ELIZABETH ZELVIN

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Tuesday June 11, 2013
KGB Bar, New York, NY
Reading from one of my mysteries about recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler.

Friday May 3 - Sunday May 5, 2013
Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MD
Author's Alley: How medium affects storytelling: Exploring one theme through mystery novels, short stories, poetry, and song. Talk and musical performance.

Monday April 22, 2013
DBA Bar, New York, NY
Read from one of my mysteries about recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler.

Friday, January 25, 2013
92nd Street Y, New York, NY
"Maturity and Chutzpah." Talk and musical performance.

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Signing at both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime tables.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Mid-Manhattan Library, NYPL, New York, NY
"Therapy, Recovery, and Finding Out Whodunit." Talk and musical performance.

Friday - Sunday August 24-26, 2012
Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN
Panelist, "Talk Is Cheap: How to Write Effective Dialogue"; performer, songs from Outrageous Older Woman

Wednesday June 13, 2012
Eastchester Library, Eastchester, NY
Talk and signing.

Wednesday June 6, 2012
Book Expo America, New York, NY
Signing at MWA booth.

Saturday May 12, 2012
Liberty State Writers, New Jersey
"Writing About Social Issues without Getting Preachy."

Friday - Sunday April 27-29, 2012
Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MD
Panelist.

Tuesday - Saturday March 13-17, 2012
Public Library Association (PLA), Philadelphia, PA
Signing at the Sisters in Crime booth.

Saturday October 22, 2011
Sisters in Crime Long Island Chapter, Long Island, NY
Speaking to a group of fellow writers.

Wednesday September 21, 2011
New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, New York, NY
Moderated a panel on true crime killer duos with panelists Kate White, Cici McNair, Cheryl Paradis, and Robert Quackenbush.

Sunday September 18, 2011
Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Signed my story at the launch of Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices at the Sisters in Crime booth and sold my own books at both SinC and the MWA booth.

Saturday May 14, 2011
MAYhem at Bookhampton, East Hampton, NY
Nancy Drew celebration: Participated in a marathon reading of The Secret of the Old Clock.

Friday - Sunday April 29 - May 1, 2011
Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MD
Panelist with other nominees for Agatha Award for Best Short Story and also a panel on writing historical fiction; took part in Malice-Go-Round and hosted a table at the Agatha Awards banquet.

Tuesday December 7, 2010
Reston Public Library, Reston, VA
Barb Goffman and I talked about our stories in Murder to Mil-Spec, an anthology of crime stories on military themes to benefit Homes for Our Troops.

Sunday November 14, 2010
Queens Central Library, Jamaica, NY
Featured reader; it's a poetry series but I read both stories and poems to demonstrate a variety of ways to tell a story.

Saturday October 23, 2010
Astoria Film Festival, Astoria, NY
Short story reading and signing with Sisters in Crime.

Sunday September 12, 2010
Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Signing at the Sisters in Crime booth.

Saturday August 21, 2010
Authors Night, East Hampton, NY
Signing and dinner to benefit East Hampton Library.

Saturday June 26, 2010
American Library Association (ALA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
Signing at the Sisters in Crime booth.

Wednesday June 2, 2010
Mystery Writers of America, New York, NY
I moderated a panel with authors Parnell Hall, Kenneth Wishnia, and Irene Fleming.

Saturday May 15, 2010
Mayhem at Bookhampton, East Hampton, NY
Panelist.

Friday-Sunday April 30-May 2, 2010
Malice Domestic, Arlington, VA
Agatha award nominee for Best Short Story for "Death Will Trim Your Tree."

Saturday, April 17, 2010
Murder 203, Easton/Westport, CT
I had the honor of introducing my 20 fellow authors and participated in two panels, both moderated by celebrated blogger Sarah Weinman. My fellow panelists included Hank Phillippi Ryan, Jonathan Santlofer, Steven Torres, Robin Hathaway, and J.B. Stanley.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Kettle of Fish, New York, NY
Short story reading with Lina Zeldovich, Annamaria Alfieri, Peggy Ehrhart, & Cathi Stoler.

