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


  • CHICAGO, IL: “One-On-One Event.” Program for Writers. University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL. 3 March 2023. 3 pm
  • CHICAGO, IL: New Trier Lit Fest. New Trier Township High School, Winnetka, IL 60093. 1 February 2023. 12 pm


  • 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)