Events Calendar-Tour Info

If your book or garden club, library, church group or other organization would  like to arrange for a Skype or phone Author Chat, a signing or reading, talk on the writing process, community building or the spirituality of gardening, write to the author at agriainc@msn.com PAST AUTHOR TALKS HAVE INCLUDED: Community and intergenerational gardening; Spirituality in community; Spirituality and gardening; Truth telling through fiction; The creative writing process and independent-publishing; Challenges and opportunities of living longer; Companionship, love and loss in the senior years; Relating to adult children and unique challenges facing mothers and daughters; Ethics and change in Higher Education. See the Photo Gallery for photos from past events. — To schedule or inquire about a signing, author chat or workshop as part of author Agria’s  2021 tour for her AN ITINERANT GARDENER’S BOOK OF DAYS or her 2019 novel, RANGE OF MOTION,  contact her via her email agriainc@msn.com

AUTHOR EVENTS 2021

  • Saturday, October 9th – 2 PM – Little Traverse Historical Museum, Petoskey, MI

AUTHOR EVENTS 2020

  • Thursday, August 27th – 12:30 PM – Boyne City, MI Garden Club

AUTHOR EVENTS 2019

  • Sunday, June 23 – 1 PM  – Book Talk, Community Thrift Store of Portage County, Stevens Point, WI
  • Wednesday,  June 26, noon, Petoskey Garden Club, Emmanuel Episcopal Church,  Petoskey,  MI
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2-4 PM – Book signing, McLean & Eakin, Petoskey, MI
  • Tuesday, July 16, 7 PM – Talk: Gardens, the Green Book and a Woman’s Journey, Little Traverse Historical Museum,  waterfront, Petoskey, MI
  • Saturday, July  20, 9-12 – Bay View, MI Treasures in the Trees outdoor Fair, Vorhies Hall Park
  • Sunday, July 21, 11:30 AM – Talk, Unitarian-Universalist Church of Petoskey, 812 Petoskey Street
  • Wednesday, July 24,  7 PM – Crooked Lake Yacht Club, 3708 US 31, Oden, Mi 49764 (Just east of Windjammer Marina)
  • Saturday, August 3, 10 AM to noon – Book Signing, Horizon Books, E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI
  • Monday, August 12, 3-5 PM – Author Fair, Petoskey District Library, MI
  • Wednesday, August 14-Thursday, August 15th – A Literary Tour of the Little Traverse Area with the Book Clubs of Stevens Point, WI – Author shares favorite spots used in her novels
  • Sunday, August 18, 11:30 AM – Talk, UU Church of Petoskey, MI
  • Sunday, September 1, 11:30 AM – Talk, UU Church of Petoskey, MI
  • Monday, September 9, 7 PM – Book Talk, Book Club, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Petoskey, MI
  • Tuesday, September 17, Time TBA, Talk and Signing, RANGE OF MOTION at UMW, Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, MI
  • Thursday, September 19, 1 PM, Book Talk: Life Lessons from the Garden and Gardening, Appleton Public Library, Appleton, WI
  • Thursday, October 10, 11 AM – Book Talk: Life Lessons from the Garden, Fall MI Garden Clubs District IV Meeting, Deer Run Golf Course, Lowell, MI
  • Thursday, October 10,  5:30 PM – Author Chat and Signing at ‘Happy Hour’, The Book Nook, Montague, MI

AUTHOR EVENTS 2017-2018

  • Regular guest speaker, Petoskey Unitarian-Universalist Church, MI
  • Annual Author Fairs, Petoskey District Library, MI
  • Annual Bay View, MI Treasures in the Trees

TOUR DATES 2016

  • Saturday, May 14, 10 AM- Speaker, Charlevoix Zonta Club ‘Literary Delights’, MI
  • Sunday, May 15, 11 AM – Guest speaker, Universalist-Unitarians Petoskey, MI
  • Saturday, June 25, 2-4 PM, Signing McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI
  • Friday, July 8 – Keep Michigan Beautiful summer meeting, West Branch, MI
  • Saturday, July 9 – 5-6 PM, Signing, Round Lake Bookstore, Charlevoix, MI
  • Monday, August 15, 3-5 PM, Author’s Fair, Petoskey District Library, MI
  • Monday, September 12, 11 AM, Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, MI
  • Tuesday, September 13, 5:30 PM, St. Vinnie’s Thrift Store, Stevens Points, WI

TOUR DATES 2015

  • Sunday, April 12, 11 AM – 2 PM, Gardening and spirituality Fair, Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ
  • Saturday, April 18, 1-3 PM, signing at Southwest Gardener, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sunday,  May 3, 11-12, book signing at Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sunday, June 7, 1 PM, book talk and signing, St. Vinnie’s on Rite Street, Stevens Point, WI
  • Thursday, July 9, 2-4 PM, signing at Mclean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI
  • Wednesday, July 22, noon — Talk on community gardening at the Petoskey, MI Garden Club, NOTE VENUE CHANGE: Independence Village, Petoskey, MI
  • Saturday, August 1, 11 to 1 PM— Signing at Horizon Books, Traverse City, MI
  • Wednesday, September 9, 10:30 AM—Edelweiss Garden Club, Gaylord, MI, University Center, Gaylord, MI
  • Saturday, September 12, 10 to noon—Local Author Book Fair, Charlevoix Public Library,  MI
  • Tuesday, September 15, time and location TBA, Grosse Pointe, MI

TOUR DATES, 2013-2014

    — Repeat visits to Stevens Point, WI; a featured author talk on BAY VIEW: IMAGES OF AMERICA and signings at Mclean & Eakin, Petoskey and Stafford’s Bay View Inn, MI; a children’s gardening workshop at the Carnegie Library, Petoskey and the Bay View, MI library; a program and workshop on Easter Gardens at Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ and a signing at Southwest Gardener; signing at the Chautauqua Trails conference, Bay View, MI.

