Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Washington, DC
Brandeis National Committee - Greater Washington Chapter
Book Event

October 16-19, 2014
Madison, WI
Wisconsin Book Festival
Details to come!

Saturday, November 1, 2014 11 am - 2 pm
Fairfax, VA
American Association of University Women, Book and Author Luncheon
Country Club of Fairfax

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Philadelphia, PA
MKZ reads at University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Potomac, MD
Lisa Lenhart's Book Club

Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:30, dinner; 7, reading
Frederick, MD
Dinner at The Orchard Restaurant
Reading and signing at Curious Iguana, Downtown Frederick’s independent bookstore
12 North Market Street

November 16, 2014 brunch
Cheryl Aubin & Co.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Potomac, MD
PEN/​Faulkner Book Club

April 2-5, 2015
Ada, OK
Featured Reader
10th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival
East Central University, Ada

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



Catch up on past events



June 30, 2014 - Potomac, MD
Andrea Boyarsky-Maisel Book Group

June 25, 2014 - Potomac, MD
Lora Drezner Book Club

June 22, 2014 - Washington, DC
Martha Toll Book Group

June 5, 2014 - Washington, DC
Mary O'Neil & Alisa Cunningham Book Club

June 3, 2014 - Washington, DC
Masonic Temple
MKZ, Ron Charles, Dan Kois, and Leslie Cockburn talk about "DC, the Literate City"

May 17, 2014 - Gaithersburg, MD
Gaithersburg Book Festival

May 13, 2014 - Washington, DC
MKZ at the Women's National Democratic Club

May 12, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
Starts Here Reading Series at Artifact Coffee
MKZ read with Lisa Gornick, Stephen Dixon, and Gabriel Brownstein

April 29, 2014 - Bethesda, MD
Carol Schleicher's Bethesda Literary Guild book club

April 25, 2014 - Washington, DC
One-day Politics & Prose Class on "Building Character"

April 13, 2014 - Bethesda, MD
Bethesda Literary Festival
MKZ & Sujata Massey read & interviewed each other

April 10, 2014 - Chevy Chase, MD
Lorine Kritzer Pergament's Book Club

April 2-6, 2014 - Manchester, NH
Betsy Bailey's ManchVegas Book Club Weekend

March 29, 2014 - Washington, DC
Authors' Roundtable 2014
Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road, NW

March 27, 2014 - Bethesda, MD
Caron Martinez Book Club

March 26, 2014 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner's Founding Friends Lunch

March 21, 2014 - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Festival for the Book
"Getting it Right: Researching a Novel"
MKZ, Susan Gregg Gilmore, and Michael Parker with the exquisite Rachel Unkefer

March 18-20, 2014 - Fayetteville, AR
Visiting Writer, University of Arkansas

March 12, 2014 - Washington, DC
Mostly Maret Moms Book Club

February 24, 2014 - New York, NY
Lit Chick Book Group

February 23, 2014 - Chevy Chase, MD
Bob Wittek & Mary Eccles Book Group

February 21, 2014 - Washington, DC
Bob's Book Group, with Kathy Healy

February 10, 2014 - Bethesda, MD
Jeannie Engel Book Group

February 7-9, 2014 - Arlington, VA
New Directions, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis
MKZ & Ari Roth talked with Lynne Zeavin on "Writing the Difficult Character"

January 30, 2014 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools visit, Center City Public Charter School

January 16, 2014 - Richmond, VA
Fountain Books
MKZ & Virginia Pye discussed family trauma in novels and some lighter topics, too!

December 14, 2013 - Washington, DC
Hill Center
MKZ and Judith Warner talked about family trauma and differently abled children

December 13, 2013 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools visit, Wilson High School

December 12, 2013 - Washington, DC
MKZ on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

November 30, 2013 - Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA
Small Business Saturday
MKZ was at One More Page Books in Arlington and at Politics & Prose in DC

November 22, 2013 - Bethesda, MD
Dana Cann & 10 Bethesda Guys Book Group

November 20, 2013 - Washington, DC
Elizabeth Shreve & Donnna Oetzel Book Group

November 19, 2013 - Washington, DC
National Press Club Book Fair

November 18, 2013 - Washington, DC
Johns Hopkins MFA class

November 14, 2013 - Takoma Park, MD
Maureen Taft-Morales Book Group

November 8, 2013 - Charlottesville, VA
WriterHouse
MKZ read and talked about the DNA of the novel

