Ada Calhoun



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November 2, 2015 – Book Party / Launch at Cooper Union’s Great Hall (where Lincoln gave his Right Makes Might speech). Books offered for sale by McNally Jackson. Beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery. One-night-only super-group cover band the St. Marks Zeroes will play a set. After-party at Barcade on St. Marks Place. Event page here. Click here for a Word doc of the invite: smid-invite. All are welcome!

November 3-4, 2015 – Austin, TX: 11/3 – The One-Page Salon at the Whip In. 11/4 – The Dionysium in Austin at the Alamo Village. Followed by a party at The Carousel Lounge with The Late Joys and special guests, 9pm-12am. Speaking with UT Austin journalism students 11/4.

November 5, 2015 – Reading / Book Launch at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. Event page here.

November 8, 2015 – Book signing in SoHo for Social Innovation Week. Time and place TBA.

November 11, 2015 – Event at New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU in the East Village.

November 12, 2015, 7 p.m. – Reading with James “Houstorian” Glassman at Brazos Books in Houston, TX. Event page here.

November 14, 2015, 8 p.m. – Reading at the Letters Festival in Atlanta, GA, at the Atlanta Contemporary, located at 535 Means Street, Atlanta. Tickets here. Event page here.

November 15, 2015, 2 p.m. – Reading at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, Missouri, where Father Michael Allen (the “hippie priest” of the East Village) spent the last decades of his career. Event page here. Speaking to University of St. Louis journalism students the next morning.

November 16, 2015, 7 p.m. – Reading at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, Iowa. Event page here.

November 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – Reading with Rachel Swearingen at City Lit Books in Chicago. Event page here.

November 22, 2015, 2-3 p.m.  – “NYC in Fact and Fiction,” panel with Stacy Wakefield, Miami Book Fair International, Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132.

November 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – Reading and Q&A with Preston Lauterbach (Beale Street Dynasty, W.W. Norton) at Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009. Signing to follow. Event page here.

November 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – Reading and Q&A at Red Emma’s in Baltimore, MD. Event page here.

November 28, 2015, 4 p.m. – Author event at The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY. Event page here.

November 30, 2015 – Reading at Green Apple Books in San Francisco. Event page here.

December 1, 2015 – City History Party! with Andy Sturdevant and band TBD at Bryant-Lake Bowl. Speaking with University of Minnesota journalism students the following morning. Event page here.

December 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m.Neighborhood Preservation Center reading, discussion, and signing. Doors open and books on sale starting at 6 p.m. 232 East 11th Street.

December 5, 2015 – Reading—and St. Marks Is Dead mini-concert!—at Kiam Records in Nyack, NY.

December 7, 2015 – Reading at the Miss Manhattan Reading Series at Niagara Bar on Ave A and 7th Street.

December 10, 2015 – Reading at The Inspired Word’s NYC Writers Event at Parkside Lounge on Houston and Ave B. Event page here.

December 11, 2015 – Reading at The Elliott Bay Company in Seattle. Event page here.

December 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – “Illustrated Talk” at the New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan branch. See the NYPL FLYER for details. Event page here.


Talked about my Modern Love column on RadioMD. Listen here.

Talked about my Modern Love column and the response to it on the Real Simple/Slate podcast “Labor of Love,” hosted by Lori Leibovich. Listen here:

USC-Annenberg Fellowship, July 2015, Los Angeles:


Jane Cunningham Croly Award Reception. GFWC Conference. Memphis, TN. June 13, 2015:

“Writing About Tragedies Without Destroying Your Subjects— or Yourself.” AWP 2015. Moderator: Ada Calhoun, Panelists: Tara McKelvey, Stephen Elliott 4/9/2015, 04:30:PM – 05:45:PM. Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403). Room L100 H&I, Lower Level.

Ada-Callhoun-East-VillageIn this NYCgo Neighborhood by Neighborhood video about the East Village—hanging out at St. Mark’s Bookshop, as I do in real life. Watch here:

Co-authored book now on shelves: TIM GUNN: THE NATTY PROFESSOR.

November 25, 2014: HuffPost Live Panel on Criminalization and Pregnancy.

August 2014: Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame induction crowd shot on MLB, minute 12Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 9.07.33 PM

July 10, 2014. Randomly interviewed by Korean nightly news while eating on St. Marks Place.

March 6, 2014: New York Public Library Talk, “St. Marks Is Dead,” 1:15-2:30pm, South Court Auditorium.

My first appearance in a rap video. In Champagne Jerry and Ad-Rock’s “Yo Kev” I catch a pop-up while texting at about the three-minute mark. December 2013:

Dale Radio. Under St. Marks. November 2, 2013.


MacDowell Colony Residency. July 2013.

Oasis 2013 Media Award for St. Mark’s Church research. June 2013.


The Council on Contemporary Families Eleventh Annual Media Awards. University of Miami. April 5, 2013.

Kelly Writers House. University of Pennsylvania. March 14, 2013, 5pm.

Coverage of the October 2013 sale of St. Marks Is Dead: Gallerist. EV Grieve.

Barnes & Noble Q&A with Tim Gunn. September 20, 2012.

NBC’s Today Show about Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. August 20, 2012. Watch here.

NPR: All Things Considered about “Latch on NYC.” August 3, 2012. Listen here.

Ada-Calhoun-Tim-GunnAM 970 The Apple: The Curtis Sliwa Show one-hour segment on parenting topics in the news. July 16, 2011. Listen here.

VH1: Morning Buzz, segment on ’90s music, culture and fashion. May 27, 2011.

NPR: Morning Edition interview about fashion research at the New York Public Library. April 4, 2011. Listen here.

WFMU: Too Much Information interview about online research. Listen here. February 14, 2011.

For a while there I was in the background on reality shows with some regularity. On Top Chef: Just Desserts I could be seen eating desserts and nodding.just-desserts

ABC News Now with Annie Pleshette-Murphy: Instinctive ParentingWatch here.

NPR: Tell Me More, “Close the Parenting Book, Trust Your Instincts.” March 16, 2010. Listen here.

NPR: Faith Matters, “Coming Out of the Closet . . . As a Christian.” January 15, 2010. Listen here.

ABC News Now with Annie Pleshette-Murphy: “Celebrating Pregnancy.” March 24, 2009. Watch here.

Fox: Good Day New York, political segment. August 15, 2008. 

NPR: Talk of the Nation, “No Expense Spared on Nation’s Pets.” July 22, 2008. Listen here.


EMP Pop Conference
“Teen Girl Bedroom Culture, Pre-Internet”
April 2010

38th Annual ASJA Writers Conference
“The Elusive Editorial Process”
April 2009

Women, Action, & the Media
“How to Work in the Mainstream Media—and Why You Want To”
March 2009

Time Warner Politics Summit
“Women and the 2008 Election”
October 2008

American Literary Translators Association
“Translating the Prithivi Sukta”


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