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2011

June 8, 2011
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

June 12, 2011
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Concord Bookshop
615 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742

July 6, 2011
Reading, Q&A, and Signing with fellow Gloucester author, JoeAnn Hart
Gloucester Writer’s Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

July 27, 2011
Reading, Q&A and Signing
Friends of Peak’s Island Library
129 Island Avenue
Peak’s Island, ME

September 25, 2011
Salem Literary Festival
Book Club Bonanza: The most discussion worthy books of the season
Nine authors including Laura Harrington, Jenna Blum, Meg Mitchell Moore, Alethea Black
House of the Seven Gables
Salem, MA

October 15, 2011
Boston Book Festival
Panel: “Local Talent” with Steve Almond, Laura Harrington, and Michael Klein
Boston Public Library
McKim Building
700 Boylston, Street
Boston, MA

December 15, 2011
Folly Cove Writers Series
Talk, Q&A, Signing
Gloucester, MA

June 9, 2011
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Barnes & Noble
210 Andover St.
Peabody, MA 01960

June 14, 2011
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Broadside Bookshop
247 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

July 12, 2011
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Joint event with Rebecca Makkai
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

July 28, 2011
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Longfellow Books
1 Monument Square
Portland, ME 04101

October 5, 2011
Dedham Library
Reading, Q&A and Signing with fellow North Shore author Meg Mitchell Moore
Main Library
43 Church Street
Dedham, MA 02026

October 26 – 30 and November 2 – 6, 2011
JOAN OF ARC by Laura Harrington and Mel Marvin with Jennifer Baldwin Peden
Directed by Ben Krywosz
Nautilus Music Theatre
St Paul, MN

June 10, 2011
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Jabberwocky Bookshop at the Tannery
50 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

June 15, 2011
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Toad Hall Books at the Rockport Library
17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966

July 13, 2011
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
Author’s Night at Stellina’s Restaurant
47 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02742

September 22, 2011
Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library
Reading, Q&A and Signing
Friends Room
2 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

October 12, 2011
Cape Ann YMCA Book Club Reads Alice Bliss
The Cape Ann YMCA
Middle Street
Gloucester, MA

November 29, 2011
Melrose Public Library with Haley Booksellers
Melrose, MA

2012

February 3, 2012
Essex County Club Writers Series
Talk, Q&A, Signing
Manchester, MA

March 14 – 17, 2012
Panelist at the Public Library Association Conference
Philadelphia, PA

April 17, 2012
Chilton Club
Talk, Q&A, Signing
Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA

June 5, 2012
Signing in Author Autograph area
BookExpo America (BEA)
Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY

June 7. 2012
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607

June 10, 2012
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215

June 15, 2012
Reading. Q&A, and Signing
Books Inc.
1344 Park Street
Alameda, CA 27607

October 3, 2012
10th Annual Author Event
Cheshire, CT
Raising funds for Art Heals

October 11, 2012
Talk, Q&A and Signing
The Book Rack
52 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

October 25, 2012
Beverly Farms Library Book Group
24 Vine Street
Beverly Farms, MA 01915

November 1, 2012
First Person, Second Story
New Bedford, MA
AHA Fund Raiser

December 4, 2012
Newtonville Books with Juliette Fay
Newton, MA

February 16-19, 2012
Savannah Book Festival
Savannah, Georgia

March 31, 2012
Annisquam VIllage Church
Reading to celebrate the new issue of Consequence Magazine with George Kovac,
Fred Marchant, Cat Parnell, and Patricia Sutherland
Washington Street
Gloucester, MA

April 27 – 28, 2012
Talk, Q&A, Signing
Newburyport Literary Festival
Newburyport, MA

June 5, 2012
NY is Book and Media Week Panel:
“The Not-So-Secret Life of the American Teenager: Bridging the Gap between YA
and Adult Fiction”
New York Public Library
Stephen A Schwarzman Building
South Court Auditorium
5th Ave at 42nd Street
New York, NY

June 8th, 2012
Signing
Ft Bragg South Post Main Exchange
1017 Canopy Lane
Ft. Bragg, NC 39710

June 12, 2012
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
Reed’s Gumtree Bookstore
111 South Spring Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

June 2 -24, 2012
American Library Association
ALTAFF Conference
Anaheim, CA

October 4, 2012
Talk, Q&A and Signing
RJ Julia Bookstore
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

October 14, 2012
Talk, Q&A and Signing
RiverRun Bookstore
142 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

October 29, 2012
Morse Institute Library
14 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
508-647-6520

Novermber 8, 2012
Book Club
Andover, MA

March 13, 2012
Amesbury Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913-2899

April 4, 2012
Glen Urquhart School
Reading, Q&A and Discussion
74 Hart Street
Beverly, MA 01915

May 28, 2012
The Book Rack
52 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

June 6, 2012
Talk, Q&A, and Signing
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St
Durham, NC 27706

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Walter Reed Hospital

June 13, 2012
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hill Crossing
3415 Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR

September 13, 2012
Talk, Q&A and Signing
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Avenue
Reading, MA 01867

October 10, 2012
Amesbury Public Library Book Group
119 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913

October 18, 2012
Author Night
Putnam
Brooklyn, CT

October 30, 2012
Reading, Q&A and Signing
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road
Newton, MA 02459

November 29, 2012
Book Club
Manchester, MA

December 14, 2012
Malden High School
Malden, MA
Visiting 3 classes reading Alice Bliss

December 5, 2012
Book Group
Manchester, MA

2013

January 13, 2013
Natick Library
14 East Central Street
Natick, MA
Authors Laura Harrington, Mary McGarry Morris and Roland Merullo will discuss
their books chosen in 2012 by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as Must Read
Fiction and why teenagers as main characters make good reading for adults.