November 7, 2013 - Fairfax, VA
Visiting Writer, George Mason University

November 6, 2013 - Washington, DC
Cathy Alter Book Group

November 4, 2013 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools visit, Thurgood Marshall High School

October 28, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Humanities Festival

October 26, 2013 - Austin, TX
Texas Book Festival

October 25, 2013 - Houston, TX
Brazos Bookstore
MKZ reads

October 22-24, 2013 - Indianapolis, IN
Butler University Visiting Writer

October 17, 2013 - Chicago, IL
Women and Children First
MKZ read, introduced by Carol Anshaw in all her glory

October 15, 2013 - Washington, DC
Karen S Book Group

October 11, 2013 - Ann Arbor, MI
Literati Bookstore
MKZ read, introduced by the exquisite John Whittier-Ferguson

October 9, 2013 - Washington, DC
Arts Club of Washington, "Shrinks On the Page, Pen in the Hand"
MKZ and Lisa Gornick read and talked with moderator Judith Warner

October 7, 2013 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Gala, Folger Shakespeare Theatre
MKZ read with a dozen literary luminaries to raise funds for the PEN/​Faulkner Fiction Award

October 6, 2013 - Bethesda, MD
Writer's Center
MKZ read with Ann McLaughlin

October 2, 2013 - Edmond, OK
Reading at University of Central Oklahoma

October 1, 2013 - Tulsa, OK
Booksmart Tulsa at Harwelden Mansion
MKZ, Rilla Askew, and Constance Squires set the house on fire

September 30, 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK
Full Circle Bookstore
MKZ read with Rilla Askew

September 24, 2013 - Fairfax, VA
Fall for the Book, George Mason University
MKZ read with Bonnie Jo Campbell

September 21, 2013 - Washington, DC
National Book Festival on the National Mall
MKZ read and visited with the Nationalistas

September 18, 2013 - Washington, DC
Chevy Chase Listserve Book Group

September 14, 2013 - Writers with Drinks, Make-Out Room, San Francisco, CA
MKZ read with a half-dozen writers to a crowd--host Charlie Jane Anders gave us each a fictional bio!

September 14, 2013 - West Coast Live with Sedge Thomson, San Francisco, CA
MKZ joined Tom Barbash, Karl & Carl, and the Sioux City Kid on Sedge's wonderful show.

September 12, 2013 - Books Inc., Mountain View, CA
Reading

September 11, 2013 - Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
Reading

September 8, 2013 - BookCourt, Brooklyn, NY
NY Book launch for Man Alive!

September 7, 2013 - Politics & Prose, Washington, DC
DC Book launch for Man Alive!

June 1, 2013 - Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda, Maryland
Commencement Speaker

May 29, 2013 - McNally Jackson, New York City
MKZ, Alice McDermott, Nicola Griffith, Fiona McFarlane read
sponsored by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

April 13, 2013 - Annapolis Book Festival, Annapolis, Maryland
MKZ, Susan Coll, Margaret Talbot, and Gary Krist on what we read and when.

April 5, 2013 - 106th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Library Association, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Authors Panel
MKZ, Rilla Askew, and William Bernhardt had a chat.

April 4, 2013 - Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Ada, Oklahoma
Reading

March 9, 2013 - AWP Conference, Boston
MKZ talked with Edith Pearlman and Andre Dubus III in an event sponsored by the PEN/​Faulkner Foundation.

March 7, 2013 - AWP Conference, Boston
"Keeping Track of Your Book"
MKZ moderated a panel with Hannah Tinti, Bich Minh Nguyen, Porter Shreve, and Lan Samantha Chang
We revealed methods we've devised to visualize the arc and architecture of a novel, memoir, or story collection.

(OK, I didn't keep any records last year in the race to the finish line. Here's what happened pre-2012.)

December 2011 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools
Wilson Senior High School - "Revising Your Novel"

September 19, 2011 - Washington, DC
Mostly Maret Moms Bookgroup

February 25, 2011 - Washington, DC
AWP Conference
Panel, "The Intimate Detail"
MKZ, Alice McDermott, and Carole Burns

November 2010 - Washington, DC
Politics & Prose Bookstore
Carla Cohen Tribute
with MKZ, Alexandra Zapruder, Sy Hersh, Phyllis Theroux, Howard Norman, E. J. Dionne, and Anne Shields

October, 2010 - Rockville, MD
15th F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference
Panel moderated by Marie Arana, with MKZ, Gary Krist, Kim Roberts, and Evan Thomas

