2010 events

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UPCOMING EVENTS

(An incomplete list!)

JANUARY 8 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - –

First Writing Deadline for Novel 4

(On Sale 2012)

Random House

JANUARY 15 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Literary Death Match

Dallas Museum of Art/ OPIUM Magazine

Dallas, TX

reader representing Houston/competitor

JANUARY – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

The Bright Side of Disaster goes on sale in the Czech Republic!

Translated title:  Everything Bad Is Good For Something

JANUARY 18 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

The Bright Side of Disaster goes on sale in GERMANY.

JANUARY 28 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

St. John’s School

Houston, TX

chapel speaker

FEBRUARY 4 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Pearl Hadassah group

Lunch

Houston, TX

speaker

FEBRUARY 4 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Mom 2.0: Defining A Movement

Art Exhibit Opening

featured artist

(for this video)

And this collage:

FEBRUARY 18-21 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

MOM 2.0 Summit

Four Seasons Hotel

Houston, TX

speaker

Saturday, February 20, 1:15-2:15:  Using Your Right Mind to Market

This is what happens when the English department crashes the Business School. It’s happening. And it’s creating a buzz. New media mediums are perfect platforms to test and use creative approaches to inspire audience engagement. We’ll look at smart ways people are using the right side of their brains to create left-brained results.

FEBRUARY 24 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Assistance League Books ‘n’ Brunch

Junior League of Houston

Houston, TX

speaker

MARCH 4 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

Everyone Is Beautiful goes on sale in the UK!

MARCH 8 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

Video Conference via SKYPE

Book Club

Pennsylvania

MARCH 23 – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

Mommy Group

The Woodlands, TX

Crush Lounge Bar

speaker/book signing

MARCH 25 – - – - – - – - – -

Huntwick Book Club

Houston, TX

speaker/book signing

APRIL 6 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Get Lucky goes ON SALE!

Everywhere

APRIL 6  - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

Radio Interview

11:10 a.m. CST

The Christopher Gabriel Program

Fargo, ND

APRIL 6 - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - –

Fort Bend Junior Service League

Sweetwater Country Club

Sugarland, TX

speaker/book signing

APRIL 7 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Podcast Interview

The Kim Smith Show

Blog Talk Radio

Introducing WRITERS

7:30 p.m. CST

APRIL 10 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

You’re invited!!!

GET LUCKY LAUNCH Party

Brazos Bookstore

Houston, TX

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Help us celebrate!!

APRIL 13 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Book Club Visit

Houston, TX

speaker

APRIL 15 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Texas Library Association

LiFTA (Library Friends, Trustees, & Advocates) Luncheon

Grand Hyatt

San Antonio, TX

Speaker–with beloved author Elizabeth Berg

April 16 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Praeclarus Networking Breakfast

St. Regis Hotel

Houston, TX

Speaker

April 17 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Book Club Visit

Houston, TX

speaker

April 19 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Reading/Signing

(the fabulous) Blue Willow Bookshop

Houston, TX

APRIL 22 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Reading/Signing

The Dr. Eugene Clark Library

Lockhart, TX

APRIL 23 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Fourth Friday Diva Author Night

Bright Sky Press Warehouse

Houston, TX

speaker

APRIL 28 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Book Club Visit

Sugarland, TX

April 29 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Book Club

Houston, TX

Speaker

MAY 6 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Book club

Houston, TX

Speaker

MAY 6 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

Frostwood Elementary School

Girls’ Night Out

Houston, TX

Speaker

JUNE 2010 – - – - – - – - – - -

To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Event

Houston Public Library

Houston, Texas

Speaker

July (mid) – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

Lovebomb

Lucky participant

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SPEAKING  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –

I love to speak to groups large and small!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me about speaking.

I’ve spoken at countless fantastic events, including (but not limited to–because I have a terrible memory!):

The Vanity Fair Bright Side of Disaster Book Party (New York, NY)

Random House Summer Showcase (New York, NY)

The Houston Chronicle‘s Book and Author Dinner (Houston, TX)

The Texas Conference for Women (Houston, TX)

Houston Chamber of Commerce’s Women in the Driver’s Seat Luncheon (Houston, TX)

The Mom 2.0 Summit (Houston, TX) (2009 & 2010)

The Children’s Museum of Houston’s Parents and Families Luncheon (Houston, TX)

The Houston Public Library’s Grand Re-opening (Houston, TX)

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Artful Thursday speaker series (Houston, TX)

The Fort Bend County Book and Author Dinner (Sugarland, TX)

The Baytown Library Book and Author Dinner (Baytown, TX)

The INPRINT reading series at Discovery Green (Houston, TX)

Pi Kappa Phi Banquet, University of Houston (Houston, TX)

The City of Sugarland luncheon (Sugarland, TX)

The Young Writers Reading Series (Houston, TX)

Divine Tampa’s Moms Reinvented (Tampa, FL)

The Kinkaid School book fair (Houston, TX)

The Kinkaid School Mom’s Lunch (Houston, TX)

St. John’s School book fair (Houston, TX)

The Inprint Poets and Writers Ball (Houston, TX)

The Dallas Museum of Art’s Texas Bound Reading Series (Dallas, TX)

Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX)

The Poison Pen reading series (Houston, TX)

The Texas Book Festival (Austin, TX)

Also:  Innumerable book clubs & bookstores all around the country, including Seattle, New York, L.A., Minneapolis, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Dayton, Dallas, and Anacortes, WA.

