February 13th to 15th, 2018–University of Arkansas, campus visit and reading, Fayetteville, AR

February 21st to 24th, 2018–University of Kentucky, campus visit and reading with Ramona Ausubel, The Burl, Lexington, KY

March 8th, 4:30 to 5:45pm, 2018–STRANGER AND TRUTHIER THAN TRUMP: Fiction in the age of Trump, panel, Tampa, FL

March 9th, 7pm, 2018–SINKING GROUND, RISING VOICES, reading, CAVU, Tampa, FL

March 10th, 1:30 to 2:45 pm, 2018–WRIT LARGE, Short Story, panel, Tampa, FL

April 14th, 1:30pm and 7:30pm, 2018–STORIES ON STAGE, Emma Messenger performs “Exit Zero,” Su Teatro, Denver, CO

April 22nd, 2 to 5pm, 2018–“Eternal Structure of the Spotless Story,” master class, Tin House, Brooklyn, NY

July 13th to July 28th, 2018–WEST CORK LITERARY FESTIVAL, workshop, master class, and reading, Bantry, Ireland



January 6th to January 15th, 2017Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) MFA program, visiting writer, Santa Fe, NM, reading

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, 7:30pm–Love 2.0 with Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Selected Shorts at Symphony Space, reading of “Edna in Rain,” NYC

Friday, February 10th, 2017, 12pm–Associated Writing Programs (AWP), “Seeing The Forest For The Trees,” panel with Sian Griffiths, Benjamin Hale, Michael Martone, and Julia Elliott, Washington D.C. Convention Center

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 7pm–The Freya Project, reading and fundraiser, Ramona, Brooklyn.

Friday, March 31st, 2017–University of West Georgia, reading and Q&A, Atlanta, GA

Thursday, April 13th, 2017–Washington and Jefferson College, reading and Q&A, Pittsburgh, PA

Fall 2017Munster Literature Center, MHB will be in residence as the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow in Cork, Ireland

September 13th to 16th, 2017–master class/ workshop, Cork International Short Story Festival, Ireland

Thursday, September 14th, 2017, 10pm–reading and conversation with Kanishk Tharoor, Cork International Short Story Festival, Ireland

Friday, September 22nd, 2017, 5:30pm–reading, School of English Culture Night, University of Cork College (UCC), Ireland

Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 3pm–reading and interview, Fiction at The Friary, Friary Pub, Cork, Ireland.

PEN AMERICA’s Best Debut Stories 2017, edited by Yuka Igarashi and judged by Kelly Link, Nina McConigley, and MHB will be published in Fall 2017