Events

Tongue & Groove at Hotel Cafe
Sunday, October 25, 2015 6-7:30 PM
1623 1/2 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Reading with Janet Fitch, Julianne Ortale and Rita Williams www.hotelcafe.com

PEN International Congress Reading
Thursday, October 15, 2015 6-7:30 PM
Centre québécois du P.E.N. International
Maison de la littérature
40, rue Saint-Stanislas
Québec, QC
G1R 4H1

The Rattling Wall, Issue 5, Release Party
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 7:30-9:30 PM
SKYLIGHT BOOKS
1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Reading with David Ulin, Rita Williams and Cecil Castalucci

TV Writers Fund for the Future
"Making The Transition From Screenwriter To Novelist"
11340 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Moderated by David Francis with Mark Sarvas, Matthew Specktor and Marisa Silver

Pen Center USA at the Hammer Museum
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 @ 7 PM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Host of Final Reading with the 2015 Emerging Voices Fellows

Williamstown Literary Festival
Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:00 AM
Williamstown, Town Hall
Launch of Australian Love Stories
"Moses of the Freeway"

Sydney Writers' Festival
In the Light of What We Know
Saturday, May 23, 2015 1:30 PM
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
In conversation with Zia Haider Rahman

"Oh You Pretty Things" A celebration of Books and Culture
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM
The Standard Hotel, 8300 West Hollywood, CA 90069
with Shanna Mahin, Samantha Dunn and Matthew Specktor

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Fiction: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Sunday April 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Andrus Center Theater
David Francis with Karl Taro Greenfeld, Antoine Wilson and Jill Alexander Essbaum

Live Talks Los Angeles invites you to:
David Francis in conversation with Jane Smiley
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
8PM
Moss Theatre
New Roads School
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

PEN Center USA No Stopping Train Book Release
October 19, 2014 @ 6 - 8 PM
Charles E. Young Salon
UCLA
Readings from Janet Fitch, David Francis, Samantha Dunn, Joshua John Miller, Julianne Cohen, and Mary Rakow

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Fiction: "LA Stories" with Alex Espinoza, Janet Fitch, Matthew Specktor, Antoine Wilson, Seeley G. Mudd
(SGM) 124
USC Campus
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3:00 PM

Hancock Park Book Club
Reading and Discussion
February 27, 2014
7-9 pm
515 S. Windsor Blvd, Los Angeles 90038

Lambda Literary Reading
Tuesday, March 25, 7-8:30 pm
West Hollywood Library
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
(310) 652-5340

Write Girl Fundraiser
Saturday, March 2, 2014
7:30 pm
530 MORENO AVENUE LOS ANGELES 90049

PEN Emerging Voices Program
Author Evening with David Francis
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
6202 Banner Ave. #2 LA 90038

Radio Station kx93.5
January 28, 2914
3 p.m.
The Sharin Hour
David Francis in conversation with Sheran James

Sydney Writers' Festival
David Francis in conversation with Huw Lewis-Jones: The Conquest of Everest
May 21, 2014
2 p.m.
Pier 5 Walsh Bay
10 Hickson Road
The Rocks NSW Australia

Sydney Writers' Festival
Sheila Chisholm, Australian Ingenue - David Francis in conversation with Robert Wainwright
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay
Pier 5 Walsh Bay
May 25, 2014
2 p.m.
10 Hickson Road
The Rocks NSW Australia

Sydney Writers' Festival
David Francis in conversation with Karima Bennoune
Pier 4 Walsh Bay
May 25, 2014
2 p.m.
10 Hickson Road
The Rocks NSW Australia

Adelaide Writers Week
Mon 3 March, 2014
2:30pm
Betrayal: David Francis in conversation with Adriaan van Dis

Adelaide Writers Week
Tues 4 March, 2014
3:45pm
The Flamethrowers: David Francis in conversation with Rachel Kushner

Adelaide Writers Week
Tues 4 March, 2014
3:45pm
David Francis in conversation with Cory Taylor

Friday, December 13, 2013 7 PM
Reading & Release! The Rattling Wall, Issue 4:
David Francis reading from El Curandero
The Gallery at Bootleg Theater (Los Angeles)
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
therattlingwall.com

