Archive for November, 2010

Historical Novel Society Conference

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I was just invited to moderate a panel on “Writing Gay Characters” at the Historical Novel Society Conference in San Diego CA, which will take place from June 17-19, 2011. I’ll give some more details as soon as I know who my fellow panelists are.

Author’s Forum Reading

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Last night I was the featured author at the Author’s Forum at the Hatcher Library, University of Michigan. This is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, and Ann Arbor Book Festival. I read from Dakota, Or What’s a Heaven For and talked about all-things-Dakotan with Tom Fricke, Chair of the Anthropology Department at U-M and fellow North Dakotan. It was all a lot of fun, and a terrific opportunity to share my work with a roomful of smart, engaged listeners.

Next up: Reading/discussion sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at U-M, Lane Hall, on January 13, 5 p.m.

“Expansive and absorbing”: DAKOTA review

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

A review of Dakota, Or What’s a Heaven For is in the November issue of the Ann Arbor Observer. I suppose it might not be good form for an author to review the reviews, but I just have to say that it is such a pleasure to read Keith Taylor’s prose.

Terrific Book Launch Party!

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

What a terrific time I had at last night’s launch party for Dakota, Or What’s a Heaven For at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo! It was a great mix of old friends and neighbors, and new friends and readers. Wine, reading, discussion, signing, wine, laughter…did I mention the wine? I’m so grateful to the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies (and a couple of special individuals) for putting this together, and to the over one hundred people who shared this evening with me.

Prairie Public Radio Interview

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I had a great time yesterday on Prairie Public Radio’s “Hear It Now” program, talking about Dakota, Or What’s a Heaven For. Check it out here: Prairie Public Radio