The book tour for The Grace of Silence will take Michele across the country. You can look at the events schedule below to see if she is coming to a city or a town near you.

Spring 2012:

April 13, 2012:
Miss Porter’s School
Prescott Program: Guest Speaker, Michele Norris
7:00 PM
“Big D”
Location: Congo
More information

Fall 2011:

September 26:
Michele Norris To Interview Author/Illustrator Kadir Nelson
Location: Maret School, Washington, DC
More information

October 3:
A One Minneapolis One Read Event
Book Discussion at Adult Corrections Facility

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 1355 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447, 612.596.0150

A One Minneapolis One Read Event
A conversation with author and NPR co-host Michele Norris and MPR News host Kerri Miller, “The Grace of Silence”

7 PM
Location: Guthrie Theater, Wurtele Thrust Stage
Ticket information

October 4:
A One Minneapolis One Read Event

Washburn High School Assembly

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: Washburn High School, 210 West 49th Street

A One Minneapolis One Read Event
Voice: The Next Generation
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (4:30 reception with program 5-6 pm)
Location: Pohlad Hall, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

A One Minneapolis One Read Event
Building Bridges and Michele Norris
7 PM
Location: Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Avenue South

October 5:
A One Minneapolis One Read Event
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Forum
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.                  
Minneapolis Community and Technical College

October 6:
Kappa Book and Author Dinner
Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver
More information

October 7:
Family Weekend Keynote
St. Thomas University
More information

October 14:
Aurora Family Service – AFS 2011 Race, Families & Milwaukee Summit
Location:  Italian Conference Center 631 E. Chicago Street Milwaukee, WI 5320
Register Online

October 17:
79th annual Metro Detroit Luncheon
With Best-selling author Susan Orlean, The Orchid Thief, and  Sylvia Nasar, author of the bestseller, A Beautiful Mind.
Location:  Burton Manor in Livonia
Ticket information

October 20:
California State University, Sacramento One Book Program
More Information





See where we’ve been:

New York City

Tuesday, September 21 • 7:00 PM
Strand Books, 828 Broadway (at 12th Street).

Wednesday, September 22 • 5:30 PM
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, Room 9T
Hosted by Hue-Man Bookstore
In conversation with David Remnick


Thursday, September 23 • 6:00 PM
Coolidge Theatre, 290 Harvard Street
Hosted by Brookline Booksmith
$5 tickets

Washington, D.C.

Saturday, September 25
The National Book Festival, The National Mall, 3rd Street entrance
11AM-12Noon – Autographing session- Tent on 3rd Street.
5PM– The National Book Festival, The Contemporary Life Tent, the first tent off 7th Street
<click here for a map>


Sunday, September 26 • 2:30 PM
Baltimore Book Festival, The Literary Salon
<click here for a map>


Monday, September 27
7:00 PM
The 16th Street Baptist Church, 1530 6th Ave. North
Hosted by The Alabama Booksmith
In conversation with Rick Journey, host of Good Day Alabama


Tuesday, September 28
7:30 PM
Unity Temple
, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park
Ticket information <here>


Wednesday, September 29
7:30 PM
The Wisconsin Book Festival
, The Capitol Theatre, 201 State Street


Thursday, September 30
7:00 PM
The Alverno School
, Pitman Theatre, 3431 South 39th Street
Hosted by Boswell Books
In conversation with Mitch Teich, WUWM’s Executive Producer
$26 Tickets, includes a copy of the book or store gift card


Friday, October 1
7:30 PM
The University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute, Cowles Center, 301 19th Ave. South
Hosted by Minneapolis Public Radio and Magers & Quinn Booksellers


Saturday, October 2
7:00 PM
Tattered Cover Book Store
, 1628 16th Street.
In conversation with Ryan Warner, host of Colorado Matters on KCFR


Monday, October 4
7:30 PM
Town Hall, 1521 10th Ave.
Hosted by CD Forum and Elliott Bay Book Company
$10 Tickets


Tuesday, October 5
7:00 PM
The Bagdad Theatre
, 3702 S.E. Hawthorn Blvd.
Hosted by Powell’s Books
In conversation with Emily Harris, Oregon Public Broadcasting
$24.96 Tickets, includes a copy of the book


Wednesday, October 6
7:30 PM
The Crest Theatre
, 1013 K. Street
Hosted by California Arts and Lectures
$30 Tickets, $15 Tickets with Student ID

San Francisco/San Jose

Thursday, October 7
Commonwealth Club
, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
$12 Tickets, members, $20 Tickets, non-members

7:00 PM
Commonwealth Club
, San Jose University– Student Union, One Washington Square

Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, October 12
7:00 PM
Politics and Prose
, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW


Thursday October 14
7:30 PM
Philadelphia Free Library
, 1901 Vine Street


Friday, October 15
7:00 PM
Texas Book Festival, Opening Gala

Featuring:  Michele Norris, Laura Bush and P.J. O’RourkeJon Scieszka, emcee.

Saturday, October 16

Texas Book Festival

Featuring:  Michele Norris and Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns

Ann Arbor

Monday, October 18
7:00 PM
Border’s Books
, 612 E. Liberty

Iowa City

Friday, October 22
7:00 PM
The Public Library
, 123 South Linn Street
Hosted by Prairie Lights Bookstore
In conversation with Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program.

Salt Lake City

Wednesday, November 10
7:00 PM
The King’s Bookshop
, 1511 south 1500 East

Los Angeles

Thursday, November 11
Eso Won Books
, 4331 Degnan Blvd.

San Diego

Friday, November 12
7:30 PM
Warwick’s Bookstore
, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla
In conversation with Maureen Cavanaugh, host of KPBS’s These Days

Santa Cruz

Sunday, November 14
7:00 PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz
, 1520 Pacific Ave.


Monday, November 15
7:00 PM
Books Inc.,
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley

St. Louis

Wednesday, November 17
7:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral
, 1210 Locus Street
Hosted by Left Bank Books, Maryville University, KWMU, HEC-TV, and the Four Seasons.


Saturday, November 20
10:00 AM
Miami Book Festival

Washington, D.C.

Monday, November 22
7:00 PM
Busboys and Poets
, 1025 5th Street NW (at K street)
In conversation with Gwen Ifill


Wednesday, December 1
7:00 PM
Louisville Free Public Library
, 301 York Street


Thursday, December 2
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
, Legacy Village, 24519 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst

Manchester Center, VT

Saturday, December 4
Northshire Bookstore,
The Equinox Spa– 3567 Main Street Manchester Village

Chapel Hill/Raleigh

Monday, December 6
3:30 PM
Bull’s Head Bookstore
, 207 South Road, CB# 1530, Daniels Bldg.

7:30 PM
Quail Ridge Books and Music
, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh
In conversation with Frank Stasio, host of WUNC;s The State of Things


Tuesday, December 7
7:00 PM
The Carter Museum,
441 Freedom Parkway
Hosted by A Capella Books

Kansas City

Wednesday, December 8
7:00 PM
Unity Temple
on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street
Hosted by Rainy Day Books
In conversation with Vivian Jennings


Thursday, December 9
6:30 PM
Washburn High School
, 201 West 49th St.
Featuring Michele Norris and Kate DiCamillo, author of Because of Winn-Dixie