Sunday, September 29, 2013 1:30 p.m.
12th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair
West Hollywood Library and Park
David Francis in conversation with Sally Kellerman
www.westhollywoodbookfair.org

Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Los Angeles Channel 35 and lacityview.org
David Francis talks about writing Stray Dog Winter
www.conniemartinson.com

2013 Sydney Writers Festival
Walsh Bay, The Rocks, New South Wales 2000, Australia
www.swf.org.au

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
"On Collecting"
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
David Francis with Sibella Court, Glenn Barkley and Nicholas Pounder.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 4 p.m.
“The Garden: An Adventure In Ideas”
The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
David Francis in conversation with Damon Young

Friday, May 24, 2013 11:30 a.m.
"On Paris"
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
David Francis with Edward Rutherfurd and Paris

Friday, May 24, 2013, 5 p.m.
"SWF Shorts"
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
David Francis reading stories with Claudia Karvan, Steven James King, Jacqueline McKenzie and William McInnes.

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
"On Endurance"
Wharf Theatre 2 Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
David Francis with Justin Jones and James Castrission (Extreme South)

Sunday, April 21, 2013
2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Fiction: Struggles & Strength
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

12:30 pm
(with Elinor Lipman, Christina Schwarz and Lisa See)
www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Monday, April 1, 2013 (BEVERLY HILLS)
PEN Author Evening
c/o PEN Center USA
N. Hamilton Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90211
7:00 pm
www.penusa.org

Thursday, May 23-Sunday May 26, 2103 (AUSTRALIA)
2013 Sydney Writers Festival
Walsh Bay, The Rocks, New South Wales 2000, Australia

Sunday May 26 2:30 pm - How the Imagination Can Help Us Survive
Thursday May 23 11:30 am - On Collecting
Friday May 24 11:30 am - In conversation with Edward Rutherfurd
Friday May 24 4:00 pm - Fiction on the Edge of Reality

www.swf.org.au

Sunday, April 21, 2013
2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Fiction: Struggles & Strength
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

12:30 pm
(with Elinor Lipman, Christina Schwarz and Lisa See)
www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Saturday, March 12, 2013
WRITEGIRL Fundraiser Reading
Moreno Avenue, Los Angeles 90049
7:30 pm
www.writegirl.org

Sunday, February 3 through Tuesday, February 5, 2013
University of Tours, France
LE STUDIUM CONFERENCE "Postcolonial futures: Faces, Phases, Spaces"
"A Legacy of Cultural Imprinting"
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Lecture delivered by David Francis
9:00 pm
http://lettres.univ-tours.fr/medias/fichier/affiche-conference

Sunday, September 30, 2012 (WEST HOLLYWOOD)
11th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair
MINING THE DEEP, Fiction Pavilion
West Hollywood Park
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
www.westhollywoodbookfair.org

Saturday, September 1, 2012
2012 Melbourne Writers Festival
David Francis in conversation with Robert Dessaix
The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000
4.00 pm
www.mwf.com.au

Sunday, 26 August, 2012 (AUSTRALIA)
2012 Melbourne Writers Festival
In Conversation with Chandani Lokuge www.mwf.com.au
The Cube Theatre - Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
1:00 pm
www.mwf.com.au

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Melbourne Writer´┐Żs Festival
David Francis in conversation with Thomas Keneally
ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square, Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000
10.00 am
www.mwf.com.au

Saturday, 25 August, 2012 (AUSTRALIA)
2012 Melbourne Writers Festival
"Outback Lives"
In Conversation with Rachael Treasure, Paddy O'Reilly, Carrie Tiffany

ACMI 2 Theatre - Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
2:30 pm
www.mwf.com.au

Monday, April 30, 2012 (BEVERLY HILLS)
PEN Author Evening
c/o PEN Center USA
N. Hamilton Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90211
7:00 pm
www.penusa.org

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 (MEMPHIS)
University of Memphis
Lambda Literary Foundation Program
Reading and In Conversation with Dr. Brandy T. Wilson

101 John Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN
N. Hamilton Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90211
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday, October 2, 2011 (WEST HOLLYWOOD)
10th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair
WORLD VIEW: FICTION FROM AROUND THE GLOBE UNDER WESTERN EYES: AMERICAN NOVELISTS
West Hollywood Park
11:45am-12:45pm
www.westhollywoodbookfair.org

