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January 2014

March 9 Tucson Festival of Books, 1 PM "Pros and Cons" with Richard Shelton and
Tom Cobb

January 4 Patagonia Library Presentation "Journey Stories" 7 PM

March 2013

March 10 Tucson Festival of Books, 1 PM
    "Words Beyond the Razor Wire: 40 Years of Prison Writing Workshops"
    panelist with Richard Shelton and Erec Toso

November 2012

Nov. 5 Green Valley "Dry River" presentation
Nov. 10 Tucson Main Library "Dry River" presentation

July 2012

July 15-18 Soros Justice conference in Puerto Rico

June 2012

June 13  Our Saviours Lutheran Church "Chasing Arizona" book presentation

April 2012

Apr. 22-29 Mississippi Book Tour with Jimmye Hillman
Apr. 16 UA Poetry Center reading 7PM
Apr. 13 Tempe, ASU Workshop

March 2012

Mar. 10 Tucson Festival of Books, panel Richard Shelton, Alberto Ríos,
    and Jim Kristofic “All Roads Lead to Arizona: Memoirs of the Place We Call Home”
    11:30 AM, Integrated Learning Center Room 140.

February 2012

Feb. 25 Tucson, Foothills Lutheran Church, Dry River reading, 10AM
Feb. 9 Tumacacori National Park,
Dry River Presentation
Feb. 3 Tempe, ASU Prison Writing Presentation, 9AM-12:30PM

November 2011

Nov. 21 St. Louis, MO, SLU Prison Program Presentation

October 2011

Oct. 21 Saguaro Nat. Park, Bioblitz Presentation, 11-11:30 AM

September 2011

Sept. 29 Tucson Historic Y, Dry River Presentation, 7:30PM

August 2011

Aug. 20 Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival, Dry River Presentation, 1:30PM

July 2011

July 18-20 Miami Beach, FL, Soros Justice Fellowship Conference
July 1-10 San Juan Capistrano, CA

May 2011

May 28 Oro Valley, Western Parks Assoc. Dry River Presentation, 12 Pm and 2 PM
May 26 Tubac Presidio,
Dry River Presentation, 10:30 AM
May 19 Tucson Academy Village,
Dry River Presentation, 3:30 PM
May 14 Tucson Ironwood Festival book signing, 8 AM to 1 PM

April 2011

April 29-May 1 Sonora Mexico, El Aribabi book reading
April 27 Tucson Audubon Book Club, 6 PM
April 22 Antigone's Books, Tucson, 7 PM
April 3 Tohono Chul,
Dry River Presentation, 2 PM

March 2011

March 27 Fountain Hills Book Club, 3 PM
March 25
Dry River Book Launch, 6 PM Historic Y Tucson
March 21 Prescott College
March 12-13 Tucson Festival of Books Panelist, "Elements of Publishing Success"
    1 PM Saturday ILC Rm. 119
    Panelist, "Southwest Landscape Writing" 2:30 PM Sunday SU Tucson Room
March 8 Bisbee Copper Queen Library,
Dry River Presentation

February 2011

February 12, 10 AM to 3 PM, Writers' Round-Up, Patagonia Library

APRIL 2010

April 22-30 Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans, LA
April 7-10 Denver, AWP Conference, Panelist, "Prison Pedagogues:
    Teaching and Writing Behind Bars" and Book Signing, UA Press Booth

MARCH 2010

March 14  Tucson, Tucson Festival of Books
Book Signing at UA Press Booth, 11:30 AM
Panelist, "Words from the Joint," 3:30 PM
March 6 Tubac, TJ's Tortuga Books & Coffee Beans, 1-5 PM


February 28 Benson, Singing Wind Bookstore reading 1 PM
February 27 Bisbee, Atalanta Books 1 PM
February 13 Patagonia, Writer's Round Up 10 AM to 3 PM


December 19 Bisbee, Bisbee Central School, 7-9 PM Reading: "Continent Divided:
    A Visual Story of Wildlife, Landscape and People in the Borderlands"
December 16 Tucson, Poetry Center, Evening Reception, Reading: "Continent Divided:
    A Visual Story of Wildlife, Landscape and People in the Borderlands"


September 17 Tucson, Poetry Center, 10 AM, Begin six-week class
    on Intermediate Memoir Writing

JUNE 2009

June 21-23 Soros Justice Fellowship Conference, Chicago
June 19 Santa Cruz River talk at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 10:30 AM
June 11-16 San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point, California
June 6  Tumacacori Highlands, Sycamore Creek hike with Sky Island Alliance

APRIL 2009

April 15-22 Jackson, Greene County, and Gulfport, Mississippi
April 4 Tumacacori Highlands, Atascosa Peak hike with Sky Island Alliance