March 2, 2013
“Speed Dating with Librarians”
Massachusetts School Library Meeting
Sturbridge, MA

March 15, 2013, 1 pm
Forbes Library Book Group Discusses Alice Bliss
Northampton, MA

April 9, 2013
Reading, Q&A and Signing
Memorial Hall Library
2 North Main Street
Andover, MA

April 28 – May 5, 2013
Weston Playhouse Residency for Alice Bliss, the musical
With Jenny Giering (composer) and Adam Gwon (lyricist)

May 11, 2013
Festival of Female Authors
Newport Public Library
300 Spring Street
Newport, RI 02840

June 3, 2013
Beverly, MA

July 22-28, 2013
Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat for Alice Bliss, the musical with Jenny Giering (composer)
and Adam Gwon (lyricist)
Rhinebeck, NY

October 4, 2013
Book Club
Manchester, MA

November 16, 2013
American Association of School Libraries
Featured Panelist

February 4-10, 2013
Johnny Mercer Writers Colony Residency
Goodspeed Musicals in CT
Launching work on Alice Bliss, the Musical with Jenny Giering, composer and
Adam Gwon, lyricist

March 6-9, 2013
AWP Conference
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA
Panel on “Voice” with authors Dawn Tripp, Kathy Crowley, Kim Wright and Rachel Kadish
Panel with Consequence literary magazine founder George Kovacs and editor, Catherine
Parnell, and novelist Siobhan Fallon.

April 4, 2013
Reading, Q&A
New Bedford Girls Group

April 11, 2013
Author Visit
Creative Writing Group
O’Maley Middle School

April 30, 2013
Book Club
Junior League of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

May 16, 2013
Friends of the Manchester Library
Manchester, MA
Annual Meeting: Featured Speaker

June 17, 2013
Book Club
Magnolia, MA

August 27, 2013
Book Club
Saratoga Springs, NY

October 16, 2013
St John’s Prep Adult Book Club
Danvers, MA

November 7-8 2013
Cheshire Reads One Book One Town
Library Event, Classroom Visits to Cheshire HS and Cheshire Academy

March 1, 2013
Waring School
Beverly, MA
Young Writer’s Conference
Featured Speaker

March 13, 2013, 7 pm
Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Peabody Institute Library
15 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA

April 6, 2013
New Jersey Conference for Teachers of English
Featured Speaker

April 24-26, 2013
Massachusetts Library Association Conference
Cambridge Hyatt Regency
Cambridge, MA
Panel with Christopher Castellani and Claire Messud

May 10, 2013
Consequence Literary Magazine Launch
Old South Church, Boston
Featured panelist

May 21, 2014
Jones Library
Amherst, MA
“An Evening of Reading + Conversation” with Maryanne O’Hara, Carole DeSanti and
Amy Hoffman

June 27, 2013
Book Club
Manchester, MA

August 28, 2013
Manchester/Essex High School
Classroom visit

October 17, 2013
Massachusetts Book Awards Celebration
State House
Boston, MA

November 23, 2013
National Conference for Teachers of English (NCTE)
Book Signing
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

2014

January 28, 2014
Girls Group: Power in the Middle (PIM)
Skype Book Group

April 1-6, 2014
Workshop of Alice Bliss, the musical
Playwrights’ Horizons
New York, NY

September/ October 2014
Alice Bliss is the all community read at St John’s Prep School in Danvers, MA
Visiting with faculty, staff, students and parents throughout the month.

February 3-9, 2014
Johnny Mercer Writers Colony Residency
Goodspeed Musicals, CT
Finishing work on Alice Bliss, the Musical with Jenny Giering, composer and Adam Gwon,
lyricist

April 8, 2014
Concord Library Book Group joins with the Military Support Book Group

March 6, 2014
Reading, Q&A, Signing
U MASS Lowell, MA
Celebration of my appointment as the Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence, Spring 2014

May 12, 2014
Norwood Public Library Book Group

2015

January 28, 2015
Book Club
Westford, MA

April 6-10, 2015
Workshop: Alice Bliss, the musical
Playwrights Horizons
New York, NY

February 17, 2015
Book Club
Iowa
Mass School Librarians Association Conference

June 18, 2015
Book Group
Fiske Library
Wrentham, MA

March 1-2, 2015
UMass
Amherst, MA
Panel with Jane Yolen, M.T. Anderson, and Burleigh Metan

2016

April, 2016
Westborough Reads

Alice Bliss is the all-school and all-community read in Westborough, MA. Laura will be in residence for 2 days for several events: leading a teacher’s workshop, facilitating a writing marathon, and speaking to the entire school.

February 9, 2016
St. John’s Pep
Danvers, MA
Laura visited 2 English classes to discuss Alice Bliss and run a writing workshop.

March 28 – April 1, 2016
Alice Bliss, the musical
Playwrights Horizons
New York, NY
A one week workshop of the musical, directed by Mark Brokaw. Music: Jenny Giering. Lyrics: Adam Gwon.