Saturday, March 20, 2010
Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA
Crime Wave panelist with Krista Davis, Austin Camacho, Ross Pennie, and moderator Tom Lowe.

Thursday, March 11, 2010
New York Public Library, Countee Cullen Branch
Panel, "New York, New York, It's A Helluva Town to Die In," with Grace F. Edwards, Jonathan Santlofer, and Persia Walker.

Thursday February 18, 2010
NY Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, New York, NY
"What Keeps People Stuck in Bad Relationships." In honor of Valentine's Day: a talk about why she can't throw the bum out.

Saturday January 16, 2010
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Boston, MA
I signed copies of Death Will Help You Leave Him and Death Will Get You Sober at the Sisters in Crime and Macmillan booths.

Wednesday December 16, 2009
Mid-Manhattan Library, New York, NY
Panel on how professionals use their inside knowledge when they write, with Charlie Atkins, Sarah Langan, Roberta Isleib, Justin Peacock, and moderator Lawrence Light.

Monday December 7, 2009
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, Port Chester, NY
Talk.

Sunday December 6, 2009
KGB Bar, New York, NY
I read from my short story in The Gift of Murder, "Death Will Trim Your Tree."

Monday November 30, 2009
Eastchester Public Library, Eastchester, NY
Dialogue with fellow author Gail Farrelly. Featuring The Gift of Murder, a holiday crime anthology to benefit Toys for Tots.

Saturday November 21, 2009
Winston-Salem Writers, Winston-Salem, NC
Guest speaker on "'The End' is Just the Beginning."

Saturday November 21, 2009
Writers' Group of the Triad, Greensboro, NC
Guest speaker.

Thursday November 19, 2009
Pilot Elementary School, Greensboro, NC
Talk about being a writer as a career to fifth grade class, with Chris Roerden and Pat Meller.

Monday November 16, 2009
Barnes & Noble, Atlanta, GA
Signing.

Wednesday November 18, 2009
Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
Signing.

Wednesday November 18, 2009
Barnes & Noble, Burlington, NC
Signing.

Monday November 16, 2009
Eagle Eye Bookshop, Atlanta, GA
Display and signing.

Monday November 16, 2009
Barnes & Noble, Atlanta, GA
Signing.

Friday November 13, 2009
The Open Book, Greenville, SC
Display and signing.

Thursday November 12, 2009
High Country Writers, Watauga Library, Boone, NC
Guest speaker on "Writing About Social Issues--Without Getting Preachy."

Thursday November 12, 2009
Barnes & Noble, Asheville, NC
Signing.

Tuesday November 10, 2009
News 14 Carolina
Interview with morning anchor Tracey Early.

Tuesday November 10, 2009
Greensboro Unitarian Universalist Public Forum, Greensboro, NC
Talk (public welcome) on "Alcoholism and Codependency Can Be Murder."

Monday November 9, 2009
Mauney Memorial Library, Kings Mountain, NC
Talk, with Maggie Bishop.

Sunday November 8, 2009
Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC
Panel with Judi McCoy, Schuyler Kaufman, and Maggie Bishop.

Saturday November 7, 2009
Borders, Northlake Mall, Charlotte, NC
Display and signing with fellow author Judi McCoy.

Tuesday October 27, 2009
Partners & Crime, New York, NY
The New York launch of Death Will Help You Leave Him.

Saturday October 24, 2009
Mystery Lovers Bookstore, Oakmont, PA
Coffee & Crime Breakfast.

Saturday October 24, 2009
Barnes & Noble, Lancaster, PA
Signing.

Friday October 23, 2009
Barnes & Noble, Pittsburgh, PA
Signing.

Thursday October 22, 2009
Borders Express, Cleveland, OH
Display and signing.

Thursday October 22, 2009
Joseph-Beth, Lyndhurst, OH
Display and signing.

Wednesday October 21, 2009
Borders, Toledo, OH
Display and signing.

