2010 Paperback Book Tour

Upcoming Events

6/4 Oakland, Ferment Change Fundraiser, St. Paul’s Episcopal School, 116 Montecito Avenue, 6-10pm

6/5   San Francisco Omnivore Books at 3pm

6/7    Boston, Porter Square Books at 7pm

6/8   Philadelphia, Free Library, 7:30

6/9    Baltimore, Enoch Free Library (with Baltimore Green Works) 7pm

6/10   Salt Lake City – SLC Main Public Library 7pm

6/16    SF – The Green Arcade, 7pm

Hardcover Tour

March 31, San Francisco, CA, Bernal Heights Library, details TBA

April 17-18, Wisconsin, Fox Cities Book Festival, details TBA

April 29, Arlington, VA, details TBA

May 15, Shelton, WA; Write in the Woods

More to come as the June paperback schedule solidifies…

Past Events

November 10, New York, NY; Horticultural Society of New York, 6pm
148 West 37th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY, Telephone: 212.757.0915

November 11, Brooklyn, NY, Vox Pop Cafe, details TBA

November 12, Providence, RI, Stories From Urban Farmers—presentation with local urban farm manager, Rich Pederson, 7 pm, First Unitarian Church of Providence, 1 Benevolent St, $10 donation per person; $5 for students

November 13, Boston, Mass, Urban Livestock—presentation with Joan Teegy, local backyard chicken keeper, Fort Point Arts Community Store, Farnsworth St, Boston, 5:30-7:30, $10 donation per person

November 14, Portland, Maine, booksigning Rabelais Inc., Fine Books on Food & Drink, 12-2

AND, November 14 Portsmouth, NH, 50-Mile Thanksgiving Dinner, followed by my talk about urban farming, 5-8 pm. The Portsmouth Unitarian Church, 292 State St. Donation at the door.

November 15 Brooklyn, The Complete Rabbit–hands-on class about raising and harvesting rabbits class, followed by butchery and cooking demo. Undisclosed location. If you’d like to sign up for the class or get details, email me at novellacarpenter at gmail dot com.

November 21, Sacramento, CA, The Complete Chicken, Saturday, 10 am-1 pm, $35, $25 Co-op owners. Location: Soil Born Farm’s American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr. Rancho Cordova. Followed by a reading, 5pm at the Co-op’s Community Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd

September 6, Oakland, Mrs. Dalloway’s Books, College Ave, 6pm

September 9, San Francisco, SF Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post Street, SF, 6pm

September 16, Berkeley, UCB Graduate School of Journalism, details TBA

October 5, Corte Madera, Book Passages book store, 7pm

October 8, Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Book Festival, A Room of One’s Own, at 307 W. Johnson Street, 5:30.

October 17, San Francisco, LitQuake at 18 Reasons, details TBA

October 20, Spokane, WA/Moscow, ID, details TBA

November 1, Austin, Texas, Turkey slaughter class/book signing, details TBA

June 15, The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street in SF at 7:30pm.

June 16, Eccolo restaurant on 4th Street in Berkeley, book release party! Featuring produce grown on Bay Area urban farms and a dramatic opening of the prosciutto I made with chef Chris Lee. Should be epic.

June 18, Berkeley, in conversation with Michael Pollan as part of the Berkeley Arts and Lectures author series. First Congregational Church, 7:30, $10 at door.

June 23, Portland at Powell’s Books

June 24, Seattle, Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. So exciting!

June 25, Seattle, The Good Life series, Kim Ricketts. Here’s the plan for this event: 6:30pm people arrive, appetizers, drinks, mingle, chat. 7pm in conversation with Warren Etheredge ( 8pm audience Q and A. EVERYONE gets a copy of the book included in the amazing price of $25.00.

July 1, San Francisco, Green Arcade Books, 7pm 1680 Market Street. Woot Patrick!

July 2, Sebastopol, Copperfield’s Books and Music, 7pm. 138 Main Street, Rumours of a local honey tasting!

July 7, Santa Cruz, Capitola Book Cafe, 7:30pm. 1475 41st Ave.

July 15, New York City, Bryant Park Reading Room, Noon. Urban farming panel discussion.

