Oct 22 What It Means to be Unmarriageable, a conversation with Devoney Looser at Brazos Bookstore

Oct 17 Atlanta Authors Series, a talk on Publishing and Writing

Oct 15 A Measure of Belonging Anthology Talk on what it means to be Southern, a conversation with editor Cinelle Barnes, Devi Laskar and Natalia Sylvester

Oct 13 Ageism In Publishing, a conversation with Jenny Bhatt, Sejal Shah, Devi Laskar and Anjali Enjeti, Community Bookstore

Oct 11 Jane Austen AGM Plenary Panel, a conversation with Juliette Wells, Robert Rodi and Alice Villasenor

Oct 3rd Writing Strong Women, Sexy Women, a conversation with Alka Joshi  Read It Again Bookstore

Sept 26 Against the Grain, a conversation with Donna Miscolta and Lily Hoang

Sept 24 Controversial film ‘Cuties’, a discussion with Sumana Syed and Farheen Raza on the podcast Authentic and Unfiltered

Sept 12 The Jane Austen Panel, a conversation with Natalie Jenner and Drew Arms. Read It Again Bookstore

July 11 All Things Jane Austen Panel, conversation with Deborah Yaffe and Anne Bogel at Jane Austen Festival

July 10  Keynote Address. Jane Austen Festival. JASNA Louisville, Kentucky

June 10th Food and a Place at the Table, in conversation with Roselle Lim on Books Connect Us podcast

June 4 Food, Family and Identity, a conversation with Sonali Dev hosted by the Jane Austen Summer Program

May 6 Unmarriageable Book Club.  Bookmiser Bookstore East Cobb, Georgia

May 3 Bookbound Writers Festival in conversation with Romesh Gunesekera and Jenny Wong

April 25  Unmarriageable Event Presentation and Q and A.  Read It Again Bookstore Suwanee, Georgia

April 23 Award Ceremony Townsend Prize Dekalb Historic Center Decatur, Georgia

April 15 Unmarriageable Presentation  and Q and A. Furman University. Greenville, South Carolina

April 13 ‘Choice Words Anthology’ In conversation with editor Annie Finch. Charis Books. Decatur, Georgia

March 8 Unmarriageable Presentation and Q and A. Lark and Owl Book Store. Georgetown, Texas (Austin)

March 5 AWP Conference. Panelist ‘South Asian Writing in the American South’.  San Antonio, Texas

March 5  AWP  Conference. Panelist. MFA vs NYC Writers Culture. San Antonio, Texas

March 2 Unmarriageable Presentation and Q and A. Intrabang Book. Dallas, Texas

February 29  Highlands Writers Conference. Georgia  Highlands College. Cartersville, Georgia

February 27 Authors in the Spotlight. SEL. Roswell, Georgia

February 20  Unmarriageable Presentation and Q and A.  Polo Club. Cummings, Georgia

February 7th -Unmarriageable PAPERBACK BOOK LAUNCH  Charis Books 7:30 pm


August 9th  Guest Speaker Citizenship Ceremony Oath. WATCH Here. READ here.  Atlanta.

December 7th JASNA Northern California Guest Speaker and Toast Jane Austen Birthday Gala WATCH TOAST

December 8th Books Inc Palto Alto. Reading and Interview.

November 9th Keynote Address Red Clay Writers Conference. “Immigrant Southern in the New South’ Kennesaw  Ga.

October 15th ‘What God is Honored Here’ Anthology Appearance the Loft Minneapolis

October 5th British Council Unmarriageable Launch Event Lahore Pakistan

October 2nd Beaconhouse University- Talk. Lahore Pakistan

October 1st American Embassy Appearance WATCH Mini Video Lahore Pakistan

Sept 27-29 Islamabad Literature Festival. WATCH Interview Islamabad Pakistan

Sept 21-22 Broadleaf Writers Conference Panelist

Sept 12 Women Alone Together- talk

Sept 1st Decatur Book Festival Panelist  

Aug 14  Johns Creek Book Talk- Southern Discomfort

Aug 4th Waller Cafe Appearance- Watch Tribute on Gun Violence

June 20-23 Jane Austen Summer Program– Key Note Speaker  Carraboro, North Carolina

June 15th Book Fest Gwinnet. Atlanta Writers Club Festival Interview Gwinett Ga

May 17-19 Greensboro Literature Festival  Greensboro, North Carolina

May 2nd Liberty Books Lawrencville Ga

April 30th Johns Creeks Books and Gifts 7:00 pm Johns Creek Ga

April 11th Visiting Writers Series University of West Georgia

April 7th  Mr. Darsee Tea Adventure Adventures By the Book Event San Diego Ca

April 5th Book Passage Ferry Ca

April 3 Elliott Bay Book Store Reading Seattle

March 28-30 AWP Portland Event at Five Points Journal Booth

March 27th Kepler’s Books Menlo Park CA

March 23rd JASNA Unmarriageable Book Club Toco Hills Library Decatur Free 2:00 pm

March 14 GSU Alumni Reading with fellow author Christopher Swann Open to All 4:30-5:30 GSU English Dept

Feb 15-17 Savannah Literary Festival Author Appearance

Feb 9th Talk on Rejection and Success Northeast-Spruill Oaks Library

Feb 5th Avid Bookstore, Prince Avenue Athen GA, not Greece!

