On Tour




Upcoming Readings

Fall 2017, Indianapolis, IN, Butler University Reading Series, Date TBA

January 15, Indianapolis, IN, PEN/America event at Tube Factory Artspace, 6:45 pm, with Mitchell L.H. Douglas, Sarah Layden, Susan Neville, Angela Jackson Brown, Dan Wakefield, and Karen Kovacik.

Past Readings

Fall 2015-Spring 2016

September 16, Springfield, IL, University of Illinois-Springfield.

September 23, Durham, NH, University of New Hampshire.

October 14, Madison, WI (via Skype from Indianapolis), University of Wisconsin.

October 28, Indianapolis, IN, IUPUI, Guest Lecture in Sarah Layden’s Fiction Workshop

November 9, Milwaukee, WI, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with Amelia Gray.

February 11, Monmouth, IL, Monmouth College.

Spring 2015

January 15-16, Tampa, FL, University of Tampa, 7:15 pm reading Thursday, lecture Friday morning.

January 23, El Paso, TX (by telephone from Indianapolis), KTEP-FM Words on a Wire Taping, with Daniel Chacon.

February 3, Evansville, IN, University of Southern Indiana, 1:30-2:45 pm lecture, 3 pm reading.

March 3, Milledgeville, GA, George College & State University, 7:30 pm reading & visit to Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia complex.

March 4, New York, NY. Story Prize Spotlight Award Ceremony, 7:30 pm, at The New School Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street.

April 7, Arlington, TX, University of Texas-Arlington, 6 pm (via Skype from Indianapolis)

May 22-31, New Harmony, IN, New Harmony Writers’ Workshop, Writer-in-Residence

Fall 2014 

September 21, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Book Festival, panel with Darcey Steinke and Bich Minh Nguyen, Moderated by Beth Bosworth, St. Francis McArdle (180 Remsen Street), 4 pm.

October 2-3, South Orange, NJ, Seton Hall University, reading.

October 9-10, Nacogdoches, TX, Stephen F. Austin State University, Thursday reading & Friday class visit.

Spring 2014: The Zero Dollar Tour (in support of Praying Drunk)

January 23, Seattle, WA, American Booksellers Association Winter Institute, 6 pm.

January 28, Los Angeles, CA (via telephone from Indianapolis), Other People with Brad Listi Podcast taping.

January 30-31, Elizabethtown, PA, Elizabethtown College, Thursday 4pm craft talk & 8 pm reading; Friday morning class visit.

February 7, 2014, Provo, UT, Brigham Young University, Friday Reading Series, noon reading & 11 am craft talk.

February 13-14, 2014, Huntsville, TX, Sam Houston State University, Thursday evening reading & Friday morning Q&A/craft talk.

February 18, 2014, Indianapolis, IN, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Cavanaugh Hall 508, 4 pm.

February 20, 2014, Myrtle Beach, SC, Coastal Carolina University, Thursday reading, Recital Hall of the Edwards Humanities and Fine Arts Building, 4:30 pm.

February 24, Chicago, IL (via Skype from Indianapolis), Lake Forest College, 9 am

February 25, Chicago, IL, Lake Forest College, 7pm reading and podcast recording with Jacob Knabb.

February 27 – March 1, 2014, Seattle, WA, AWP Conference, Washington State Convention Center & Sheraton Seattle Hotel.  Sarabande 20th Anniversary Roaring 20’s Party & Praying Drunk Book Launch, Thursday, 2/27, 8 pm, at Pike Place Market. Panel Discussion: “Happy Endings that Don’t Jerk You Around,” with Ian Stansel, Amber Dermont, Danielle Evans, and Rebecca Makkai. Friday, 2/28, 9-10:15 am,  Room 202, Western New England annex, 2nd Floor. Book Signing at the Third Place Books table, Book Fair, 11:30am-12:30pm. Book Signing at the Sarabande Books table, Book Fair, 2-3 pm. Late Conversation with Paul Martone taping at Late Night Library booth, 4-5 pm.

March 6, 2014, Manchester, NH, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Time TBA.

March 10, 2014, Brooklyn, NY, Franklin Park Reading Series: Fifth Anniversary Bash,  Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden, 618 St. John’s Place, between Classon and Franklin Avenues, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 8-10 pm, with Adam Wilson and Dani Shapiro.