MARCH 2009

March 15 Tucson, Tucson Festival of Books "Poetry" reading with Richard Shelton
    Student Union Ballroom, 10 AM  
Book signing 11-11:30 AM and 12:30 PM at UA Press Booth


February 5 Tucson, U of A Bookstore, "Let There Be Night" anthology reading
    with Alison Deming and Paul Bogard, 4 PM
February 5 Tucson, University of Arizona class visit 11 AM


January 31 Tucson, Poetry Center 10 AM, 12 PM Begin six-week classes
    on Memoir Writing
January 17 Tucson, Picture Rocks Retreat, Speaking 10 AM
January 7 Tucson Audubon book club reading/discussion 7 PM


November 19 Tucson, La Paloma, Council of Chief Justices national conference
    keynote:  "Wilderness and Razor Wire." 12 PM


September 27-28 Tucson, Society of Southwestern Authors conference
    Nature Writing Workshop, Personal Essay Workshop

JUNE 2008

June 15-17 San Francisco, Soros Justice Fellows conference

APRIL 2008

April 15-17 CSU-Long Beach reading and class visit
April 14 Democrats of Oro Valley reading 7 PM Oro Valley Library

MARCH 2008

March 27 SUNY-Fredonia reading at Ruby, Arizona
March 10 Prescott College reading


February 15 Concerned Arizonans Against the Death Penalty (CAADP) reading
     with actor Mike Farrell, Tucson


January 30 -- February 2  
    Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP) in New York       
January 7 Monday, 12:00 p.m.
    Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, Tempe, AZ

DECEMBER 2007 Fall Book Tour

December 1  Saturday,  2 p.m.   
    Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
December 2  Sunday,  1:00-3:15 p.m.  
    Monroe State Reformatory
December 3  Monday,  7:00 p.m.  
    Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
December 7 Friday,  5:00-8:00 p.m.  
    Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ
December 8 Saturday,  10:00-1:00 p.m.  
    Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ

NOVEMBER 2007 Fall Book Tour

November 3  Saturday, 10:00 - 11:20 a.m  
    Oro Valley Public Library, Oro Valley, AZ
November 4  Sunday,  2:00 p.m.  
    Pima County Public Library, Dusenberry-River Branch, Tucson, AZ
November 9  Friday,  7:00 p.m.
    The Well Red Coyote,  Sedona, AZ
November 12  Monday,  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
    Café Terra Cotta, Tucson, AZ
November 13  Tuesday,  7 p.m.  
    PEN New England, Lesley  University, Boston
November 14  Wednesday,  7:00 p.m.  
    Food for Thought Books Collective,  Amherst, MA
November 15 Thursday, TBA  
    Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
November 16  Friday,  6:00 p.m.  
    Robin's Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
November 18  Sunday,  11:00 a.m.  
    Singing Wind Bookshop, Benson, AZ
November 21  Wednesday,  12:15 - 1:15 p.m.  
    Arizona Capitol Museum, Visitor's Lounge,  Phoenix, AZ
November 27 Tuesday,  7:30 p.m.  
    Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO
November 28  Wednesday,  7:30 p.m.  
    Tattered Cover, Colfax location, Denver, CO

OCTOBER 2007 Fall Book Tour

October 8  Monday,  5-9 p.m.  Book Release Party
    La Cocina,  Tucson, AZ
October 10  Wednesday,  6:30 p.m.  
    Arizona Illustrated, Channel 6
October 11 Thursday,  7:00 p.m.
    Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ
October 17  Wednesday,  6:30 p.m.
    University of Arizona Special Collections Library, Tucson, AZ
October 18  Thursday,  11 a.m.  
    Tempe Public Library, Connections Café, Tempe, AZ
October 20 Saturday,  1:00 p.m.  
    Atalanta's Music and Books, Bisbee, AZ
October 27  Saturday,  7:00 p.m.  
    Clues Unlimited, Tucson, AZ

SEPTEMBER 2007 Fall Book Tour

September 20 Thursday,  11:30-12:00 p.m.  
    Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Tradeshow
    Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
September 27 Thursday,  5-7 p.m.  
    Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Tradeshow
    Marriott Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO
Curriculum Vitae
Crossing the Yard: Thirty
Years as a Prison Volunteer

"Crossing the Yard is a quick,
engrossing read, a series of
well-strung anecdotes and
glosses on the prison lifestyle
that gradually builds to
something larger. Shelton
compares the diversity of his
encounters in prison to the
reach of a Dickensian novel,
and as with Dickens this
book's cast is a source of
strength. One never knows
who Shelton will meet next,
and seemingly every individual
exemplifies some aspect of life
in prison."   - Scott Esposito,
The Quarterly Conversation

Watch a video: An interview of
Ken Lamberton and Richard
Shelton by UA News, October
About Richard Shelton and
Crossing the Yard:
Ken Lamberton
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Photo: Christine Krikliwy