Ellen Urbani's AppearancesCheck back regularly! This page will be updated frequently as new events are added.

Please email Ellen if you’d like to schedule her to appear at a particular function in any of these cities. She’s open to teaching a class at a library/bookstore, visiting/speaking at local schools, assisting with community fundraisers or charity events, etc, in addition to planning more traditional bookstore-based events.




March 11, 2017: Cannon Beach, OR

Cannon Beach Northwest Author Series
Subject: Reading / Q&A
Location: Cannon Beach Library
Time: 2 pm

March 16, 2017: Corvallis, OR
Corvallis High School
Crescent Valley High School


U.S. Print/Blog Tour

U.S. Radio Tour

U.S. Television Tour

French Print Tour

  • Landfall is featured in Elle magazine.
  • Le Journal de Québec says “Landfall is in the category of books that are earthshattering and practically impossible to forget.”
  • Psychologies Magazine

French Blog Tour

French Video Tour



Knappa High School
Astoria, OR
March 9, 2017

Clatskanie Middle/High School
Clatskanie, OR
March 9, 2017

Sauvie Island Academy
Portland, OR
March 9, 2017

Yamhill Carlton Intermediate School
Yamhill, OR
February 10, 2017

Sherwood High School
Sherwood, OR
January 30, 2017

Girlfriend Weekend with The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys
Nacogdotches, TX
January 12-15, 2017

Chicago, IL
November 4-6, 2016

Oregon Association of Student Councils Annual Meeting
Seaside, OR
November 7, 2016

The Pulpwood Queens book club, Beauty and the Book
September, 2016

PageTurners Book Club, Multnomah County Library, Midland Branch
Portland, OR
September 21, 2016

47th annual Willamette Writers Conference
Portland, OR
August 12-14, 2016

Barnes & Noble Teen Writing Workshop
Tualatin, OR
June 12, 2016

B-Fest: Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival
Vancouver, WA
June 10, 2016

Grief Rites
Portland, OR
June 6, 2016

Eugene Public Library Lecture Series
Eugene, OR
June 4, 2016

La Maison des feuilles
Nerác, France
May 21, 2016

Ombres Blanches
Touluse, France
May 20, 22016

Gibert Joseph
Poitiers, France
May 19, 2016

Library of Vouillé
Vouillé, France
May 19, 2016

L’Usage du Monde
Paris, France
May 18, 2016

La Case des Pins
Saint Brevin les Pins, France
May 17, 2016

Saint-Nazaire High School
Saint-Nazaire, France
May 17, 2016

Étonnants Voyageurs festival 
Saint Malo, France
May 14,”After Katrina”
May 15“Redemption and Revenge,” with Marc Trillard and William Boyle
May 16, 10-year anniversary of Gallmeister publishing with Bob Shacochis

Librairie Corneille
Laval, France
May 13, 2016

Au Brouillon de Culture
Caen, France
May 12, 2016

La Galerne
Le Havre, France
May 11, 2016

L’Armitière bookshop
Rouen, France
May 10, 2016

booksALIVE Book Festival
Panama City, FL
April 28-30, 2016

Another Read Through
Portland, OR
April 16, 2016

Reader’s Guide
Salem, OR
April 9, 2016

HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions
Portland, OR
April 8, 2016

Parkrose High School
Portland, OR
April 1, 2016

Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA
March 16, 2016

Kappa Alpha Theta Reading Women Book Club
USA, via Facebook
March 9, 2016

Manzanita Writers Series & Essay-writing Workshop
Manzanita, OR
February 20, 2016

Beach Books
Seaside, OR
February 19, 2016

Longview, WA
February 9, 2016

Unchaste Reading Series
Portland, OR
January 20, 2016

West Linn Library Reading/Discussion
West Linn, OR
November 10, 2015

Wordstock, a literary festival sponsored by Literary Arts
Portland, OR
November 7, 2015

Plonk Reading Series
Portland, OR
November 4, 2015

Stumptown Lit Festival
Portland, OR
October 25, 2015

Consigning Women Book Club
Lake Oswego, OR
October 22, 2015

Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Author Panel
Bellevue, WA
October 15, 2015

Barnes & Noble, Educator Appreciation Night
Vancouver, WA
October 13, 2015

Broadway Books Reading/Discussion
Portland, OR
October 13, 2015

Book Passage Reading/Discussion
Corte Madera, CA
October 10, 2015

Dominican University, Intro to Creative Writing class
San Rafael, CA
October 8, 2015

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) tradeshow
Portland, OR
October 2-4, 2015

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) tradeshow
Raleigh, NC
September 18-19, 2015

Prince Books
Norfolk, VA
September 17, 2015

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
Washington, DC
September 16, 2015

Sidwell Friends School
Washington, DC
September 16, 2015

Thomas Balch Library
Leesburg, VA
September 15, 2015

Barnes & Noble
Philadelphia, PA
September 14, 2015

Book Court
New York, NY
September 12, 2015

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Seattle, WA
September 3, 2015

Powell’s City of Books
Portland, OR
August 29, 2015

Brazos Bookstore
Houston, TX
August 26, 2015

Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA
August 24, 2015

Books A Million
Alexandria, LA
August 22, 2015

Lemuria Books
Jackson, MS
August 21, 2015

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
August 20, 2015

Georgia Center for the Book, Dekalb County Library
Decatur, GA
August 19, 2015

Hub City Writers Project
Spartanburg, SC
August 18, 2015

Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC
August 17, 2015

Longview, WA
July 7, 2015

Powell’s City of Books In Conversation with Stephanie Kallos
Portland, OR
July 1, 2015

Legion Writers at Post 134
Portland, OR
June 17, 2015

“I promised that for every twenty people who attended any given event during the Landfall kick-off tour in August & September 2015, I’d donate a book to a library in a region impacted by Hurricane Katrina. And then y’all went and packed those rooms so tightly I couldn’t’ve cussed at a cat without getting fur in my mouth! Thanks to you, thirty-two books have been added to collections at New Orleans Public Library, Houston Public Library, Harrison County Public Library system (serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast region), and Charleston County Public Library system (which was flooded by Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015 as I was boxing up these donations). Many thanks to all of you who made this possible. Your kindness and your support make my heart swell.”
– Ellen Urbani