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August 19-30, Yachats, OR Writers Retreat with Dick Shelton

July 31-Aug. 2 Soros Justice Conference, Detroit, MI

May 19-23, Rocky Point Writers Retreat and Presentation
May 3, Green Valley Forum, 9 AM

April 21-23, Kentucky Camp Writers Retreat
Apr. 17, Bisbee Library Poetry Reading, 12 PM
Apr. 4, Bisbee Library Poetry Workshop and Reading, 2 PM and 5:30 PM

March 17, Sierra Vista Book Club, 6 PM
Mar. 13-15 Pinacate Desert
Mar. 11-12 Tucson Festival of Books,
       Prison Poetry with Richard Shelton and Tom Cobb

Mar. 9, UA Class Visit 2-3 PM
Mar. 3-6 Pinacate Desert

February 28, UA Class Visit, 1:30-3 PM

Feb 26, Singing Wind Books, 12 PM

January 19, Keynote, Green Valley Library Assoc. 2-4 PM
Jan. 13, Ajo Library, 1 PM


November 20, Singing Wind Books presentation 11:30 AM
Nov. 11, Saguaro National Park West reading, 11 AM

October 27, Oro Valley Library presentation/reading, 2 PM
Oct. 8, Western National Parks Assoc. presentation, 12 and 2 PM
Oct. 1, Richard Shelton book release, UA Poetry Center, 4 PM

Sept. 12, Audubon reading at Pima Community College, 6 PM

August 5-30 Yachats, OR,
Writers Retreat with Dick Shelton

July 28-30, Phoenix, Soros Justice fellowship Conference

June 12, Singing Wind Books, San Pedro River Reading 3 PM
    With Robert Houston and Richard Shelton

Apr. 4-Apr. 25 Baja Mexico with Dick Shelton

March 29-Apr. 2 AWP-Los Angeles
Thursday 10 AM Poet Richard Shelton: A Tribute
 with Noami Nye, Alison Deming, and Mark Doty

March 14-15, Tucson Festival of Books
Saturday 11:30 AM  Just A Day in the Park
 with Gregory McNamee and Krista Schlyer

 Sunday 11:30 AM Richard Shelton: Arizona Treasure
 with Richard Shelton and Thomas Cobb

  Sunday 1 PM One the Road: Exploring Arizona
  with Bob Boze Bell and Roger Naylor

March 6, Tucson, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Book launch for A Field Guide
to the Sonoran Desert

February 27 Flagstaff, Museum of Northern Arizona, 11 AM

February 21 Tucson, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 10 AM


November 7, Tucson, Tohono Chul, 2 PM
October 1-24, Yachats, OR, with Dick Shelton
August 14 Tucson Zuzi Theater, with Petey Mesquitey, 6 PM
August 8 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Conservation Night, 7-9 PM.
May 29 Sedona, Illuminati Film Festival Poetry Workshop, 10 AM
April 25 Prescott, Peregrine Books reading, 2 PM
April 8-11 Minneapolis, AWP Panel with Blue Lyra Review
April 1 Arizona Roads and Streets Conference keynote, La Paloma Resort, 3PM
March 25 Tucson Audubon Book Club, 4 PM
March 21 Oro Valley, Western National Parks Assoc. presentation, 12 and 2 PM
March 16 Friends of the Libraries Annual Luncheon keynote, Arizona Inn
March 14-15 Tucson Festival of Books
3 versatile authors discuss their journey to a successful guidebook
with Gregory McNamee and Lili DeBarbieri

with Gayle Harrison Hartman and William Hartmann

March 8 Heard Museum Indian Fair, Phoenix, 10-12 PM
March 5-8 Las Conchas, Puerto Penasco, Garden Party.  There will be oysters!
February 28 Bisbee Books and Music reading at 4 to 6 PM
February 21 4-7 PM, Chasing Arizona Book Release Party at Tucson's Historic Y
Open to the Public--there will be chimichangas!

February 17-18 Brown Canyon, Baboquivari Mtns. Sierra Club presentation
February 13-16 The Great AZ Promo Tour II, Gila Bend, Cottonwood, Flagstaff
February 11 10-5 PM Tumacacori, Santa Cruz Chli and Spice Co. Open House
January 25 The Great AZ Promo Tour I, Sonoita/Patagonia, Tumacacori/Madera Can.
January 22 KVOI The VOICE 12:30 PM with Bill Buckmaster