PREVIOUS TOUR DATES

  • Wed., June 6, 6:30 — The Life in the Garden Novels, Stevens Point – Frame Presbyterian Church, WI
  • Sat., June 9 — Day-long appearance at the Mosquito Hill Nature Center, outside of New London, WI – 10:30-11:15 AM Adult Workshop: Life in the Garden; 1-1:45 PM Children’s Workshop: Second Leaves GROWING YOUNG GARDENERS Workshop.
  • Mon., June 25, 7 PM — Petoskey Public Library, Petoskey, MI; GARDEN OF EVE and the Life in the Garden Novels
  • Sat., June 30, 1-3 PM – Signing of SECOND LEAVES, Mclean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI
  • Tues., July 17, 2 PM — Petoskey Public Library, Petoskey, MI; SECOND LEAVES: GROWING YOUNG GARDENERS Workshop
  • Mon., July 23, 6:30 PM – Cheboygan Public Library, Cheboygan, MI – Author Chat, The Life in the Garden Novels
  • Sat., Aug. 4, 11 AM to 1 PM – Signing, Horizon Bookstore, Traverse City, MI
  • AND FROM OUR ARCHIVES:  2011 TOUR DATES
    Staff at the Anchor in Naubinway, MI celebrate signing for the U.P. based-novel IN TRANSIT

    Staff at the Anchor in Naubinway, MI celebrate signing for the U.P. based-novel IN TRANSIT

          • FRI., APRIL 8, 6:30 PM — Author Talk, Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library, Cutchogue, NY
          • WED., MAY 4, 7 PM — Author Talk, Southold Free Library, Southold, NY
          • WED., MAY 11 — Begin daily blog,northforkpatch.com
          • WED., MAY 11, 9-10 AM — Interview on WPPB-FM (NPR), Southampton, NY – FOR REBROADCASTS (Morning Lounge) go to http://www.peconicpublicbroadcasting.org/site2009/
          • SAT., MAY 21, 11-4 PM — Signing, Sang Lee Farms, Cutchogue, NY
          • WED., MAY 25, 5:30-7:30 PM —Talk, Greenville Area Public Library, Greenville, PA
          • THURS., MAY 26, 3 PM — Author Talk, Alma College Library, Alma, MI
          • SAT., MAY 28, 1 PM — Talk/Signing, River Lights 2nd Edition, Dubuque, IA
          • FRI, JUNE 3, 5:30-7:30 PM — Signing, Book World, New London, WI
          • THURS., JUNE 9, 11 – 1 PM — Talk, Lensmire Village Gardens, Stevens Point, WI
          • FRI, JUNE 10, 1-3 PM — Jerry’s Pages & Pipes, Appleton, WI
          • WED., JUNE 15, 12 – 2 PM — Signing, Book World, Marinette, WI
          • WED., JUNE 15, 5-7 — Signing, Book World, Escanaba, WI
          • SAT., JUNE 25, 11 – 1 PM — Signing, Book World, St. Ignace, WI
          • SUN., JULY 10, 1-3 PM —Talk/Signing, Mclean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI
          • FRI., JULY 15, 10:30 – noon — Signing, True North, Mackinaw City, MI
          • FRI., JULY 15, 3-4 PM — Signing, Official 2011 Great U.P. Book Tour Event, The Anchor in Naubinway, MI — appearing along with Steve Hamilton, author of the Alex McKnight series and winner of the 2006 Michigan Author of the Year award
          • TUES., JULY 19 & 26, 2 PM – 4:30 —Bay View Writing Seminar, TRUTH THROUGH FICTION – Bay View Assn. Education Seminars, Bay View, MI
          • FRI., JULY 22, 11 – 1 PM — Signing, Bay View Post Office, Bay View, MI
          • SUN., JULY 24, 2 PM — Chat and Signing, Three Pines Studio, Cross Village, MI
          • SAT., JULY 30, 2 PM — Signing, Horizon Books, Traverse City, MI
          • SAT., AUG. 13, 11 – 1 PM — Signing, Book World, Charlevoix, MI
          • MON., AUG. 29, 7 PM — Author Talk, Petoskey District Library, Petoskey, MI
          • TUES., AUG. 30, 6:30 PM — Author Talk, Charlevoix Public Library, Charlevoix, MI
          • TUES., SEPT.13, 9:30 AM — Book Group Author Chat, Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, MI
          • SAT., OCT. 15, 1 – 2 PM — Author Talk, Starbucks Coffee, Greenport, NY

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