Archived Appearances

Click here for Current Calendar


Selected Readings

6 September, 2016, 4pm, North American Studies Program, University of Helsinki, Finland, “Call and Response: A Lecture about Writing as Vocation.”
9-21 July, 2016, Lectures, Workshops, Reading, University of Alaska, Anchorage
22 April to 5 June, 2016, Fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
10 April, 2015, 12 pm, Book signing at the AWP Book Fair, Minneapolis
29 December, 2014, 6-7pm, Reading at the American Center, Kolkata, India
27 December, 2014, 6:30 pm, Reading at the Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata, India
18 December, 2014, 3:30-5pm, Reading and Lecture at the American Center, New Delhi, India
9 December, 2014, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Reading and Lecture at Jai Hind College, Main Building, Audio Visual Centre, 4th Floor, ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, India
16 April, 2014 Evening, Reading from Traveling with Spirits, at the College of Southern Nevada
10 April, 2014 7:30pm Reading (with Rick Moody), University of Alabama, Jemison Van de Graaff Mansion
12 March, 2014 7:45pm Reading from Traveling with Spirits at CCAC, Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus, 5212 Broadway (at College Avenue), California
1 March, 2014 Noon to 1pm, Book Signing, AWP Book Exhibit, Table 6-A, for Traveling with Spirits, Livingston Press, Seattle, Washington
21 November, 2013 6pm reading at Book Passage, San Francisco Ferry Building
29 September, 2013 3pm reading at Diesel Books, Oakland, California
23 September, 2013 7:30 pm, KZYX Radio Interview with Blake More, KZYX 90.7 FM Philo KZYZ 91.5 FM Willits and Ukiah., To listen to the live broadcast, click here.
12 September, 2013 Radio Interview with Mary Gangemi, Radio Goddard, WGDR/WGDH. To listen to the live broadcast, click here. WSR podcasts available here.
15 August to 16 September, 2013— Goodreads
4 February, 2013, Discussion of The Low Road, Writers on Writing, San Francisco State University, California
17 April, Reading, MT. San Jacinto College, Menifee Valley Campus
15 April, 2pm, Reading with Zack Rogow, Madrone Art Bar, Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California
15 December, 2012 Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago, Chile, Literary Reading
July, 2011 University of Alaska, Anchorage, Literary reading
December, 2010 Trivandrum Book Fair, Trivandrum, India, Literary Reading
December, 2010 Trivandrum Book Fair, Lecture and Reading
July, 2010 College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference, Literary Reading
9 October, 2010, Laughing Dog Books, Why There Are Words; Artzone, San Francisco, California
21 August, 2010, Laughing Dog Books, the new bookstore in Boonville, California
18 March, 2008, College of the Redwoods (Reading held in Mendocino, California)
18 June, 2008 Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
16 July, 2008 University of Alaska, Anchorage
26 November, 2008, Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic
27 February, 2009 St. Michael’s College, Vermont
23 March, 2009 Atma Jaya University, Indonesia
20 April, 2009 Stanford University, Women’s Community Center
14 May, 2009 Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming

