Upcoming Events

May 30, 2023, 9:30 a.m -11:00 a.m. Academy of Lifelong Learners Local Author Series Guest

June 27, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Vox Pop Writers Forum Guest with Ray Graf

October 24, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Vox Pop Writers Forum Guest with Ray Graf

Past Events

Vox Pop Writers Forum Guest with Ray Graf, February 28, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Recording Here.

Book Club Discussion at UU Saratoga

Monday, July 18, 2022 6:00 pm. In person.

UU Book Club Discussion Against the Grain. I’ll be there to answer questions. 624 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Reading at Battenkill Books

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 6:00 p.m. In person

I’ll be reading Against the Grain at the charming Battenkill Books. 15 E Main St, Cambridge, NY 12816. Link HERE.

Author Talk Hudson Falls Free Library

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 6:30 p.m. In person.

I’ll be reading from Against the Grain and selling and signing books.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site August

Sunday, August 7th, 2022b6:00-7:00. In Person

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069

Not Just for Kids Storytelling. 2022 Folktales and Family Tales with Lâle Davidson

Link HERE.

Quaking Bogs, Fairy Queens, and Mysterious Lights on the High Plains

Tonight’s program combines Irish fairy tales about chasing corpses through quaking bogs with true family tales of mysterious lights on the high plains in South America, taken from her magical realist novel, Blue Woman Burning. She’ll also tell stories from her collection, Strange Appetites, published by Red Penguin Books. With wry humor and vivid imagery, she’ll shine a light on nature’s wisdom for a magical evening you’ll long remember.  

Saranac Lake Arts Walk, Third Thursdays, July-Sept.

August 18, 5 – 7 pm

Artists and performers will make the streets of downtown Saranac Lake dance. I’ll be selling my books with other writers, Daniela Gitlin and poet James Bourey in front of the Adirondack Center for Writing. 15 Broadway. LINK to EVENT.

Banned Books Reading Caffe Lena

Wednesday, August 24, 7 pm. Caffe Lena: Banned Books Reading, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

I’ll be joining others to read from books that were banned in prohibition states this year. My selection is from Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, can you believe that?

Barkreaders: The Adirondack Center for Writing Open Mic

Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m.

I’ll be the featured reader with nonfiction writer Lorraine Duvall. Come to read or just to listen! ACW 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake. 

Beer Diviner Pub

June 18, 6 PM

I’ll be reading and signing books, and two comedians from NYC will follow.

Beer Diviner

243 Bly Hollow Road

Petersburg, NY

Stony Creek Free Library Presents

June 5, 10am-2pm

I’ll be signing books with other authors.

Stony Creek Free Library, ARTirondack’s Gallery, Wallace.

37 Harrisburg Road, Stony Creek, NY 12878, (518) 744-3951. Map.

May 25, 6:00-7:00 Reading and Book Signing for Against the Grain. NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE

April 25, 12:30-1:50 Writers Project SUNY ADIRONDACK

(In Person) Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY

April 16, 3:00-4:30 Workshop, Writing Divinity, Beacon Hill Friends House

(Virtual) Fee: $0 to $15. bhfh.org/writingdivinity/


January 25, 7:00 p.m. Storytelling at Caffe Lena

Join us in person or online for a blend of personal tales, historical tales and folktales. To attend in person click on the blue link: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/storytelling-night… To attend virtually click on THIS blue link: https://caffelena.tv/programs/live-storytelling-night-jan

December 9, 2021 5:30-6:30: Books Signing, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY

December 9, 2021, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Book Launch Party- All welcome! Reading, book signing, finger food and bubbly!


Principessa Elena Society

13 Oak Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

Books will be available at the Principessa for sale and signing. There will also be a cash bar. 

Covid-19 Precautions

In light of the uptick in our area, please only attend if you have been vaccinated. Sorry! Please also wear a mask.

Coming out this November with Red Penguin Books! Available at Amazon!

SUNY ADIRONDACK Writing Faculty Showcase at the Writers Project

September 20, 2021

12:30 p.m.

Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall, 640 Bay Road.

I’ll be reading from the prologue and have free postcards.

Lâle Davidson’s Blue Woman Burning is at once a road novel, a mystery, and a wise meditation on family and the way hurt begets hurt. As propulsive as its plot is, though, it’s Davidson’s wondrous, penetrating, eloquent prose that will stick with readers. This book is that rare thing: a page-turner that can and should be savored. – Gabriel Blackwell, author of CORRECTION and editor of The Collagist

Guest with Barbara Chepaitis Writer’s Forum WAMC Vox Pop

Sept. 21, 2021


Call in with your questions about writing during the show from 2-3 p.m. at 1-800-348-2551 (1-800-34TALK-1)

Email voxpop@wamc.org during the show

Tweet us @WAMCVoxPop

100,000 Poets for Change Reading

I’ll be joining a host of readers reading about peace and climate change, sharing an excerpt of my book Adirondack Center for Writing Peoples Choice Award winning book of short stories, Strange Appetites, being re-released by Red Penguin Books this fall. Free postcards of the cover.

August 23, 2017, 7-9 p.m. Hillview Free Library
Reading/Lecture “Two Paths to Writing Your Life: The Magical and the Real.” Hillview Free Library

I’ll read excerpts from two stories that used to be one and are both (very) loosely based on my life, “Hitting the Wall” and “The Gatekeeper’s Mistake,” in order to illuminate the uses of magical realism as well as the writing process. Powerpoint will be included and the lecture is open to the public.

September 19, 2017, 11:30-12:45, SUNY Adirondack 
Lecture: “Ecuadorian Literature”

I’ll be presenting a lecture and powerpoint at SUNY Adirondack’s Continuing Education Lecture and Lunch series for seniors, at the Scoville Auditorium on the main SUNY Adirondack campus. While there’s a small fee for the day of lectures and the lunch, I believe the lecture itself is open to the public.


Speaking the Language of Trees: UU Sermon

Other copy

Delivered 4/19/2020