I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to talk about jellyfish and more in a bunch of wonderful venues. Here’s a rundown:

April 30, 2020 Tune in to Instagram at noon for a Texas Book Festival Literary Lunch Break. I’ll be speaking with Russell Gold, journalist and author of the brilliant book Superpower: One Man’s Quest to Transform American Energy. I plan to ask him a question he asked on Twitter: What do you say when the market gives you oil? Answer: No tanks!

March 8, 2020 Bookwoman in Austin, as part of an unbelievable lineup for the International Woman’s Day Extravaganza. I’ll be reading coral works for the first time.

January 23 and 25, 2020 I’ll be in Georgia, home of the largest jellyfishery in the US, for Augusta College’s Literary Augusta, with a stop at the Columbia County Library.

October 26, 2019 Texas Book Festival! I’ll be speaking with Nathaniel Rich and Gilbert Gaul about climate change and risk and with Catherine Chung and Karen Olson about women and math. We need more of all of both of these kinds of conversations.

April 7, 2019 I have the honor of giving the 9th Environmental Science Program Guest Lecture at the amazing Rochester Community & Technical College in my actual home town.

February 26, 2019 Book Tips and Sips. I get to talk with Texas Book Festival’s Julie Wernersbach about books at Prohibition Creamers! Come have fancy cocktails.

February 5, 2019  Join me at the actual magnificent Writing Barn for a benefit for Women for Women International called Words with Wine. I’ll be reading letters from women in countries recovering from war and their journeys to social and economic empowerment.

February 3, 2019 I’m trying my hand at my first online class at the magnificent Writing Barn. Join us from 2 to 5 before the Superbowl to talk about Science as Metaphor and Motivation.

January 26, 2019 Austin Public Library St. John Branch. What could be more fun than a jellyfish and narwahl party – with waffles, of course!

January 13, 2019 San Antonio Jewish Book Festival. Such a joy to visit my neighbor to the south. (Though we have better tacos!)

November 13, 2018 Friends of the Round Rock Library Literary Locals with a whole slew of fabulous Austin-area authors.

November 12, 2018 St. Louis Jewish Book Festival I’m beyond thrilled I get to take part in one of the oldest and best Jewish Book Fairs around. I remember seeing Chiam Potok there as a kid.

November 7, 2018 Book Lover’s Luncheon at the Austin Jewish Book Fair This is a big deal for me. I think the seeds that I might one day be able to write a book started when I volunteered for the AJBF over a decade ago. And wow!! the centerpieces!

November 5, 2018 Detroit Jewish Book Festival at 11 am The mother of all Jewish Book Fairs. Honored to take part.

October 27, 2018 Texas Book Festival at 2:30 in Capitol Extension. Honored to be interviewing Sy Montgomery about her delightful new memoir in 13 animals: How to Be a Good Creature

October 20, 2018 Oklahoma Book Festival at 1 pm. In the boathouse, appropriately!

September 22, 2018 ATXSciWri Collaborative Workshop: Bridging the Space Between the Lab and the Press Come to this one if you’re a science communicator. I’m thrilled to have the chance to share great conversations about scientists and writers with Susan Hovorka and Marc Airhart, both from UT.

September 1, 2018 THE National Book Festival!!! In conversation with the one, the only, the fabulous Sy Montgomery!! Washington, D.C.

August 19, 2018 Tumble: The Live Show at the Scottish Rite Theater in Austin, TX. It’ll be jellyfish and so much more sea creature sensation!

May 24, 2018 Austin Public Library. In conversation with Jack Davis who wrote the extraordinary, Pulitzer Prize-winning The Gulf.

May 23, 2018 Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, New Jersey.

May 21, 2018  My East Coast debut! Astoria Bookshop in Queens, NY

May 17, 2018 Thinkery 21. Come for the Tito’s and the Drunk Goggles; stay for the demo of jellyfish swimming. There will be jetting! (Austin,TX)

April 7, 2018 I’m really looking forward to being part of San Antonio’s Book Festival! Join us at 11 am.

March 9, 2018 at 7 pm. Malvern Books. So thrilled to be part of the Borderless series on art, action, and justice. Because what’s more borderless than the seas? (Austin, TX)

February  16, 2018 AAAS comes to Austin! I’ll be doing a reading at 4:30 and hosting a meet and greet at 2:30 in UT’s Austin Lounge. Stop by!

February 21, 2018 Speed Spineless is happening at Austin’s Pecha Kucha, where I rise (hopefully) to the challenge of explaining the entire book in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

January 24, 2018 at 7 pm. Chevaliers Books. Here I come Hollywood? Delighted to have the chance to speak about jellyfish at this lovely bookstore in the heart of LA! (Los Angeles, CA)

January 24, 2018 at 12 pm. University of Southern California. Back where I defended my dissertation, I’ll have the chance to go to the podium once again. (Los Angeles, CA)

January 22, 2018 Eliot Bay Book Company. Along with talking jellies at this terrific book store, I’m hoping to get a jellyfish in the foam of my latte while I’m in coffee country! (Seattle, WA)

January 21, 2018 Powells Bookstore. The mother ship! So excited to be able to talk about Spineless at this most iconic bookstore. (Portland, OR)

January 9, 2018 at 7 pm Stanford University. This is going to be EPIC! And how freaking cool is this event poster?

January 8, 2018 at 7 pm. Bookshop Santa Cruz. Thrilled to travel to the other weirdest bookstore in the world to talk Spineless.

January 6, 2018 at 6 pm. San Francisco JCC. Science on the Screen features the gorgeous movie Ponyo and we’ll talk about the way jellyfish are depicted on film. You can buy tickets here!

November 21, 2017 at 7 pm. Left Bank Books. Bringing the jellyfish back to my home town! (St. Louis, MO)

November 18th, 2017 at 2 pm. Science Mill. I’m so excited to talk jellyfish in the hill country where they used to swim 50-odd million years ago. (Johnson City, TX)

November 14, 2017 at 7 pm. Interabang Books. Help Keith and me celebrate our wedding anniversary (really!) with some jellyfish stories in Cowtown. (Dallas, TX)

November 9, 2017 at 7 pm. Book People Book Launch! Come for the Electric Jellyfish IPA and stay for the jellyfish trivia – there will be prizes! (Austin, TX)

November 4, 2017 at 1 pm. Texas Book Festival! I’ll be talking with polar scientist Peter Wadhams and geneticist Spencer Wells in the CSPAN/Book TV Tent about climate change, ice, jellyfish, and what the future holds. (Austin, TX)