Events



F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL
Reading of SLINGSHOT
Wednesday, May 9th
7 PM
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
224 Waverly Place
Greenwich Village
New York City

A reading of Kia Corthron's Slingshot as part of Rattlestick's week-long festival of F*ck!ng Good Plays. Description: After a negligent manufacturing defect causes a terrible accident at work, Malik must live with the inevitable consequences. Lawyer Laurel's confident, comfortable life is challenged when she meets Malik’s father Gid. In a nation where lawsuits have been equated with greed, how can Gid attain compensation and justice comparable to human life? Details here.

IMAGINE: YEMEN
An Evening of 9 New Short Plays
Monday, June 25th
7 PM
The Irene Diamond Stage
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York City

Co-produced and including a new short play by Kia Corthron, the work of nine American playwrights will be presented focusing on the crisis of war and hunger in Yemen, and the significant role of the United States in the calamity.

BOOK THE WRITER
for Book Clubs

Kia Corthron's The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is listed on BookTheWriter.com, a service organization whereby book clubs in the New York City area may bring in authors as a guest. The site is also a wonderful resource for book club suggestions. Details here.

PAST CASTLE CROSS EVENTS
READING with author LIZA JESSIE PETERSON, Word Up! Bookstore, New York, February 7, 2018
PAGE TO STAGE, Actors reading from novels, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, February 6, 2018
MIAMI BOOK FAIR, November 18, 2017
BOOKFEST WINDSOR/​INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS, Windsor, Ontario, October 21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS, Toronto, Oct 19, 2017
HARBOR SPRINGS FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK, Harbor Springs, Michigan, September 29 and 30, 2017
BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL, September 17, 2017
BREAD LOAF WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, Middlebury College, Vermont, August 23, 2017
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LIBRARIANS, Atlanta, August 11, 2017
PETE’S CANDY STORE, Brooklyn, May 18, 2017
ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY PARTNERS, New York, April 27, 2017
BURLEY FISHER BOOKS, London, February 8, 2017
THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL with Kara Lee Corthron, New York, January 26, 2017
LESLEY UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 7, 2017
CENTER FOR FICTION AWARDS DINNER ANNOUNCING THE FIRST NOVEL PRIZE, New York - Video here.
CENTER FOR FICTION, New York, First Novel Prize Fete, December 5, 2016 - Video here.
TIMES OF INDIA LITFEST, Mumbai, December 3, 2016
EAST CITY BOOKSHOP, Washington, D.C., November 17, 2016
BRATTLEBORO LITERARY FESTIVAL, Brattleboro, Vermont, October 15, 2016
SCHOMBURG CENTER, New York, September 28, 2016 - Partial video here.
KENTUCKY CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE, Louisville, August 28, 2016
WORD UP! New York, August 24, 2016
KGB BAR & LIT JOURNAL, New York, July 7, 2016
THE BOOKWORM, Omaha, Nebraska, June 2, 2016
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BRANCH, May 6, 2016
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE, Seattle, Washington, April 26, 2016
PRAIRIE LIGHTS BOOKSTORE, Iowa City, Iowa, April 10, 2016
NEW DRAMATISTS, New York, March 8, 2016
STATEN ISLAND MUSEUM, February 20, 2016
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, February 17, 2016
BOOK LAUNCH: STRAND BOOK STORE, New York, February 9, 2016 - Video here.