RECENT And forthcoming events


March 27: 12 - 4:00 PM: Jaimee Wriston Colbert will be doing a book signing/reading for How Not to Drawn, winner of the 2021 International Book Award and the 2021 Big Book Award for General Fiction.

March 2: 7:00 PM: Jaimee Wriston Colbert will be featured in a book discussion/reading event at the Harrison Public Library and Village Bookstore (via ZOOM) with the novelist Minrose Gwin for Women's History Month. They will discuss creating strong women characters in socially conscious novels. Link to register:


September 18: Reading, Q& A and Book Signing, for How Not to Drown. Barnes & Noble’s, Vestal Parkway, Vestal, NY. 2:00 PM.

Aug 26: 1:00 PM Journey of an Aesthete Podcast – A comprehensive examination of all matters aesthetic – Arts & Humanities. How Not to Drown, by Jaimee Wriston. (On the show’s Facebook page live; after that it can be heard on various venues, TBA.)

March 24: Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Flight of the Palila – From Passion to Eco-fiction, One Writer’s Process.

May 4: Book Launch Event for How Not to Drown. Binghamton Center for Writers – Binghamton University.


November 4: Featured writer/reader in SUNY Oneonta’s Department of English Red Dragon Reading Series.


December 1, 2019: Podcast interview on Journey of an Aesthete Podcast – A comprehensive examination of all matters aesthetic – Arts & Humanities.

Wednesday and Thursday, November 6-7: Reading and Craft Talk (“Location, Location, Creating a Vivid Sense of Place in Fiction and Nonfiction”), Siena College, Albany, NY.

Saturday, November 16: Reading and Workshop on Eco-fiction and Nonfiction, at Phillips Free Library, Homer, NY. Supported in part by Poets & Writers and the New York State Council on the Arts.

April 17: Featured Reader for the Broome County Arts Council. Binghamton, NY.


Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018: Featured Faculty Reading, Binghamton University

Friday, April 6, 7:00 PM: Reading at the Downtown Writers Center (DWC), Syracuse, NY.

Wednesday, April 18, 12:10 PM: Reading and eco-fiction presentation for the Coburn Free Library, Owego, NY.

Friday, April 20, 6:00 PM: Book launch for Vanishing Acts at the Riverow Bookshop, Owego, NY.

Thursday, April 26, 1:00-3:00: Reading and class presentation on eco-fiction for the Binghamton Lyceum.


February 23, 7:00 PM: Reading at SUNY Plattsburgh

Thursday, March 2: Tea Salon reading and discussion - Rose Garden Tea Room and Gift Shop, Endicott, NY. 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

March 3, 7:00 PM: Reading at the Downtown Writers Center, Syracuse, NY.

June 17: Developed and taught Chapter One, a novel workshop, for Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.

June 27: Reading and book signing, Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden, ME.

July 24: Bright Hill Literary Center, Featured Reading.

Aug. 4: Faculty Reading for August Occasion, sponsored by DWC, Syracuse, NY.


August, 2016: Fiction Faculty for August Occasion Writers’ Retreat.

Tuesday, Oct. 26: Reading at SUNY Cortland, Distinguished Living Writers Series.

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 PM: Reading/book launch, River Read Books, 5 Court Street, Downtown Binghamton, NY,

Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3: Reading and classroom visits, Penn State Harrisburg, PA. Reading is open to the public.

Monday, November 7: Noon Readers Series in Gallery 210, 12:15-1:15. Open to the public. Also an evening reading open to public: Clark Hall room 400, 7-8 PM. University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL), St. Louis, MO.

Tuesday, November 8, 3:30: Classroom reading and discussion, Advanced Fiction – Columbia College Chicago.

Wednesday, November 9, 7 pm: Reading/signing, The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL,

Tuesday, November 15, 8:00 PM: Reading/signing, Binghamton Center for Writers, Creative Writing Program, Binghamton University-SUNY, Binghamton, NY. Open to the public—SCI-1 room 149.

Saturday, December 3, 7:00 PM: Reading for the Writer's Showcase in Scranton, PA at the Olde Brick Theater, 126 W. Market St.

Wednesday, December 14, 8:00: Reading, Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ. Open to the public.


2015: Featured Reader: Harpur Palate Launch Party

2015: Featured Reader, First Annual Art Awakening Festival, B.U.

2014: November 4-Panel, “Surviving Your Graduate English Education.”

2014: January, Hawaii International Conference on the Arts & Humanities. “Fragmented Narrative as Literary Device.”

2013: October: North County Writers’ Festival, Featured Reader. Jefferson College.

2013: April 21: Featured Reader, Broome County Arts Council. Binghamton. NY.