July 28-30 Albuquerque, Soros Justice Fellowship Conference
July 22 Phoenix, Changing Hands Bookstore, Summer Reading Series, 5:30 PM
June 18 UA Poetry Center, Summer Speaking Series, Hotel Congress, 5:30 PM
"Chasing Arizona"
June 5 Sky Island Alliance, Summer Speaking Series, Zuzi Theater, 6 PM with Richard
Shelton and Chris Cocinos
March 9 Tucson Festival of Books, 1 PM "Pros and Cons" with Richard Shelton and
Tom Cobb
March 4-5 Brown Canyon Sierra Club talk
February 18-19 Brown Canyon Sierra Club talk
February 15 UA Poetry Center talk/film screening
January 4 Patagonia Library Presentation "Journey Stories" 7 PM


July Venice Beach, Soros Justice Fellowship Conference
March 10 Tucson Festival of Books, 1 PM
"Words Beyond the Razor Wire: 40 Years of Prison Writing Workshops"
panelist with Richard Shelton and Erec Toso


Nov. 5 Green Valley "Dry River" presentation
Nov. 10 Tucson Main Library "Dry River" presentation
July 15-18 Soros Justice conference in Puerto Rico
June 13  Our Saviours Lutheran Church "Chasing Arizona" book presentation
Apr. 22-29 Mississippi Book Tour with Jimmye Hillman
Apr. 16 UA Poetry Center reading 7PM
Apr. 13 Tempe, ASU Workshop
Mar. 10 Tucson Festival of Books, panel Richard Shelton, Alberto Ríos,
and Jim Kristofic “All Roads Lead to Arizona: Memoirs of the Place We Call Home”
11:30 AM, Integrated Learning Center Room 140.
Feb. 25 Tucson, Foothills Lutheran Church,
Dry River reading, 10AM
Feb. 9 Tumacacori National Park,
Dry River Presentation
Feb. 3 Tempe, ASU Prison Writing Presentation, 9AM-12:30PM


Nov. 21 St. Louis, MO, SLU Prison Program Presentation
Oct. 21 Saguaro Nat. Park, Bioblitz Presentation, 11-11:30 AM
Sept. 29 Tucson Historic Y,
Dry River Presentation, 7:30PM
Aug. 20 Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival,
Dry River Presentation, 1:30PM
July 18-20 Miami Beach, FL, Soros Justice Fellowship Conference
July 1-10 San Juan Capistrano, CA
May 28 Oro Valley, Western Parks Assoc.
Dry River Presentation, 12 Pm and 2 PM
May 26 Tubac Presidio,
Dry River Presentation, 10:30 AM
May 19 Tucson Academy Village,
Dry River Presentation, 3:30 PM
May 14 Tucson Ironwood Festival book signing, 8 AM to 1 PM
April 29-May 1 Sonora Mexico, El Aribabi book reading
April 27 Tucson Audubon Book Club, 6 PM
April 22 Antigone's Books, Tucson, 7 PM
April 3 Tohono Chul,
Dry River Presentation, 2 PM
March 27 Fountain Hills Book Club, 3 PM
March 25
Dry River Book Launch, 6 PM Historic Y Tucson
March 21 Prescott College
March 12-13 Tucson Festival of Books Panelist, "Elements of Publishing Success"
    1 PM Saturday ILC Rm. 119
    Panelist, "Southwest Landscape Writing" 2:30 PM Sunday SU Tucson Room
March 8 Bisbee Copper Queen Library,
Dry River Presentation

February 12, 10 AM to 3 PM, Writers' Round-Up, Patagonia Library


April 22-30 Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans, LA
April 7-10 Denver, AWP Conference, Panelist, "Prison Pedagogues:
    Teaching and Writing Behind Bars" and Book Signing, UA Press Booth
March 14  Tucson, Tucson Festival of Books
 Book Signing at UA Press Booth, 11:30 AM
    Panelist, "Words from the Joint," 3:30 PM
March 6 Tubac, TJ's Tortuga Books & Coffee Beans, 1-5 PM
February 28 Benson, Singing Wind Bookstore reading 1 PM
February 27 Bisbee, Atalanta Books 1 PM
February 13 Patagonia, Writer's Round Up 10 AM to 3 PM


