Events

Welcome to my Events page, where I will post information on readings, Zoom interviews, and other online events.

  • If you are an event organizer or bookstore, please contact my publicist: Louise Crawford of Brooklyn Social Media. louise@brooklynsocialmedia.net or by phone: 718-288-4290
  • If you are a bookclub, please email me through the contacts page.
  • Please visit the INTERVIEW page for past events, including Zibby Owens, The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, Book Yaya, the Leo Baeck Institute in New York, QWERTY podcast and WDVR.

I hope to join in-person events when it is safe to do and will post those here as well. Thanks for your support!


Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
5:30PM
NORTHEAST HARBOR LIBRARY

As a nearly life-long visitor to coastal Maine, I’m thrilled to share Eva and Eve with audiences in the area. I’ll be in conversation with Elly Andrews, Library Director. Online viewing details to follow.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
5:00PM PST/8:00PM EST
STORIES ON STAGE SACRAMENTO

Sacramento’s award-winning, non-profit literary performance series, featuring electrifying prose and crackling theater, the work of today’s best authors performed with theatrical flair. Designated by Sactown Magazine as Best of the City, 2019. Due to the ongoing pandemic this will be a virtual event.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2021
5:00PM
BOOK DISCUSSION AND DINNER IN THE SUKKAH, West Hartford, CT

Beth El Temple Women’s Network in partnership with Voices of Hope. Register.

Book Discussion and Dinner in the Sukkah

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
3:00PM
BROWN HARRIS STEVENS ONLINE ZOOMCAST

For real estate agents nationwide. In conversation with BHS CEO Bess Freedman about the research journey of Eva and Eve and how that uncovered a connection to a member of the Brown family.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
7:00PM
SCOVILLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Salisbury, CT

In conversation with Menachem Kaiser, author of Plunder. Online details to follow.

Scoville Memorial Library

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021
7:00PM – Online
THE NORWICH BOOKSTORE, NORWICH, VT

I’ll be in conversation with Judy Bolton-Fasman to discuss her new book Asylum and our overlapping stories of family secrets, hosted by Sam Kass, owner of the bookstore. More info will post soon on their website.

THURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021
7:00PM
SCOTT CLEMENS BOOK CLUB

If you are a book club, drop me an email… I love visiting with readers!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021
7:30PM
CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM BOOK GROUP

Julie will visit with this Brooklyn Congregation to discuss Eva and Eve.If you have a book group and would like to read Eva and Eve, please contact Julie through the contacts page to arrange a virtual visit. This Zoom event will be under the auspices of the CBE Book Group, but will be open to everyone at CBE (and beyond).

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021
NEWBURGH LITERARY FESTIVAL, Newburgh, NY

More details to follow including event time and registration.

Newburgh Literary Festival

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2021
VIRTUAL EVENT over Zoom from Smith College

In memory of Kristallnacht, I’ll be in conversation with Justin Cammy, Professor of Jewish Studies at Smith College. Details to follow.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021
TEMPLE EMANUEL, Winston-Salem, NC

A second event in commemoration of Kristallnacht, hosted by Rabbi Mark Cohn, a timely discussion about immigration and displacement. Details to follow.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2021
2:00-3:30PM EST
LEO BAECK INSTITUTE BOOK CLUB MEETING

Members will join me to talk about Eva and Eve and ask questions. Links to follow.

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2022

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022
1:00PM
THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER ORANGE COUNTY, Newburgh, NY

Yom HaShoah event, in person. More details to follow.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022
TEMPLE ADAS ISRAEL AND CANIO’S BOOKS, Sag Harbor, NY

In conversation with Erika Hecht, author of Don’t Ask My Name: A Hidden Child’s Tale of Survival. Details to follow.

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Previous Events

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021
7:00PM, Virtual Event
PRINT: A Bookstore, Portland, Maine

In conversation with Jessica Pearce Rotondi, author of the memoir What We Carry. For Maine friends, you can order Eva and Eve and What We Carry in person starting July 7 at 273 Congress Street in Portland, Maine or online at printbookstore.com or by phone: 207-536-4778

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2021
6:30PM
GUNN MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Washington, CT

A presentation about Eva and Eve, including visuals, with plenty of time for Q&A. I’m looking forward to sharing my book in the community where my parents built a weekend home in 1968.

