Past Events

Tuesday December 18th, 2018

7:00 P.M.

Earfull: readings and music
w Steve Yarbrough + bands
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA

Saturday September 1st, 2018

2:00 P.M.

Spencertown Festival of Books
Interviewing Jessica Keener, author of Strangers in Budapest
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
Spencertown, NY

Thursday June 7th, 2018

7:30 P.M.

Literary Life series at the Hawthorne Inn
Snacks, drinks, and conversation
Daphne Kalotay and Crystal King
Hawthorne Inn
462 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
tickets $10 to support Grub Street’s Young Adult Writing Program

Thursday May 3rd, 2018

Princeton Writes: Symposium on the Written & Spoken Word
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540

Thursday January 4th, 2018

7:00 P.M.

intimate reading + discussion
Hawthorne Inn
462 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA

Saturday October 28th, 2017

3:45 P.M.-4:45 P.M.

One City One Story discussion
with Alicia Anstead
Boston Book Festival
Old South Church
Copley Square, Boston

Wednesday August 2nd, 2017

7:00 P.M.

Interviewing Jessica Berger Gross
Brookline Booksmith
Brookline, MA
More information

Friday July 21st, 2017

7:00 P.M.

Interviewing Andrew Sean Greer
Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA
More information

Thursday May 11th, 2017

6:00 P.M

Raising a Reader Gala
Dinner with an Author
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
More information

Friday May 5th, 2017

2:15 P.M

Stealth Description
Seminar (lecture + discussion) & guided writing with Q&A
Grub Street’s Muse & the Marketplace Conference
Boston, MA
More information

Thursday April 13th, 2017

10:30 A.M.

Meet the Author
Reading + Q & A
Somerville Council on Aging
167 Holland Ave. , Somerville, MA
More information

Wednesday September 14th, 2016

6:30-8:30 P.M.

In Search of Lost Memory
Opening Reception & Memory Salon
with poets Dan Chelotti and Guy Pettit
French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough St.
Boston, MA 02116
Free and open to the public.
Complimentary wine will be served.
Readings begin at 7:15.
more info

Thursday May 26th, 2016

6 P.M.

Interviewing Julian Barnes
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Reserve tickets here

Tuesday September 15th, 2015

2:30 P.M.

Faculty Reading
University of Massachusetts, Boston
with John Fulton, Jill McDonough, Askold Melnyczuk, Lloyd Schwartz
more info

Tuesday July 21st, 2015

6:30 P.M.

Truro Public Library
7 Standish Way
North Truro, MA 02652
(508) 487-1125
more info

Thursday April 16th, 2015

8 P.M.

Rosenfield Center Room 101
Grinnell College
1210 Park Street
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
more information

Wednesday April 8th, 2015

7:00 P.M.

Craft on Draft
Who Tells the Story: Choosing Point of View
with Christopher Castellani and Celeste Ng
Trident Booksellers
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Free and open to the public
more information

Wednesday February 4th, 2015

7:00 P.M.

interviewing Deborah Voigt
with a brief performance by Ms. Voigt
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston, MA,02115
Tickets include copy of “Call Me Debbie”
more information

Tuesday February 3rd, 2015

3:00 P.M.

MFA Faculty Reading
Campus Center, Ballroom A
University of Massachusetts, Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Monday July 28th, 2014

1:00 P.M.

Madison Public Library
Summer Seminar Series
“The Creative Experience, from Idea to Publisher”
39 Keep Street
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 377-0722
more information

Thursday June 12th, 2014

7 P.M.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660
More information

Thursday May 29th, 2014

7 P.M.

Newtonville Books
10 Langley Rd
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 244-6619
More information

Wednesday April 30th, 2014

8:00 P.M.

Writer’s Life Series
“Living, Breathing Characters”
Blacksmith House, Brattle Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

Thursday March 27th, 2014

8:00 PM

St. Lawrence University
SLU Writers Series
102 Richardson Hall
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Sykes Residence
Sykes Common

Wednesday February 19th, 2014

7:00 P.M.

Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with Daphne Kalotay
Jhumpa will read from The Lowland; interview will follow
Morse Auditorium, Boston University
602 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
More information

Saturday October 26th, 2013

7:00 P.M.

Boston University
Marshall Room
College of Fine Arts, 2nd floor
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
with violin concert by Russian violinists
via the Educational Bridge Project

Friday October 25th, 2013

6:00 PM

Eight Cousins Bookstore
189 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Saturday October 19th, 2013

12:30 P.M.

Boston Book Festival
Readings in the Forum: Love & Hope
Trinity Forum
Copley Square, Boston, MA

Thursday October 17th, 2013

7:00 P.M.

Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover, MA 01810

Thursday September 26th, 2013

4:30 P.M.

Middlebury College
Abernathy Room, Axinn Center
131 S Main St
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-5000

Thursday September 19th, 2013

7:00 P.M.

American Hungarian Library/Amerikai Magyar Könyvtár
Reading and concert–with pianist Júlia Hámos!
215 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
Tel. (212) 744 5298
more information at

Thursday July 25th, 2013

6:00 P.M.

Live online video chat: “Good Women, Bad Beauty”
Daphne Kalotay (Sight Reading) & Phoebe Baker Hyde (The Beauty Experiment)
Reading/Q&A/book giveaway

Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

7:00 P.M.

I’ll Read Yours, If You’ll Read Mine
Arts at the Armory Cafe
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Featuring:  Alysia Abbott, Stephen Burt, Jef Czekaj, Daphne Kalotay, Pagan Kennedy,
Tanya Larkin, Rishi Reddi, Grace Talusan, and Gilmore Tamny.

Wednesday July 17th, 2013

7:00 P.M.

Peabody Institute Library-Danvers
15 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Reception for Book Clubs from 6:30 – 7:00
Reading, Q & A and book signing begins at 7:00
Books will be available for purchase at the Library

Thursday June 20th, 2013

6:00 PM

Elephant and Castle
161 Devonshire Street
Boston MA 02110
Benefit event for fund supporting the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
RSVP and more information: lfriedma at gmail dot com

Wednesday June 19th, 2013


New England Independent Bookseller’s Association
Author Talks/Readings, & Lunch with the Authors
Open to all NEIBA members
Fuller Conference Center
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd.
Sturbridge, MA  01566

Tuesday June 11th, 2013


Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN

Wednesday June 5th, 2013


Posman Books at Chelsea Market
75 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Thursday May 30th, 2013


Concord Bookshop
65 Main Street

Concord, MA 01742

Wednesday May 29th, 2013


Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road

Newton Centre

Newton, MA 02459

Tuesday May 28th, 2013


Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Thursday May 23rd, 2013


The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Sunday May 5th, 2013


Grub Street’s Muse & the Marketplace Conference
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

Tuesday February 12th, 2013


Grub Street Book Club (members-only)
Grub Street Headquarters
162 Boylston Street, 5th Floor,
Boston, MA 02116
Daphne will lead a casual discussion of Margot Livesey’s novel The Flight of Gemma Hardy before bringing in the author for a Q&A.

Tuesday January 29th, 2013


Celebrity Bookclub, Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road,
Newton Centre
Daphne will lead a casual discussion of Memento Mori by Muriel Spark. No Registration Required.