’ Conference at Pine Manor College. For details, visit www.pmc.edu/solstice/index.html.

Wednesday, July 1 – NEW YORK, NY
– Stephanie taught a “Crash Course in Memoir Writing” class from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. for Media Bistro at University Settlement at 273 Bowery (at E. Houston). Cost is $65.

July 14 – 21 – Away in Ireland….

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26 – GRAPEVINE, TX
– Stephanie presented a session called “The Accidental Memoirist: The Art and Ethics of Living Backward” on Saturday at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center.

Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie participated in Sandra Cisneros’s Macondo Workshop at Our Lady of the Lake University, and performed at Cafe Nostalgia on Thursday.

Friday, September 18 – IOWA CITY, IA
– Stephanie discussed her memoir “Around the Bloc” with a Latino Studies class at the University of Iowa, 11:30 – 12:30 in PH217.

Tuesday, October 6 – IOWA CITY, IA
– Stephanie talked travel writing with a Travel Literature class at the University of Iowa, 8 – 9 p.m. in EPB206.

Friday, October 16 – KEARNEY, NE
– Stephanie discussed her memoir “Mexican Enough” with an English Composition class at the University of Nebraska-Kearney and then performed from her work as part of the Reynolds Writers Series at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theater Fine Arts Building.

Sunday, November 8 – LUBBOCK, TX
– Stephanie gave the Presidential Keynote Address at the 88th Meeting of the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers at the Lubbock Civic Center at 7 p.m.

Friday, December 4 – IOWA CITY, IA
– Stephanie discussed her memoir “Around the Bloc” with a Latino Studies class at the University of Iowa at 1:30 in Schaeffer Hall 22.

 

Border Party Tour 2008

Wednesday & Thursday, January 2-3 – NEBRASKA CITY, NE
– Stephanie held a workshop and reading at the University of Nebraska’s MFA Low-Residency Program at the Lied Lodge, as a Visiting Writer.

January 9 – February 10: Away in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Paris….

February 29 – March 2 – WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA
– Stephanie held a variety of events at the Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference, including a memoir writing workshop, a travel writing workshop, and a discussion about ethics in memoir. For details, visit www.writeonwhidbey.org/Conference.

March 11 – March 15 – NEW ORLEANS, LA
– Stephanie taught travel and memoir writing classes at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, plus held a public reading with poet Major Jackson on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit www.nocca.com.

March 28 – March 30 – NEW ORLEANS, LA
– Stephanie presented on a memoir-writing panel with authors Kevin Sessums, Betsy Carter, Joshua Clark, and Bev Marshall, and a travel-writing panel with Wayne Curtis, Barbara Redding, and Deborah Burst at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. For details, visit www.tennesseewilliams.net.

Saturday, April 12 – NEW YORK, NY
– Stephanie presented on a memoir-writing panel with authors Phoebe Damrosch, Janice Erlbaum, Stephen O’Connor, John Sellers, Catherine Texier, and Richard Goodman at the Fourth Annual New York Round Table Writers’ Conference. For details, visit www.writersconferencenyc.org.

Saturday, April 19 – DWAYNE, NJ
– Stephanie held a memoir-writing workshop at the William Paterson University 2008 Writer’s Conference. For details, visit http://euphrates.wpunj.edu/faculty/parrasj/conference/default.htm.

Monday, April 21 – NEW YORK, NY
– Stephanie taught a three-hour intensive “Memoir Writing Essentials” workshop with Media Bistro from 6:45 – 9:45 p.m. at 494 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Monday, April 28 – GUADALAJARA, SPAIN
– Stephanie held a workshop called “Diez Consejos Para La Mujer Errante” in promotion of the Spanish translation of “100 Places Every Woman Should Go” at the Biblioteca Pública del Estado en Guadalajara. For more information, call 949-234719/234710.

May 1 – May 30 – BARCELONA, SPAIN
– Stephanie was a writer-in-residence at Can Serrat near Barcelona, Spain for the month of May.

June 5 – June 6 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
– Stephanie presented her “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at the Women Leaders 2008: A Symposium for Women in University Settings sponsored by the Center for Gender Equity at the University of California, San Francisco. For details, visit www.ucsf.edu/cge/wg/programs/wls/index.html.

Thursday, June 19 – KINGSVILLE, TX
– Stephanie taught an “All About Me” Memoir Writing Workshop at El Tigre Art Camp for Sarita Elementary School at Texas ATM University at Kingsville.

Saturday, August 16 – HOUSTON, TX
– Stephanie gave a keynote and book signing at 10:30 a.m. at the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas State Conference at the Hilton Post Oak Hotel.

Sunday, August 17 – ALLEN, TX
– Stephanie performed from “Mexican Enough” at the Grand Opening of the new Borders Bookstore at 2 p.m located at 965 West Bethany Drive. Other presenters that day included Dora the Explorer and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

Tuesday, August 19 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie performed at Borders Bookstore at 7 p.m. at 255 E. Basse Road Suite 350 (aka The Quarry).

Wednesday, August 20 – HOUSTON, TX
– Stephanie performed at Borders Bookstore at 7 p.m. at 3025 Kirby Street.