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SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2021
1:00PM
CONGREGATION MIKVEH ISRAEL, Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Albert Gabbai has extended an invitation to speak at this celebrated synagogue, founded in 1740, the oldest continuously operating temple in the United States.

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FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2021
11:00AM PDT/2:00PM ET
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEMOIR WRITERS

Julie will talk with NAMW Founder and President Linda Joy Myers about Eva and Eve from idea to research, to writing process, and finally to publication. Open to members of NAMW. For more information about NAMW.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021
THOUGHTS FROM A PAGE PODCAST, Taping

Hosted by Cindy Burnett. Cindy interviews authors and other individuals in the publishing industry about the latest and greatest books and trends in the industry. Listen to find some great new reads!

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SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021
6:00PM CT
SAN MIGUEL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE AND LITERARY FESTIVAL

In conversation with Danielle Trussoni as part of the festival’s current Distinguished Author Series. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Susan Page, Executive Director. Details to follow.

San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival

THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021
7:00PM
BOOK CLUB HOSTED BY JULIA CHAVEZ

If you are interested in reading Eva and Eve and having me visit with your book club, please contact me through the Contact page. For larger groups, you can book through my Book Yaya page.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021
6:00PM PT/9:00PM ET
MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE, Los Angeles, CA

In conversation with Director Liebe Geft

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MONDAY, JUNE 28
1:00PM EST
MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP HOSTED BY LINDA SPEER

Learn more.

Linda Morrison Spear

THURSDAY, JUNE 17
7:00PM EST
OBLONG BOOKS AND MUSIC, Rhinebeck, NY

In conversation with Ly Tran, author of the memoir House of Sticks.
Ly’s beautifully written book tells the story of her Vietnamese family and their experience as newcomers in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. We will talk about the overlapping themes in our books, recapturing the past, and how trauma can move through generations.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16
6:00PM
BOOK YAYA

In conversation with Dan Fried, co-creator of Book Yaya. A special presentation for people searching for family ancestry and Austrian descendants of Holocaust survivors
Details to follow.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 6
8:30PM
CONGREGATION RINAT YISRAEL, Teaneck, NY

Moderated by Faye Landes, co-chair of Adult Education

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 12
7:00PM
WOMEN READING ALOUD

Hosted by Julie Maloney. I’ll be talking to another Julie about how Eva and Eve came to be, writing process, and more as part of the celebrated author series devoted to women’s voices. Register for this virtual conversation.

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FRIDAY, MAY 7
7:00PM EST
GLOBAL GIRLS BOOK CLUB
Julie will talk to host Jackie Russell about Eva and Eve and take questions from participating readers around the world. Join this Facebook event.

THURSDAY, MAY 6
2:00PM EDT
QWERTY PODCAST Taping

Hosted by Marion Roach Smith
I’m thrilled to speak with Marion Roach Smith who has been a writing coach for all things memoir in addition to hosting her podcast with a wide range of writers working in this genre. The interview will be available on Apple podcasts and I’ll share those details as soon as the interview is released.

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THURSDAY, MAY 6
11:00AM
AUTHOR STORIES PODCAST Taping

with Hank Garner
Garner started the Author Stories Podcast in the fall of 2014 because he wanted to listen to authors tell their stories. Not just about the stories they’d written, but the stories of what made them who they are. He wanted to know what made creative people tick, and his is fascinated by the journey that people take to get to where they are. Air date to be announced.

Author Stories Podcast with Hank Garner

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
WGXC RADIO Taping

Interview with George Spencer

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MONDAY, APRIL 19
3:30PM EST
PERSONAL SPACE, THE MEMOIR CHANNEL ON LIT HUB

Hosted by Sari Botton. We’ll talk about the combination of research and serendipity that helped me in writing Eva and Eve. Air date to be announced.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 16
1:00PM MST | 3:00PM EST
HAVEN NEST COMMUNITY, HOSTE BY LAURA MUNSON

Laura hosts writing retreats from her home base in beautiful rural Montana. We’ll do a Q&A about the writing process.

