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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.
 

2017 EVENTS

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
Buttenwieser Hall
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.

Panelists:

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
Edinburgh, Scotland
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the International Book Festival website

 

Sunday, August 21st
Louisiana Literature Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark
3:45pm Reading
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
(646) 624-2455
$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
Heidelberg, Germany

 

Thursday, March 17th - 6:00 pm
Reading/Talk at the literature festival, Lit.Cologne
Cologne, Germany

 

Friday, March 18th
More details to come…

 

Saturday, March 19th
Erica will participate in Kulturbrauerei
Berlin, Germany
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

 

Thursday, September 10th
LUNCHEON and Book Signing
Green Brook Country Club
100 W Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Registration Form
Green Brook Country Club Website


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
Phone: 415-597-6700
The Commonwealth Club Website

 

Wednesday, September 16 - 12:00 PM
Corte Madera, CA
Book Passage
Author Luncheon
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book)
Book Passage Website

 

Wednesday, September 16 - 6:00 PM
Berkeley, CA
Books Inc. in Berkeley
Reading/Q&A/Signing
1491 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Books Inc. Website


Thursday, September 17th - 7:30 PM
Portland, OR
Powell’s City of Books (Downtown Store)
1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Powell's Website

 

Friday, September 18th - 7:00 PM
Seattle, WA
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
Pasadena, CA
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Vroman’s Bookstore Website

 

Thursday, September 24 - 7:30 PM
San Diego, CA
Warwick’s
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Warwick’s Website

 

Friday, Sept 25th - 12:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Chevalier’s Books Website


Friday, Sept 25th - 6:30 PM
Brentwood, CA
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