August 7, 2021
Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter
What Place Has Place in Fiction?
GCLS Virtual Conference
July 25- Panel: Art Imitating Life: Harder Truths and
Not-so-Happy Endings 7-7:55 p.m. ET
July 30-Panel Moderator: It’s Never Too Late 4-4:55 p.m. ET
National Women’s Music Festival
July 2, 2021
June is Busting Out with PRIDE MONTH
Friday, June 18 2 p.m. ET
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library (Alexandria, VA)
Friday, February 26, 2021
6:00pm-6:30pm EST (Pre-recorded)
Ellen Levy / Lesbian Historical Fiction Writers with Elena Graf and Cheryl Head
Sunday, February 28, 2021
4:30pm-6:00pm EST (Live)
Jean Redmann / Women of Mystery with Katherine Forrest, Carsen Taite, Cheryl Head, and Jessie Chandler
Saints and Sinners Festival
Saturday, February 27, 2021 1 p.m. ET (live panel)
Remembering Who We Are: Writers During Uncertain Times
Crimes of the Heart/Mystery Writers (TBD)
Facebook Event – https://fb.me/e/4eiIaDgD8
Bouchercon October 15-18, 2020 Sacramento, CA
Golden Crown Literary Society-Virtual Con
Readings: June 25, 2020
June 26, 2020
Book 5 Launch! Find Me When I’m Lost July 28, 2020
Saturday, October 12, 2019
October 31-November 1, 2019
The Writer’s Center in Bethesda
November 17 3-4:30 p.m.
Join authors Cheryl Head (Judge Me When I’m Wrong), Tara Laskowski (One Night Gone) and Vanessa Lillie (Little Voices) with moderator Angie Kim to discuss their newly released crime fiction!
Thursday, September 26, 2019
July 12-14 GCLS Conference, Pittsburgh, PAPanels : Thursday, July 11
10:30 a.m. The Beta Reading Path to Diverse Stories
2:40 p.m. Kick Ass Crime Solvers
Author Showcase: Saturday, July 13
8:00 a.m. Readings from GCLS Mystery Writers
Friday July 12, 2019 Book Store Event-Pittsburgh
Reading with author, Paula Martinac
White Whale Books
4754 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 7 p.m.
OutWrite Washington, DC
Saturday August 4, 2019 Time TBD
Panel Moderator: Inside/Out Crime: Queer Gumshoes, Detectives & Rapscallions
w/ Mystery writers: John Copenhaver, Kristen Lepionka, Meredith Doench, Ann Aptaker, and Catherine Maiorisi
[Details coming soon]
May 3-5, 2019 Malice Domestic
Like last year, I’m listed as an Attending Author, but I’m participating as an avid fan of the mystery genre, and to cheer on my friends, and fellow authors.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Lez Read Book Club @ Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW 20008 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Drunken! Careening! Writers! Reading Series
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street New York, NY 7 p.m.
Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that readings should be by 1) good writers; 2) who read their work well; and 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts).
April 12 Book Reading- Women’sFest in Rehoboth, MD
April 18, 2019 Writer’s Day at Flint Hill School Oakton, VA
Saturday, April 27, 2019 DC Author Festival @ Library of Congress
Mystery, historical fiction, and science fiction, Oh My: Writing Specific Genres.
