Events

Upcoming Events

Jan 24, 2022: All-Iowa Reads Webinar from the State Library, 1-3p, with my portion around 1:15 or 1:30p (open to librarians in Iowa only and online)

Feb 12, 2022: Lake Mills Public Library Author Talk, 10a (in person)

Feb 12, 2022: Mason City Public Library Author Talk, 12p (in person)

Feb 15, 2022: Drinks with Rachel Mans McKenny (and book signing) at Dog-Eared Books, 6pm

Feb 17, 2022: Book Club Meeting with the Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm (on Zoom)

Mar 7, 2022: Conversation and Reading from The Butterfly Effect at the Ames Public Library (In person and on Zoom), 7pm

Mar 15, 2022: Conversation with the book club at the Carroll Public Library (in person), 6:30p

Mar 23, 2022: Book Club Meeting with the Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm (on Zoom)

April 9, 2022: Book Event at the Stilwell Public Library (New Sharon, IA), 10a (in person)

April 9, 2022: Book Event at the Ottumwa Public Library, 12pm (in person)

April 26, 2022: Introduction to Humor Writing Workshop at the Ames Public Library (in person and on Zoom, register here), 7pm

May 7, 2022: Signing and author chat at Sidekick Books in Iowa City, IA (ticketed event, more info to come), 4p

July 18, 2022: Book Club Meeting and book signing at the Norwalk Public Library (books available for purchase at Beaverdale Books or other retailers prior to the event), 7pm


Check back here for more events. Events are mostly virtual for the near future. I’m available for appearances in your bookish recorded happy hour, podcast, or humor event. Just contact me!

Past Events

“Virtual Emerging Writers Series,” sponsored by the Iowa State University MFA in Creative Writing in the Environment, March 2020

Nov 23, 2020: In Conversation with Rosalie Knecht (Who is Vera Kelly? Vera Kelly is not a Mystery) about writing, parenthood, and complicated heroines on Debutante Ball

Dec 1, 2020: Library Discussion and reading from The Butterfly Effect

Dec 6, 2020, 7:30 PM CST: Rachel Mans McKenny’s Book Launch and Online Midwestern Potluck @ Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, Iowa with Lyz Lenz, Mia Mercado, Riane Konc, Denise Williams, and Amber Sparks

Dec 7, 2020 at 7PM PST/9PM CST/10PM EST: In Conversation with Premee Mohamed (Beneath the Rising) about Bugs and Nerd-stuff @ Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, California (virtual)

Dec 8, 2020: Rachel Mans McKenny’s Launch Party at The Ripped Bodice! With Jen DeLuca (Well Met, Well Played), and Jesse Sutanto (The Obsession, Dial A for Aunties) on Books, Love, and their paths to Publication @ Ripped Bodice (virtual)— 9PM CST/7PM PST

Dec 11, 2020: Rachel Mans McKenny at Dog-Eared Books: An Ames Conversation. Talk about an Iowa-set book at a new independent Iowa bookstore, 7PMCST/5PM PST

December 17, 2020: Rachel Mans McKenny on the Talk of Iowa program on Iowa Public Radio

January 24, 2021: Rachel Mans McKenny in Conversation with J. Ryan Stradal for The Bookworm Omaha

February 25, 2021: In Conversation with Libby Hubscher (Meet Me in Paradise) for her “Meet Me in Pajamas” series

March 11, 2021: Appearance at Readings on the Pike Reading Series

March 16, 7pm CST: Appearance on the Bloom Room for Tall Poppy Writers!

March 18, 7pm CST: In Conversation with KJ Dell’Antonia (The Chicken Sisters) for Raven Bookstore

August 27th, 6PM CST: Interview with Global Girls Club

September 16th, 6PM CST: Book Event with Kathleen Basi, author of A Song for the Road, and Erin Bartels, author of All that We Carried for Baker House, free tickets, virtual

October 21, 2021, 7pm-8pm: How to Write 50,000 Words in a Month, program with the ISU WMC and Ames Public Library, in-person and on Zoom. Register here. More information here.