I am happy to travel to speak and read! I’ve spoken at many universities and at K-12 schools as well as at community groups, reading groups, and discussed my work at a senior center and a prison. I’ve given community education talks on writing process, and done signings and readings at book festivals. I’m also happy to Skype with book groups and chronic pain groups. For more info., please email me at shuber (at) fairfield.edu. Thanks!
Upcoming Events: 2017
Feb. 11: AWP Panels, Washington, DC, including signing for Pain Woman Takes Your Keys at University of Nebraska Press table, Saturday at 2 pm
Feb. 18: Reading at the Institute Library in New Have as part of the “Difficult To Name” reading series.
March 2 at 7 pm: Reading at Fairfield University Bookstore, Post Road, Fairfield
March 4: Visit to Albertus Magnus College MFA Program, New Haven, CT
March 10: Visit to Boston to Chronic Pain Group
March 20 at 7 pm: Reading at Bluestockings Bookstore in New York!
April 15 at 5 pm: West End Poetry Society: “The Power of Poetry: A Reading to Support Multiple Sclerosis Patients” with Jazz at the Metro Cafe, 580 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Event is $20; MS patients are free. All benefits go to St. Francis Hospital Mandell Center for Multiple Sclerosis
April 21 at 7:30: Reading with Westport Writers at 323 Bar & Restaurant, 323 Main St, Westport, CT 06880
April 27 at 4-7 pm: Reading as part of Writers’ Resist Reading, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
April 28 at 1 pm EST: Online “Survive and Thrive” online conference in Medical Humanities: Workshop on Writing Chronic Pain: Free! To join on, just visit this site and enter any username.
April 29 at 2 pm: Reading as part of Connecticut Authors’ Series, curated by Sophfronia Scott, C.H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT
May 6 at 2 pm: On the radio! More details to come!
May 13 at 2 pm EST: Online Facebook Live Reading from Pain Woman! Details here. I will be downloading and captioning the reading and then uploading to YouTube (as soon as I learn how to do these things!)
May 27 at 4 pm: Reading and conversation at Open Door Tea, 3552 Main Street, Stratford, CT
June: NonfictioNow in Iceland!
July 25 @ 6:30 pm: Avon, CT: Avon Library Panel on Biography/Memoir Author Panel featuring Shawn Flynn, Wendy Rosenberg, Sherry Horton, Sonya Huber, Jack Sheedy, Jeremy Joyell, D. Margaret Hoffman!
Aug. 11: Reading at Nine Stories Bookstore. 5400 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 12, 9-3 in Pittsburgh, PA: One-day writing workshop on “Extraordinary Embodiment: Writing Chronic Illness and Disability.”
August 23: Serendipity Bookstore Pop-Up Benefit Reading in Stratford, CT
Sept. 8-10: Hobart Festival of Women Writers
Sept. 23: Ridgefield Writers’ Conference
Oct. 14-16: Examined Life Conference, University of Iowa
Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7pm: Syllable Reading Series, Republic in the Linden, 10 Capitol Ave, Hartford.
Nov. 28 at 7 pm: Suffolk University in Boston! The Poetry Center in the Sawyer Library at 73 Tremont!
Feb. 2, 2018: Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah.
April 5, 2018: Chatham University program panel on disability in writing.
June 2018: RiverTeeth Conference in Ashland, Ohio.
Sept 21 @ 6-8 pm: September Writers Circle: Sonya Huber and Lucy Gellman in conversation at the Institute Library, 847 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510 *Please note there are limited number of tickets available for this event.
Join us for a conversation with Sonya Huber, author of The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Lucy Gellman, reporter for the New Haven Independent as we discuss the candidates and conventions of this historic election cycle. Lucy Gellman is a reporter for the New Haven Independent and station manager and host at WNHH Radio. She has covered the 2016 primaries in New Hampshire and Connecticut, as well as the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Her writing and photography has appeared in Print Quarterly, The London Student, The Arts Paper, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, the Connecticut Mirror and I Love New Haven, where she is a weekly contributor.
Oct. 17 @ 5 pm: Fairfield (CT) Women’s & Gender Studies Election Panel, Fairfield University, Faber Hall Commons (Creative Life Residence Hall).
Oct. 20: Reading at Coastal Carolina University (Myrtle Beach, SC), 5:30 pm
Oct. 27 @ 7 pm: Fairfield University Reading & Discussion on the election, Kelley Center
Saturday, Oct. 29: Panelist, “WRITING ABOUT INTERSECTIONAL DISABILITY IN POETRY, YA FICTION, NEWS COMMENTARY, BLOGS AND BEYOND,” at BinderCon NYC; 3:45 PM
University Visits and Reading Series: I’ve served as a speaker at the New Directions in Writing and Publishing Conference at North Georgia College & State University, where Opa Nobody was chosen as a First-Year Read. I’ve also been featured in as a reader at the College of the Holy Cross Reading Series and the University of New Hampshire Reading Series, the River Styx Reading Series in St. Louis, and the Motherhood and Words Festival at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.
Bookstores & Literary Festivals: I’ve read at excellent bookstores, schools, and literary centers all over the country, including the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, Bluestockings Books in New York City, Broad Vocabulary in Milwaukee, Charis Books in Atlanta, Women and Children First Bookstore in Chicago, and many more. I’ve participated in workshops and panels at the Dahlonega Literary Festival, the Jacksonville Literary Festival, and the Decatur Book Festival.
Library Visits: I’ve read at libraries in New Lenox, Illinois and Statesboro, GA and many others, and to many congregations and community organizations. I’ve conducted workshops on memoir at the Pequot Library in Fairfield (CT), the Darien (CT) Public Library, the Groton (CT) Public Library, the Haddam (CT) Public Library and the Statesboro Public Library (GA). In May 2015 I gave a workshop at the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association annual CAPA-U conference.
I am happy to do book club visits; please email me using the form below, and I’m happy to Skype to discuss a book!
Conferences: I regularly appear at AWP and at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference, where I also do manuscript consultations. I have given workshops at the Ridgefield Writer’s Conference and appeared at several NonfictioNow panels and events.
Past Events in 2015
Sept. 21: “Deconstructing Watchman,” a discussion about Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Go Set a Watchman” sponsored by the Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield CT, with Dr. Sally O’Driscoll, 7 pm in Rotary Room
Sept. 24: Reading at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Sept 25-26, 2015: Multi-genre workshop and reading at Ridgefield Writer’s Conference (CT)
Oct. 28-31, 2015: NonfictioNow Conference, Flagstafff, AZ: Panels on The Hydra-Headed Beast: Collection of Essays or Memoir and the Essayistic Memoir
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015: Reading, University of New Hampshire Writing Series