March 16, 2016, New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA. 2 pm reading and discussion with Andrea Kleine (Calf), and Ellen Urbani (Landfall) as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book.
January 17, 2016, Washington County Public Library, Abingdon, VA. A reading at 3 pm on a Sunday afternoon. Should be nice.
January 5, 2016, Low-residency MFA program, West Virginia Wesleyan University, Buchannon, WV. RG leads a workshop on voice and reads.
December 11, 2015, Keynote speech, Kansas Farmers Union, Topeka, KS. Topeka!
November 20-22, 2015, Troublesome Creek Writers Retreat, Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, KY. RG facilitates writing retreat. Sign up here.
November 19, 2015, 9:25am. English class, Big Sandy Community College, Pikeville, KY. RG reads and discusses. At the invitation of Shawna Kay Rodenberg.
November 16, 2015, Keynote speech, Arts in Education Conference, Milennium Centre, Johnson City, TN. RG speaks. More info here.
November 14, 2015, 1 PM, Old Capitol Building, Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort, KY. RG will discuss Appalachian literature with Chris Scotton, David Joy, and Karen Salyer McElmurray. RG will also sit a table, sign books, etc.
November 9, 2015, National Novel Writing Month workshop, Harlan Public Library, Harlan, KY. RG leads a writing workshop.
October 19, 2015, Appalachian Studies class, University of Kentucky. RG reads, fields questions. At the invitation of Kathy Newfont.
October 17, 2015, Books By The Banks, Cincinnati, OH. RG reads, discusses, sits at a table and smiles. With Neil Carpathios, poet and editor of Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio.
October 15, 2015, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. RG reads at the invitation of the EKU Appalachian Studies program.
October 10, 2015, Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN. RG reads, signs, eats hot chicken.
October 8, 2015, Emory & Henry Literary Festival, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA. RG reads from Trampoline and performs with the Higher Ground community theater group.
September 13, 2015, 3pm, Union Avenue Books, Knoxville. RG will be reading with Jesse Graves and Denton Loving.
September 9-10, 2015, Appalachian Symposium, Berea College. RG will be on a panel with Amy Greene, Glenn Taylor, and Charles Dodd White at 9:45 am on Thursday the 10th, with a book signing to follow.
June 18, 2015, Highland Summer Conference, Radford University, Radford, Virginia. RG will be doing an evening reading.
May 31, 2015 Morris book shop, Lexington, Kentucky. A 2pm start. Books will be read and signed by RG live.
May 27, 2015 Holler Poets 84, Al's Bar, Lexington. It's the 7th anniversary show and RG will be reading with Mary Ann Taylor-Hall and musician Chris Sullivan. 8pm start. No holds barred.
April 30, 2015 Pages & Pints authors series, Apollo Pizza, Richmond, Kentucky. Robert Gipe will be reading with Robert Dean Johnson and David Joy. Eat more pizza. Drink better beer.
April 22, 2015 Thomas More College, Cincinnati. Robert Gipe will be participating in the Words Festival. Reading at 6:45 pm.
April 9-12, 2015 Higher Ground community performances, Cumberland, Kentucky. Robert Gipe will be part of the cast of Higher Ground 5: Find A Way, an original musical drama created by the people of Harlan County, Kentucky. Call 606-589-3129 for more information or to reserve tickets.
March 26-29, 2015 The annual conference of the Appalachian Studies Association, Johnson City, Tennessee. Robert Gipe will be presenting at the ASA conference in a session on Book Arts. The ASA Conference will also see the launch of his debut novel, Trampoline. A full schedule of events can be found here.