On Friday, March 18 at 2:00pm, EST, I’ll be in conversation with fellow Blackstone Publishing Historical Novelists Natasha Boyd, Pamela Binnings Ewen, and Joy Lanzendorfer in an event to celebrate Women’s History Month. You can register here.
I’ll be giving a LIVE book talk to the University of Virginia’s OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE, or OLLI, on March 29, 2022, in person in Charlottesville. Pre-registration is required.
FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 2022
I’m honored to be featured with these esteemed writers as this semester’s featured Visiting Alumnx Fiction Writer at Vermont College of FIne Arts. Please join me for a virtual reading on January 2nd, 2022 from 7:30-8:15 pm EST. For the livestream Youtube link go HERE.
As part of its Winter 2022 residency, the MFA in Writing program will present free, public readings by Visiting Writers Fernando A. Flores, Wendy S. Walters, alumnx Liza Nash Taylor, and Yusef Komunyakaa.
You can read more about our Visiting Writers and their upcoming public readings at:
I’ll also be giving a related virtual talk on January 3rd from 2:15-3:15 pm EST.
Photo from VCFA.
August 12 with Jane Healey, author of THE SECRET STEALERS, via Zoom on H3 Historical Happy Hour. Register HERE.
September 10,7:00 PM, EST, Live in person (YAY!) reading and book signing at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, Co-sponsored by WriterHouse. In All Good Faith will be released on August 10. To order the book, please call the shop at 434-295-2552.
I’ll be presenting a talk called Fashion Shakes Up Society: Scandalous Women and What They Wore
and I’ll appear on an author’s panel
Shaking up Time and Place: Historical Characters in Unfamiliar Cultures
Taking our historical characters into new lands and cultures can be fraught with peril. Be it in a flight in wartime, a first visit to a new country, or exposure to unknown political and belief systems, how can authors direct their research to create plausible and historically accurate scenarios? Illustrating differences in cultures must be handled with sensitivity and accuracy. This panel will address how each author handled writing about countries and cultures not our own. How do we earn the right to tell these stories? How can we recreate rich and complex cultures? Author Aimee Liu will talk about how she researched the cultures and politics of the Andaman Islands during World War II for her new novel Glorious Boy. Janet Fitch will discuss her research on Russia and the upheavals of the Russian Revolution for her epic historical novels The Revolution of Marina M. and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. Liza Nash Taylor will share her insights on taking American characters from sheltered pasts and thrusting them into a new country in her novels Etiquette for Runways and In All Good Faith. Jennifer Steil will share her research into the cultures of Austria and Bolivia for her novel Exile Music.
May 5, 2021- Click to view: The Gaithersburg Book Festival presentation on Youtube with author Constance Sayers, author of
“Ladies of the Secret Circus” moderated by Norah Vawter.
October 6, 2021- The Neighbors Club- private lecture on Fashion History, Alexandria, VA.
March 25, 2021 5:00PM, EST Live author panel with Annie McDonnell and Nola Nash of THE WRITE REVIEW, on late-blooming novelists. Authors joining us are Judy Keim, Sandell Morse, Grace Sammon, and Patricia Sands.
January 24-27 YUCATAN WRITER’S CONFERENCE- I’ll be a guest lecturer, and give a reading from my new novel, IN ALL GOOD FAITH.
January 12, 2021- Audubon Book Club talk, New Orleans, LA.
HERE IS A RADIO INTERVIEW WITH WEOL FROM AUGUST 19
AUGUST 27 2:30PM EST- via Webex, HUNTERDON LIBRARY , SIGN UP HERE, in conversation with Jotham Burrello, author of the recently released historical novel, SPINDLE CITY and a fellow author at the very wonderful BLACKSTONE PUBLISHING. The library is Based in Flemington, NJ, and the library system serves 124,714 residents in the county and has 10 branches.
NOW CANCELED (BOO HOO). October 31, 2020– LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL, LIVE,( hopefully!) in Baton Rouge, LA. I’ll appear, along with the very lovely Pamela Binnings Ewen, another Blackstone historical author. Pam’s novel, THE QUEEN OF PARIS, came out in the spring. If you like fashion and history, you’ll love this book as I have.
AUGUST 11 11:30am EST FIRST CHAPTER FUN with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Hannah Mary McKinnon. They’ll read my first chapter, live and you can send questions via chat, which I’ll answer. Please join the group here:
Now then, don’t be cross if you aren’t in the groups that have asked me to talk on FB Live. See details below, and remember the VIRTUAL PARTY EVENT is on Thursday, August 20, so go ahead and sign up for that HERE and then, for pity’s sake, WRITE IT ON YOU CALENDAR, because if you’re like me you sign up for fun stuff and then forget to tune in. And I need my PEOPLE, people!
AUGUST 18– 7-7:45 PM EST Facebook Live for members of RENEE’S READING CLUB. Renee Weingarten has over 14,000 members in her group! She was nice to ask me to talk about my book. You do have to ask to be a member to view this event, so if you’re interested, click on the link.
AUGUST 19- BOOK TALK- on GREAT THOUGHTS GREAT READERS FESTIVAL OF BOOKS. Facebook live, 8:00- 8:30pm EST. Now this is another FB Group you’ll need to join. But they offer fantastic speakers, so go an and ask to be a member.
August 20– Featured by Ashley Hasty of HASTY BOOK LIST.
THURSDAY AUGUST 20 7:00-7:45 PM EST- VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH! Sponsored by New Dominion Bookshop and WriterHouse Charlottesville: in conversation with Francine Mathews, who writes historical fiction as Stephanie Barron.
AUGUST 21-@2:00 PM EST, and available on YouTube WRITERS’ VOICES PODCAST, hosted by the very entertaining mother/daughter team of Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn. I recently listened to their chat with the fabulous Alka Joshi, author of THE HENNA ARTIST, which I just loved. The audiobook narrator was amazing.
January 13, 2021, 9:30 AM EST Local Book club talk, Charlottesville, Virginia. And hey, have a gander at my Book Clubs tab, and I’d love to visit your bookclub via Skype, Zoom, or if possible, in person. The downloadable bookclub guide has , recipes, an interview with yours truly, and (spoiler alert!) discussion questions.
MORE PREVIOUS EVENTS
FEBRUARY 21, 2020: Stuff IS happening! So, I was recently invited to do my very first reading from my forthcoming novel, ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS, on my home turf in Charlottesville’s premiere Indie: New Dominion Bookshop. February 21, 2020 7:00-8:00pm with the poet Jeffrey Thomson. I’d love to see your beautiful faces there.
And also, my first interview was published!
Here’s a short author bio anyone can copy and paste:
Liza Nash Taylor was a 2018 Hawthornden International Fellow and received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts the same year. She was the 2016 winner of the San Miguel Writer’s Conference Fiction Prize and her work has appeared in Microchondria II, (an anthology by the Harvard Bookstore), Gargoyle Magazine, Deep South, and others. A native Virginian, she lives in Keswick, with her husband and dogs.
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