Wednesday October 21, 2009
Barnes & Noble, Toledo, OH
Signing.

Tuesday October 20, 2009
Foul Play Books, Westerville, OH
Signing.

Tuesday October 20, 2009
Barnes & Noble, Columbus, OH
Signing.

Monday October 19, 2009
Joseph Beth Books, Cincinnati, OH
Signing.

Monday October 19, 2009
Books & Company, Dayton, OH
Discussion and signing.

Thursday-Sunday October 15-18, 2009
Bouchercon, Indianapolis, IN
I celebrated the launch of Death Will Help You Leave Him. I moderated a panel on Murder, Therapy, and Social Work with panelists Roberta Isleib, Margaret Fenton, and Lois Greiman. And I sang and played my Martin backpacker guitar at the author talent show as well as the Three Deadly Dames event with fellow authors Louise Penny and Jeri Westerson.

Friday-Sunday August 14-16, 2009
Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN
Panelist and nominee for Silver Falchion award for Death Will Get You Sober. I also performed the paranormal murder ballad "Long Black Veil" at the awards banquet.

Saturday July 11, 2009
American Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
I signed and handed out advance review copies and sneak previews of Death Will Help You Leave Him at the Sisters in Crime booth and the Macmillan booth.

Friday July 10, 2009
Niles Library, Chicago, IL
Panelist at "after-hours tea" on "Many Mysteries, Many Lives" with Barbara D'Amato, Rosemary Harris, Jane Cleland, and Meredith Cole.

Saturday-Sunday June 27-28, 2009
Deadly Ink, Parsippany, NJ
I participated in lively panels on characters, point of view, and plotting.

Sunday June 14, 2009
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine Women of Mystery, New York, NY
I read from my short story, "Death Will Tie Your Kangaroo Down," published in the August issue of EQMM, at the ultra-cool KGB Bar, along with SJ Rozan, Meredith Anthony, and Sarah Weinman.

Sunday May 17, 2009
MAYhem at BookHampton, East Hampton, NY
I appeared on a panel with bestselling author Susan Isaacs, Vince Lardo, Andrew Gross, and Hope McIntyre as part of this 40-author Hamptons event.

Friday-Sunday May 1-3, 2009
Malice Domestic, Arlington, VA
Panel on Tackling Social Issues with Pari Noskin Taichert, Clea Simon, Marion Moore Hill, and moderator Harriette Sackler.

Tuesday February 10, 2009
New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, New York, NY
"Against the Grain: Unlearning What We Know About Relationships." Wearing my shrink hat for a change as well as my mystery novelist hat, I talked to an audience of 70 about how to have healthy relationships and how our culture makes it hard for us--just in time for Valentine's Day.

Sunday February 8, 2009
Murder on the Menu, Wetumpka, AL
Guest author. Second of twin conferences for Alabama mystery fans.

Saturday February 7, 2009
Murder in the Magic City, Birmingham, AL
Guest author. First of twin conferences for Alabama mystery fans.

Monday October 27, 2008
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, Port Chester, NY
Discussion with book club members and others about Death Will Get You Sober.

Thursday October 9 - Sunday October 12, 2008
Bouchercon, Baltimore, MD
We had a lively time on "the booze panel," on the role of alcohol in crime fiction. Panelists included Ken Bruen, Jason Starr, Michelle Gagnon, and Con Lehane and moderator Ali Karim. I made the case for recovery for writers as well as characters in mysteries.

Saturday September 20, 2008
New England Independent Book Sellers Association Trade Show, Boston, MA
Signing at the booth hosted by Mystery Writers of America (New England and New York) and Sisters in Crime (New England)

Tuesday September 16, 2008
New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch
Panelist on "The Dark Side: Gritty Mysteries Set in New York City" with moderator Paul LaRosa of CBS News and fellow panelists Carol Higgins Clark, Peter Blauner, and Annette Meyers.