Sunday, August 24 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie officially launched “Mexican Enough” at her hometown Barnes and Noble in Moore Plaza at 2 p.m.

Monday, August 25 – LAS COMADRES TELECONFERENCE
– Stephanie was interviewed about “Mexican Enough” via teleconference hosted by Las Comadres Para Las Americas at 7 p.m CST. For details, visit www.lascomadres.org.

Tuesday, September 9 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie discussed her work in UT professor Rosental Alves’s International Reporting Seminar at 12:30 p.m. in the CMA Building.

– Stephanie performed at Book People on 603 North Lamar Blvd at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 10 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie performed at the University of Texas School of Journalism’s LBJ Room at noon.

– Stephanie performed for the UT Women in Action Committee at the UT Club at 7 p.m. Book Woman hosted a book signing afterward.

Monday, September 15 – KINGSVILLE, TX
– Stephanie kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas ATM Kingsville by speaking to Language and Literature classes at 10 a.m. in Fore Hall, and to a Hispanics in the Media Class from 1 – 2:30 in Library 301. She held a book signing at Barnes & Noble on campus from 2:45 – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 16 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie performed at Texas ATM Corpus Christi at 5 p.m. in celebration of Diez y Seis de Septiembre in the Center for Instruction Building, Room 138.

Monday, September 22 – CORPUS CHRISTI & BROWNSVILLE, TX
– Stephanie performed at Del Mar College at 10 a.m. in the White Library, room 433.

– Stephanie held a keynote for student journalists at the University of Texas at Brownsville at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner with the Hispanic Heritage Committee.

Tuesday, September 23 – BROWNSVILLE, TX
– Stephanie presented her work at 11 a.m. in the SETB lecture hall of the University of Texas at Brownsville, as part of Latino Heritage Month. A “Meet the Author” reception, Q&A, book signing, and light lunch followed.

Friday, September 26 – PHILADELPHIA, PA
– Stephanie performed from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at a Latino Heritage Month celebration sponsored by Mujeres at Bryn Mawr.

Saturday, September 27 – PHILADELPHIA, PA
– Stephanie performed at the Meet the Author Series at 3 p.m. at Taller Puertorriqueño’s Julia de Burgos Bookstore, located at 2721 North 5th Street. For details, visit www.tallerpr.org.

Monday, September 29 – PRINCETON, NJ
– Stephanie performed at the Princeton Public Library at 7:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Area on the second floor. For details, visit www.princeton.lib.nj.us.

Tuesday, September 30 – NEW YORK, NY
– Stephanie performed at Idlewild Bookstore at 7 p.m. at 12 W.19th St. (near 5th Avenue).

Wednesday, October 1 – NEW YORK, NY
– Stephanie taught a three-hour memoir writing class at Media Bistro from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the University Settlement at Houston Street Center on 273 Bowery Street (at E. Houston St.), reachable by 6 to Bleecker or F to 2 nd Ave.

Thursday, October 2 – WASHINGTON, DC
– Stephanie was supposed to perform at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s in Dupont Circle but the store went bankrupt and her books got impounded!

Monday, October 6 – BOSTON, MA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at 3 p.m. at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

– Stephanie performed at the Center for New Words in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons College at 7 p.m. The Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change and the GEO Center of the Colleges of the Fenway co-sponsored this special event.

Wednesday, October 8 – NEW YORK, NY
– Stephanie performed at 7 p.m. at Book Culture at 536 W. 112th Street in the Upper West Side. For details, visit www.bookculture.com.

Wednesday, October 15 – OSHKOSH, WI
– Stephanie held several events at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, including one open to the public from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Reeve Memorial Union.

Thursday, October 16 – MADISON, WI
– Stephanie performed from “Mexican Enough” at 7 p.m. in the Wisconsin Studio/Overture Center for the Arts at 201 State Street, as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. For details, visit: www.wisconsinbookfestival.org.

Saturday, October 18 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– RESCHEDULED FROM HURRICANE: Stephanie was the featured guest at a “Brunch with the Author” event at the Instituto de Cultura Hispanica at 10 a.m. at St. Pius Church Parish Hall, 737 St. Pius Drive (& 5620 Gollihar).

Monday, October 20 – HOUSTON, TX
– RESCHEDULED FROM HURRICANE: Stephanie performed a keynote at Lone Star College at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center, rooms 152/15. A reception and book signing followed.

– Stephanie spoke with the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals at Rice University – Humanities Bldg 117 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22 – TUCSON, AZ
– Stephanie presented a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at 7 p.m. at the CSIL classroom of the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Thursday, October 23 – TUCSON, AZ
– Stephanie performed from “Mexican Enough” at 5 p.m. at the Gallagher Theater at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Friday, October 24 – Sunday, October 26 – DALLAS, TX
– Stephanie held a variety of events at the Dallas Book Festival. For details, visit: www.dallasinternationalbookfair.com.

Tuesday, October 28 – SAN JOSE, CA
– Stephanie performed from “Mexican Enough” as part of the Authors@Google program at Google at 1 p.m. See it on YouTube!

Tuesday, October 28 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
– Stephanie was the featured speaker in the “Evening in Conversation with” series at SF Travel Book Club and Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. at Books, Inc. located at 2251 Chestnut St. in the Marina. For more details, visit http://travel.meetup.com/1027.

