What Storm, What Thunder Book Tour and Appearances!! Fall 2021!!

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Hello Everyone!

What Storm, What Thunder, a fictionalized account of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, has hit bookstores nation-wide this week! I will be at the following bookstores and book festivals, virtually and in-person through to the end of November. Most bookstores will have either signed books or books with book plates – be sure to ask for them if buying on-line! I will update registration links as they become available. Thanks for the visit and hope to “see” you at one of these events in Q&A, chats or live and in person! (Unless noted otherwise, events are virtual.)

10/3 Brooklyn Book Festival, New York, NY with Andrea Bajani & Anuk Arudpragasam, moderated by Anderson Tepper. Event has taken place. Go to the following website to access the replay: https://brooklynbookfestival.org/event/the-burden-of-memory/

10/6 The Center for Fiction, NYC, NY – in conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn. Event has taken place. Video of the virtual event will be posted at the following site by the end of October: https://centerforfiction.org/videos/

10/7 East City Booksellers, Washington, DC – in conversation with Sejal Shah. Event has taken place. Please contact East City Booksellers if interested in purchasing the novel with a signed book plate. Event video can be found here: https://youtu.be/vfV0yUfBMNo

10/8 Harvard Bookstore, Boston MA – in conversation with Patrick Sylvain, 2 pm PT/ 5 pm ET. Event has taken place. Harvard bookstore has signed, 1st editions of the novel. You can request one through on-line purchase.

10/11 Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA – in conversation with Masie Cochran, 6 pm PT/ 9 pm ET. Event has taken place. Access video with registration on Crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/myriam-chancy – Vroman’s Pasadena has signed, first editions which can be purchased on-line; please signal in your purchase comments if you want a signed copy. Vroman’s can mail copies nationally (and beyond!)


10/13 Indie Fest, HarperCollins Canada, Toronto, Ontario – virtual panel with Jayne Allen, moderated by Jael Richardson, 8 pm ET. What Storm, What Thunder is available in Canada wherever books are carried, including WalMart and Shopper’s DrugMart but also check out Indigo and your favorite Indie bookstores! The panel video is available here (look for video labeled “Jayne Allen”): https://www.harpercollins.ca/harperpresents/indiebookfest/past-events/

10/14 IN-PERSON EVENT: Book Passage, Corta Madera, San Francisco, CA, 1 pm PT. Book Passage has autographed 1st editions – please inquire about them for purchase! Event has passed.

10/15 Ottawa International Writers’ Festival. Podcast in conversation with CBC’s Adrian Harewood. Episode #17: https://writersfestival.org/events/fall-2021-podcast-season/what-storm-what-thunder

10/15 A Different Booklist Cultural Center, Toronto – The Black And Caribbean Book Affair – Virtual Ticketed Event; Join award-winning Haitian-Canadian-American author, Myriam J.A. Chancy as she discusses her new novel, What Storm, What Thunder, with storyteller and author, Itah Sadu. You can buy the book from A Different Booklist directly here: https://adifferentbooklist.com/item/ihViYpG-txVkc14alk6uyA/lists/HeltcqObqTA?fbclid=IwAR21dxnEnPVZTYg6C5yu8uDxjLxcvVCe2zXVNQYYU4MsuQ3x9_F2aYTOZbMEvent has passed. Video of conversation can be viewed here: https://fb.watch/8I7_GVAqJ4/

10/18 Black Eskimo Podcast, Toronto – Interview with David Dacosta. Episode #222: https://www.spreaker.com/user/david-b-dacosta/the-black-eskimo-podcast-myriam-j-a

10/20 Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA in conversation with Angie Cruz, 6 pm PT/ 9 pm ET. Elliot Bay Book Co. has copies of the book with signed book plates! Event has taken place. To view the event video, go here: https://www.facebook.com/elliottbaybookcompany/videos/851354068896701

10/21 & 10/24 IN-PERSON EVENTS: Vancouver Literary Festival, Vancouver, BC

10/21 Caribbean Masterpieces with Myriam Chancy & Cherie Jones, conversation with Lawrence Hill, 7:30-9 pm PT, Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St., Vancouver, BC, Canada // Tickets here: https://writersfest.bc.ca/event/caribbean-masterpieces-with-myriam-chancy-and-cherie-jones

10/24 The Afternoon Tea with Myriam Chancy, Linden MacIntyre, Casey Plett, Jael Richardson, Ian Williams and Alix Ohlin, 3:30-5:30 PT, Performance Works. Event is sold out.

10/27 Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA in conversation with José Olivarez, 4 pm PT/ 7 pm ET. Odyssey Bookshop has signed 1st editions – ask for them! Event has passed. Video available here (via Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/odysseybks/videos/1018302928716961

10/28 Boswell’s Book Company, Milwaukee, WI in conversation with Mike Gauyo, 6 pm PT/ 8 pm CT. Boswell’s has 1st editions with book plates! Ask for them! Even has passed. Video available here:https://youtu.be/P0dHQnxwp48

11/13 IN-PERSON EVENT – Portland Book Festival, Portland, OR panel with Omar El Akkad, moderated by Andrew Proctor, 10 am PT, Fields Ballroom at Portland Art Museum. Event page and to buy tickets: https://literary-arts.org/event/pbf-chancy-akkad/

11/20 IN-PERSON EVENT – Miami Book FairSaturday, November 20 @ 6 pm ET, Room 8503, ReadCaribbean | Fiction | In Person | Reading, Discussion, and Q&A – Myriam J.A. Chancy on What Storm, What Thunderin conversation with Dr. Guerda Nicolas, professor, University of Miami, School of Education and Human Development. All live events are ticketed. Event Information: https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/in-conversation-on-what-storm-what-thunder-a-novel/

11/21 Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL. Pre-recorded virtual panel with Cherie Jones & Asha Bromfield, in conversation with MJ Fievre, for Read Caribbean Program. Air date: Noon. Event information link: https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/modern-caribbean-fiction-power-disaster-rebirth/