Monday, June 30, 2008
American Library Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA
I signed and gave away more than a hundred copies at the Sisters in Crime booth at this gathering of 25,000 librarians.

Sunday, June 29, 2008
Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA
Signing and discussion.

Friday, June 27, 2008
Book'em Mysteries, South Pasadena, CA
Signing and discussion.

Friday, June 27, 2008
Mysteries to Die For, Thousand Oaks, CA
Signing and discussion.

Thursday, June 26, 2008
Pali Village Books, Pacific Palisades, CA
Signing and discussion.

Thursday, June 26, 2008
Barnes & Noble, Santa Monica, CA
Signing.

Sunday, June 22, 2008
M is for Mystery, San Mateo, CA
Signing and discussion.

Saturday June 21, 2008
Sisters in Crime, Capitol Crimes Chapter, Sacramento, CA
Sisters gathered for my lunchtime talk on writing, selling, and promoting Death Will Get You Sober.

Friday, June 20, 2008
Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA
Signing and discussion.

Thursday, June 19, 2008
Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Signing and discussion.

Sunday, June 15, 2008
Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA
Signing.

Saturday, June 14, 2008
Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Seattle, WA
Signing and schmoozing with my tennis-playing nonagenarian aunt, an old friend from high school, and other friends in the area including several Guppies.

Monday, June 9, 2008
Wood County District Public Library, OH
Discussion and signing.

Sunday June 8, 2008
Borders, Toledo, OH
Signing and informal talk.

Saturday, June 7, 2008
Stately Raven, Findlay, OH
Signing and informal talk.

Thursday, June 5, 2008
Booked for Murder, Madison, WI
Discussion and signing.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The Mystery Company, Carmel, IN
Discussion and signing.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Borders, Indianapolis, IN
Signing and informal talk.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Books & Company, Dayton, OH
Discussion and signing.

Monday, June 2, 2008
Preble County District Library, West Alexandria, OH
Discussion and signing.

Sunday, June 1, 2008
Beehive Books, Delaware, OH
Discussion and signing.

Saturday, May 31, 2008
Foul Play, Westerville, OH
Discussion and signing.

Friday, May 30, 2008
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Pittsburgh, PA
Signing.

Thursday, May 29, 2008
Barnes & Noble, Lancaster, PA
Discussion and signing.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Ringwood Public Library, Ringwood, NJ
Discussion and signing.

Thursday, May 24, 2008
Barnes & Noble, Bronx, NY
Signing and informal talk.

Saturday, May 22, 2008
Barnes & Noble, Newburgh, NY
Signing and informal talk.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Borders, Fairfield, CT
Round table signing and discussion with authors in a variety of genres including self-help, memoir, biography, travel guide, and cookbook.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
New York Public Library, New York, NY
I moderated a panel on " Late Bloomers: Publishing the First Mystery in Midlife" at the Mid-Manhattan Library as part of a series sponsored by MWA NY. Panelists included Helen Barer, James R. Benn, Jane Cleland, and Mitch Silver.

Saturday, May 17, 2008
Mystery Loves Company, Baltimore, MD
Signing and discussion.

Friday, May 16, 2008
Creatures n Crooks, Richmond, VA
Signing and informal talk.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 (evening)
Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC
Signing and discussion.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 (noon)
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC
Discussion and Q&A.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Mauney Memorial Library, Kings Mountain, NC
Discussion and Q&A.

Saturday, May 10, 2008
Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
Signing and discussion. Along with the general public, members of the Miami Dade County chapter of NASW came to hear what makes a clinical social worker turn to crime (fiction).

Friday, May 9, 2008
Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach, FL
Signing and discussion.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Urban Think, Orlando, FL
Signing and discussion.

Monday, May 5, 2008
The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ
Signing and discussion.

Sunday May 4, 2008 (9:20 AM)
Good Morning Arizona
Live TV interview.

Saturday, May 3, 2008
Clues Unlimited, Tucson, AZ
Signing and discussion.