Wednesday, October 29 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
– Stephanie performed from “Mexican Enough” at Modern Times Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. located at 888 Valencia Street in the Mission District.

Saturday, November 1 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie spoke on a panel called “Cultural Collisions” along with Bryan Mealer, James McWilliams, and Josh Frank from 2-3 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol: Capitol Extension Room E2.016 as part of the Texas Book Festival. For details, visit: www.texasbookfestival.org.

Sunday, November 1 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie spoke on a panel called “Stranger than Fiction: Me and My Memoir” along with Jeannie Ralston, Robert Leleux, and Stephanie Klein from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol Extension Room E2.026 as part of the Texas Book Festival. For details, visit: www.texasbookfestival.org.

Monday, November 3 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie performed at the Lake Travis Public Library at 7 p.m. at Lohman’s Crossing Shopping Center at 2300 Lohman’s Spur. For details, visit www.laketravislibrary.org.

Thursday, November 6 – Sunday, November 9 – SANIBEL ISLAND, FL
– Stephanie taught memoir and travel writing at the Sanibel Island Writer’s Conference. For details, visit www.fgcu.edu/siwc/index.html.

Friday, November 7 – SANIBEL ISLAND, FL
– Stephanie performed from “Around the Bloc” and “Mexican Enough” at the Sanibel Island Writer’s Conference at 6 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, followed by author Sena Jeter Naslund.

Saturday, November 15 – Sunday, November 16 – MIAMI, FL
– Stephanie was a featured author at the Las Comadres/National Latino Book Club booth at the Miami International Book Fair. She joined authors Esmeralda Santiago, Fabiola Santiago, and editor Johanna Castillo on a “Do Latinos Read?” panel on Saturday at noon.

Saturday, November 22 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie performed at Greenwood Public Library at 2 p.m. at 4044 Greenwood Street.

Friday, November 28 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie presented at a fundraiser for the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio at 2 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble at San Pedro Crossing.

Friday, December 5 – Saturday, December 6 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie performed at the “First Friday” readling at Gemini Ink, along with author Stephen Kuusisto. On Saturday, she held a memoir writing workshop from 10 – 3 p.m. For details, visit www.geminiink.org.

Tuesday, December 16 – FLOUR BLUFF, TX
– Stephanie performed at Flour Bluff Junior High School at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

 

Bloc Party tour 2007

Thursday, February 1 – RIVERSIDE, CA
– Stephanie performed at the Chancellor’s Conference Room of University Village as part of the University of California-Riverside’s 30th Annual Writer’s Week.

Sunday, February 25 – NYC
– Stephanie promoted her new book “100 Places Every Woman Should Go” at the New York Times Travel Show at 3:30 pm in the Borders Booth at the Jacob Javits Conference Center.

Tuesday February 27 – MADISON, WI
– Stephanie discussed how you can see the world (on someone else’s budget) at the Memorial Union from noon to 1 at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Wednesday, February 28 – MADISON, WI
– Stephanie held a presentation at Lodi High School from 9:30 – 11 a.m.; a Russia Survey Class at the University of Wisconsin from 1:20 – 2:10 p.m.; and joined Jean Feraca’s “Here on Earth” radio show at Wisconsin Public Radio from 3 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 1 – MADISON, WI
– Stephanie presented at Brearly Street Alternative High School from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

– Stephanie held a workshop called “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” at Room of One’s Own Feminist Bookstore at 6 p.m. at 307 W. Johnson Street.

Saturday, March 3 – NYC
– Stephanie taught a three-hour intensive “Crash Course in Memoir Writing” with Media Bistro from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 494 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Monday, March 5 – RYE, NY
– Stephanie gave a keynote and a travel workshop at the School of the Holy Child.

Friday, March 9 – CAMBRIDGE, MA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at the Harvard Book store at 6:30 p.m. at 1256 Massachusetts Avenue. For more info, visit http://www.harvard.com/events/press_release.php?id=1787

Sunday, March 11 – WASHINGTON, DC
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Candida’s World of Books at 5 p.m. at 1541 14th Street, NW Washington DC.

Tuesday, March 13 – PRINCETON, NJ
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at the Princeton Public Library at 7:30 p.m. on Witherspoon.

Wednesday, March 14 – NYC
– Stephanie discussed “100 Places Every Woman Should Go” at McNally Robinson Bookstore on at 7 p.m. at 52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry).

Sunday, March 18 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie presented “100 Places Every Woman Should Go” at the Barnes and Noble in Moore Plaza at 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 24 – CORTE MADERA, CA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Book Passage at 2 p.m. at 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. For more info, call: (415) 927-0960.

Sunday, March 25 – SEBASTAPOL, CA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Milk and Honey Bookstore at 7 p.m. at 123 North Main Street.

Tuesday, March 27 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Get Lost Travel Bookstore at 7 p.m. at 1825 Market Street.

Thursday, March 29 – PORTLAND, OR
– Stephanie held a “Travel Writing 101″ workshop at Powell’s Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. at 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Saturday, March 31 – SEATTLE, WA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at the Elliott Bay Bookstore at 2 p.m. at 101 South Main Street.