March 29-31, 2019 Saints and Sinners Literary Festival New Orleans, LA
Moderator: Dykes to Watch Out For: Words of Wisdom
(Dorothy Allison, Blanche McCrary Boyd, Judy Grahn)
Inside the Writer’s Studio: Cheryl Head and J.M. Redmann
March 22-24 Murder and Mayhem Chicago, IL Read Here
MWA-U Sunday, March 24, 2019 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Workshop Leader Character, not Caricature: Writing People Who Aren’t Like You
February 15-17, 2019 Gulfport ReadOut Gulfport, Florida
February 19, 2019 Women with Pride Book Club Dallas, TX
January 4, 2019 Vancouver Lesbian Salon /Skype Discussion
January 5, 2019 East City Bookshop-Washington, DC
November 29, 2018 New York City, NY
October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018 East of the River Book Festival, Washington, DC
September 6-9, 2018
I’m excited to be attending my first Bouchercon in beautiful
Vinoy Hotel, St. Petersburg, FL
Book Launch Events
Wake Me When It’s Over Michigan Book Tour
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 -6-7:30 p.m. Wilder Branch Library-Detroit
7140 E. 7 Mile Road, Detroit, MI
Thursday, August 23, 2018-6 p.m. Pages Bookstore
19560 Grand River Avenue, Detroit MI
Reading with R.J .Fox
Friday, August 24, 2018-Noon Elmwood Park Branch Library
550 Chene, Detroit, MI
Saturday, August 25, 2018
2 p.m. Everybody Reads Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI
6 p.m. Common Language Bookstore, 317 Braun Court, Ann Arbor, MI
August 4, 2018
OutWrite LGBT Literary Festival
July 4-8, 2018
Golden Crown Literary Society Annual Conference
The premier lesbian literary event in the U.S.
Bethesda, MD April 27-29
I’m listed as an Attending Author, but I’m participating as an avid fan of the mystery genre, and these exceptional writers, and television sleuths.
Camp Rehoboth Women’sFest April 12-15, 2018
Golden Crown Literary Society Author Reading
@ the Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
AWP 18 (Association of Writer’s and Writing Programs)
Friday, March 9, 2018 Noon
“Nothing Can Happen Nowhere: The Craft of Setting in LGBTQ-Themed Fiction”
This panel explores how fiction writers negotiate place for their LGBTQ characters
Paula Martinac (moderator – UNC Charlotte)
Serkan Gorkemli (University of Connecticut)
Cheryl Head (Bywater Books author, Washington, D.C.)
Amy Hoffman (Women’s Review of Books-Wellesley Centers for Women)
Carter Sickels (Eastern Kentucky University)
The L Word: Fiction Edition
Sunday, March 11, 2018 1 to 3 pm
The Queens Head
2501 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33713
Visiting authors Stefani Deoul, Cheryl Head and Rachel Spangler will join local writers Alison Solomon, Elizabeth Sims and Gale Massey for this event, which will feature readings from their work, and conversations about publishing and the creative process.
Hosted by: Wordier Than Thou
This is a free event. Books will be available to purchase.
15th Annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival
March 23-25, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018 1 p.m.
- Historical Fiction: Once Upon a Time
How do we write historical fiction with ease and grace, creating a world for the reader that doesn’t sound like a textbook?
Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:30 a.m.
- Your Genre Comfort Zone or Sticking Point
Does genre writing become too easy a way for others to characterize your writing and pigeonhole your career?
- Saints and Sinners Reading Series 1 p.m.
Black History Month at the DC Public Library
The lives of WWII Negro Soldiers on the Home Front
Long Way Home: A World War II Novel
by Cheryl A. Head
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
1800 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020
Thursday, February 22, 2018 @6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1-2:30 p.m.
Reading from: Bury Me When I’m Dead
Location: Provincetown Library (with Bywater Books authors)
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1-2:30 p.m.
Panel: “Building Tensions”
Location: Provincetown Library (with Bywater Books authors)
Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:45-12:45
Panel Moderator: “A Little Something Sweet”
Authors: Rachel Spangler, Georgia Beers, Marianne Martin, Lynn Ames
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Reading from Upcoming Book: Wake Me When It’s Over
Location: Provincetown Library (with various authors)
Previous Writing Events:
Reading: Outwrite Conference, Washington DC, Saturday, August 5, 2017
Discussion: Politics and Prose Lez Talk Book Club
Washington, DC, Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Discussion: People Called Women Book Club
Toledo, OH, Friday, August 18, 2017
Reading & Panel, GCLS Conference, Chicago, July 6-9 2017
Lambda Literary Awards Gala, New York City, June 12, 2017
Discussion: Albuquerque Book Club, June 18, 2017