2013: Presentation, “Arts & Society,” Quincy College, Quincy, MA.

2013: May 3-Publication Panel for Graduate Student Organization, B.U.

2012: Interview – Ka Leo O Hawaii, University of Hawaii.

2012: April 3-Presentation: Arts and Process – Quincy College. Quincy, MA

2011: October 24: Reading for the Graduate Readers Series. Binghamton, NY.

2011: November 12: Featured Reader, Legends and Tales – Conference of the New York Folklore Society. Binghamton, NY

2011: Publishing Panel – Creative Writing Clinic. Binghamton University.

2010: Presenter at Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals. Conference. SUNY Cortland. “Telling Stories, Finding Voice.”

March 2008: Interview for Off The Page, WSKG Public Radio, Binghamton, NY

November 10, 2009: Featured Reader at the Sphinx Cafe Readers' Series, 8:00 PM., Pittsburgh

November 10--11: Readings at Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA and on "Prosody," A Radio Interview and Book Review Program on WYEP-FM 99.3

November 12: Reading and talk at the Mad Women In the Attic Fiction Workshop, 10:30-12:30, Pittsburgh

November 13: Reading at the Binghamton Literary Festival, Binghamton, NY

November 17: Binghamton University, NY

December 5, 2009: RiverRead Books 5 Court St, Binghamton, NY, Reading and Book Party.

January 11, 2010: Reading for Pacific University’s MFA Residency, Seaside, Oregon.

February 2, 2010: Reading at Columbia College Chicago.

February 3, 2010: Reading for RUI-Reading Under the Influence, Sheffield’s, Chicago.

February 4, 2010: Reading for the “Lions in Winter” series, Eastern Illinois University.

February 5, 2010: Interview on Chicago Public Radio’s “Eight Forty-Eight” with book critic Donna Seamen.

February 5, 2010: Reading at Women & Children First Bookstore, Chicago.

March 11, 2010: Reading at Pace University, “Writers At Pace, Spring 2010.”

March 22, 2010: Kick-Off Event/Reading for the Notre Dame College “Arts & Humanities Week” Festivities, Cleveland, Ohio. Co-sponsored by Mac’sBacks Bookstore.

May 1, 2010: Reading at Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY. 4:00 PM.

May 27, 2010: Reading for Word Thursdays, Bright Hill Literary Center, in the Catskills Mountains, 94 Church St. Treadwell, NY 13846. 7:00 PM.

June 23, 2010: Reading for Pacific University’s MFA Residency.

June 25, 2010: Roundtable Talk for Pacific University’s MFA Residency: “Bad Boys & Wild Women – The Devil is in the Details.”

September 25, 2010: Featured Reader, Equality State Book Festival, Casper, Wyoming.

October 12, 2010: Reading at Misericordia University, Scranton, PA.

October 22-24, 2010: Reading/panel – “Telling Stories, Finding Voice: A Fiction Reading,” Reimagining Girlhood Conference – SUNY Cortland, NY.

November 12, 2010: Reading at the YMCA’s Downtown Writer’s Center, Syracuse, NY.

Dream Lives of Butterflies Book Tour

July 2007: Reading at the Boston Fiction Festival

September 17-18, 2007: Various local readings sponsored by BkMk (Bookmark) Press of the University of Missouri, Kansas City. University venues and New Letters on the Air (radio).

September 19, 2007: Reading at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis.

September 20: Reading at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

September 21: Reading at Columbia College Chicago.

September 23: Reading/book signing at Book Cellar's Bookstore, Chicago.

September 25: Reading at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

September 27: Reading at Interlochen School for the Arts, Traverse City, MI.

October 3: Reading at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.

October 7: Reading at The Garden, Silver Lake, L.A.

October 10: Reading at University of California, Santa Cruz.

October 11: Reading at Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

October 16: Reading at The School of the Art Academy, Cincinnati, OH.

October 23: Reading at SUNY Cortland; Cortland, NY.

October 25: Reading at Shippensburg University, PA.

October 27: Reading/signing at the Bookery II, Ithaca, NY.

November 6: Reading/signing at Barnes & Noble Booksellers; Vestal, NY.

December 4: Reading at Bentley College, Waltham, MA.

Additional readings in 2008-2009 included:

September 16: Binghamton University

October 6: Bloomsburg University, PA.

October 10: Binghamton Literary Festival

November 8: Equinook Salon, NY

November 12: Manhattanville College

November 13: Norwalk Community College Festival of Writers

March 5: University of West Georgia

May 1: River Read Bookstore, Binghamton

June 21: Pacific University, Oregon