The main “event” of the past ten years has been the writing of my first novel.  (I did, however, manage to turn out my third nonfiction book, Joie de Vivre, during part of that time – see related activities below).  I am happy to announce that I finished the novel in December 2017 and it is now in the hands of my agent in New York.  The role of the agent is first of all to accept a manuscript, then work with the author so that the novel will be “ready for reading” and in the best shape possible for presentation to publishing houses. Stay tuned for further “events” regarding the book – which has a name, by the way. I am not giving it because names of books often change during the editing process.  I hope the one I chose will stay, though, as I like it a lot and it’s a perfect one-word sum-up of the story.  Wish me luck!

ARCHIVES:  On the Road with Joie de Vivre in 2013

Wednesday, September 25:  American Library in Paris, Evenings with an Author, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, September 28 : ShenFest Writers Jubilee, Shenandoah Iowa, 9 am to 12 pm :  author panel and booksigning

Sunday, September 29:   The Bookworm, Omaha, Nebraska, 1 pm : reading, booksigning

Tuesday, October 1:   Alliance Française, Chicago, 6 :30 pm :  booksigning and conference

Monday, October 7:  Alliance Française Memphis, Tennessee,  at Booksellers at Laurelwood, 7  pm : reading, signing

Wednesday, October 9: Writer’s Guild, Knoxville, Tennessee, 6 :30-9 :00 pm:  Keynote speaker evening fundraiser. Purchase your ticket here  

Wednesday, October 16: Alliance Française Seattle : Talk/Booksigning, 6 :30 pm at the Alliance Française.

Monday, October 21 :  Reading and booksigning at Vroman’s Bookstore in conjunction with the Alliance Française of Pasadena, 7  pm




2 thoughts on “EVENTS

  1. Gail Harwell

    Saw the bit in Medill Magazine and checked for the tour…was hoping you’d be speaking at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Maybe next time? I so enjoyed receiving Joie de Vivre from Marcia Lord.

    1. harriet.welty Post author

      Hello Gail,
      Great to hear from you. And so happy Marcia sent you Joie de Vivre. She’s one of my greatest supporters! I am answering this SO late because I have not looked at my blog since I returned from the States (and haven’t written anything either – shame on me). Maybe I’ll show up in Corte Madera for my next book! All best, Harriet


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