December 19 Bisbee, Bisbee Central School, 7-9 PM Reading: "Continent Divided:
    A Visual Story of Wildlife, Landscape and People in the Borderlands"
December 16 Tucson, Poetry Center, Evening Reception, Reading: "Continent Divided:
    A Visual Story of Wildlife, Landscape and People in the Borderlands"
September 17 Tucson, Poetry Center, 10 AM, Begin six-week class
    on Intermediate Memoir Writing
June 21-23 Soros Justice Fellowship Conference, Chicago
June 19 Santa Cruz River talk at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 10:30 AM
June 11-16 San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point, California
June 6  Tumacacori Highlands, Sycamore Creek hike with Sky Island Alliance
April 15-22 Jackson, Greene County, and Gulfport, Mississippi
April 4 Tumacacori Highlands, Atascosa Peak hike with Sky Island Alliance
March 15 Tucson, Tucson Festival of Books "Poetry" reading with Richard Shelton
    Student Union Ballroom, 10 AM  
Book signing 11-11:30 AM and 12:30 PM at UA Press Booth
February 5 Tucson, U of A Bookstore, "Let There Be Night" anthology reading
    with Alison Deming and Paul Bogard, 4 PM
February 5 Tucson, University of Arizona class visit 11 AM
January 31 Tucson, Poetry Center 10 AM, 12 PM Begin six-week classes
    on Memoir Writing
January 17 Tucson, Picture Rocks Retreat, Speaking 10 AM
January 7 Tucson Audubon book club reading/discussion 7 PM


November 19 Tucson, La Paloma, Council of Chief Justices national conference
keynote:  "Wilderness and Razor Wire." 12 PM
September 27-28 Tucson, Society of Southwestern Authors conference
Nature Writing Workshop, Personal Essay Workshop
June 15-17 San Francisco, Soros Justice Fellows conference
April 15-17 CSU-Long Beach reading and class visit
April 14 Democrats of Oro Valley reading 7 PM Oro Valley Library
March 27 SUNY-Fredonia reading at Ruby, Arizona
March 10 Prescott College reading
February 15 Concerned Arizonans Against the Death Penalty (CAADP) reading
with actor Mike Farrell, Tucson
January 30 -- February 2  
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP) in New York       
January 7 Monday, 12:00 p.m.
Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, Tempe, AZ

2007 Fall Book Tour

December 1  Saturday,  2 p.m.   
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
December 2  Sunday,  1:00-3:15 p.m.  
Monroe State Reformatory
December 3  Monday,  7:00 p.m.  
Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
December 7 Friday,  5:00-8:00 p.m.  
Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ
December 8 Saturday,  10:00-1:00 p.m.  
Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ

November 3  Saturday, 10:00 - 11:20 a.m  
Oro Valley Public Library, Oro Valley, AZ
November 4  Sunday,  2:00 p.m.  
Pima County Public Library, Dusenberry-River Branch, Tucson, AZ
November 9  Friday,  7:00 p.m.
The Well Red Coyote,  Sedona, AZ
November 12  Monday,  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
Café Terra Cotta, Tucson, AZ
November 13  Tuesday,  7 p.m.  
PEN New England, Lesley  University, Boston
November 14  Wednesday,  7:00 p.m.  
Food for Thought Books Collective,  Amherst, MA
November 15 Thursday, TBA  
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
November 16  Friday,  6:00 p.m.  
Robin's Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
November 18  Sunday,  11:00 a.m.  
Singing Wind Bookshop, Benson, AZ
November 21  Wednesday,  12:15 - 1:15 p.m.  
Arizona Capitol Museum, Visitor's Lounge,  Phoenix, AZ
November 27 Tuesday,  7:30 p.m.  
Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO
November 28  Wednesday,  7:30 p.m.  
Tattered Cover, Colfax location, Denver, CO

October 8  Monday,  5-9 p.m.  Book Release Party
    La Cocina,  Tucson, AZ
October 10  Wednesday,  6:30 p.m.  
    Arizona Illustrated, Channel 6
October 11 Thursday,  7:00 p.m.
    Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ
October 17  Wednesday,  6:30 p.m.
    University of Arizona Special Collections Library, Tucson, AZ
October 18  Thursday,  11 a.m.  
    Tempe Public Library, Connections Café, Tempe, AZ
October 20 Saturday,  1:00 p.m.  
    Atalanta's Music and Books, Bisbee, AZ
October 27  Saturday,  7:00 p.m.  
    Clues Unlimited, Tucson, AZ

September 20 Thursday,  11:30-12:00 p.m.  
    Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Tradeshow
    Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
September 27 Thursday,  5-7 p.m.  
    Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Tradeshow
    Marriott Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO
Curriculum Vitae
Crossing the Yard: Thirty
Years as a Prison Volunteer

"Crossing the Yard is a quick,
engrossing read, a series of
well-strung anecdotes and
glosses on the prison lifestyle
that gradually builds to
something larger. Shelton
compares the diversity of his
encounters in prison to the
reach of a Dickensian novel,
and as with Dickens this
book's cast is a source of
strength. One never knows
who Shelton will meet next,
and seemingly every individual
exemplifies some aspect of life
in prison."   - Scott Esposito,
The Quarterly Conversation

Watch a video: An interview of
Ken Lamberton and Richard
Shelton by UA News, October
About Richard Shelton and
Crossing the Yard:
Ken Lamberton
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Photo: Christine Krikliwy