March 11, 2014, Brooklyn, NY, Community Bookstore, OFFICIAL New York City Book Launch for Praying Drunk, in conversation with Jason Diamond, 7 pm. Sponsored by Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

March 15, 2014, Los Angeles, CA, Skylight Books, in conversation with Amelia Gray.

March 16, 2014, San Diego, CA, San Diego Writers Ink, 2-5 pm workshop.

March 17, 2014, Portland, OR,  Powell’s City of Books. Smallpressapalooza. Pearl Room, 7:30 pm.

March 18, 2014, Portland, OR,  Between the Covers with David Naimon taping (KBOO 90.7 FM)

March 19, 2014, Ft. Wayne, IN,  University of St. Francis, 7 pm.

March 20, 2014, Chicago, IL, Roosevelt University, 4:30 Reception & 5 pm Reading at the Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan, with Angela Pneuman; 6-8:30 pm Conversation with Suzanne Scanlon’s Nonfiction Workshop.

March 21, Marquette, MI (via Skype, from Toledo), Northern Michigan University, 11:30 am.

March 25, 2014, Louisville, KY, Carmichael’s, 7 pm.

March 27-28, 2014, Arlington, TX, University of Texas-Arlington, 7 pm.

April 3, 2014, Iowa City, IA, Mission Creek Festival of Music and the Arts, Prairie Lights, 6 pm, followed by Champagne reception and book signing at the Times Club.

April  4, 2014, Madison WI, Madison Public Library, Night Light Friday, 9 pm. (Doors open at 8 pm.)

April 8, 2014, Indianapolis, IN, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Q&A with Karen Johnson’s literature class, BS 3012 (Business Bldg.), Noon.

April 10-11, 2014, Washington, DC/Fairfax County, VA, George Mason University, Thursday 7:30 pm reading & Friday workshop with MFA students.

April 17, Toledo, OH,with Angela Pneuman, Kodi Scheer, and Ben Stroud, 6 pm.

April 18, Ann Arbor, MI, Literati Bookstore, with Ben Stroud, 6:30 pm.

Fall 2013

August 28, 2013, Iowa City, IA, Prairie Lights Presents Readings from the Iowa Review, 7 pm

September 27, 2013, Champaign, IL, Pygmalion Music Festival, Friday evening reading at Buvon’s Wine Bar, 8:00-9:30 pm, with Matt Bell and Roxane Gay, 8-9:30 pm

October 14, 2013, Des Moines, IA, Des Moines Area Community College (Ankeny Campus), Celebration of Literary Arts Festival, Reading in Building 2, Room 25A, 10:10 am, plus afternoon Q&A with fiction writing students

November  13, Anderson, IN, private lecture for the Anderson University Chorale

November 25, Rumpus Book Club, online chat (Praying Drunk is the November 2013 selection of the Rumpus Book Club), 9 pm Eastern Time


September 30, Chicago, IL, Sunday Salon Series, Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen, 8 pm

January 24, Indianapolis, IN, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 4 pm

March 10, Iowa City, IA, Iowa Writers’ Workshop Sunday Salon, Presentation on the Job Market for Creative Writers, workshop students only, Glenn Schaeffer Library, 6 pm

April 5, Iowa City, IA, Mission Creek Festival, with Matt Bell, Jensen Beach, Aaron Burch, and Dylan Nice, Clinton Street Social Club, 7-8 pm

July 11, Marion, IA, Campbell Steele Gallery, Cedar Rapids Metro Library Network Salon Series, with Dini Parayitam, 7 pm


September 10, Corydon, IN, Frank Bill Crimes Out of Southern Indiana Release Party, 7 pm (with Frank Bill, Scott Phillips, Matthew McBride, and Donald Ray Pollock)

November 4, Akron, OH, Big Big Mess / NEO MFA reading series, with Catherine Wagner, 7-9 pm

November 12, New York, NY, private event

November 17, Bowling Green, OH, Bowling Green State University, Winter Wheat Literary Festival, Featured Reader, 7 pm

January 31, Peoria, IL, Bradley University, 7 pm

Februay 27, Carbondale, IL, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 7 pm

February 29-March 3, Chicago, IL, AWP Conference:

  • Thursday, March 1, 8-10 pm, The Galway Arms, Lincoln Park (2442 North Clark Street), “The Wrong Kind of Reading,” sponsored by Plots with Guns, with Pinckney Benedict, Anthony Neil Smith, and others.
  • Friday, March 2, 10:30-11:45 am, Wabach Ballroom, Palmer House Hilton, 3rd Floor, “Home and Away” panel, with Jeff Parker, Stephan Clark, Sabina Murray, and Jensen Beach. Time & Location TBA.
  • Friday, March 2, 9-10:15 am, Grand Ballroom, Palmer House Hilton, 4th Floor, “Literature and the Internet 2012.” Blake Butler, Stephen Elliott, Roxane Gay, and James Yeh, panelists; Kyle Minor, moderator.
  • Saturday, March 3, 3-4:15 pm, State Ballroom, Palmer House Hilton, 4th Floor, “Men from Venus” panel, with Alan Heathcock, Reese Okyong Kwon, Jennine Capo Crucet, and  Kevin Wilson.

March 16, Toledo, OH, Ukazoo Books, The MILL Benefit Reading for Haiti, with Ben Stroud, 5-7 pm

March 28, Detroit/Farmington, MI, Mentobe Cafe, Dzanc/The Collagist/Absinthe/Midwestern Gothic Reading Series, with Elizabeth Ellen, 7 pm


October 16, 2010, New York, NY, Greek-American Writers Association Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia St., Greenwich Village), 6-8 pm, $7 cover (with Dean Kostos and others)

October 28-31, 2010, Marshall, MN, Southwest Minnesota State University, Featured Reader, Marshall Festival 2010 (with Stephen Graham Jones, Scott Phillips, and others)

November 12-13, Bowling Green, OH, Bowling Green State University, Winter Wheat Literary Festival

January 28, 2011, Blacksburg, VA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) Visiting Writers Series, Soniat Reader, Friday evening, 7 pm

February 22, Columbus, OH, The Ohio State University. Reading, 7 pm & Discussion with English 291 class (U.S. Literature 1865-present) about In the Devil’s Territory, 1:30-3:00 pm

March 10, St. Louis, MO, Noir at the Bar (with Anthony Neil Smith), 7 pm

April 1-2, Denton TX, University of North Texas (with John D’Agata, Vanessa Place, Alex Lemon, and Christine Sneed)

April 25, Louisville, KY, Sarabande Reading Series, 21c Museum Hotel, 7:30 pm

May 12-13, Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati Salon Reading (with Albert Goldbarth, Douglas Watson,  and others)


September 29 – Anderson, IN, Anderson University

February 3 – New York, NY, Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series, Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia St., Greenwich Village), 6 pm, $7 cover (with Janice Erlbaum, author of Girlbomb)

April 7-10, Denver, CO, AWP Writers Conference, two panels: (1) Points of View Panel, Sat., Apr. 10, Room 108, Colorado Convention Center, Street Level (with Benjamin Percy, Holly Goddard Jones, Christopher Coake, and Lauren Groff); and (2) Writers in Universities Panel, Fri. Apr. 9, Room 11o, Colorado Convention Center, Street Level (with Matt Tullis, Joe Oestreich, Emma Bolden, and Miroslav Penkov); and one evening reading, Thurs., Apr. 8, Forest Room 5 (with Aaron Burch, Kathy Fish, and others)

May 7, Lake Charles, LA, McNeese State University, 6 pm

May 11, Champaign-Urbana, IL, University of Illinois, Benefit Reading for Haiti, with Philip Graham, Okla Elliott, and Sean Karns.

2008-2009 25-City Tour in support of In the Devil’s Territory, with Kathleen Rooney and friends, among them Rebecca Barry, Steve Almond, Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, Joshuah Bearman, Blake Butler, Laura Benedict, James Yeh, Rebecca Kanner, and more:

New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Brookline, Providence, Provincetown, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Winston-Salem, Lexington, Columbus, Toledo, Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, Champaign, Edwardsville, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Fayetteville, Memphis, Seattle, Bellingham, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

2006-2008 Readings in Support of Surreal South and Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers and “A Day Meant to Do Less/Best American Mystery Stories 2008, with friends including Pinckney Benedict, Rodney Jones, Andrew Hudgins, Lee K. Abbott, Jennifer Glaser, Jess Lacher, Shahnaz Habib, and more

Columbus, OH; Toledo, OH; Upper Arlington, OH; Carbondale, IL; Edwardsville, IL; New York, NY

To Schedule a Reading, Lecture, Q&A, or Radio Interview: email kyle (at) kyleminor.com

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