Monday nights, starting September 17, 2012

Teaching a fall workshop in Crime Fiction Writing at the Crime Fiction Academy
The Center for Fiction
17 E. 47th Street. Manhattan
(The fall semester also includes master classes with Lawrence Block, Dennis Lehane, and Susan Isaacs and a seminar with Duane Swierczynski)

June 24-26, 2011

Teaching a Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky workshop on surviving divorce Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY
Call toll free 877.944.2002 in US

June 16-18, 2011

Teaching a workshop on Writing the Crime Novel (open to the public) Writer’s Lab Long Island University, Brooklyn campus.
Information and registration:

May 20, 2011, 7:15 p.m., FREE

Reading in the Art by the Ferry Festival
120 Stuyvesant Place,
Staten Island, NY
Staten Island Creative Community

April 17, 2011, 3-5 p.m.

Giving a Dating After Divorce workshop
with couples therapist Juliana Neiman
Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
$30 member/$35 non-member
To register: 646-505-5708 or
JCC Manhattan

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2010

Reading and Q&A
Appearing on “Poetry of the Gumshoe” panel with Michael Connelly & Paco Ignatio Taibo II at the Brooklyn Book Festival

1 p.m. in the Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom

June 26, 2010, noon-4 p.m.

I’ll be directing the first annual Waterfront Books and Authors Festival, featuring appearances by nine authors with books on a waterfront or maritime theme, plus live music and food. I’m reading from The Ninth Step at 3 p.m.

$6 admission.
Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge
290 Conover Street at Pier 44
Red Hook, Brooklyn.
For directions and full schedule, please visit

June 17, 2010, 7 p.m.

The Ninth Step reading and party
With a reading by and discussion with my mother, children’s books writer Miriam Cohen, author of Layla’s Head Scarf (both of our books share a theme of Muslim identity in the U.S. post-9/11)
BookCourt bookstore
163 Court Street,
Brooklyn, NY

June 10, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

The Ninth Step signing and party
w/ author Brian Wiprud
The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street,
New York, NY

June 2, 2010, 7 p.m.

The Ninth Step, Suspense Night panel
With authors Reed Farrel Coleman, Scott Phillips, and John Lutz
St. Louis County Library
1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard,
St. Louis, MO

December 8, 2009

Reading from Neptune Avenue
Benefit for The Little Red Schoolhouse
New York, New York

November 3, 2009

Panel on mystery writing with
SJ Rozan and Daniel Levin Rochester
Jewish Community Center
Rochester New York

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky talks
Three Doshas Yoga Studio
Ling Jiou Mountain Zen Monastery
Taipei, Taiwan

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Neptune Avenue reading
Sundays at Sunny’s reading series
3 p.m.,
Sunny’s Bar
253 Conover Street Brooklyn, NY
$4 suggested donation

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Neptune Avenue reading and book party
7 p.m., free
BookCourt bookstore
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Neptune Avenue book launch party
7 p.m., free
Partners & Crime bookstore
44 Greenwich Avenue, NY, NY

May 2-7, 2009

Guest Lecturer aboard the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner sailing from Southampton, U.K. to New York City.

Fri-Sun, April 10-12, 2009

Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky weekend workshop Co-teaching with Mary Myers
(Download flyer here)
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Friday, December 12, 2008, 7-9 p.m.

Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky talk
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St., 10th Floor, NYC

Friday, November 7, 2008, 7 p.m.

Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky talk and book signing
Tibet House
22 West 15th St., NYC
Free. Space is limited, please RSVP, 212-807-0563

Friday, September 19, 2008, 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 20, 2-3:30 p.m.

Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky workshop on recovering from divorce or other breakups
1455 Lexington Ave., #2A, NYC
$25 per session (it’s OK if you can only make 1 session) Presented by E-Vam Buddhist Institute, Chatham, NY

To register, e-mail or call 518-392-6900

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 4 p.m.

Reading at the Brooklyn Book Festival w/ Kathryn Harrison and Carl Hancock Rux
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights

Sunday, June 8, 1:30 p.m.

The Graving Dock talk and reading, followed by a picnic
Governor’s Island National Monument
Pershing Hall on Governor’s Island,
NYC free ferry ride and talk
Info: 212-825-3045

Saturday, May 24, 6 p.m.

Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky talk and reading
Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY

  Friday, April 25, 7-8 p.m.

Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky talk and signing
East West Books
78 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan, NY

Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m.

Reading from Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky
Also featured: Trey Ellis KGB Bar Nonfiction Series
85 East 4th St. (between 2nd Ave. and Bowery)
Manhattan, NY

Sunday, April 6, 3 p.m.

Reading from Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky
Also featured: Samantha Hunt and Terese Svoboda
Sundays at Sunny’s reading series
Sunny’s Bar
253 Conover Street,
Red Hook, Brooklyn

Monday, March 17, 6 p.m.

Reading from Boombox
Clinton Hill Branch,
Brooklyn Public Library

Tuesday, March 11, 7 p.m.

Book party and reading for Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky
BookCourt bookstore
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.

A panel discussion on Writing on Race
Featuring Gabriel Cohen, memoirist Peter Godwin, playwright Diana Son, and screenwriter Richard Wesley; moderated by Jami Floyd
Produced by G.C. and cosponsored by New York University
Free and open to the public, first-come, first-served.
At NYU’s Cantor Film Center, Theater 101, 36 East 8th St., NYC

Friday, February 29, 6 p.m.

Book launch for Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky
along with cocktails, a movie, live art, and other social happenings)
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, NYC
Free and open to the public