July 15, Brooklyn, THE BROOKLYN KITCHEN rooftop garden reading, 6:30-8:00 Reading and veggie tasting, 44 Eagle Street, Corner of West
Brooklyn (Greenpoint)

July 17, Danville, CA. Rakestraw Books, 7pm. 522 Hartz Ave. Dinner and talking and booksigning. I heard the food is *amazing!*

July 23, Los Angeles. Aloud Reading Series with the LA Public Library. On-stage conversation with radio host Evan Kleinman.

July 30, Berkeley. Pegasus Books on Shattuck. Honey extraction party and reading. 7:30.

August 2, Sonoma, Readers Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA, 95487, 4pm.

August 7, Forum, KQED, 10am

August 9, San Francisco, Omnivore’s Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez Street, 3pm

February 6. Berkeley Author Dinner Fundraiser for the Berkeley Public Library

February 12. Black Panther Commemorator fundraiser, Niebyl-Proctor Library

February 27, Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill Public Library, reading and seedling distribution, time TBA

March 21, Berkeley, CA, Raising Rabbits class, Biofuel Oasis, 10-1,

March 13, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Book Festival, Living a Sustainable Lifestyle slideshow and talk, followed by a book signing.


26 responses to “Calendar

  1. Chris Fowle

    Looking forward to NY City. I bought an advance copy for $3 at Housing Works Bookstore in Soho. Loving it; just at where the porcos were purchased. Thanks!

  2. nick

    hey, congrats on the upcoming book! if you’re looking for a place to read to your fellow oaklanders, give a call to erik at book zoo (654-2665). loves local writer events, and even runs an organic food stand on fridays. tends to draw a more earthy/boho mix than the north berkeley/pollanite crowd.

  3. Spokane in mid-September, please oh please :>

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  5. cate

    any chance you might want to head to VT when you’re out east? the mad river valley localvores would love to hear what urban farming is all about.

    contact: Robin McDermott at 802-496-3567 or

    Vermonters read and farm…

  6. c.

    How about a stop in the Midwest? Kansas City has a huge community that would love to hear you talk about urban farms. (Check out KC Center for Urban Agriculture:

  7. Yo

    Loving the book! I hope you have a reading in Oakland!

  8. Joel Riddell

    we soooo hope you will add Dining Around with Gene Burns to your calendar of events! After your talk at last year’s taste3 conference- we want MORE!

  9. Hi, Novella~
    I sent an email to your address and it came back. Is this on purpose? Wanted to say that I devoured your book, and it has me thinking quite a bit. Congratulations on an excellent book and lots of hard work!
    ~ Tiffanie

  10. Are you scheduling a stop in the Sacramento area? I’d love to set-up a live interview with you for my morning show!

  11. beth

    Don’t forget to come through Chi-town when you travel east! You wouldn’t believe the SRO turnout Michael Pollan got on his Omnivore’s Dilemma tour (at the Peggy Notaebart Nature Museum). Know that there is a vast and growing enlightenment taking place here…

    • ghosttownfarm

      hi beth;
      i totally want to go to chicago (i love it there and i’ve heard about the urban ag scene there) but my publisher doesn’t have the money or will to organize an event. but if you want to figure out something and pitch it to me, i’m game. but i’m booked until october. so early october could work….

  12. gloria

    please come to san diego. we need you.

  13. In a similar east plea, we’d love to see you here in DC, and I know a bunch of people in Philly who are singing your book’s praises. We’ve been trying so hard to get the urban farm in our neighborhood going and your book has been an inspiration.

    • ghosttownfarm

      hey jess;
      i’d love to go out to dc and philly. let me know about any resources for venues/bookstores, etc that i can contact. thanks!

  14. Mia

    Just finished the book. Couldn’t put it down! You are a very gifted writer. Hope to hear more about the farm! Congrats!!

  15. Kristina

    Ann Arbor, Michigan!!!!! Much interest in organic/slow food. You could swing through Madison Wisconsin as well. You would receive a rousing welcome.

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  17. Novella, from Red Hill Books on Bernal in SF, it says that you will be there on March 31st, 7PM, not March 30th like it says here. Can you confirm that it will be the 31st?

    Thank you! Olivier.

    PS: Actually I am coming to meet you… to talk about a film idea. You can check what I’m showing now here: And there’s a screening tonight if you were interested.

  18. Jen

    Where will you be in Arlington on Thursday, 4/29?

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