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The following are upcoming & past events for Erica Jong.

Please check back, as more events and details will be added as they come.



Friday, October 2nd, 4PM EST
Frontliner Interview - Erica Jong
In Conversation with Jenna Blum Live!
Hosted by A Mighty Blaze

Frontliner Interview - Jong

October 10th at 5:00 EST
Lit Balm Zoomathon fundraiser for the Democrats

Poetry Zoomathon event

We are thrilled Erica Jong will be reading a poem for this stellar fundraiser, hosted by Marc Vincenz, Jonathan Penton, and Larissa Shmailo, with special guest host Tara Campbell. All donations (every penny) will go to Act Blue. A link to donate will appear in the Zoom chat and prizes will be awarded to donations of $25 or more. The donation link is I just gave to the Democrats through Lit Balm!

Click here for more information about the event.



October 17 - October 19th
Sharon Springs (New York) Poetry Festival

The 2019 Sharon Springs Poetry Festival is coming back bigger and better than ever with readings, workshops and discussions with poets Ellen Bass and Michael Dickman, and best-selling poet, novelist, and 1980s feminist icon Erica Jong.

Click here for more information about the events.

September 14, 2019 - 4:00 - 6:00pm
Literary Partners Program: Red Hen Press presents Erica Jong, Francesca Bell, Kim Dower

Join Red Hen Press for an evening of sensual, sharp, unapologetic poetry from three influential women poets: Erica Jong, Kim Dower, and Francesca Bell. Witness and experience the empowerment found in their words and their verses as this trio take on the topics you think about but never talk about aloud.

Admission Free and open to the public

Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

For more information, please visit

August 21st, 2019 - 6:00pm
Erica Jong and Molly Jong-Fast interview (they will talk and disagree about everything from writing to sex to parenting) and book signing.
418 Montezuma Ave
Downtown Santa Fe

For more information, please visit the event page on the Jean Cocteau Cinema website
and the Facebook Event page

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Dower Jong reading event

Two Friends, Two Poets, One Great Reading
Upcoming event with Kim Dower and Erica Jong

Join us for readings by two critically acclaimed poets: Kim Dower and Erica Jong! In Kim Dower's fourth collection, death has never felt so alive! She explores the landscape of death and its intersections with love, longing, obsession, sadness, joy, and beauty. Meanwhile, Erica Jong's new work celebrates life in a dark time, stressing importance of the lives of women, creativity, and self-confidence.

Special Instructions
Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Barnes & Noble
82nd & Broadway
2289 Broadway
New York, NY 10024

For more information, please visit the Barnes & Noble event page.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

Readings by two critically acclaimed poets: Kim Dower and Erica Jong
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037




Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Readings by two critically acclaimed poets: Kim Dower and Erica Jong
Books, Inc
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710




Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
Readings by two critically acclaimed poets: Kim Dower and Erica Jong
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101




Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California

Erica Jong, Reading from "The World Began With Yes"

For more inormation, please visit the Festival of Books Schedule page.




Jong event at Brentwood

*Author Luncheon
Erica Jong
Kim Dower
The World Began with Yes
Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave
Friday, April 12th at 12:00pm

*ticketed event

Jong and Dower

Amici Brentwood
2538 San Vicente Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Sponsored by the Diesel Bookstore

Judy Collins offers this emphatic review of Erica Jong's collection of poetry, The World Began with Yes: "Erica Jong's new book of poetry is inspiring, uplifting, exciting, stimulating, engrossing--piercing. These new poems of Erica's light up the page with tears and shouts, with wounds and exclamations, with yes, yes! That is it, that is what I feel, what I imagined, what I dreamed. Ms. Jong says she culled these poems from those she has written over the last decades, poems whose writing keeps her alive. That is what poetry is for, to keep us alive, to wake us up!! Erica has done that for me again today, kept me alive, breathing, weeping, shouting at the page, "Yes!!" This is what it takes to make a poem, to make a life. Right on the money, right on the edge, right on the heart, right on the breath, The World Began With Yes is the real deal."

In Kim Dower's fourth collection, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave, death has never felt so alive! Alluring titles to haunting last lines, the poems in Dower's fourth collection soothe, terrify, and always surprise, revealing the extraordinary within the ordinary. Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, humor and heartache, Dower's poetry continues to be quirky, dark, sexy, disarmingly candid, and moving, and here she explores the landscape of death and its intersections with love, longing, obsession, sadness, joy, and beauty. Wise and soaring, these poems bravely imagine another life beyond the one we all know, where even the angels surrounding the graves are wearing bikinis, smoking Kool Lights.

Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet says, “Kim Dower’s poems speak not of the highs and lows, but about the grey space between tragedy and tenderness, memory and loss, fragility and perseverance— that space where the soul and the truest self live.”

The luncheon will be held at the wonderful Amici Brentwood, conveniently located a half a block from the bookstore at 2538 San Vicente Blvd. The cost for the luncheon with Erica Jong and Kim Dower is $85, which includes one copy of each book. Please contact the store at 310-576-9960 to purchase tickets.