Monday, April 2 – SEATTLE, WA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola” workshop at the Women’s Center of the University of Washington from 2 – 3:30 p.m., followed by a signing.

Saturday, April 7 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie held a signing at Waldenbooks in Padre Staples Mall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 14 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie held a memoir-writing workshop at Gemini Ink from 9 – 1 p.m. at 513 South Presa Street.

Sunday, April 15 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at 3 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble Fiesta Trails – I-10 at De Zavala, 12635 W. IH 10, Ste. 545.

Tuesday, April 17 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie held two programs at Austin High School, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

– Mayor Will Wynn selected “Around The Bloc” as the 2007 selection for the Mayor’s Book Club for the city of Austin, Texas. The Mayor, Stephanie, and Texas Monthly writer Mike Shea held a special discussion with the book clubs of Austin at Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane, at 6 p.m. This event was held in conjunction with the Austin Public Library system and the University of Texas Humanities Institute. Music by Cerronato.

Wednesday, April 18 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie presented “100 Places Every Woman Should Go” at Book People on 603 North Lamar Blvd at 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 19 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie held a free travel writing workshop along with Lonely Planet writer Alex Hershey at Follett’s Intellectual Property Bookstore at 2402 Guadalupe at 5 p.m.

– Stephanie spoke at the Writer’s League of Texas at Barnes and Noble Westlake, 701 S. Capital of Texas Highway, at 8 p.m.

Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 21 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie signed copies of both “Around the Bloc” and “100 Places Every Woman Should Go” at the Worldwide Comadrazo at El Buen Samaritano at 7000 Woodhue Drive.

Saturday, May 26 – BROWNVILLE, NE
– Stephanie performed from “Around the Bloc” at the Lyceum Writers Cafe at 2 p.m at 225 Main Street.

Wednesday, June 6 – NEBRASKA CITY, NE
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts on 801 3rd Corso at 8th Street. Book Clinic held a signing afterward.

Monday, June 18 – Saturday, June 23 – SANTA FE, NM
– Stephanie held a week-long memoir and travel writing seminar at the Santa Fe Writers Conference sponsored by the Southwest Literary Center. Details http://www.santafewritersconference.com.

Monday, June 25 – Sunday, July 22 – EUREKA SPRINGS, AR
– Stephanie was away on residency at the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow.

Saturday, July 14 – SPRINGDALE, AR
– Stephanie held a memoir writing workshop for youth at the Springdale Public Library from 1 – 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 28 – CASCO BAY, FREEPOINT, ME
– Stephanie spoke on a panel called “The Art of Memoir” along with Stephen O’Connor and Elizabeth Kendall from 10 – noon and then performed from “Around the Bloc” and “Mexican Enough” along with poet Major Jackson at 7 p.m. at the Stonecoast Summer Writers’ Conference. Details www.usm.maine.edu/summer/stonecoastwc.

Monday, July 30 – PORTLAND, ME
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Longfellow Bookstore on 1 Monument Way at 7 p.m.

Friday, September 7 – CHICAGO, IL
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Women & Children First Bookstore at 5233 N. Clark Street at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11 – URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, IL
– Stephanie presented a “See the World on Someone Else’s Budget” workshop at the Casa Cultural Latina at noon (lunch provided) and performed from the Mojado Monologues/Mexican Enough at 180 Bevier at 3 p.m. at the Univerisity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Saturday, September 15 – SANTA ROSA, CA
– Stephanie spoke on a travel writing panel at the Sonoma County Book Festival, along with Tim Cahill, Michael Shapiro, Lea Aschkenas and Larry Habegger at 3 p.m. in the Forum Room of the Sonoma County Library at 3rd & E Streets.

Sunday, September 16 – NAPA, CA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Copperfield’s Book on 1303 First Street at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18 – SANTA CRUZ, CA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Paradise Surf Shop on 3961 Portola Drive at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19 – PACIFIC GROVE, CA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at BookWorks at 667 Lighthouse Avenue at 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 20 – PLEASANTON, CA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Town Center Books at 555 Main Street at 7 p.m.

Friday, September 21 – LAFAYETTE, CA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Lafayette Bookstore at 3569 Mt. Diablo Blvd at 7 p.m. Pre-party with wine for members started at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 23 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
– Stephanie held a “All About Me! Memoir Writing Workshop” for youth age 11 to 14 at 826 Valencia from 12:30 – 3 p.m. For details, visit www.826valencia.org.

Monday, September 24 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
– Stephanie held a “Crash Course in Memoir Writing” for adults at MediaBistro from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Meridian Gallery at 535 Powell Street. For details, see

http://www.mediabistro.com/courses/cache/crs3045.asp.

Wednesday, September 26 – LAGUNA BEACH, CA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Latitude 33 Bookshop at 6:30 p.m. at 311 Ocean Avenue.

Monday, October 1 – CORTE MADERA, CA
– Stephanie and Travelers’ Tales editor Larry Habegger spoke with the Left Coast Writers at 7 p.m. at Book Passage Bookstore at 51 Tamal Vista Drive.

