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April 2019

Reading: Lunch in the Loft at Beach Books, Seaside Oregon, Noon, April 18

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0

Author Debra Gwartney will join us for Lunch in the Loft on Thursday April 18. She will be discussing her beautiful new memoir I Am a Stranger Here Myself. Her memoir tells of her childhood as a lonely girl growing up in rural Idaho. But in an interesting and non-traditional twist, she interweaves the story of Narcissa Whitman,the first Caucasian woman to cross the Rocky Mountains and one of fourteen people killed at the Whitman Mission in 1847 by a…

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Reading at Pagination Books, Springfield, Missouri, Monday, April 29

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Debra Gwartney will read from her new book, I Am a Stranger Here Myself, at the newly opened Pagination Books in Springfield. Monday, April 29, 7 pm. Free and open to the public

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May 2019

All-Day Memoir Writing Workshop, May 4, 2019

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

“I’ve heard it said that the reader of a personal narrative comes to the story with two questions: Where are we going? And, Who’s going to take me there? In this workshop, we’ll concentrate some on the “where” and a lot on the “who.” When we’re writing about our own lives, it’s easy to get deceptively fooled into thinking that “I” is a fairly simple and straightforward teller of the tale, but in fact the “I” of memoir and/or personal…

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Reading with Debra Gwartney and Ellen Bass in Santa Cruz, California, MAY 4

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Join us at a lovely home in the Santa Cruz area for a special event with Debra Gwartney and Ellen Bass. Details here: https://roxanmcdonald.regfox.com/an-evening-with-ellen-bass-and-debra-gwartney

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July 2019

July 5 and 6, 1-3 p.m., Authors’ Table Art in the Vineyard Eugene, OR

July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Alton Baker Park Eugene, OR United States + Google Map

Debra will be at the authors’ table, selling and signing copies of I AM A STRANGER HERE MYSELF, from 1-3 p.m. on July 5 and again from 1-3 p.m. on July 6. Alton Baker Park.

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Centrum: Port Townsend Writers’ Conference July 14-21

July 14 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Fort Worden State Park Port Townsend, Washington United States + Google Map

Debra will be teaching the morning memoir workshop and offering a craft talk and reading at the 2019 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference at Fort Worden Park in Port Townsend. The readings begin each night at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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I Am A Stranger Here Myself at POWELL’S Books in Portland! July 31, 2019, 7 pm

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Powell’s Books Portland, OR United States + Google Map

Debra Gwartney and award-winning memoirist Apricot Irving will discuss their respective books at POWELL’s on Burnside, Portland, OR, on July 31, 2019. Free and open to the public

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September 2019

Western Literature Association Panel

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT

Debra will join four other writers to discuss “Research into Art” at the annual Western Literature Association conference in Estes Park, Co.

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October 2019

Whitman College Reading, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Whitman College Walla Walla, WA United States + Google Map

Debra will read from I Am a Stranger Here Myself, followed by a q/a with the audience, at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., in Olin Auditorium (Olin 138). Free and open to the public. Books will be sold by the Whitman College Bookstore.

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Palouse Literary Festival, Oct. 17, 18, 19, Moscow, Idaho

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT

Debra will present a reading and discussion, with C. Marie Fuhrman, at Book People in Moscow, Idaho, as part of the first annual Palouse Literary Festival. Debra’s reading from her book, I Am a Stranger Here Myself, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 17. Free and open to the public. Presented by University of Idaho’s MFA Creative Writing Program. Also look for Sam Roxas-Chua at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 18. And Leni Zumas at 7 p.m. on…

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