For more information visit the Diesel Bookstore website.

2018 & 2017 PAST EVENTS


November 10th - November 16th, 2018
How to Write the Story of Your Life: Writing Workshop | Erica Jong
Join bestselling author Erica Jong for a discussion of writing novels, memoir, and poetry.
Rancho La Puerta
Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

For more information visit the Rancho La Puerta website.


Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 1:00pm-2:00pm
One Day Medical School: An Essential Education for Women 45+
Presented by FabOverFifty
at Yale University School of Medicine

Luncheon guest, Erica Jong, will have a conversation with Geri Brin, founder of FabOverFifty, about her modern classic, Fear of Flying, the powerful story of a woman’s journey of self-discovery and defining her own life.

Attend in person, watch live, or stream anytime.

For more information visit the FabOverFifty website.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:30pm EST
Facebook Live “Book Club” Event
Hosted by Erica Jong
Discussing Fear of Flying
Sponsored by FabOverFifty in partnership with Early Bird Books

For more information visit the FabOverFifty website.


Monday, June 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Mudfish 20 Reading: Jill Hoffman, Philip Schultz, Erica Jong, and Jennifer Belle (PRINCE STREET)
McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers

Box Turtle Press presents a star-studded launch of Mudfish 20, with readings by Erica Jong, Philip Schultz, Jennifer Belle, and Jill Hoffman. The issue is dedicated to the late John Ashbery, and poet, artist, and Mudfish editor Doug Dorph, featuring new work by Donald Hall, three collages by John Ashbery, and with a portrait of Donald Hall on the front cover and his wife, the late Jane Kenyon on the back.

For more information visit the McNally Jackson website.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00-8:00pm
International Women’s Day with Erica Jong
Hosted at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York

An evening talk with internationally acclaimed author Erica Jong, on her experience as a woman writer but also on her special relationship to Italy and Italian culture. Jong will be in conversation with journalist Maria Teresa Cometto.

For more information visit the Italian Cultural Institute of New York website.


Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
Erica Jong Lecture & Book Signing
Presented by Florida Atlantic University with Palm Beach Book Festival

Ticket proceeds benefit the Palm Beach Book Festival (PBBF) and student scholoarships at FAU. FAU students free.

For more information and to order tickets, visit

Erica Jong event


December 16th to December 23rd, 2017
Mexico at Rancho La Puerta

Join bestselling author Erica Jong for a discussion of writing novels, memoir and poetry.

Erica Jong will be teaching two courses:

-How to Write the Story of Your Life: Writing Workshop – 2 sessions

-Finding Your Own Creativity, with Erica Jong and Harold Koplewicz, MD.
A writer and a psychiatrist discuss the nature of the creative process.

Erica Jong is a poet, novelist and essayist best known for her nine best-selling novels: Fear of Flying, which has sold 30 million copies in forty languages, How to Save Your Own Life, Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones, Parachutes & Kisses, Shylock's Daughter (formerly Serenissima), Any Woman's Blues, Inventing Memory, Sappho’s Leap and Fear of Dying. Her mid-life memoir Fear of Fifty also became a major international bestseller. Ms. Jong is also the author of seven award-winning collections of poetry. Her new collection, The World Begins with Yes will come out soon. She is also the author of five non-fiction books. Known for her commitment to women's rights, authors' rights and free expression, Ms. Jong is a frequent lecturer in the U.S. and abroad. She established a program for young writers at her alma mater, Barnard College: The Erica Mann Jong Writing Center. Erica was honored with the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature. She has also received Poetry magazine's Bess Hokin Prize for her poetry, the Deauville Award for Literary Excellence in France, In Italy, the Sigmund Freud Award for Literature in Italy and the first Fernanda Pivano Prize for Literature in Italy. Her latest book is Fear of Dying. She is currently working on a movie based on Fear of Flying and a television series based on Fanny.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Le Conversazioni: Films of My Life
with Emma Cline & Erica Jong

In celebration of the relationship between art, literature, and film, join Emma Cline, author of The Girls, and Erica Jong author of Fear of Flying, in a conversation on the films that have inspired their lives and work. Moderated by Antonio Monda, Artistic Director of Le Conversazioni festival.

For more information and to order tickets, visit The Morgan Library & Museum's website


Thursday, October 5th, 2017 - 6:00pm

LECTURE/PANEL DISCUSSION: Erica Jong and Elisabeth Ladenson discuss Colette

For more information and to rsvp, please visit the Maison Française website


Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 - 8:00pm
Buttenwieser Hall
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

The Hidden 1950s: Reflections on Sexuality and Survival

CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl moderates a conversation with acclaimed writer Patricia Bosworth, and special guests on the dark side of the 1950s as revealed in Bosworth’s new memoir The Men in My Life. Learn how these artists thrived in America’s most repressive era, and how silence on issues like abortion, domestic abuse, suicide, sexual identity and gender politics has transitioned to openness.

