Ada Calhoun

Tour Dates

November 30, 2015, 7 p.m. – San Francisco, CA – Reading at Green Apple Books. Event page here.

December 1, 2015, 7 p.m. – Minneapolis, MN – City History Party! with Andy Sturdevant and band at Bryant-Lake Bowl, $6 cover. Event page here. Speaking with University of Minnesota journalism students the following morning.

December 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m. New York, NY – 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 – Nyack, NY – Reading—and St. Marks Is Dead mini-concert!—at Kiam Records.

December 7, 2015, 7:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m. – New York, NY – Reading at the Miss Manhattan Reading Series at Niagara Bar on Ave A and 7th Street.

December 8, 2015, 7 p.m. – New York, NY – Book event at Little Missionary Day Nursery on St. Marks Place.

December 10, 2015, 7 p.m. – New York, NY – Reading at The Inspired Word’s NYC Writers Event at Parkside Lounge on Houston and Ave B. Event page here.

December 11, 2015, 7 p.m. – Seattle, WA – Reading at The Elliott Bay Company in Seattle. Event page here.

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

December 20, 2015, 1 p.m. – New York, NY – Reading and discussion at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery.

January 14, 2016, 6:30-8:30New York, NY – Reading and discussion at Grace Church, 802 Broadway.

January 25, 2016 – New York, NY – Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Lecture at Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place.

January 25, 2016 – New York, NY – Museum of the City of New York Talk, with Luc Sante.

February 21, 2016- New York, NY – W.H. Auden Birthday Event on St. Marks Place, Details TBA

February 24, 2016, 6 p.m. – New York, NY – “Made at NYPL” Public Program.

February TBD – City Reliquary Talk and Signing


ada-at-golden-notebook.pngNovember 28, 2015, 4 p.m. – Woodstock, NY – Author event at The Golden Notebookada-at-red-emmas

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

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

12246750_10153720206186575_7088363855563015945_nNovember 22, 2015, 2-3 p.m. – Miami, FL – “NYC in Fact and Fiction,” panel with Stacy Wakefield, Miami Book Fair International.

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 11.33.16 PM.pngNovember 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – Chicago, ILReading with Rachel Swearingen at City Lit Books.

November 16, 2015, 7 p.m. – Iowa City, IA – Reading at Prairie Lights Bookstore.

christ-church November 15, 2015, 2 p.m. St. Louis, MO – Read at Christ Church Cathedral, where Father Michael Allen (the “hippie priest” of the East Village) spent the last decades of his career.

letters-festNovember 14, 2015, 8 p.m. – Atlanta, GA – Read at the Letters Festival, at the Atlanta Contemporary.

CTp3Ij6UYAAokyxNovember 12, 2015, 7 p.m. – Houston, TX – Read with James “Houstorian” Glassman at Brazos Books in Houston.

November 11, 2015, 6 p.m. – New York, NY – Event with Ginia Bellafante of The New York Times at New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor. Also on East Village Radio with E.V. Grieve at 10 a.m. Video/audio to come.

November 8, 2015, 2-4 p.m. – New York, NY – Book signing in SoHo for Social Innovation Week, Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry.

November 5, 2015, 7-9 p.m.Brooklyn, NY – Reading / Book Launch at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.

utexas-joynes.jpgNovember 3-4, 2015 – Austin, TX – 11/3, 7 p.m. – The One-Page Salon at the North Door. 11/4, 7 p.m. – The Dionysium at the Alamo Village. Followed by a party at The Carousel Lounge with The Late Joys and special guests, 11/4, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Lunch with UT Austin writing students 11/4. Recap here.

November 2, 2015, 6-8 p.m. – New York, NY – Book Party at Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 E. 7th St. entrance; 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. Recap here.cooper-book-party.jpg

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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