The following are upcoming & past events for Erica Jong and her recently published book, Fear of Dying
Please check back, as more events and details will be added as they come.
Join bestselling author Erica Jong for a discussion of writing novels, memoir and poetry.
December 16th to December 23rd, 2017
Mexico at Rancho La Puerta
Erica Jong will be teaching two courses:
-How to Write the Story of Your Life: Writing Workshop – 2 sessions
-Finding Your Own Creativity, with Erica Jong and Harold Koplewicz, MD.
A writer and a psychiatrist discuss the nature of the creative process.
Erica Jong is a poet, novelist and essayist best known for her nine best-selling novels: Fear of Flying, which has sold 30 million copies in forty languages, How to Save Your Own Life, Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones, Parachutes & Kisses, Shylock's Daughter (formerly Serenissima), Any Woman's Blues, Inventing Memory, Sappho’s Leap and Fear of Dying. Her mid-life memoir Fear of Fifty also became a major international bestseller. Ms. Jong is also the author of seven award-winning collections of poetry. Her new collection, The World Begins with Yes will come out soon. She is also the author of five non-fiction books. Known for her commitment to women's rights, authors' rights and free expression, Ms. Jong is a frequent lecturer in the U.S. and abroad. She established a program for young writers at her alma mater, Barnard College: The Erica Mann Jong Writing Center. Erica was honored with the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature. She has also received Poetry magazine's Bess Hokin Prize for her poetry, the Deauville Award for Literary Excellence in France, In Italy, the Sigmund Freud Award for Literature in Italy and the first Fernanda Pivano Prize for Literature in Italy. Her latest book is Fear of Dying. She is currently working on a movie based on Fear of Flying and a television series based on Fanny.
Thursday, February 2nd - 8:00pm
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
The Hidden 1950s: Reflections on Sexuality and Survival
CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl moderates a conversation with acclaimed writer Patricia Bosworth, and special guests on the dark side of the 1950s as revealed in Bosworth’s new memoir The Men in My Life. Learn how these artists thrived in America’s most repressive era, and how silence on issues like abortion, domestic abuse, suicide, sexual identity and gender politics has transitioned to openness.
For more information and tickets, please visit the 92Y website
2016 PAST EVENTS
Thursday, November 10th - 7:00pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
The Art of Sex & Seduction is back!
Join us for a provocative discussion with world-famous writers whose tales of love, lust, and desire shocked cultural norms and helped reinvent the sexual landscape.
Toni Bentley, journalist and author of five New York Times Notable books including The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir
Erica Jong, author of over 25 books including the feminist classic Fear of Flying, Sugar in My Bowl,and Fear of Dying
Daphne Merkin, novelist, essayist, and author of Enchantment, Dreaming of Hitler, and The Fame Lunches
Amy Sohn, columnist, screenwriter, and author of Prospect Park West, The Actress, and Run Catch Kiss
Moderated by Elisabeth Ladenson, Columbia University French literature professor and author ofProust’s Lesbianism and Dirt for Art’s Sake.
Curated by journalist Erica Lumière.
Talk in English. Followed by a Q&A and book signing.
For more information, please visit the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) website
Wednesday, August 24th - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the International Book Festival website
Sunday, August 21st
Louisiana Literature Festival
4:15pm Interview with moderator Martin Krasnik followed by Q&A
For more information, please see the website: Louisiana Literature Festival
Thursday, June 16th - 12:00noon to 2:00pm
The Luncheon Society welcomes Erica Jong
Join us for a conversation about her new book, "Fear of Dying."
This will be a two-course "lite luncheon"
at the STK Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
1114 Ave of the Americas,
New York, NY 10036
$60 per person
For more information and how to register, click here
Friday, May 20th - 7:30pm
The Arts Cafe Mystic
Mystic Museum of Art (aka MAC)
9 Water Street, Mystic, CT
*Erica Jong will discuss her writing and do a poetry reading
*There will be Jazz Music by the Phred Mileski Quartet
*Doors open at 7:00pm
*Tickets are $10 per person sold at the door only and seats are first come, first serve only.
For more information, visit The Arts Cafe Mystic
Wednesday, April 27th - 7:00pm
Stony Brook, South Hampton
Reading, Q& A, Book signing
For more information, visit Stoney Brook's event listing
GERMAN BOOK TOUR — March 16th-19th, 2016
Wednesday, March 16th - 8:00pm
Reading/Talk at the German-American Institute
Thursday, March 17th - 6:00 pm
Reading/Talk at the literature festival, Lit.Cologne
Friday, March 18th
More details to come…
Saturday, March 19th
Erica will participate in Kulturbrauerei
More details to come…
2015 PAST EVENTS
Tuesday, September 8th
FEAR OF DYING publicity date with St. Martin’s Press
Wednesday, September 9th - 7:00 PM
Union Square, New York
Barnes & Noble Reading
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
For more information, visit barnesandnoble.com
Tuesday, September 15th - 6:30 – 7:30 PM
San Francisco, CA
The Commonwealth Club
Talk/Signing (In Conversation with Linda Gray Sexton)
555 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Commonwealth Club Website
Wednesday, September 16 - 12:00 PM
Corte Madera, CA
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book)
Book Passage Website
Wednesday, September 16 - 6:00 PM
Books Inc. in Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Books Inc. Website
Thursday, September 17th - 7:30 PM
Powell’s City of Books (Downtown Store)
1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Friday, September 18th - 7:00 PM
Elliott Bay Bookstore
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Elliott Bay Bokstore Website
Saturday, September 19th - 3-5:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA
Writers Bloc Event - Reading, Q&A, & Signing
“In Conversation” with Sandra Tsing Loh
Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Writers Bloc Presents Website
Monday, September 21st - 7:00 PM
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Vroman’s Bookstore Website
Thursday, September 24 - 7:30 PM
San Diego, CA
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Friday, Sept 25th - 12:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Chevalier’s Books Website
Friday, Sept 25th - 6:30 PM
Diesel, A Bookstore
225 26th Street, Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Diesel, A Bookstore Website
Tuesday, Sept 29th - 6:30 PM
New York, NY
Graduate Center Event
Erica Jong in discussion w/ Parul Seghal, New York Times Book Review
Center for the Humanities Website
Wednesday, Sept 30th - 12:00 PM NOON
New York, NY
The New York Public Library Event
The New York Public Library Website
Monday, October 5th - 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Reading at Brooklyn Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Powerhouse Arena Website
Thursday, November 12th
JCC event in Cherry Brook, NJ