Tuesday, October 2 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
– Stephanie held a travel workshop at the University of California San Francisco from noon to one as part of the Student Enrichment Series.

Wednesday, October 10 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie discussed “Around the Bloc” with an ESL class at Austin Community College from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 11 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie gave a guest-lecture in Professor Rosental Alves’ International Reporting Class at the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin from 9:30 – 11 a.m.

– Stephanie talked with the Texas Exes’ UT Women in Action Committee in the President’s East Room at 6 p.m. A book signing followed, sponsored by Book Woman.

Saturday, October 13 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie discussed both “Around the Bloc” and “100 Places Every Woman Should Go” at BookWoman at 918 West 12th Street at 1 p.m.

Friday, October 26 – SAVANNAH, GA
– Stephanie performed from “Around the Bloc” at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 27 – SAVANNAH, GA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at the Southeast Travel Expo at the International Trade and Convention Center at 3 p.m.

Sunday, October 28 – SAVANNAH, GA
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, October 30 – AMELIA ISLAND, FL
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at Red Otter Outfitters from 6 – 8 p.m. Wine and cheese reception began at 5:30 p.m.; book signing followed.

Wednesday, November 7 – NEW YORK, NY
– Stephanie held a “Crash Course in Memoir Writing Workshop” at MediaBistro at 494 Broadway (Spring and Broome) from 6:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Cost was $65.

Thursday, November 8 – NEW YORK, NY
– Stephanie performed from both “Around the Bloc” and “Mexican Enough” at the KGB Bar at 85 E. 4th Street from 7 – 9 p.m., along with novelist Susanna Moore.

Tuesday, November 13 – WASHINGTON, DC
– Stephanie held a “Traveling Sola: Tips for Wandering Women” workshop at
the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G St. NW at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14 – WASHINGTON, DC
– Stephanie taught a “Crash Course in Memoir Writing Workshop” at MediaBistro from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the NY Avenue Church, 1313 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. For more details, visit www.mediabistro.com/courses/cache/crs3165.asp.

Friday, December 7 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie performed at the annual “Feliz Nuevo-dad” Christmas Party at Nuevo Cafe on 1124 Ayers Street from 5 – 6 p.m. A book sale and signing followed.

Friday, December 14 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie discussed her work at a luncheon of the Rotary Club at the Holiday Inn at Airport at noon.

 

Bloc Party Tour 2006

Thursday, February 14 – NYC
– Stephanie discussed the publishing business with “Latinidad” editor Marcela Landres at City College on 138th Street at 11 a.m

Thursday, February 23 – PRINCETON, NJ
– Stephanie held a one-hour performance from both Around the Bloc and her upcoming memoir on Mexico, Mexican Enough: A Story About Borders, at the Princeton Public Library at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5 – PRINCETON, NJ
– Stephanie performed along with Hodder Fellows Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Will Eno at 4:30 pm in the Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street, as part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

Monday, April 17 – PRINCETON, NJ
– Stephanie performed the “Mojado Monologues” — excerpts from her upcoming memoir on Mexico — at the Program on Latin American Studies at Princeton University at noon in 216 Aaron Burr Hall.

Thursday, April 20 – NYC
– Stephanie moderated a panel discussion about the July presidential election in Mexico from 6-7:30 p.m. at the World Policy Institute at The New School in Swayduck Auditorium, first floor, 65 Fifth Avenue (between East 13-14th Streets). Other panelists included Julia Preston of the New York Times and Mauricio Font of CUNY.

Monday, May 1 – NYC
– At NYC Lab School in Chelsea, Stephanie fielded questions about “Around the Bloc” and discussed the significance of “The Day Without An Immigrant” marches taking place across the nation.

Friday, May 5 – PRINCETON, NJ
– Stephanie performed the “Mojado Monologues” as a way of introducing Soraya Umewaka’s film “Street Witness” at 4:30 p.m. in East Pyne 10 at Princeton University.

Wednesday & Thursday, May 31 – June 1, CORPUS CHRISTI
– Stephanie discussed youth activism and globalization at the 2nd International Conference on Youth & Education in the 21st Century at Texas A&M University.

June – August 2006: Back in Mexico

Thursday, August 10 – NYC
– Stephanie taught a three-hour intensive “Crash Course on Memoir Writing” with Media Bistro, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 3 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie performed the “Mojado Monologues” at the 27th Annual Conference on Hispanic Genealogy and History at the Omni Bayfront Hotel at 10 a.m.

Friday, September 8 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie spoke at a luncheon of the Rotary Club from 12:30 – 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Airport on the corner of Leopard and SPID.

Thursday, September 14 – PASADENA, TX
– Stephanie performed at San Jacinto College at 10 a.m. in their Ballroom on the Central Campus at 8060 Spencer Highway.

Friday, September 15 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie performed at West Oso High School at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, September 30 – GHENT, NY
– Stephanie performed from “Around the Bloc” along with eight other international writers from the Art Omi International Art Center at the Ledig House, 59 Letter S. Road, at 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 12 – KUTZTOWN, PA
– Stephanie held a “From Inspiration to Publication” workshop and gave a keynote address at Kutztown University. Sponsors included the Women’s Studies Center and the Multicultural Center.

