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August 21 & 28, 2024 - Maine Writers & Publisher's Alliance

2-Week Online Workshop with Jolene McIlwain


6:00pm - 9:00pm EST


April 2, 2023 - City of Asylum Bookstore

Free Association Reading Series

Pittsburgh, PA

3:30pm - 4:30pm EST

May 12 - 13, 2023 - Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books

Riverstone Author Panel

Pittsburgh, PA

May 16, 2023 - Penguin Bookshop

Book Launch, In conversation with Meredith Mileti

Sewickley, PA

7:00pm EST

May 17, 2023 - The Little Green Bookstore

Reading, In Conversation with Kellie Seiler

Zelienople, PA

May 17, 2023 - Brown Bag Lit

Reading and Q&A


12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

June 22023 - NYC F-Bomb

Double Book Launch:

Jolene McIlwain's Sidle Creek and Kathryn Silver-Halo's Wolfsong

Curated by Paul Beckman

Online (Zoom)

Email for Zoom link

6:00pm ET

June 6, 2023 - Kittanning Public Library

Jolene McIlwain in Conversation with Erin Burkett

Kittanning, PA

5:30pm ET

June 92023 - Three Rural Writers

In Conversation:

Audra Kerr Brown, Jolene McIlwain, and Linda Niehoff

Online (Zoom)

Click here to request Zoom link!

8:00pm ET

June 12, 2023 - Kittanning News

Book Signing

Kittanning, PA

11:00am - 2:00pm ET

June 15, 2023 - Main Street Books

Reading and Q&A

Frostburg, MD

7:30pm - 8:30pm ET

June 25, 2023 - Bold Stories and Unexpected Connections

Authors in Conversation with Julie Zuckerman

Author of 'The Book Of Jeremiah'

and Shena McAuliffe

Author of 'We Are a Teeming Wilderness'

Online (Zoom)

1:00pm ET

July 62023 - Queens Public Library (Online)

Literary Thursdays: Jolene McIlwain, Author Of "Sidle Creek"


6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

July 14, 2023 - Prairie Lights Bookstore

Reading and Q&A

Iowa City, IA

7:00pm CT

July 202023 - Flyleaf Books

Multi-Author reading with April Bradley, Beth Gilstrap, Nazanin Knudsen & Heather Bell Adams

Chapel Hill, NC

5:30pm EST

July 252023 - Little Green Bookstore

Two Local Authors (Jolene McIlwain & Christian A. Shane)

In conversation on writing about nature, healing, grief, and resilience.

Zelienople, PA

For more info:

6:00pm EST

September 19, 2023 - Ford City Public Library

Jolene McIlwain in Conversation with Erin Burkett

Ford City, PA

6:00pm ET

September 212023 - WANA LIVE! Reading Series

Reading Series hosted by Damien Dressick and Michael Dittman featuring Jolene McIlwain

Online - Click here to view reading!

October 10, 2023 - Page and Palette Bookstore

Reading and Q&A with Dave Barnette

Fairhope, AL

Time TBA

October 192023 - Robert Morris University

Meagan Lucas Book Launch Reading with Jody DiPerna

Moon, PA

Time TBA

October 202023 - The Allenwood at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Luncheon and Talk Celebrating National Writing Day

Indiana, PA

11:30am - 1:00pm ET

October 222023 - Southern Festival of Books

Fiction Panel with Mimi Herman; Moderated by Bradley Sides

Nashville, TN

2:00pm CDT

November 8, 2023 - Duquesne University Coffee House Reading Series


Pittsburgh, PA

7:00pm ET

November 112023 - Ten Local Artists Celebrated in Dance

Armstrong Jr/Sr High School

Kittanning, PA

7:00pm ET

February 11, 2024 - Brown Bag Lit

Crafting Close to the Bone: Composing Through Food Memory and Experience


3:00pm EST

March 15-16, 2024 - Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia

Sidle Creek Shortlisted for Book of the Year

Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA

March 25, 2024 - Fox43 Bookclub Discussion

View Here


10:00am EST

April 3, 2024 - Evans City Public Library

Book Discussion

Evans City, PA

6:00pm EST

April 6, 2024 - Barnes & Nobel [Altoona]

Book Signing

Altoona, PA

1:00pm EST

April 11, 2024 - Butler County Community College

Northern Appalachia Reading Series w/ Poet Angel Rosen

Butler, PA

6:00pm EST

April 12, 2024 - Apollo-Ridge High School

Career Fair Visit

Spring Church, PA

8:30 - 11:00am EST

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