Saturday, August 27, 2011 11:00 am (AUSTRALIA)
2011 Melbourne Writers Festival
BMW Edge Theatre - Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
In Conversation with Jane Smiley
www.mwf.com.au

Thursday, August 25, 2011 6 pm (AUSTRALIA)
World President's Organization
244 Beaconsfield Parade
Middle Park, Victoria 3206, Australia
David Francis in Conversation with Jane Smiley
www.wpo.org

Sunday, August 12, 2011 9 p.m. (SANTA MONICA)
Second Summer Literary Marathon
The Writers Junction
1001 Colorado Ave,
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
www.writersjunction.com

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 p.m. (IDYLLWILD)
First Annual Idyllwild Authors Series
B’s Mountain of Books
45245 North Circle Drive
Idyllwild Ca 95254
edwardsantiago.com/authors

Saturday, April 9, 2011 10:30 a.m.
Fifth Annual Literary Orange
UCI Student Center
UC Irvine Campus
Mystery Suspense Panel
www.literaryorange.org

Monday, April 4, 2011 7:00 p.m.
PEN Author Evening
c/o PEN Center USA
N. Hamilton Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
www.penusa.org

February 23, 2011
Tracking the Stray Dog – David Francis
online interview on literary journal Verity LA

December, 2010: Launch of Best Australian Stories 2010 Lead story: “Once Removed” by David Francis
Read Sydney Morning Herald review

November, 2010: Launch of Harvard Review Issue 38 Spring/Summer 2010 Including “Once Removed” – Short Story by David Francis
Order from Harvard Review Online

Sunday, September 26, 2010 (WEST HOLLYWOOD)
9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair
West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd

Panel: UNDER WESTERN EYES: AMERICAN NOVELISTS
WRITING ABOUT RUSSIA

3:30PM-4:30PM
Janet Fitch (Moderator) (White Oleander)

Panel: WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?
10:45AM-11:45AM
John Morgan Wilson (Moderator)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 (KETCHUM, IDAHO)
David Francis in conversation with Judith Freeman
The Community Library, 415 Spruce Avenue Ketchum, Idaho 83340
(208) 726-3493
www.thecomunitylibrary.org
www.judithfreeman.net

Sunday, July 20, 2010 1 p.m.
Literary Marathon
The Writers Junction
1001 Colorado Ave,
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
www.writersjunction.com

Friday, June 11, 2010 7:30 p.m.(LOS ANGELES)
The Promising Series
Skylight Bookstore, 1818 North Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-1175
www.skylightbooks.com

Monday, June 28, 2010 (WASHIINGTION D.C.)
American Library Association Book Awards
Hyatt Regency-Washington
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 737-1234
www.ala.org
www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2010/january2010/stonewall_pio.cfm

Saturday, April 10, 2010 (ORANGE COUNTY)
The 4th Annual Literary Orange
UC Irvine Student Center
Irvine, CA 92697-2050
Tel: (949) 824-5252
www.literaryorange.org

Monday, March 15, 2010 (LOS ANGELES)
Pen Emerging Voices Author Evening,
6202 Banner Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
(323) 465 6850
http://penusa.org/programs/emerging-voices

February 2010: The American Library Association has announced its 2010 Stonewall Book Awards, given annually to English-language books of exceptional merit: fiction, Stray Dog Winter (MacAdam/Cage) by David Francis. (For details go to http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/stonewall/index.cfm.)

Saturday, February 6, 2010 (Los Angeles) 2 p.m.
Smart Gals' Reading Preserve,
Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
http://www.smartgals.org/happenings/10thAnniv/BarnsdallAuthorSchedule.pdf

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 (6:00 pm NEW YORK)
David Francis Reading and Reception
at the Australian Consulate in New York
150 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017
www.australianyc.org

Thursday, May 28, 2009 (7:00 pm NEW YORK)
The 21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Proshansky Auditorium
CUNY Graduate Center
Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
www.lambdaliterary.org/awards

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 (7:00 pm)
Event and Reading for LAMBDA Literary Award Finalists David Francis, Chris Freeman; John Morgan Wilson
SKYLIGHT BOOKS
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Feliz
www.lambdaliterary.org
www.skylightbooks.com