Saturday, October 21 – HUDSON, NY
– Stephanie performed from her new work “Mexican Enough” along with four other international writers from the Art Omi International Art Center at the Hudson Wine Merchants on 341 Warren Street, third floor.

Tuesday, November 14 – BLAIRSTOWN, NJ
– Stephanie gave a keynote at the Society of Skeptics at Blair Academy at 7 p.m. in Cowan Auditorium.

Wednesday, November 15 – NYC
– Stephanie taught a three-hour intensive “Crash Course in Memoir Writing” with Media Bistro.

 

Bloc Party Tour 2005

December 31, 2004 – April 1, 2005 – in Mexico….

Friday, April 8 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
– Stephanie hosted five Bloc Parties in a row for junior and senior English classes in the library of Richard King High School.

Sunday, April 10 – Tuesday, April 12 – TULSA, OK
– Stephanie held a number of events around campus at Tulsa University, including a reading from Around the Bloc, a talk about volunteering in Mexico, and a “Traveling Sola” workshop.

Thursday, April 14 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
– Performance from Around the Bloc at the San Antonio Public Library downtown at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 23 – COLUMBUS, OH
– Stephanie gave the keynote address at Ohio State University’s “Images of You” Diversity Conference and held a “Traveling Sola” workshop.

Friday, May 6 – NYC
– Stephanie visited two global politics classes at NYC Lab School in Chelsea to talk about Around the Bloc and her recent travels in Mexico.

– Stephanie did a short reading from Around the Bloc at Hermanas SOL’s “Building Blocks to Literacy” event at Museo del Barrio at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 9 & May 16 – NYC
– Stephanie team-taught a Travel Writing class with David Farley through Gotham Writer’s Workshop at 272 W. 10th Street, room 309, from 7 – 10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25 – NYC
– Stephanie spoke on two panels about youth activism at NYC Lab School in Chelsea from 11:30 – 2:30.

Friday, May 27 – STEVENSON, MD
– Stephanie presented at St. Timothy’s School, a boarding and day school for girls.

Tuesday, June 7 – BROOKLYN, NY
– Stephanie read from the new anthology Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times at Galapagos Artspace at 70 N. 6th Street in Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

June 10, 2005 – September 1, 2005: back in Mexico….

Tuesday, October 3 – DES MOINES, WA
– Stephanie presented at Highline Community College for its Hispanic Heritage Month’s “Crossing Borders Toward the American Dream” program at 9 and 11 a.m., followed by a reception at noon in the Student Union.

Friday, October 21 – NYC
– Stephanie discussed her upcoming memoir on Mexico at Barnard College at noon at Altschul 805, followed by a reception sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies and the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Address: 1600 Broadway.

Thursday, October 27 – BOWLING GREEN, OH
– Stephanie performed at Bowling Green State University’s Latino Student Union’s Latinopalooza in the Union Ballroom.

Thursday, November 17 – NORTH ANDOVER, MA
– Stephanie presented at the Brooks School.

Thursday, December 15 – PRINCETON, NJ
– Stephanie read from her latest work on Mexico for the Society of Fellows at the Council of Humanities at Princeton University at the Joseph Henry House, 4:30-6:30.

 

Bloc Party Tour 2004

Tuesday, March 16 - NYC
– Stephanie joined David Farley and Richard Goodman in readings from The Best of Travelers’ Tales 2004: True Stories From Around The World at 6 p.m. at Coliseum Books at 11 West 42nd Steet between 5th and 6th Aves (across from Bryant Park) in New York City. For more info, call: (212) 803-5890.

Friday, March 19 – NYC
– 
Bluestockings Activist Bookstore in New York City in the Lower East Side, 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington (1 block South of Houston and 1st Ave.) Take the F train to 2nd Ave or the J, M, Z to Essex/Delancy. The first reading started at 7; the second, at 8:30. A serious after-party of Sovietskoe Shampanskoe and belly dancing was held at Maradona Lounge & Hookah Bar at 188 Allen Street from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. For more info, call: (212) 777-6028.

Wednesday, March 24 – HOUSTON
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- Nuestra Palabra’s Showcase at the Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) Center at 1900 Kane Street in Houston, Texas, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5. For more info, visit: http://www.nuestrapalabra.org.

Thursday, March 25 – SAN ANTONIO
– Northwest Vista College’s Women’s History Month celebration, San Antonio, Texas, at 11 a.m.

– Barnes and Noble reading & signing at Fiesta Trails – I-10 at De Zavala, 12635 W. IH 10, Ste. 545, in San Antonio, Texas, at 7 p.m. For more info, call: (210) 561-0718.

Friday, March 26 – SAN ANTONIO
– University of Texas at San Antonio’s Women’s History Month presentation at the John Peace Library, Room 4.03.08 (The Assembly Room). Starts at noon.

Sunday, March 28 – CORPUS CHRISTI
– Barnes and Noble reading & signing in Corpus Christi, Texas, at 2:30 p.m. by Moore Plaza. For more info, call: (361) 992-1339.

Monday, March 29 – CORPUS CHRISTI
– Book Talk at Delmar College at 11 a.m. in Corpus Christi, Texas. Location: Retama Room, second floor of the Harvin Student
Center, at Del Mar’s East Campus on Ayers at Kosar or Dicianna Drive off Staples. For more info, call: (361) 698-1228.