For more information and tickets, please visit the 92Y website



Thursday, November 10th - 7:00pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

The Art of Sex & Seduction is back!
Join us for a provocative discussion with world-famous writers whose tales of love, lust, and desire shocked cultural norms and helped reinvent the sexual landscape.


Toni Bentley, journalist and author of five New York Times Notable books including The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir

Erica Jong, author of over 25 books including the feminist classic Fear of Flying, Sugar in My Bowl,and Fear of Dying

Daphne Merkin, novelist, essayist, and author of Enchantment, Dreaming of Hitler, and The Fame Lunches

Amy Sohn, columnist, screenwriter, and author of Prospect Park West, The Actress, and Run Catch Kiss

Moderated by Elisabeth Ladenson, Columbia University French literature professor and author ofProust’s Lesbianism and Dirt for Art’s Sake.

Curated by journalist Erica Lumière.

Talk in English. Followed by a Q&A and book signing.

For more information, please visit the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) website


Wednesday, August 24th - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the International Book Festival website


Sunday, August 21st
Louisiana Literature Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark
3:45pm Reading
4:15pm Interview with moderator Martin Krasnik followed by Q&A
For more information, please see the website: Louisiana Literature Festival


Thursday, June 16th - 12:00noon to 2:00pm
The Luncheon Society welcomes Erica Jong
Join us for a conversation about her new book, "Fear of Dying."
This will be a two-course "lite luncheon"
at the STK Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
1114 Ave of the Americas,
New York, NY 10036
(646) 624-2455
$60 per person
For more information and how to register, click here


Friday, May 20th - 7:30pm
The Arts Cafe Mystic
Mystic Museum of Art (aka MAC)
9 Water Street, Mystic, CT
*Erica Jong will discuss her writing and do a poetry reading
*There will be Jazz Music by the Phred Mileski Quartet
*Doors open at 7:00pm
*Tickets are $10 per person sold at the door only and seats are first come, first serve only.
For more information, visit The Arts Cafe Mystic


Wednesday, April 27th - 7:00pm
Stony Brook, South Hampton
Reading, Q& A, Book signing
For more information, visit Stoney Brook's event listing

GERMAN BOOK TOUR — March 16th-19th, 2016


Wednesday, March 16th - 8:00pm
Reading/Talk at the German-American Institute
Heidelberg, Germany


Thursday, March 17th - 6:00 pm
Reading/Talk at the literature festival, Lit.Cologne
Cologne, Germany


Friday, March 18th
More details to come…


Saturday, March 19th
Erica will participate in Kulturbrauerei
Berlin, Germany
More details to come…



Tuesday, September 8th
FEAR OF DYING publicity date with St. Martin’s Press


Wednesday, September 9th - 7:00 PM
Union Square, New York
Barnes & Noble Reading
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
For more information, visit


Thursday, September 10th
LUNCHEON and Book Signing
Green Brook Country Club
100 W Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Registration Form
Green Brook Country Club Website

Tuesday, September 15th - 6:30 – 7:30 PM
San Francisco, CA
The Commonwealth Club
Talk/Signing (In Conversation with Linda Gray Sexton)
555 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-597-6700
The Commonwealth Club Website


Wednesday, September 16 - 12:00 PM
Corte Madera, CA
Book Passage
Author Luncheon
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book)
Book Passage Website


Wednesday, September 16 - 6:00 PM
Berkeley, CA
Books Inc. in Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Books Inc. Website

Thursday, September 17th - 7:30 PM
Portland, OR
Powell’s City of Books (Downtown Store)
1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Powell's Website


Friday, September 18th - 7:00 PM
Seattle, WA
Elliott Bay Bookstore
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Elliott Bay Bokstore Website

Saturday, September 19th - 3-5:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA
Writers Bloc Event - Reading, Q&A, & Signing
“In Conversation” with Sandra Tsing Loh
Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Writers Bloc Presents Website


Monday, September 21st - 7:00 PM
Pasadena, CA
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Vroman’s Bookstore Website


Thursday, September 24 - 7:30 PM
San Diego, CA
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Warwick’s Website


Friday, Sept 25th - 12:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA
Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Chevalier’s Books Website

Friday, Sept 25th - 6:30 PM
Brentwood, CA
Diesel, A Bookstore
225 26th Street, Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Diesel, A Bookstore Website

Tuesday, Sept 29th - 6:30 PM
New York, NY
Graduate Center Event
Erica Jong in discussion w/ Parul Seghal, New York Times Book Review
Center for the Humanities Website


Wednesday, Sept 30th - 12:00 PM NOON
New York, NY
The New York Public Library Event
The New York Public Library Website


Monday, October 5th - 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Reading at Brooklyn Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Powerhouse Arena Website


Thursday, November 12th
JCC event in Cherry Brook, NJ