June 19, 2010 - Washington, DC
14th National Museum Publishing Seminar
Closing Speaker

June 12, 2010 - Washington, DC
American Independent Writers Conference
Panel with MKZ, Danielle Evans, David Taylor, and Paula Whyman

May 12, 2010 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools
School Without Walls

March 25, 2010 - Fairfax, VA
SomeSpring Else Conference for George Mason University
Reading with MKZ, Sandra Doller, and Lorraine Adams

March 22, 2010 - Washington, DC
American University
Writers in Print and in Person

March 2, 2010 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools
Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts

February 26, 2010 - Bethesda, MD
Speaker, Washington Waldorf School

January 26, 2010 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools
Coolidge Senior High School

December 8, 2009 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools
Washington Latin Charter School

December 7, 2009 - Fairfax, VA
Visiting Writer
George Mason University

September 22, 2009 - Washington, DC
Palisades Library
Speaker, Friends of the Library

March 2, 2009 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Pizza Gala
Comet Pizza
Reading and fundraiser with MKZ, George Pelecanos, Margaret Talbot, Matthew Klam, Jennifer Oko, and
H. G. Carrillo

February 22, 2009 - Potomac, MD
Book Group

February 17, 2009 - Baltimore, MD
Reading, Hopkins Writing Seminars

February 12, 2009 - Chicago, IL
AWP Conference
Panel, "Teaching the Novel: Learning as a Writer, Teaching as a Writer"
MKZ, Carole Burns, and Dan Chaon

November 24, 2008 - Washington,DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools
IDEA Public Charter School

November 13, 2008 - Maryland
Anne Arundel Community College
Workshop and Reading

October 15, 2008 - Washington, DC
American University Faculty Reading
Benefit for Food & Friends
MKZ, Kyle Dargan, Andrew Holleran, Richard McCann, and Glenn Moomau

September 23, 2008 - Los Angeles, CA
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Museum Book Club led by Maryna Hrushetska

April 30, 2008 - Washington, DC
Book Group

April 29, 2008 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools
School Without Walls

April 27, 2008 - Washington, DC
Book Group

April 8, 2008 - Washington, DC
Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, Master Class

March 14-16, 2008 - Rehoboth, DE
Writers at the Beach Conference

March 7, 2008 - Leesburg, VA
MKZ & Erica Perl at Northern Virginia Writers First Friday

February 25, 2008 - Washington, DC
Georgetown Senior Center, Lunch Speaker

February 9, 2008 - Washington, DC
Featured Speaker, Washington Independent Writers Fiction Writing Seminar

January 29, 2008 - Rockville, MD
Good Shepherd Book Group

January 28, 2008 - New York City
McNally Robinson Bookstore
MKZ joins the lovely, the talented Hannah Tinti and Alison Smith to chat with Carole Burns and celebrate her book, Off the Page.

January 25, 2008 - Washington, DC
Politics & Prose Bookstore

MKZ, Alice McDermott, Carolyn Parkhurst, and Marie Arana talk with Carole Burns about her book, Off the Page.

December 18, 2007 - Washington, DC
MKZ and Carolyn Parkhurst talk with Carole Burns to launch Off the Page.
Busboys and Poets

November 28, 2007 - Washington, DC
Reading
Riverby Books

November 28, 2007 - Chapel Hill, NC
Book discussion, led by an Ackland educator and a University of North Carolina faculty member.
Ackland Art Museum

October 1, 2007 - Washington, DC
Master Class, Johns Hopkins University

September 20 and 23, 2007 - Columbus, OH
Columbus Museum of Art
Art Book Club

June 9, 2007 - Washington, DC
Washington Independent Writers Conference
Panelist for "Fiction Writer’s Toolkit" and "Building Character"
George Washington University

May 31, 2007 - Bethesda, MD
Book Group

May 9, 2007 - Capitol Hill, DC
Book Group

April 1, 2007 - Potomac, MD
Book Group

February 23, 2007 - Bethesda, MD
Reading with Doug Lang at Westmoreland Church
Benefit for Marie Reed Learning Center

February 1, 2007 - Sacramento, CA
Book Group via conference call
Crocker Art Museum

January 22, 2007 - Atlanta, GA
Speaker at Opening Session
American Association of Museum Directors Conference

January 11-14, 2007 - Key West, FL
MKZ with Margaret Atwood, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ian McEwan,
Joyce Carol Oates & more
25th Annual Key West Literary Seminar

