Feb. 8th: Emory University Literature Is Alive Program, 8pm Emory Bookstore, 1390 Oxford Rd NE, Atlanta, GA.

Feb. 10th: AWP 2017 Featured Presenter in Washington, DC. 

  • Friday, Feb. 10th: A Reading with Alexander Chee and Valeria Luiselli, in conversation with Lisa Lucas of the National Book Foundation, 1:30-2:45pm. Sponsored by Kundiman and Coffee House Press. Balllroom C, Washington Convention Center, Level 3. 
  • Saturday, Feb. 11th: A Tribute To Edmund White, with Alden Jones, Alexander Chee, Tom Cardamone, Alysia Abbott and Patrick Ryan, 12:00-1:15pm. Room 204 AB, Washington Convention Center,  Level 2.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11th: Lit Hub Presents: A Conversation About Literary Citizenship in the Age of Diversity, with Alexander Chee, Michelle Filgate, Yahdon Israel, Glory Edim, moderated by Bethanne Patrick, 3-4:15pm. USC Dornsife Bookfair Stage 2. 
  • Saturday, Feb. 11th: Offsite event - This is Queer Lit: Spectacular at AWP, 8-11pm, with Imogen Binnie, Jericho Brown, Alexander Chee, Tom Cho, Lucy Corin, Melissa Febos, Holly Hughes, Tennessee Jones, Eileen Myles, and Morgan Parker. Hosted by Michelle Tea at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Feb. 15th: The Leonard Lopate Show. Alexander Chee and Manjula Martin discuss the new anthology Scratch: Writers, Money and the Art of Making a Living.

Feb. 15th: Alexander Chee reads at Syracuse University's Raymond Carver Reading Series. Q&A at 3:45pm, reading at 5:30pm, at Syracuse University's Gifford Auditorium.

March 16th: Alexander Chee introduces Viet Than Nguyen and Elif Batuman at the Unterberger Poetry Center of the 92nd St. YMCA, with a public conversation to follow. 

March 30th: Alexander Chee reads at Purdue University's Dept. of English and Creative Writing Series at Krannert Auditorium, 7:30pm. 

April 27th: A reading at Pratt University's Writers' Forum, with Kaitlyn Greenidge. 


The Queen of the Night Tour 2016


The Launch Event for The Queen of the Night, McNally Jackson Soho, 7PM, Tuesday, Feb. 2nd. I’ll read and then have a public conversation with Maud Newton.

@Macauley Author Series, a reading from The Queen of the Night and a public conversation with Boris Kachka of New York Magazine, Macaulay Honors College, 35 W67th St., 7PM, Thursday, February 4th.

Tour for The Queen of the Night begins at The Golden Notebook, 2pm, Woodstock, NY, Sunday, February 7th.

PowerHouse Arena, the Brooklyn Launch for The Queen of the Night with Sunil Yapa, author of YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST, Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown, 7PM, Monday, Feb. 8th.

A reading from The Queen of the Night at The New School Visiting Writer Series, 6:30PM, Tuesday, Feb. 9th.

An Interview With Eileen Myles at The Eat, Drink, and Be Literary series with The National Book Foundation at BAM/Books-A-Million, 7PM, Mar. 1st.

Print Screen Lincoln Center Film Society. Alexander Chee will introduce The Earrings of Madame de... by Max Ophüls and then lead a discussion and sign books. March 2nd. 

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House reading with Angela Flournoy, 7PM, Thursday, Mar. 10.

Franklin Park Reading Series: Seventh Anniversary Bash, 8-10PM, Monday, Mar. 14th, with Kelly Link, John Wray, Rachel Cantor and Cote Smith.

The Adelphi University MFA Program Reading at Rizzoli Books, Mar. 24th. In conversation with Anthony Aiello afterward.

The One Year Anniversary Event for the LIC Reading Series, April 12th. With Jonathan Lee and Nathalie Harnett. 


Longfellow Books, Portland, ME, Feb. 24th.


Inside The Writers’ House, Plangere, Murray Hall 302, Rutgers University, 310 George St., New Brunswick, March 25th.


Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 7pm, March 30th.


American University, Wednesday, Feb. 10th.

Politics & Prose w/PEN Faulkner, Busboys and Poets, Brookland location, Feb. 11th.


University of Texas – Houston, The Rice Reading Series, Friday, Feb. 12th.



PEN Center USA’s Author Evening Series, with Noel Alumit at Chevalier’s Books, 7PM, February 15th.

The Nervous Breakdown Club, noon, Feb. 15th.

LA Times Book Festival, Apr. 9-10th.


Green Apple Books on the Park, 7PM, Tuesday, Feb. 16, in conversation with Peter Orner.


Hugo House, Seattle, Thursday, Feb. 18, in conversation with Karen Maeda Allman of Elliott Bay Books.

Third Place Books, Seattle, Friday, Feb. 19.


Princeton University, Friday, Feb. 26.


The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, New Orleans, March 31-April 4.

Sinners and Saints, New Orleans, April 2-April 3.


Odyssey Bookshop, Hadley, MA, Tues. Feb. 23.

Amherst College, Amherst, MA, reading, Mar. 9.

Grub Street’s Muse and the Marketplace, Boston, MA, Apr. 29-May 1.


Northwestern University (Evanston), Writers’ Festival, May 10-12.