Laura Munson's Haven. Writing Workshops and Retreats

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
4:00PM EDT
CHILDREN’S BURN FOUNDATION BOOK CLUB
An online followup to the silent book auction in March, Maya Lang and I will participate in a one-hour book club event. Bring your questions!

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TUESDAY, APRIL 13
7:00-8:00PM EST
BOOK YA YA
Free and online, hosted by Book Ya Ya in partnership with the Dobbs Ferry Public Library. In conversation with Danielle Trussoni, author of the bestselling Angelology series and The Ancestor. We’ll talk about genealogy research and motherhood in her novel and my memoir.
Register for the event.
Visit the Book Ya Ya website.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
6:30PM EST
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL AND TOLERANCE CENTER OF NASSAU COUNTRY
In conversation with Thorin R. Tritter, Ph.D, Museum and Programming Director, in partnership with Book Revue.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 8
2:00PM EST
LEO BAECK INSTITUTE
In conversation with Ariana Neumann, author of When Time Stopped. Hosted by Michael Simonson, Director of Public Outreach at the Leo Back Institute, NYC. We’ll talk about our overlapping family histories as children of Holocaust survivors, memory, and how to tell the stories of the past.
Visit the Leo Baeck Institute website.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
6:00PM EST
MIDTOWN SCHOLAR BOOKSTORE
In conversation with Menachem Kaiser, author of Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure. The event will be moderated by Alex Brubaker, manager of Midtown Scholar. Details and registration to follow.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 6
7:00PM CT
UNBOUND BOOK FESTIVAL (Columbia, MO)
Two Authors in Conversation.
Julie Metz will talk writing, creativity, and connection with Laura Munson, author of the USA Today bestseller Willa’s Grove Skylark Bookshop will have signed copies of both books available for order.
Learn more about this event.

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MONDAY, APRIL 5
4:00PM EST
READING WITH ROBIN
Instagram Live, in conversation with Robin Kall.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 26
11:00AM EDT
LET’S TALK on WDVR
Let’s Talk is a weekly talk show, which airs from 3-5 pm on Mondays on WDVR. Join Claudine Wolk and Andy Kin for interesting interviews with local and not-so-local authors, musicians, entrepreneurs, self-help specialists and not-for-profit leaders. @letstalkWDVR

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THURSDAY, MARCH 18
10:30AM EST
MOMS DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ BOOKS
Interview with Zibby Owens, creator of Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books.

Moms don't have time to read books with Zibby Owens

TUESDAY, MARCH 9
CHILDREN’S BURN FOUNDATION VIRTUAL GALA BENEFIT
Will auction twenty copies of Eva and Eve and Maya Shanbhag Lang’s What We Carry. Winners of the auction will participate in a one-hour virtual book club event with both authors on Wednesday, April 14 at 4:00PM EST.
More information to follow at childburn.org or @childrensburnfoundation.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 9
7:00PM CT/8:00PM EST
MAGER’S & QUINN BOOKSELLERS (Minneapolis, MN)
In Conversation with Laura Munson, USA Today bestselling author of Willa’s Grove
We’ll talk about fiction vs memoir writing and how to stay creative in these hard times.
Learn more about Mager’s & Quinn.
Event platform: Be.Live will live stream to Facebook & YouTube. The link will be available one week before the event. Event page.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 7
2:00PM MST/3:00PM CT/4:00PM EST
WELLER BOOK WORKS (Salt Lake City, UT)
In Conversation with Laura Munson
USA Today bestselling author of Willa’s Grove
This is the first of three “in conversation” events where Laura and I will discuss creativity and creating community in these hard times, and memoir vs fiction writing.
Learn more about this event.
Learn more about Weller Book Works.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020
READING WITH ROBIN
Pre-Publication Bonanza with 26 Authors.
Listen to the full event. Start at 8:06 to hear Robin Kall’s interview with Julie.

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