(Some) Past Events

Please see the "News & Events" page for recent and upcoming appearances.

Hugo House
With Peter Mountford & Jodi Angel, hosted by Elissa Washuta
Seattle, WA | July 2013

Port Townsend Writers' Conference
With Cate Marvin
Port Townsend, WA | July 2013

With Robert Pinsky, Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, & Pam Houston
Boston,  MA | March 2013

Northeastern Illinois University
Visiting Writers Series
Chicago, IL | January 2013

Long Talking Bad Conditions Blues Series
With Xhenet Aliu, Giuseppe Taurino, & Tim O'Keefe
Seattle, WA | January 2013

Dirty Laundry Lit: HUNGOVER

Sponsored by PEN Center USA
Los Angeles, CA | October 2012

University of Saint Joseph
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanites
West Hartford, CT | October 2012

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
With Jennifer Chang & Scott Russell Sanders
Ripton, VT | August 2012

CUNY Staten Island, Schwerner Visiting Writers Series
With Erin Belieu
Staten Island, NY | March 2012

Afterwords Books
With Alexi Zentner, Dara Barnat, Reese Kwon, & others
Chicago, IL | February 2012

CSUSB Reading Series
Cal State San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA | May 2011

Idlewild Books: the 2011 O. Henry Prize Launch
Reading with other 2011 O. Henry Authors
New York City, NY | May 2011

University of Michigan
Dinner & Reading, Hosted by Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Ann Arbor, MI | April 2011

M. I. T. 150 Celebration
Reading, Q & A, Signing

Cambridge, MA | March 2011

John Jay College
Reading and Q & A
New York City, NY | March 2011

Drew University
With Claudia Rankine
Madison, NJ | March 2011

Cornell University
Reading, Q & A, Signing
Ithaca, NY | March 2011

Binghamton University
John Gardner Prize Reading
Binghamton, NY | March 2011

Big Bear Cafe
Reading with the amazing Work-Study Scholars of the 2010 BLWC    

Washington, D.C. | February 2011

The Best of 50: A Celebration of the Potomac Review
With Sandra Beasley & Amina Gautier
Washington, D.C. | February 2011

Literary Death Match - D. C. Edition
The Black Cat - Appearing as Literary Merit Judge    

Washington, D.C.. | February 2011

Babylon Salon
Reading & Drinks, with Kathryn Ma    

San Francisco, CA |  December 2010

Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
With Danielle Evans & Julie Schumacher

Carbondale, IL |
October 2010    

Literary DEATH MATCH!!

Opium Magazine - Reading/Slaughter 
Los Angeles, CA | October 2010        
CLICK HERE to read a write-up of this event in the LA Times.***

Vermin on the Mount @ Mountain Bar
Reading, Signing, Drinks,
With T. Greenwood & Jami Attenberg
Los Angeles, CA | March 2010

Tongue & Groove @ The Hotel Cafe
Reading, Music, Booze
, Hosted by Conrad Romo
Hollywood, CA | January 2010        

Hialeah Public Library, JFK Branch
Reading, Q & A, Signing

Hialeah, FL | December 2009

Books & Books, Coral Gables Store
Reading, Q & A, Signing, Cake

Miami, FL | December 2009

BOOK PARTY! @ Mandrake
With Amina Cain
Reading, Signing, Music, Cocktails

Los Angeles, CA | December 2009        

Miami International Book Fair

With Cecilia Milanes Rodriguez & Mia Leonin
Reading, Panel Discussion, Q & A, Signing

Miami, FL | November 2009

Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus
Reading, Q & A, Signing
Hialeah, FL | November 2009

Winthrop Prize Reading @ College of Charleston
Charleston, SC | October 2009

The West Hollywood Book Fair
With Amina Cain, Janet Sarbanes, & Sarah Shuh-lien Bynum     Reading, Panel Discussion, Signing
West Hollywood, CA | October 2009


Cool events-related thing in the Miami New Times:
“If you missed  Crucet’s reading at this year’s Miami Book Fair, don’t worry—you weren’t alone. The room filled up so fast with people wanting to hear the Miami-born and -bred author that a lot of us were turned away at the door. This Monday at 8 p.m., we finally get a second chance. Crucet will read from her award-winning debut short story collection, How to Leave Hialeah, at Books & Books in the Gables. The 11 stories in How to Leave Hialeah are pure Miami from start to finish—beginning in South Beach, crossing the gulf to Cuba, and ending up—where else?—in that neighborhood where the streets always flood and every canal is supposedly filled with alligators. Crucet is a great reader and knows, like, every single person in the county, so it would be wise to show up to the House That Mitchell Kaplan Built a little early. It’ll give you a chance to secure your copy of the book, because we guarantee there won’t be any left at the end."