Despite my horror of public notice, The Jane Austen Project will have its first airing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on April 22 at Northshire Books in connection with a Jane Austen tea.
I also plan to be at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn on May 3.
I’ll be among the people reading briefly as part of the South Orange Maplewood Open Studio Tour on June 4, which will also feature artists and musicians.
I’ll also be part of a new reading series, The Lantern, in the East Village on June 7.
I’ll be back in New Jersey for the Maplewood South Orange Book Festival, talking about Jane Austen with Karen Gervitz, a professor of English literature and the author of several books, most recently Representing the Eighteenth Century in Film and Television, 2000–2015.
In Brooklyn on June 22 reading with the felines at the Cat Cafe! This is going to be a lot of fun, unless you are allergic to cats, in which case it will not be fun at all, and you should stay home. (Here’s a picture from the event — the cats were dumbstruck with enthusiasm!)
In Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, on June 26 at Emma Straub’s new store Books Are Magic at a Sackett Street alumni event.
At the South Orange Public Library on the afternoon of July 20.
In my hometown, the bucolic Falls Village, Conn., at Aug 5 at 4 p.m. in my childhood library.