A note about book clubs:

I am always delighted to visit book clubs in or near my hometown of Houston.

And even if you’re not close to Houston, we can SKYPE!!

Just email me at katherine@katherinecenter.com and we’ll make a plan.

18 responses to “2010 events

  1. Katherine,
    Best of luck with the book tour. We are thrilled for you. Debbie has already read “Beautiful” and was wowed. It truly struck a chord with her. Perhaps you should have your loving husband Emcee your signing sessions. It would be entertaining if not appropriate. We really are excited about your success and the book was amazing.
    Best,
    Mike

  2. I cannot beleive you aren’t coming to LA! What is that about? ; ) Have a great tour!!

  3. I went to L.A. for the last book! (Which is how I became BFFs with Ben Affleck.) So now it’s out to new pastures. But I love L.A. and I will find a way to get back there sometime!

  4. oh i was wishing austin was on the list! i can’t wait to get a copy of your book!

    safe travels!

  5. cyndy

    Katherine…..just finished your book in a day and a half, with a few distractions. I triple loved it. Glad that you gave Ben a copy. Maybe he will give it to Jennifer. Can’t wait for your next one.

  6. Katherine,

    Congratulations! And ditto on coming to Austin- we would treat you right! I read your first book and loved it, so I cannot wait to read the new one.

  7. my friend tracey clark has insisted i come to your seattle event tomorrow but i’m so disappointed that i have another conflicting commitment. if, by any chance, you are here again for if you are available another time, i’d love to meet you :)

    kelly rae
    http://www.kellyraeroberts.com

  8. Okay, I’m with Tracey (she’s my peeps!). Get out here to L.A. now!!

  9. You’re are awesome. We posted tonight’s reading on the WITS blog. Marcia and I drew straws, she won, and will be there to represent! xo

  10. Christi Martinez

    i love your book “Everyone is beautiful”!
    I heard you speak at the Pi Kappa Phi Banquet at University of Houston. I’m so glad i bought your book that night! When you read the last paragraph, i was so moved. I told everyone i know how funny and great your book is. i cant wait to read bright side. Thanks for a great story.

  11. nicole

    katherine,

    I read The Bright Side of Disaster and devoured it in two days. I just started Everyone is Beautiful and I am almost done with it. Thank you for writing and please write more. I hope you make it to Albany, NY for a book signing.

  12. I live in NY, which doesn’t appear on your blog tour. Will you be at BlogHer? I’d love to meet you and maybe get my book signed! (there, this was the annoying fan comment of the day ;-))

  13. Liz Schwing

    Katherine
    I was in your workshop at Inprint in the Spring of 08. I love, love, love your writing! I want to write but feel stuck as to where to begin. I need advice. What are merits of going back to school (MFA at UH) vs continuing on with workshops / informal classes? I also got to hear you read in Houston this spring. Keep writing. You have a gift.
    Liz

  14. Hi Katherine,

    I read your book “The Bright Side of Disaster” a few weeks ago and then “Everyone is Beautiful” just this morning. I live in the Houston area and wonder when you will be reading there again. Also, I’ve been writing my own manuscript (brilliantly mediocre, I might add) but that old demon, self-sabotage, is hounding me. I keep thinking it would be impossible to even get an agent, without a college degree to speak of. Give it to me straight, do I even have a chance if I don’t have a MFA and/or an agent? Thanks in advance,

    Jenn.

    • You do NOT need an MFA or even a college degree to get a book published. All that matters is that you write a great book that catches the eye of an agent who’ll believe in you and agree to take you on. I think writing is mostly self-taught, anyway. You DO need an agent, though, to sell your manuscript for you–unless you choose to self-publish. But the most important thing is that you work on your writing and your manuscript until it’s really the very best it can possibly be. Do not go looking for an agent until you have totally outdone yourself!!

  15. Laura McCarthy

    Love, love, love both of your books and can’t wait to see the movies! Keep writing….can’t wait for the next gem from Katherine Center!!!!!! Amazing!

  16. Liz Schwing

    Is there anything going on with your new book in Houston tonight???
    Thanks!
    Liz

  17. any chance the Bay Area (San Francisco) could be on the list of places in 2010???

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