– Book Talk at Texas ATM Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30 – CORPUS CHRISTI
– Book Talk at Mary Carroll High School at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 31 – AUSTIN
– “Face-to-Face” with Mike Shea as part of Texas Monthly’s Author Series, 7-8 p.m. at BookPeople in Austin, Texas at 603 N. Lamar. Program will include Q&A from Shea and the audience, a signing, and refreshments. For more info, call: (512) 472-5050.

Thursday, April 1- AUSTIN
– Lecture on communist & corporate media at the University of Texas at Austin at 8 a.m. Details TBA.

– Brownbag Talk with graduate students and faculty in the Burson Conference Room at the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin at noon.

Friday, April 2 – AUSTIN
– Signing at the Barnes and Noble on “The Drag” (Guadalupe) in Austin, Texas from 3 – 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 4 – MESILLA
– Border Book Festival in Mesilla, New Mexico. Stephanie will teach a workshop on travel writing at 10 a.m. and will read fromAround The Bloc at 3 p.m.

Monday, April 5 – EL PASO
– Brownbag Talk at the Women’s Studies Center at the University of Texas at El Paso at noon.

Tuesday, April 6 – EL PASO
– Barnes and Noble reading & signing in El Paso, Texas at 705 Sunland Park Drive at 7 p.m., sponsored by Tumblewords. For more info, call: (915) 581-5353.

Wednesday, April 7 – ALBUQUERQUE
– Page One Bookstore reading & signing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 11018 Montgomery NE at 7 p.m. For more info, call: (1-800) 521-4122.

Thursday, April 8 – SANTA FE
– Garcia Street Bookstore reading & signing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at 376 Garcia Street at 5 p.m. For more info, call: (505) 820-7258.

Wednesday, April 14 – BERKELEY
– Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore reading & signing at 1385 Shattuck Avenue at Rose Street in Berkeley, California, at 7:30 p.m. For more info, call: (510) 843-3533.

Thursday, April 15 – SAN FRANCISCO
– Get Lost Travel Books reading & signing at 1825 Market Street in San Francisco, California, at 7 p.m. For more info, call: (415) 437-0529.

Saturday, April 17 – CORTE MADERA
– Book Passage “Travel Tales” Talk, hosted by Michael McCarthy at 51 Tamal Vista Blvd in Corte Madera, California, at 7 p.m. For more info, call: (415) 927-0960.

Monday, April 19 – SANTA BARBARA
– Book Talk at 10 – 11 a.m. at the Multicultural Center Lounge at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Thursday, April 22 – RIVERSIDE & LOS ANGELES
– Book Talk at the University of California at Riverside.

– Book Talk at Imix Books at 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd in Los Angeles, California at 7 p.m. For more info, call: (323) 257-2512.

Friday, April 23 – SANTA MONICA
– Midnight Special Bookstore reading & signing at 1450 2nd Street
in Santa Monica, California, at 7:30 p.m. For more info, call: (310) 393-2923.

Saturday, April 24 – LOS ANGELES
– Stephanie spoke on a panel about travel writing called “At Home in the World” along with Pico Iyer, Mark Rotella, and Don George at the LA Festival of Books at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27 – TUCSON
– Antigone Books reading & signing in Tucson, Arizona, at 411 North 4th Avenue at 7 p.m. For more info, call: (520) 792-3715.

Thursday, May 27 – WASHINGTON DC
– Reading & signing at Olsson’s Bookstore in Penn Quarter at 418 7th St NW at 7 p.m., followed by serious after-party.

Wednesday, June 9 – NYC
– Stephanie taught a *FREE* memoir writing workshop through the Gotham Writer’s Workshop from 6-7 p.m. at Coliseum Books at 11 West 42nd Steet between 5th and 6th Aves (across from Bryant Park).

Tuesday, June 22 – BROOKLYN
– Reading & signing at Tillie’s Salon Series at 7:30 p.m. at 248 DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn. Take the J, M, or Q to DeKalb or the 2, 3, 4 or 5 to Nevins. For more info, call (718) 783-6140.

Thursday, June 24 – NYC
– Stephanie gave the keynote address at NYC Lab School’s high school commencement ceremony at PACE University.

Saturday, July 3 – LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
– Stephanie discussed the Hispanic diaspora on a panel with Kamila Shamsie and Edgardo Cozarinsky at the Cervantes Institute’s Literary Festival at the Royal Festival Hall’s Voice Box at 12 p.m. Tickets cost 6 pounds. For more info, visit: http://www.hayward-gallery.org.uk/main/events/111065.html?section=literature&file.

Monday, July 12 – Monday, September 20 – NYC
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- Stephanie taught a 10-week memoir writing class through the Gotham Writer’s Workshop from 7-10 pm at the Friends School at 222 E. 16th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave). For more information, visit: http://www.writingclasses.com/home/ME.html.