Thursday, May 1, 2008
The Edgars, New York, NY
Mystery Writers of America hosted the genre's big night. I wasn't a nominee, but who could resist an invitation that requests guests to "dress to kill"?

Monday, April 28, 2008
Festival of Mystery, Oakmont, PA
The Mystery Lovers Bookshop brought together 50 mystery writers and hundreds of avid readers at this annual event.

Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27, 2008
Malice Domestic, Arlington, VA
Besides being a panelist with other Agatha nominees, I participated in author-reader "speed dating" and was interviewed at the New Authors Breakfast. I didn't win the Agatha, but I took the contest for Most Creative Hat, a "cha-Poe" featuring a bobbleheaded Edgar Allan, a tombstone, a bat, and a blood red rose.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The Mysterious Bookshop, New York, NY
Launch party for Death Will Get You Sober. My big night was an unqualified success. Sixty people turned out to celebrate my book launch and sing Happy Birthday to me. SJ Rozan introduced me, and fellow mystery writers, childhood friends, professional colleagues, relatives, and buddies from every corner of my past and present life showed up to buy books and taste the book-shaped chocolate cake.

Thursday, April 10, 2008
Sisters in Crime New York/Tri-State Chapter, New York, NY
"You Always Remember Your First Time..." With fellow panelists Meredith Cole and Peggy Ehrhart, I talked about the journey to publication of that debut mystery, before and after signing the contract.

Thursday, March 27, 2008
Public Library Association National Conference, Minneapolis, MN
The Sisters in Crime booth at PLA gave me my first chance to give away brand new autographed copies of Death Will Get You Sober to mystery-loving librarians.

Saturday, January 12, 2008
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter exhibit. Twenty-five great mystery writers and ten thousand librarians--author heaven! I handed out 300 "sneak previews" of Death Will Get You Sober and probably about that many bookmarks.

Thursday, November 1, 2007
Partners & Crime, New York, NY
I emceed the launch party for Murder New York Style by members of Sisters in Crime's New York TriState Chapter. The anthology includes my short story, "Death Will Clean Your Closet." It's Bruce's first appearance in print, although the events in the story take place after those of Death Will Get You Sober. Books signed by the fifteen authors present sold like hotcakes.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007
New York Public Library, New York, NY
I took part in a panel on "Women of Mystery: A Peek Behind the Writer's Veil" at the Mid-Manhattan Library.An audience of 75 turned out on a hot night to hear me, moderator Jane Cleland, and fellow panelists Mary Jane Clark, Robin Hathaway, and Mary Anne Kelly talk about ourselves, our characters, and our thoughts about gender issues in mystery fiction.

Saturday June 3, 2007
Book Expo America, New York, NY
I helped out at the Sisters in Crime table at this giant event in the Javits Center and coordinated a dinner for SinC’s New York/Tristate Chapter members and visiting authors that drew over 40 Sisters. I also met some great booksellers and librarians.

Friday May 4 – Monday, May 7, 2007
Malice Domestic, Arlington, VA
Besides attending this great convention for fans of traditional mysteries, I moderated a panel entitled “I Will Survive! What Doesn’t Kill Them Makes Them Stronger” on Sunday May 6 at 9 am. It was a perfect fit for Bruce, my recovering alcoholic protagonist, but when my husband heard the title, he thought it referred to me and the long road to publication. ;) Fellow panelists: Schuyler Kaufman, Wendy Howell Mills, and Gammy Singer. Just for fun, we put the chairs in a circle to simulate a therapy group.

Tuesday April 24 – Thursday April 26, 2007
Mystery Writers of America, Edgars © Week, New York, NY
I schmoozed and rendezvoused with fellow members of MWA and Sisters in Crime at the party at Black Orchid Bookstore on Tuesday, the Symposium and Agents & Editors party on Wednesday, and the Edgars awards banquet (and preliminary party— the hoi polloi one, not the celebrity one) on Thursday.

Virtual Tour for Death Will Help You Leave Him, 2009-2010

Virtual Tour for Death Will Get You Sober, 2008

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