Previous Events


September 2022

13Sep2022

A Meeting in the Forest Visiting Speaker: Author Jean Hegland with graphic novel artist Lomig

Come immerse yourself in a forest of graphic and literary art! Watch projections of trees growing and characters coming into being beneath the pencil of award-winning French graphic novel artist Lomig as he creates original drawings inspired by his graphic novel adaptation of Jean Hegland's best-selling novel ​​"Into the Forest." Lomig and Jean will begin with a brief discussion of graphic novels and Lomig's creative process as he adapted Jean's story. Then, as Jean reads aloud from her novel, Lomig will illustrate her reading live on-screen, starting with a blank piece of paper and ending with evocative and fully-realized pieces of art. This unusual event will offer audience members an hour of inspiration and meditation, as well as an invitation to consider different kinds of story-telling, and how visual art and literature interact with and enhance each other.

Chico State University

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08Sep2022

A MEETING IN THE FOREST: A "LIVE" DRAWING AND READING JEAN HEGLAND WITH GRAPHIC NOVEL ARTIST, LOMIG

Come immerse yourself in a forest of graphic and literary art! Watch projections of trees growing and characters coming into being beneath the pencil of award-winning French graphic novel artist Lomig as he creates original drawings inspired by his graphic novel adaptation of Jean Hegland's best-selling novel ​​"Into the Forest." Lomig and Jean will begin with a brief discussion of graphic novels and Lomig's creative process as he adapted Jean's story. Then, as Jean reads aloud from her novel, Lomig will illustrate her reading live on-screen, starting with a blank piece of paper and ending with evocative and fully-realized pieces of art. This unusual event will offer audience members an hour of inspiration and meditation, as well as an invitation to consider different kinds of story-telling, and how visual art and literature interact with and enhance each other.

Luther Burbank Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Santa Rosa Campus

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October 2021

06Oct2021
05Oct2021
01Oct2021

September 2021

30Sep2021
29Sep2021
28Sep2021
24Sep2021
21Sep2021
17Sep2021
16Sep2021

Librairie La Promesse de l'Aube

Librairie La Promesse de l'Aube

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15Sep2021
10Sep2021
09Sep2021

Librairie La Manoeuvre

"Discussions, dédicaces, apéro, bonne humeur et passion de la littérature seront au rendez-vous !"

Librarie La Manoeuvre

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08Sep2021

Librarie La Manoeuvre

rencontre avec Jean Hegland

Librarie La Manoeuvre

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03Sep2021
05Sep2021

Le livre sur les quais

signings, interviews, and conversations

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May 2021

October 2019

06Oct2019

Panel at Le Monde Festival

in conversation with Corinne Morel Darleux ("L’écologie, un combat pour l’émancipation" "Plutôt couler en beauté que flotter sans grâce" and Pablo Servigne ("Comment tout peut s’effondrer" and "Une autre fin du monde est possible. Vivre l’effondrement (et pas seulement y survivre)")

Opéra Bastille (Amphithéâtre), Paris

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September 2019

29Sep2019

Public Event

In conversation with Pauline Briand, as part of Fondation Jan Michalski's "L’écriture des lieux | Journées entre nature et littérature"

Fondation Jan Michalski

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August 2019

09Aug2019

Still Time Signing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Signing at Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Tudor Guild Gift Shop

15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR

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February 2019

15Feb2019
16Feb2019

Foire du livre de bruxelles/Brussels Book Fair

Panels and book signings

Foire du livre de bruxelles

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14Feb2019

Public Presentation

Dans la forêt

Fnac Bruxelles Toison d'Or

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13Feb2019

Public Presentation

Dans la forêt

Librairie Papyrus

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12Feb2019

Public Presentation

Dans la forêt

Librairie Rimbaud

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11Feb2019

Public Presentation

Dans la forêt

Librairie Charybde

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09Feb2019

Public Presentation

Dans la forêt

Librairie Pantagruel

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08Feb2019

Public Presentation

Dans la forêt

Bibliothèque Méjanes

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07Feb2019

Public Presentation

Dans la forêt

Bibliotheque Raoul Mille

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05Feb2019

Public Presentation

Dans la forêt

Littera05

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04Feb2019

Public Presentation

Dans la forêt

Hôtel-Dieu de Carpentras

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04Feb2019
09Feb2019

Prix littéraire des Lyceens & Apprentis de la Région Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Daily meetings with teachers and students in the PACA Region. Evening public presentations