Wednesday, July 14 – NYC
– Stephanie joined Travelers’ Tales Executive Editor Larry Habegger and writers Richard Goodman and David Farley in a reading from “The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004″ at the Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Center at 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 5 – WASHINGTON DC
– Stephanie spoke on an author panel at the “Creating Future Journalists” program for youth in room 159-AB of the Washington DC Convention Center at the UNITY Journalism Conference, from 3:15-4 p.m.

Friday, August 6 – WASHINGTON DC
– Stephanie signed books at the Author Carousel at the UNITY Journalism Conference from 2-4 p.m at the Washington DC Convention Center.

Sunday, August 8 – NYC
– Stephanie taught a one-day intensive memoir writing workshop through the Gotham Writer’s Workshop at Hunter College North, 69th between Park and Lex, from 12-7.

Thursday, August 19 – SAN JOSE, CA
– Stephanie presented at the Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana’s “Rogue Nation” exhibition on contemporary Chinese and Cuban art at 510 South First Street at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call (408) 998-2783 or visit http://www.maclaarte.org/rogueNations.html.

Sunday, September 12 – NYC
– Stephanie taught an all-day workshop on memoir-writing through Gotham Writer’s Workshop at 101 W. 91st Street, from 12-7. Cost: $125.

Thursday, September 16 – BROOKLYN
– Stephanie presented on a panel about Latino publishing at the Brooklyn Public Library in Grand Army Plaza from 6-7 p.m, along with writer Sonia Rivera-Valdes, editorial consultant Marcela Landres, and professor Louis Reyes Rivera. A Poetry Open Mic followed.

Sunday, September 19 – NYC
– Stephanie read at the Sunday Salon at 7 p.m. at Soundz Lounge at 3155 Broadway. Take the 1/9 subway line to 125th Street; Soundz Lounge is located between LaSalle Street and Tiemann Place.

Thursday, September 23 – NYC
– Stephanie taught a FREE hour-long memoir-writing class through the Gotham Writer’s Workshop at the Barnes & Noble on 240 East 86th Street, from 7-8pm.

Monday, September 27 – Monday, December 13 – NYC
-- Stephanie taught a 10-week memoir writing class through the Gotham Writer’s Workshop from 7-10 pm at 272 W. 10 St. To register, visit http://www.writingclasses.org/home/ME.html.

Friday, October 1 - BROOKLYN
– Stephanie read at the library and auditorium of the Brooklyn Friends School from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. as part of the New York Is Book Country Festival.

Saturday, October 2 – NYC
– Stephanie signed copies of “Around the Bloc” at the booth of the National Coalition Against Censorship at the New York Is Book Country Festival from 11-4 in Washington Square Park.

Sunday, October 10 – NYC
– Stephanie presented on a “Meet the Author” panel sponsored by the International Women’s Writing Guild at the New York Genealogical Society at 122 East 58th St. (bet. Park & Lexington) from 10-12:30.

Friday, October 15 – WHITEPLAINS, NY
– Stephanie presented at the Latinos, Literature, and Lunch event of the 100 Hispanic Women of Westchester at Manhattanville College from 12:00-2:30 pm.

Wednesday, October 20 – SEATTLE
– Stephanie did a reading and signing at the Elliott Bay Bookstore at 101 South Main Street at 6 p.m. For more info, call 206-624-6600.

Thursday & Friday, October 21-22 – TACOMA, WA
– Stephanie presented a motivational speech and various workshops on literature and traveling at the Annie Wright School.

Wednesday, October 27 – NYC
– Stephanie performed at Lit Lounge, a cultural event sponsored by Latina Magazine, at Spirit at 530 W. 27th St. between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, from 7 – 11 p.m.

Friday, October 29 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie performed at the Texas Book Festival’s “First Edition Literary Gala” along with Sir Harold Evans and H. W. Brands at the Austin Marriott at the Capitol at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $350 — all proceeds go to the Book Festival.

Sunday, October 31 – AUSTIN, TX
– Stephanie presented on a “Wanderlust” panel along with Lori Moffatt, Tom Swick, and Ed Crowell in the House Chamber from 1 – 1:45 p.m. For more info, visit

http://www.texasbookfestival.org/index.html

Thursday, November 4 – JAMAICA, NY
– Stephanie performed along with Beatriz Rivera and Mariana Como-Ramona at the Latinas in Literature program of the Association of Hispanic Arts at the Jamaica Arts and Learning Center on 161-04 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, NY at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 13 – NYC
– Stephanie discussed the art of book promotion at a workshop hosted by Bella Stander from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Helmsley Middletowne Hotel. Cost: $325, including lunch. For more info, visit http://www.bookpromotion101.com.

Wednesday, December 1 – NYC
– Stephanie lectured at the Gallatin School at New York University on the writing life.

Friday, December 3 – BROOKLYN
– Stephanie presented a FREE workshop: “From Inspiration to Publication: Getting Your First Book on the Shelf” for Park Slope Food Co-op members from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Thursday, December 9 – BROOKLYN
– Stephanie performed along with Nelly Rosario and Sofia Quintero (aka Black Artemis) at the Latinas in Literature program of the Association of Hispanic Arts at El Puente at 211 South Fourth Street, Brooklyn, NY, at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 16 – BROOKLYN
– Stephanie showcased Around the Bloc at the Park Slope Food Co-op’s Book Fair from 7-9. Details TBA.