Selected Lectures and Fellowships

3 April to 3 May, 2017, Fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
30 March to 2 April, 2016, panelist: “Everyone’s a Critic: The Need and Opportunities for Professional Book Reviewing,” AWP Conference, Los Angeles, California
4 December, 2015 “Finding the Shapes of our Stories: A Writer Considers Literary Form”, Lecture at Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile
20 November, 2015 “Storytelling: Writer and Readers”, Lecture at Universidad de La Serena, La Serena, Chile
22 October, 2015 “Forms of Fiction”, Lecture at University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
12-23 July, 2015 Lectures and Readings at the University of Alaska MFA program, Anchorage
3-29 May, 2015 Writing Residency at Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming
9 April, 2015 “Writing and Workshopping the Long Narrative” panel (with Michael Martone and Lex Williford), AWP Conference, Minneapolis
13-30 April, 2015 Writing Residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
12 December, 2014 Lecture, American College, Madurai, India
11 December, 2014 11 am – 1 pm, Workshop, American College, Panagal Rd, Alwapuram, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625002, India. +91 452 253 0070
12-24 July, Lectures, Reading and panel at the University of Alaska Anchorage
8 April, 2014 Class Visit, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
1 May-4 June, 2013 Residency Fellowship at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
22 April to 24, 2013 May, Residency fellowship at Fondazione Bogliasco in Liguria, Italy.
February, 2013 Residency fellowship at Fundación Valparaiso in Spain.
13-26 July, 2013 Valerie Miner taught in the low residency MFA Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage
September, 2012, Residency Fellowship, Hedgebrook, San Juan Islands, WA
7-19 July, 2012, Speaker, Reader, Workshop Leader, University of Alaska Low Residency Program, Anchorage, Alaska,
8-12 June, 2012, Speaker, Workshop Leader, Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Homer, Alaska,
April, May, 2012, Residency Fellowship, Heinz Foundation, Hawthornden Castle, Scotland
23-24 March, 2012, “Symposium in Creative Writing” lead by Valerie Miner, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
19 March, 2012, “Gendered Words,” Lecture at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 March, 2012, AWP Conference, Chicago “Imagining the New Workshop,” in panel about “On Reinvigorating the Creative Writing Workshop: Four Bold New Approaches” with Michael Martone, Robin Hemley, Ann Panning, and Steve Fellner.
16 December, 2012 Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago, Chile, Lecture
2-5 February, 2011 “Discovering the Narrative Persona,” AWP CONFERENCE, , Washington, D.C.
2-5 February, 2011 “The Possibilities of Eco-Fiction,” AWP CONFERENCE, , Washington, D.C.
January, 2011 American Library, New Delhi (Two Lectures)
January, 2011 Bombay Press Club, Lecture
January, 2011, University of Mumbai, Creative Writing Workshop
December, 2010 Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. Creative Writing Workshop
December, 2010 Statesman School of Journalism, Calcutta, India, Creative Writing Workshop
5 November, 2010, “From the Reportorial ‘I’ to Polyvocal Narration,” Non-Fiction NOW Conference, University of Iowa
4-6 November, 2010 NonfictionNow Conference, Iowa City, Michael Steinberg; Valerie Miner; Jane Bernstein; Lise Funderburg; Hattie Fletcher, Elizabeth Kadetskymber, 2010, “From the Reportorial ‘I’ to Polyvocal Narration,” Non-Fiction NOW Conference, University of Iowa
29-31 July, 2010 Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, California
10-20 July, 2010, Reading, lecture and workshop at University of Alaska Anchorage Low Residency MFA Program
13 May, 2010. Reading and lecture at the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and the broader community at The University of Western Ontario, Canada
29 April-1 June, 2010, Residence Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mt. San Angelo, Virginia
8 April, 2010, Panel, Associated Writing Programs, Denver
23 March, 2010, Creative Writing Symposium with Valerie Miner, Sabanci University, Karaköy, Istanbul
22 March, 2010, afternoon, Lecture
Bosphorus University, Istanbul
23-27 March, 2009 Atma Jaya University, Indonesia (Week Long Series of lectures and workshops)
30 March, 2009 University of Muhammadiyah, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
30 March, 2009 Impulse NGO, Community Arts Organization, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
30 March, 2009 Yayasan Bagong Kusudiardjo Arts Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
31 March, 2009 Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1 April, 2009 Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
1April, 2009 State University of Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia
2 April, 2009 Petra University, Surabaya, Indonesia
2 April, 2009 Taman Budaya Jawa Timur (East Java Cultural Cente,Surabaya, Indonesia
3 April, 2009 State University of Malang, Indonesia
3 April, 2009 Malang Public Library, Indonesia
5 April, 2009 University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
5 November, 2008 University of South Carolina, Columbia
30 April, 2008 Stanford University, “How I Write Series,” English Department
19 April, 2008 College of the Redwoods, CA

Papers Presented

12 April, 2014 Paper Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America, St. Louis
“Dead and Alive: Body, Gender and Generation,” Keynote lecture and reading, “International Workshop on Science Technology and Gender: Bodies and Differences,” Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC Instituto de Filosofia, Madrid, Spain, 25 November, 2009
“Embodying The Lesbian Writer,” AWP Annual Conference, Chicago, 13 February, 2009

Selected Essays, Stories, and Reviews

17 December, 2014, Valerie’s review of Maria Duenas’s The Heart Has Its Reasons in the San Francisco Chronicle 
Valerie’s story “Mountain Pose” published in Cirque, Fall-Winter 2014-15
Valerie’s story “Under Stars” published in Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2014
1 September, 2013, Valerie’s review of Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam in The Boston Globe
5, May, 2013, Valerie’s review of Gail Godwin, Flora, in The Boston Globe
Summer, 2012, Valerie’s essay, “Crossing Back, A Provisional Return,” was published in Winter Tales: Women Write About Aging, Edited by Ricki Rycraft and Leslie What, Serving House Press
2012, Valerie’s stories, “The Palace of Physical Culture,” “El Palacio de la Cultura Risica” (truducción de Ana Toledo Chávarri) and “Three Women By the River At One Time or Another” “Tres Mujeres en el Río, en un Momento o en otro” (truducción de Ana Toledo Chávarri) (short stories translated and reprinted in Cuerpos Y Diferencias, edited by Eulalia Pérez Sedeño and Rebeca Ibáñez Martín, Madrid: Plaza y Valdéz

© 2012 Valerie Miner. Created by ... Websites for Authors