Avignon, Carpentras, Gap, Aix-en Provence, Nice, Marseille

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September 2018

27Sep2018
29Sep2018

L'Amérique à Oron Festival

American Literature Festival in Oron-la-Ville, Switzerland, with Christian Keifer, Laura Kasischke, Michael Farris Smith, and Richard Russo

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26Sep2018

reading

Dans la forêt

Librairie Filigranes

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25Sep2018

reading

Dans la forêt

Librairie au temps lire

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24Sep2018

reading

Dans la forêt

Librairie Montbarbon

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20Sep2018
24Sep2018

Festival America

Rendez-vous en Septembre 2018 avec la 9ème édition du Festival America pour découvrir des littératures et cultures d'Amérique du Nord à Vincennes. (Meet with us in September 2018 at the 9th edition of Festival America to discover North American literatures and cultures.)

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19Sep2018

reading

Dans la forêt

Librairie dédicaces

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18Sep2018

reading

Dans la forêt

Librairie Ombres Blanches

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August 2018

03Aug2018

STILL TIME signing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

STILL TIME signing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Tudor Guild Gift Shop

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June 2018

April 2018

19Apr2018

Write Spot Writers' Forum Talk: "Helping Ourselves to Write Our Best"

There are only a few personal qualities and life circumstances that writers need to achieve their writing dreams. Jean will discuss some of the ways we can fan the spark, make the grit, keep the faith, create the community, and court the luck that will enable us to do our best work.

Copperfields Books

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13Apr2018

Nerd Novels: Fiction that Explores Ideas, Celebrates Facts, and Tells a Darn Good Story

What do art history, organic geochemistry, literary theory, astronomy, philosophy, and genetics all have in common? One answer is that they are a few of the many scholarly disciplines that have recently appeared in fiction. Presenter Jean Hegland and her colleague Susan M. Gaines have coined the term "Nerd Novel" to describe novels that incorporate a specific field of study or body of knowledge into their plots, conflicts, characters, and themes. Jean will describe this fascinating new trend in fiction and discuss some of the particular pleasures that Nerd Novels can offer to both experts and novices in the fields they explore. Expect to leave with lots of great suggestions for what to read next! 

The Glaser Center

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March 2018

26Mar2018

Book Passage + ALTA Meet the Author Book Group

In the first hour of this long-running group, we discuss the book we’ve just read. In the second hour, we talk with the author about what it took to create it and other engrossing topics. Four Mondays: (THE WALKING - Laleh Khadivi), Jan 29; (KING OF CUBA - Cristina García), Feb 26; (STILL TIME- Jean Hegland), Mar. 26; (SWALLOWING MERCURY - Wioletta Greg and SUCH SMALL HANDS - Andres Barba), April

Book Passage Corte Madera

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18Mar2018

In Conversation with Gayle Greene, author of MISSING PERSONS

Jean Hegland and Gayle Greene will discuss Gayle's new memoir MISSING PERSONS, a beautifully written and deeply moving story about dealing with death in a culture that gives no help. http://www.gaylegreene.org/missing-persons.html

Copperfields Books

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08Mar2018

Books on Stage/Telling the Story

Join us for an evening with Sonoma County’s own Jean Hegland. Jean’s most recent novel, Still Time, is about a Shakespeare scholar’s attempts to come to terms with his life and reconcile with his estranged daughter as he struggles with Alzheimer’s disease. Booklist described it as “Heartbreaking in the best possible way.” Her first novel, Into the Forest, has been translated into over a dozen languages, was adapted into a movie that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015, and has recently become a best seller in France. The event will be followed by wine, cheese and conversation in the lobby.

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

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November 2017

29Nov2017
28Nov2017
22Nov2017

Festival Lettres d'automne in Montauban

with Thierry Guichard

Bibliothèque de Moissac

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21Nov2017

Public Presentation in Marmande

Librairie Le Gang de la Clef à Molette

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19Nov2017
17Nov2017

Launch of Festival Lettres du Monde

Molière Scène d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux

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17Nov2017
25Nov2017

Festival Lettres du Monde

see specific details for events in Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-de_Luz, Biarritz, Marmande, Montauban, and Bergerac

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16Nov2017
30Nov2017

Back to France for Dans la forêt

I'll be giving public presentations for the festival Lettres du monde and the festival Lettres d'automne and in a variety of bookstores and libraries. I will also be meeting with students in a number of schools around Bordeaux and Nice who have read Dans la forêt

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01Nov2017

Reading at Readers' Books

Celebrating the release of the STILL TIME paperpack!

