Coronavirus & The Calendar

The past few days has brought the cancellation of many events, with more cancellations looming on the horizon.

Two great festivals on the calendar—for me and for my wife, Tara Laskowski, as well—have announced that they will not take place: the Virginia Festival of the Book, originally scheduled for March 18-22, and the High Road Festival of Poetry and Short Fiction, originally scheduled for March 28. These are hard decisions to make, of course, especially after so many months and months of planning and investment. We respect so much the organizers of each event for their work and for those decisions.

Tara and I are still currently scheduled for a conversation at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC, on Sunday afternoon, March 29, at 2 p.m.—and we’ve heard from the staff at QRB that we’ll be proceeding with this event. Quail Ridge Books is located at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road in Raleigh, and you can find out more about the event at the Facebook Event Page here.

Stay tuned for any updates ahead—and best wishes to all to stay safe and healthy.