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Email MKZ to book readings, lectures, or book group events.

Sampling of past events



Featured reader
Politics & Prose Bookstore, DC
BookCourt, Brooklyn, NY
McNally Jackson, NY, with Alice McDermott, Nicola Griffith, and Fiona McFarlane
PEN/Faulkner Gala, DC
Women & Children First, Chicago, IL
Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
Writers with Drinks, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, San Francisco, CA
Books Inc., Mountain View, CA
Book Passage, San Francisco, CA
Full Circle Books, Oklahoma City, OK
Brazos Books, Houston, TX
Elliot Bay, Seattle, WA
Curious Iguana Bookstore, Frederick, MD
Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, PA
Fountain Books, Richmond, VA
Powell's Books, Portland, OR

Featured speaker
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, DC
American Association of Museum Directors Conference
Wednesday Morning Group, Kensington, MD
American Association of University Women, Book & Author Luncheon, Fairfax, VA
Women's National Democratic Club
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
National Museum Publishing Seminar, DC
PEN/Faulkner's Founding Friends Lunch, DC
Commencement Speaker, Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda, MD
Arts Club of Washington with Lisa Gornick, DC
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN
Purley-on-Thames, England

Festivals
National Book Festival, DC
The Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales
Wisconsin Book Festival, with Curtis Sittenfeld, Susanna Daniel, and Michelle Wildgen
Gaithersburg Book Festival, MD
Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Ada, OK
Bethesda Literary Festival, MD
Virginia Festival for the Book, Charlottesville, VA
National Press Club Book Fair, DC
Texas Book Festival, Houston, TX
Utah Humanities Council Book Festival, Salt Lake City, UT
Miami Book Fair, FL, with Connie May Fowler and Martha Southgate
Fall for the Book, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Annapolis Book Festival, MD, with Margaret Talbot, Susan Coll, and Gary Krist

Radio interviews
Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, DC
Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, DC
Derek McGinty Show, WAMU, DC
To the Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio with Doug Gordon
West Coast Live with Sedge Thomson, San Francisco, CA
Ozark Alive with Kyle Kellams, KUAF, Fayetteville, AR
Live from Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA

Moderator
Sylvia Brownrigg at Politics & Prose Bookstore, DC
Emma Donoghue at HoCoPoLitSo, Columbia, MD
Andre Dubus III and Edith Pearlman at AWP Conference, Boston
Laura Lippman at HoCoPoLitSo, Columbia, MD
Claire Messud at East City Bookshop, DC
Richard Peabody at Gaithersburg Book Festival, MD
Judith Warner and Tim Denevi at Hill Center, DC
Tim Wendel at Politics & Prose Bookstore, DC

Workshop leader
NoveltyDC Spring Workshop: 6 people, 3 months, feedback on 150 pages total
Novelty DC Master Classes, "Writing a Book in a Year" and "Transforming Your Draft"
WriterHouse, Charlottesville, VA
Politics & Prose, DC
Key West Literary Seminar, FL
Writers at the Beach Conference, Rehoboth, DE
Montgomery College, MD

Panelist
Key West Literary Seminar with Margaret Atwood, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ian McEwan, and Joyce Carol Oates
AWP, DC, with Alice McDermott, and Carole Burns
AWP, Boston, with Lan Samantha Chang, Bich Nguyen, Porter Shreve, and Hanna Tinti
AWP, Chicago, with Carole Burns and Dan Chaon
James Jones Literary Symposium
F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference
Brandeis Book & Author Festival
Temple Sinai Authors' Roundtable
Masonic Temple with Ron Charles, Dan Kois, and Leslie Cockburn
Oklahoma Library Association, Ardmore, OK, with Rilla Askew
American Independent Writers Conference
Grace & Gravity Panel, DC

Faculty
Interlochen College of Creative Arts Writers Retreat and Publishing Practicum, MI
New Directions Program, DC

Visiting writer
Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR
George Mason University - Fairfax, VA
Butler University - Indianapolis, IN
University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK
Anne Arundel Community College - Annapolis, MD

Book club guest
Lit Chick Book Group - New York, NY
PEN/Faulkner Book Club - Bethesda, MD
Mostly Maret Moms Book Club - Washington, DC
Columbus Museum of Art Book Club - OH
Museum Book Club - Los Angeles, CA
Good Shepherd Book Group - Rockville, MD
Crocker Art Museum Book Group - Sacramento, CA
Microsoft Artful Readings - Seattle, WA
Maureen Taft-Morales Book Group - Takoma Park, MD
Betsy Bailey's ManchVegas Book Club Weekend - Manchester, NH
Iowa East Book Group - Chevy Chase, MD
Westmoreland United Church of Christ - Bethesda, MD
ArtTable Book Group - Chevy Chase, MD
Dana Cann & 10 Bethesda Guys Book Group - Bethesda, MD
Karen O'Keefe Book club - Gaithersburg, MD
Lisa Lenhart's Book Club - Potomac, MD
Cheryl Aubin's Book Club - Vienna, VA
Juliet Zucker's Book Club - DC
Andrea Boyarsky-Maisel Book Group - Potomac, MD
Lora Drezner Book Club - Potomac, MD
Martha Toll Book Group - DC
Mary O'Neil & Alisa Cunningham Book Club - DC
Carol Schleicher's Bethesda Literary Guild Book Club - Bethesda, MD
Lorine Kritzer Pergament's Book Club - Chevy Chase, MD
Caron Martinez Book Club - Bethesda, MD
Bob Wittek & Mary Eccles Book Group- Chevy Chase, MD
Bob's Book Group, with Kathy Healy - Washington, DC
Jeannie Engel Book Group - Bethesda, MD
Elizabeth Shreve & Donnna Oetzel Book Group - DC
Cathy Alter Book Group - DC
Karen S Book Group - DC
Ann McLaughlin's Book Club - Bethesda, MD
Chevy Chase Listserve Book Group - Washington, DC
Potomac Book Group - Potomac, MD
Bethesda Book Group - MD
Kensington Book Group - MD
Chevy Chase Book Group - MD
Takoma Park Book Group - MD
Capitol Hill Book Group - DC
Adam's Morgan Book Group - DC
Vienna Book Group - Vienna, VA
Winchester Book Group - Winchester, VA

PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools visit
Coolidge High School
Center City Public Charter School
Woodrow Wilson High School
Thurgood Marshall High School
School Without Walls
Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts
Washington Latin Charter School
IDEA Public Charter School
Frances Stevens Junior High School