Upcoming speaking gigs

In the event you would like to hear me blather on and on, the following are some of my upcoming speaking events:


April 16: Moth StorySLAM at Housing Works in NYC (no guarantee that I will take the stage). Doors open at 7:00. Stories begin at 7:30.

April 17: World Book Night in Attleboro, MA

April 26: Literary Death Match at The Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT
This event is part of the Mark Twain Writer’s Weekend. The show begins at 7:00 PM.

April 27: Mark Twain House Third Annual Writer’s Weekend: I’ll be conducting a workshop as part of the weekend activities entitled A Sneak Peek into the Publishing World. The workshop begins at 1:00. Tickets available here.

A description of my workshop:

The publishing industry is oftentimes a mysterious and impenetrable realm. The road that a book follows from the writer's mind to the shelves of a bookstore can be confusing, nebulous and uncertain. In this workshop, author Matthew Dicks will discuss the path that a book travels from the first words written on the page to its first appearance in a bookshop. Including in the workshop will be the sale of the book, the author-ediMay 8: tor relationship, the complexities of publicity and marketing, the finances of publishing and much more. 

May 8: Author talk at the Plainville Public Library in Plainville, CT. The talk begins at 6:00.

May 17: Speak Up at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Doors open at 7:00. Stories begin at 8:00. Tickets available soon.

May 31: Speak Up fundraising storytelling event at Sedgwick Middle School in West Hartford, CT. Stories begin at 7:00.

The proceeds from this event will support a team of middle school students who won a national literature competition and are heading to London this summer to compete in an international literature competition. Three of the four students on the team are my former students, making this fundraiser mean all the more to me. The theme of the night is School Stories.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.ticketpeak.com/smskidslit