Writing by Writers Workshop at Tomales Bay, California @ Marconi Conference Center
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm

The Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known poets and writers.  Manuscript and poetry workshops are limited to 12 participants to ensure an intimate setting.  2017 faculty include Garth Greenwell, Pam Houston, Fenton Johnson, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Cheryl Strayed and Luis Alberto Urrea. 

Dia de los Muertos: In Memory of Those Who Went Before @ U of Arizona LGBT Institute Deep Dish series
Nov 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Fenton shows excerpts of Academy-Award winning documentarian Lourdes Portillo’s film  La Ofrenda:  Days of the Dead, on which he was a story consultant.  La Ofrenda contrasts celebrations of el dia de los muertos in Portillo’s native Oaxaca  and in  San Francisco’s Mission District.  Attendees will be invited to share a memory of someone who made a difference in their lives  or in the LGBT movement.  Masks and memorabilia welcome.

In Conversation with Kim Edwards @ Carmichael's Books
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fenton Johnson reading and in conversation with NYT best-selling author and fellow Kentuckian Kim Edwards (The Memory-Keeper’s Daughter, The Lake of Dreams). 

With Kim Edwards and Jason Howard, Kentucky Book Fair @ Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park
Nov 18 all-day

Star Berea College journalist and author Jason Howard interviews best-selling author Kim Edwards and  Fenton Johnson, in a conversation entitled “Writing Against the Wind:  Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in the Common / Wealth.”

All three authors will be at the Fair for much of the day.  The conversation is scheduled for 3-4 p.m.