November 14, 2006 - Bethesda, MD
Book Group

November 2, 2006 - Kensington, MD
Book Group

October 27, 2006 - Washington, DC
Panel of DC Women Writers from Grace & Gravity
Johns Hopkins University, DC Campus

October 23, 2006 - Rockville, MD
Master Fiction Class & Public Reading
Montgomery College, MD

June 25, 2006 - Purley-on-Thames, England
Reading and Tea

June 13, 2006 - Bethesda, MD
Book Group

June 4, 2006 - Memphis, TN
BookSmart Featured Guest
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

May 21, 2006 - Chevy Chase, MD
Iowa East Book Group

May 21, 2006 - Chevy Chase, DC
Book Group

May 19, 2006 - Washington, DC
Book Signing
BookExpo America


May 10, 2006 - Bethesda, MD
Book Group
Westmoreland United Church of Christ

April 24, 2006 - Chevy Chase, MD
ArtTable Book Group

April 21, 2006 - Nashville, TN
Reading with MKZ & Patti Callahan Henry
Southern Women's Show


April 19, 2006 - Washington, DC
Reading & Paperback Launch
Olsson's Books & Records


April 12, 2006 - Seattle, WA
Microsoft Artful Readings (via teleconference)

April 2, 2006 - Capitol Hill, DC
Book Group

March 31, 2006 - Adam's Morgan, DC
Book Group

March 30, 2006 - Vienna, VA
Book Group

March 24, 2006 - Charlottesville, VA
Author's Lunch
Virginia Festival of the Book

March 11, 2006 - Washington, DC
Author's Roundtable 2006
Temple Sinai

March 5, 2006 - Bloomington, IN
Reading with MKZ & Adam Langer
ArtsWeek 2006

February 12, 2006 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Author's Evening with MKZ, Matthew Klam & Susan Coll

February 9-March 4, 2006 - Bethesda, MD
"Cupidity" - 30 artists & writers interpret personal ads.
Gallery Neptune

January 23, 2006 - Vienna, VA
Book Group

December 10, 2005 - Georgetown, DC
Book Signing
St. John's Church

December 6, 2005 - Washington, DC
PEN/​Faulkner Writers in Schools
Frances Junior High School

November 29, 2005 - Takoma Park, DC
Book Group
Takoma Park Library

November 20, 2005 - Miami, FL
Reading with MKZ, Connie May Fowler & Martha Southgate
Miami Book Fair International

November 15, 2005 - Philadelphia, PA
Reading & Conversation with Max Apple
Writer's House, University of Pennsylvania

November 2, 2005 - Potomac, MD
Book Group

October 26, 2005- Washington, DC
Book Group

October 22, 2005 - Rockville, MD
F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference
Montgomery College

September 28, 2005 - Washington, DC
Book Group

September 25, 2005 - Washington, DC
Fiction Panel with MKZ, Jonathan Safran Foer, Julia Slavin & more
Politics & Prose 21st Anniversary Celebration

September 17, 2005 - Fairfax, VA
Fall for the Book Festival
George Mason University


August 17, 2005 - Winchester, VA
Book Group

July 20, 2005 - Washington, DC
Washington Book Publishers Summer Reading Event
Chapters Literary Bookstore

June 22, 2005 - Washington, DC
Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU-FM, 88.5

June 16, 2005 - Madison, WI
University Bookstore, Hilldale

June 15, 2005 - Iowa City, IA
Prairie Lights Bookstore
Live from Prairie Lights broadcast on KSUI, 91.7

June 1, 2005 - Chicago, IL
Women & Children First

May 27, 2005 - Takoma Park, MD
Book Group

May 17, 2005 - Washington, DC
Smithsonian Institution
Freer Gallery of Art


May 13, 2005 - Washington, DC
Washington Independent Writers 2005 Conference
Seminar on character development: Put some flesh on those bones!

May 12, 2005 - Chevy Chase, MD
Book Group

May 12, 2005
On-line chat with Carole Burns of the Washington Post.

May 5, 2005 - New York, NY
Reading & Panel, moderated by Deborah Solomon of the New York Times
Rubin Museum of Art

April 20, 2005 - Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

April 16, 2005 - Washington, DC
Politics & Prose

April 12, 2005- Rockville, MD
Spring Conference Speaker
F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference

March 29, 2005 - Oklahoma City, OK
Book Launch, Full Circle Books