Monday, May 4, 2009 (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
A Conversation With Australian Authors David Francis & Brian Castro
Sponsored by the American Australian Association
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
www.americanaustralian.org
www.booksoup.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (6:00 p.m.)
Event and Reading for LAMBDA Literary Award Finalists
Palm Springs Public Library
300 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
www.palmspringslibrary.org
www.lambdaliterary.org

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"Words, Wit and Wisdom"
Skirball Center (ticketed event)
Brandeis University
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500
info@skirball.org

Sunday, April 5, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m.
“VERMIN ON THE MOUNT” Mountain Bar
437 Gin Ling Way, Chinatown, Los Angeles
David Francis, Gary Amdahl and Chiwan Choi
www.vermin.blogs.com

Monday, March 30, 2009 (7:00 pm)
PEN USA's EMERGING VOICES FELLOWS
Antioch University, Culver City
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
www.penusa.org

Saturday, March 21, 2009
C.A.L.M. Author's Luncheon
Doubletree Resort
Santa Barbara, CA
calm4kids.org

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 (7:30pm)
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
www.otis.edu

Sunday, January 11, 2009
Word Theater presents Novel and Memoir Beginnings
at M Bar in Hollywood
1253 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90038
www.wordtheater.com www.mbarhollywood.com

December 19, 2008 (7:30pm)
Readings from the Southern California Review
The Spot Cafe & Lounge (formerly Synergy)
4455 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA, 90320
www.usc.edu

Sunday, November 23, 2008 (7:00pm)
Tongue & Groove
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
www.tongueandgroovela.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2009
KQED Writers Block
Northern California Public Radio
Online at KQED.org

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 (6:30 pm PARIS)
Paris Reading
The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
22, Rue St Paul, 75004 Paris. (metro St Paul)
www.theredwheelbarrow.com

Saturday, November 1, 2008 (5:00pm)
The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
www.hammer.ucla.edu
Go to WATCH + LISTEN: Hammer Museum reading: David Francis

Friday, October 24, 2008 (7:30pm)
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.skylightbooks.com

October 20-25, 2008
Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR 97209
Guest Blogger
PowellsBooks.Blog

Saturday, October 11, 2008 (8:30 - 9:30pm)
Litquake Litcrawl
MakeOut Room
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
www.litquake.org

Friday, October 10, 2008 (7:00pm)
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
www.booksinc.net

Sunday, September 28
West Hollywood Book Fair
West Hollywood, CA
www.westhollywoodbookfair.org

Saturday, September 20th, 2008
2008 Brisbane Writers Festival
Panel: The influence of art and artists in society. The portrayal of an artistic life. With David Francis, Claire Thomas, and Virginia Duigan.
www.brisbanewritersfestival.com.au

Friday, September 19th
2008 Brisbane Writers Festival
Panel: Suspense with David Francis and Michael Robotham
www.brisbanewritersfestival.com.au

Saturday, September 6, 2008 (2 p.m.)
Robinsons Bookstore
3/11 Station Street
Frankston, Victoria 3199
books@robinsonsbooks.com.au

2008 Melbourne Writers Festival
www.mwf.com.au

Sunday, August 31, 2008 (2:30pm)
2008 Melbourne Writers Festival
Panel: As innocent Russia writhed--the poetry of Anna Akhmatova
Orlando Figures, Robert Dessaix, Anya Ulinich, and David Francis in conversation.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 (4:00pm)
2008 Melbourne Writers Festival
Panel: Secrets and Lies
Mark Sarvas moderates this panel where we eavesdrop on David Francis, Joan London and Hannah Tinti as they discuss the secrets and lies at the heart of their novels.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 (5:30pm)
2008 Melbourne Writers Festival
Panel: Barry Maitland, David Francis, and Nick Gadd in conversation
A shard of rock rearing out of the southern ocean, the icy splendor of Moscow, a Melbourne suburban level crossing--in their mysteries, Maitland, Francis, and Gadd use location to evoke more than a frission of fear.

Friday, August 22, 2008 (11:30am)
2008 Melbourne Writers Festival
Panel: Stray Thoughts with David Francis & Jane Turner
Author David Francis and Kath & Kim's Jane Turner trace their friendship back to the early eighties when they were both in Moscow, the setting for David's latest novel, STRAY DOG WINTER.