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2014

June 18 UA Poetry Center, Summer Speaking Series, Hotel Congress, 5:30 PM
"Chasing Arizona"

June 5 Sky Island Alliance, Summer Speaking Series, Zuzi Theater, 6 PM with Richard
Shelton and Chris Cocinos


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


March 4-5 Brown Canyon Sierra Club talk
February 18-19 Brown Canyon Sierra Club talk
February 15 UA Poetry Center talk/film screening


January 4 Patagonia Library Presentation "Journey Stories" 7 PM

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

2012

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

July 15-18 Soros Justice conference in Puerto Rico

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

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

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.

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

2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

2009

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

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

2008

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 15-17 San Francisco, Soros Justice Fellows conference

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

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

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 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 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 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
2007.
About Richard Shelton and
Crossing the Yard:
Ken Lamberton
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Photo: Christine Krikliwy