Julie Reading
Photo Credit: Women and Children First bookstore, May 8, 2015


  • CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: Panel Presentation. Africa and the Human: Old Questions, New Imaginaries. African Studies Association of Africa. 13–16 April (In-person event)
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA: Panel Presentation. “We Are Your Saviors: Returning to the POC vs. MFA Conversation.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs on Saturday, 26 March 2022 at 12:10–1:25 pm ET (w/ Juan Martinez, Jimin Han, DeMisty Bellinger, and Dionne Irving)(In-person event!)
  • WASHINGTON, DC: College Board Higher Education Symposium on AP African American Studies. 4–6 March 2022. (In-person event)
  • ST. PAUL, MN: Visiting Writer at Bethel University on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 at 6:30 pm (ONLINE via Zoom)
  • CHICAGO, IL: “Fragile Democracies and Mythical National Narratives.” Panel Discussion. Writers for Democratic Action Panel Discussion on Friday, 15 January 2022 (w/ Jiayang Fan, Elif Shafak, and Siri Hustvedt) (ONLINE via Zoom)


  • CHICAGO, IL:Loosing Mother’s Tongue” Panel discussion. Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing. Chicago State University on Friday, November 4, 2021 at 1 pm! (ONLINE via Zoom)
  • CHICAGO, IL: “Crossing Borders: Reading, Researching, and Writing Migration Novels.” Printers Row Lit Fest. 11 and 12 September, 2021. (IN PERSON: w/ Rachel DeWoskin and Vu Tran)
  • CHICAGO, IL: Craft Talk: “A little Truth: On Literary Aphorism.” StoryStudio Chicago. 16 August 2021 at 3 pm (IN PERSON)
  • CHICAGO, IL: “Faculty of Color Panel on Navigating Academics and Academia.” Leaders of Color Initiative. University of Chicago, Sunday, 7 February at 3 pm. (ONLINE via Zoom)