Readers' Books

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October 2017

20Oct2017

Reading at Gallery Bookshop

Celebrating the release of the STILL TIME paperpack!

Gallery Bookshop

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June 2017

10Jun2017

Public Reading

Librairie L'écriture, Vaucresson

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10Jun2017

Public Reading

Garin Librairie, Chambéry

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09Jun2017

Public Reading

Librairie Le Square, Grenoble

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08Jun2017

Public Reading

Librairie Lucioles, Vienne

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07Jun2017

Public Reading

La Fleur qui Passe, Dijon

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06Jun2017

Public Reading

Librairie Kléber, Strasbourg

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04Jun2017
03Jun2017

"A Wild World" Panel at Festival Étonnants Voyagers

In conversation with Abby Geni, Ian McGuire, and Marcus Malte

Festival Étonnants Voyagers, Saint Malo

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02Jun2017

Public Reading

Librairie Les Saisons, La Rochelle

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01Jun2017

Public Reading

Librairie du Rivage, Royan

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May 2017

31May2017

Public Reading

Librairie L'Autre Rive, Tolouse

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30May2017

Public Reading

Librairie Les Traversées, Paris

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30May2017
10Jun2017

Dans la forêt book tour

Events with media, in bookstores, & etc. to help promote Editions Gallmeister's French translation of Into the Forest

TBA

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April 2017

03Apr2017

SRJC Arts & Lectures Talk

Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall, Santa Rosa Junior College

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February 2017

24Feb2017

Shakespeare and the novel, Still Time

The question that drives Jean Hegland’s most recent novel, Still Time, is whether aging Shakespeare scholar John Wilson can find a way to reconcile with his video gamer daughter before dementia overtakes him. In her talk, Hegland will describe the inception and evolution of Still Time, and address the challenges of writing a novel that has fascinated and moved both readers who have no interest in Shakespeare as well as those who are Shakespeare enthusiasts and even experts. In addition, Hegland will discuss the pleasures of incorporating Shakespeare’s language, themes, and questions about recognition and reconciliation into her own story.

Hemingway Literary Center, Boise State University

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09Feb2017

AWP Panel

Science in Literary and Mainstream Fiction: A New Wave (with Nancy Lord, Susan Gaines, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Michael Byers)

Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2017 Convention

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04Feb2017
03Feb2017

Public Presentation

Librairie des Danaides

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01Feb2017

January 2017

29Jan2017
04Feb2017

DANS LA FORÊT RELEASE

Promotional Tour for DANS LA FORÊT (Editions Gallmeister's French translation of INTO THE FOREST) in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Aix en Provence, Aix-les-Bains, and Lausanne

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October 2016

28Oct2016

"Office Hours" at the Sitting Room Library

Drop by the Sitting Room Library for informal conversations about writing, books, & etc.

The Sitting Room: A Community Library

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21Oct2016

"Office Hours" at the Sitting Room Library

Drop by the Sitting Room Library for informal conversations about writing, books, & etc.

The Sitting Room: A Community Library

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14Oct2016

"Office Hours" at the Sitting Room Library

Drop by the Sitting Room Library for informal conversations about writing, books, & etc.

The Sitting Room: A Community Library

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08Oct2016

Fiction about Women in Science

A conversation with Susan M. Gaines from the University of Breman's Fiction Meets Science Program (www.fictionmeetsscience.org) about this fascinating new trend in fiction

The Sitting Room: A Community Library

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07Oct2016

"Still Time" Book Launch

Occidental Center for the Arts

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September 2016

24Sep2016

Retrospective: A Life of Words

An overview of Jean's 35 years as a writer, punctuated by brief readings from her work

The Sitting Room: A Community Library

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23Sep2016
28Oct2016

A Course in Story Writing

Open to adults age 50 and better.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Sonoma State University

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16Sep2016
22Sep2016

Into the Forest Film Screenings and Q&A with Jean

INTO THE FOREST Film Screenings

Rialto Cinema

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