January 28th Georgia Center for the Book 

Jan 26th Authors Guild on Publishing Decatur Public Library

Jan 23rd Great Thoughts, Great Writers

Jan 22nd 2019, Tuesday  FoxTale Book Shoppe with Anjali Enjeti

Jan 19 Atlanta Writers Club- Talk on How to Write a Literary Classic Retelling/Continuation

Jan 17 BOOK LAUNCH: Unmarriageable at Writers at the Wrecking Bar2018

100 Thousand Poets for Change. 29th September.  11:30-2:00 Agnes Scott College

Panelist ‘Over There, Over Here: Women Writing War.  21st September. War, Literature & the Arts Conference at USAFA.

Panelist: Past, Present, Future of Journalism. 28th July. Chai and Chat Series

Little Women Book Club. Host. April 21st 2-3 pm Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library


200 Anniversary Jane Austen Book Club. Host for all six novels. Feb- Dec 2017

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a play. Panelist, Downtown Dialogue Dec 9 (cancelled)

Broadleaf Writers Festival. Panelist. Decatur, GA. 23-24 September.

Guest Author Lecture Series. The Chattahoochee Review. 22nd Sept. Clarkston Campus 1-2 pm

Creating Jane Austen and Austen’s Creations. WATCH ON YOUTUBE. Decatur Book Festival. Panelist.

Learning About Spirituality and Writing. Panelist. Reinhardt University.

Listen To Your Mother. Featured Performer. ‘Mothering Me’. 29th April.

TEDx  On Regrets and Second  Chances WATCH ON YOUTUBE Featured Speaker. 14th April 1-6

Featured Poet. Clarkston Community Celebration/Refuge Coffee 25 March 5-9 Clarkston Ga , One Square Mile

Panelist: Portrayals in South Asia of Contemporary American Literature (with Marina Budhos, Hena Khan) Friday 10th Feb 5-7 pm. Muse District at GW School of Media and Public Affairs

NEA Panelist: National Endowment for the Arts Big Reads Program Wednesday January 25th 7:00 – 9:00 pm 

AWP Panelist: Ethnicity and Craft (Adam Stumacher. Anjali Mitter Duva. Nomi Eve. Jennifer De Leon) February 10

Tantrum, a show about raising kids. May 13th.


MJCCA Book Festival: Interviewing authors Ellen Feldman and Jennifer S. Brown – November 11th

Panelist: Writing Seminar at Oglethorpe University (Jessica Handler, Collin Kelley, Zachary Steele, Kate Sweeney, Alison Law and Rachael Maddux) October 29th

Celebrate New Writing with Soniah Kamal, Randa Jarrar and Vanessa Huang, October 18 2016

Panelist: Diversity in Literary Criticism (Anjali Enjeti, Valerie Boyd, Kate Tuttle, Suzanne Van Atten) Decatur Book Festival 2016

Townsend Prize for Fiction Award Ceremony

AWP Panelist: New Directions in Postcolonial Writings- A Passage Through South Asia

AWP Panelist: Diversity Integrated- The Literary Art of Inclusion


Lahore Literature Festival Debut Writers Panel Lahore Pakistan

Lahore Grammar School Defense Branch Featured Author on The Writing Life

Radio interview on North Avenue Lounge with Shannon Turner and Jessica Handler

Moderator for Panel on Daring Female Photographers of WWII   Decatur Book Festival

South Asian Writers Read   Georgia Center for the Book, Khabaar Magazine, Special Collections at Georgia State Univesrity

Atlanta Writers Club Featured Speaker on Rejection and Triumph  Georgia


An Isolated Incident Book Launch:  Islamabad

An Isolated Incident Book Launch: Karachi

An Isolated Incident Book Launch: Lahore

Kriti Book Festival  Panelist and Reader Chicago

IAAC Literary Festival Panelist and Reader New York

Panelist on Literary Fiction: Pakistan, India and Diaspora   Decatur Book Festival

Moderator for Panel: Everybody’s Talking About It: Diversity in Children’s and YA Books  Decatur Book Festival

Featured Reader: “Prose is Architecture”-  3 flash fiction pieces  National Graduate Creative Writing Conference. University of West Georgia in Carrolton, Georgia

Panelist: “Weighing the Race Card: Writing About Race in Fiction and Poetry”  National Graduate Creative Writing Conference.

Featured Reader: ‘Face This Face’ a poem  New Voices Graduate Student Voices Conference Georgia State University


Radio Interview for Madonna Week on WNYC Soundcheck  New York

Lost in Letters

Lost in the Letters Festival:  Featured Reader  Georgia

Panel Introduction:  ‘When Good Girls Go Bad’  Decatur Book Festival, Decatur Georgia

The Nuts and Bolts of Flash Fiction.  Spruill Oaks Library. Georgia

Fiction Workshop. Scene/Plot/Character/Style: The Elements of Fiction.  Dunwoody Library. Georgia

‘The Life of a Sari’: International Festival.  Spruill Oaks Library.  Johns Creek Ga



Featured Speaker: ‘Through the Wilderness’: On Growing up with Madonna  Decatur Book Festival