(Keep checking back here for more in-person appearances!)
June 26: At Books & Books Coral Gables, the kickoff event for Battle for the Big Top will be held at the Coral Gables Christian Science Auditorium at 7 PM. Les will be in virtual conversation with Mitchell Kaplan, followed by an in-person, socially-distanced signing, with popcorn, calliope music and daring signature flourishes by the author. We'd bring an elephant, but you know how Coral Gables is about their zoning permits! For more information visit the Books & Books website.
June 22: At noon, the National Archives and Records Administration presents a virtual event, Les Standiford in conversation with novelist James W. Hall. Find out more here.
August 7: In Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico, Les will kick off Writers Week at the Legendary spa with an in-person event including slides from the Golden Age of the circus.
Can't make it to an event but want a copy of one of Les's books, most of which remain in print? Just call or email Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL with your request. They will be happy to send personalized/signed copies to you, with no shipping charge. Phone: 305-442-4408 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Les Standiford with screenwriter Susan Coyne at the New York premiere. Photo courtesy Bleecker Street
April 1, 2016: Les signed books at the AWP in Los Angeles. Come see him at the Florida International University book table in the Exhibitors' Area at 11AM.
April 1, 2016: Pages Bookstore, Manhattan Beach, CA, 7 PM. Les read from and signed copies of Water to the Angels. For more information, click here.
May 25, 2016: Keys History & Discovery Center, Islamorada, FL. 6 PM. Les spoke on and signs copies of Last Train to Paradise.
Les & Kimberly Standiford with Sam Barry at a Water to the Angels event in San Francisco
August 4-7, 2016: Mendocino Writers Conference, Ft. Bragg, CA. Les presented a 3-day workshop on structure in fiction, narrative non-fiction, and memoir at this popular Northern California writers conference featuring James W. Hall and many others. Details at http://www.mcwc.org
January 16-23, 2016: Writers in Paradise, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL. Les served as co-director (along with Dennis Lehane) of this 11-year-old intensive writing conference, leading a week-long workshop in Writing the Novel and giving a public reading along with Ann Hood, Monday, January 18th at 8pm in Miller Auditorium.
Standiford with his books at the Books & Books Cafe at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Photo by Kimberly Standiford