Amy Hassinger

Writer. Teacher. Manuscript Consultant.

Washington Island Literary Festival
Sep
22
Sep 24

Washington Island Literary Festival

  • Washington Island, WI U.S.

I'll be leading an afternoon workshop on Friday, giving a talk on Saturday, and otherwise enjoying the beautiful island and the festival. More details to come. (Image courtesy of Happy Photos, Flickr Creative Commons, Oct. 2, 2004, some rights reserved.)

Write on the River
Sep
28
Oct 1

Write on the River

  • River Inn Resort

I'll be leading this writing workshop/retreat for the second year in a row with my good friend and co-conspirator, novelist Karen Shoemaker. A weekend of peace, permission, and page-filling hours. Read more here


Iowa Summer Writing Festival
Jun
17
Jun 23

Iowa Summer Writing Festival

  • University of Iowa

I'll be teaching two workshops: "The How of Where: Place as Character in Fiction and Nonfiction," from June 17 - 18 and "Structural Workout for your Novel-in-Progress," from June 18 - 23. To read full class descriptions, go to the Iowa Summer Writing Festival website. (Image courtesy of keeva999, Flickr Creative Commons, October 10, 2011, some rights reserved).

Concord Free Public Library
Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

Concord Free Public Library

  • Concord Free Public Library

I'll give an author talk about AFTER THE DAM at the Concord Free Public Library in beautiful downtown Concord, Massachusetts. Books for sale via the Concord Bookshop. 

Prairie Rivers Network Day at Allerton Park
May
21
12:00 pm12:00

Prairie Rivers Network Day at Allerton Park

  • Allerton Park Music Barn

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Prairie Rivers Network, Champaign-Urbana's dynamic healthy rivers advocacy organization! There's a full slate of activities all afternoon. I'll be reading selections from AFTER THE DAM as part of the presentation "River of Hope: Save a Place. Change Your Life," starting at 3 p.m. in the Allerton Music Barn. Jane Addams Book Shop will be selling books. 

Book Passage
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Book Passage

  • Book Passage

I'll read and sign copies of After the Dam with a group of fabulous authors (TBA) at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California. 

Politics and Prose with Alan Lightman
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Politics and Prose with Alan Lightman

  • Politics and Prose

I'm thrilled to be reading with renowned novelist and physicist Alan Lightman and eco-novelist Ellen Meeropol at Washington's Politics and Prose. Please join us. I'll be the tongue-tied one in the corner. 

AWP Conference, Washington, DC
Feb
8
Feb 11

AWP Conference, Washington, DC

  • AWP Conference, Washington Convention Center

I'll be signing copies of After the Dam at the Red Hen Press table at the AWP Conference in Washington, DC: 

  • Thursday, 2/9, from 3 - 4
  • Friday, 2/10, from 10 - 11
  • Saturday, 2/11, from 12 - 1

Come by for a chat! 

Sunday Author Talk
Jan
8
4:00 pm16:00

Sunday Author Talk

  • Cohasset Public Library

Join me at the Cohasset Public Library for a reading, a signing, and a wine and cheese reception. Good company, too! Perfect gathering place for a cold winter's Sunday afternoon. 

Opening Reception for Viktoria Ford's Art Show, Illini Union Art Gallery
Dec
1
5:30 pm17:30

Opening Reception for Viktoria Ford's Art Show, Illini Union Art Gallery

  • Illini Union Art Gallery

Artist Viktoria Ford will be showing her beautiful work inspired by river systems at the Illini Union Art Gallery. Her paintings will be interspersed with passages from After the Dam. I'll read from the book the night of the opening. Come meet Viktoria, see her work, and listen to writing about rivers, surrounded by art about rivers. 

Urbana Free Library
Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

Urbana Free Library

  • Urbana Free Library

A reading and book signing at my favorite library in all the world, The Urbana Free Library. Come celebrate with me, homies!