Rant on the Road: Denver, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, St. Louis


Wickedbugssm The Wicked Bugs book tour starts next week.  I have yet to actually see a copy of the finished book–they have just been printed, I'm told–so I might get a copy in my hands before I leave for the tour, or I might meet up with it on the road.  Regardless, I'd really like to meet up with you on the road. A book tour is a perilous thing–because the book is so new, you never really know if anyone will want to show up and talk about it.  So if you're even vaguely inclined to come to one of these events, I hope you'll make the effort, drag some friends along, and come say hello when you do.

A couple of highlights I want to point out:  An all-too-rare writing workshop in Denver (I teach maybe once every couple of years, and this is it), and an exhibit of Briony Morrow-Cribbs' extraordinary etchings in Madison at the Overture Center for the Arts. I'll be there April 27 with Briony, but her art is on exhibit now and continues through June 26.

Also, in St. Louis, I'm giving what will surely be a one-time-only talk called "Wicked Trees."  It combines tree-related bits from Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs into a tree-themed talk to help kick off their Treemendous festival.

See you there?  I hope so!  Check out the complete list of tour dates here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 10 am – 2 pm
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop at Denver Botanic Gardens
Advance registration required
Denver, CO

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:30 pm
Denver Woman's Press Club
Reception for Press Club members
Denver, CO

Thursday, April 21, 2011 6 pm and 7 pm
6 pm: Wicked Plants Walk at Denver Botanic Gardens
7 pm: Wicked Plants Lecture at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO

Saturday, April 23, 2011 7 pm
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago, IL

Monday, April 25, 2011 7 pm
Anderson's Bookshop
Naperville, IL

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:30 pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee, WI

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 6 pm
Overture Center for the Arts
A special event with artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs
Madison, WI

Thursday, April 28, 2011 7 PM
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, IL

Saturday, April 30, 2011 11 AM
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, MO

Sunday, May 1, 2011 12 noon
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Spring Planting Festival
Mansfield, MO


  1. I’m hoping you’re also going to bring the tour to NorCal soon (?) Much as I’d love to make it to one of these events, the likelihood is slim. Although … I do have a sister in Denver, friends in Chicago, cousins in St Louis, all of whom I should visit soon …

  2. Good morning Amy. I, too will be seeing you in Denver. I’ll be traveling over the mountains (and through the woods) and am very much looking forward to your talk at the DBG.

  3. I hope you have a great time, and that the tour is so successful you’re invited to continue on, ending up here in NOLA.

  4. If and when you make it to the Boston area, I’d be delighted to come, bring friends, and blog about it. I haven’t read this one or Wicked Plants yet, but I did enjoy Flower Confidential very much. Good luck on the tour!

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