Find out where you can see me read, hear me blab, or get your copy of Word by Word signed. (No silly slide presentations unless explicitly noted, sorry.) Check back often: new dates are being added on the regular!

PORTLAND, OR, March 22
Powell’s Books
1005 W. Burnside St., 7:30pm
The last time I was in Powell’s, I pointed to an empty spot on a shelf and asked a passing employee if I could just live right there. They gave me a very wan smile, and then I realized that they probably get fangirls like me asking that all the time. Sorry, random Powell’s employee! I will not make that joke this time!

SEATTLE, WA, March 25
Town Hall
Campion Ballroom at Seattle University
914 E. Jefferson St., 6:00pm
I’ve never been to Seattle, but my husband tells me it’s a cool town, and I’m eager to meet people who tell me that they used to drink Starbucks before it was This Whole Giant Corporate Thing. This will be a longer talk, not a reading per se, and you need to buy tickets ahead of time. I promise it will be worth the $5! (I’m a cheaper date than Roomful of Teeth.)

DALLAS, TX, April 5
Texas Library Association Conference
Dallas Convention Center (room TBD), 9:45 am
Anu Garg of A.Word.A.Day and I will be teaming up for a short program called “Words Matter: The Power of Shaping Public Rhetoric to Carry Our Messages.” While you’ll need to be an attendee at TLA to see this talk, there’s a good chance that I’ll add more Texas appearances to the calendar, so watch this space. (Figuratively.)

Arkansas Literary Festival
various locations around Little Rock, deets TBD
I have never been in Arkansas, though I have driven through Arkansas several times in the dead of night. I’m looking forward to seeing what the state looks like in daylight, and meeting the fine folks of Little Rock! Y’all have a lot of deer that like to graze right next to the highway, I can tell you that.



43 responses to “Where?

  1. I already know the answer to this, but do you take requests to just sit and talk to someone over coffee? I majored in linguistics in college and you’re basically doing my dream job. 🙂 Love the blog.

  2. Aaron

    Bridget, we Stamperphiles should just pool our money to start a conference dedicated to a love of English by amateur lexicophiles. We could see the dorky PowerPoint slides AND have coffee with Kory…

  3. Kate W

    KS – you are my new intellectual icon! Never before have I been so in awe of one person’s use and knowledge of the english language – and simultaneously concerned with my own short-comings in said area. And, of course, as always – you are wicked funny!

  4. It’s a joy to read someone so literate and funny! Keep it up.

  5. Tatjana G.

    Thank you for your excellent presentation today at eLex!

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    • Kory Stamper

      Not this go-round, though it’s worth noting that I’ll be doing more travel later this summer and fall! There is yet hope for Detroit.

  7. Chris

    It says here that you will be in Denver on April 29, but the Tattered Cover web site says April 28. Can you confirm which is correct?

    Also, yes, East Colfax has changed a lot . . . and yet remains so much the same.

  8. davidly

    I guess Berlin’s out of the question.

  9. Laura

    Kansas City, please!

  10. Kari

    I didn’t see Seattle on the list- typo? 🙂 You’d have a full house…

    • Kory Stamper

      You’re not the only one to say that….

      I am really, really hoping that Round Two of the book tour will be a west coast (and Texas? Y’all Texans really love this book) jaunt. Stay tuned!

  11. Ashley

    Oh my goodness! I just discovered your site recently, and I must say, you’re absolutely inspiring. I’m a linguistics major hoping to minor in publishing and my dream is to be a lexicographer as well! I never realized there were so many others who are genuinely fascinated by and love words and dictionaries! 😄 I would absolutely love for you to come to Vancouver, BC one day!

  12. Oh, yay! I finally discover an author BEFORE they hit Pittsburgh, instead of two weeks after they’ve been here!

  13. maefood.blogspot.com

    I wish you were coming to Ann Arbor! I bought the book immediately and have expressed my enjoyment here: http://maefood.blogspot.com/2017/03/wordy-wednesday-inside-dictionary.html

  14. Randy

    Kory, you’ll enjoy the newer East Colfax Tattered Cover. Bookstore-hip amid the detattering remains of that aging strip street revival. Make sure to leave time to stop in at the TwistandShout.com next door to get the full transformative jolt. I won’t be there but wish I could be.

  15. Kory, I’m disappointed that I’ll be away when you’re in Chicago! (I’ll be in Buenos Aires.) But with luck you’ll be back for #ACES2018 and I can buy you a beer then. Meanwhile, have a wonderful tour!

  16. Seems like you could squeeze Lincoln, Nebraska, in on April 27. Indigo Bridge book store or Francie & Fitch would be good bets.

  17. David C

    Clearly you are dissing us on the Left Coast. San Francisco and Los Angeles are not (necessarily) the intellectual hinterlands once rumored to be.

  18. Laurie Euler

    Is it possible to get a book signed if I can’t attend one of your events? I could pay for shipping, etc. I bought this book for my mom – a dictionary enthusiast. Obviously, she also loves this book.

    • Kory Stamper

      There is! You can call any of the independent bookstores I’ll be reading at and ask to order a signed copy. Then I’ll sign it when I get there to read.

  19. Huntsville, AL Don’t bother with ATL, BNA or BHM. HSV is the place you want to visit.

  20. Joli

    Please include Los Angeles in your west coast tour. Heard you on Fresh Air last week – made my commute home in L.A. traffic fun!

  21. Doris

    I’m still waiting for West Hartford, CT, home of Noah Webster himself.

  22. Donna Burchfield

    My husband is a fan and has written a for real long-hand letter to you.
    Is there an address where you could receive it?

  23. jinksbee

    Dallas! Dallas! Dallas! Pretty please, with banana puddin’ on top?

  24. Julie Acker

    Kory I absolutely love your book. I have, sadly, almost finished reading it; myriad times I have interrupted members of my family to read passages out loud to them. I love your erudite style and impressive command of our wonderful and interesting language. If I were younger you would have me interested in a career as a lexicographer /etymologist.

    I’ll put my vote in for a book signing in Baltimore.



  25. Jeffrey Wood

    Please come Washington D.C. Your book is great!

  26. Lee Laughlin

    GAH! I missed Boston. Can’t wait for the next round of locations. Mama needs a vacation!

  27. Jack

    Please add Washington, DC! (Or Maryland, even better. 🙂 )

  28. Richard Tinsley

    I loved your book and look forward for the next one. I hope to see you one day at Third Place Books in Lake forest Park, WA. (just north of Seattle).

  29. John Commins

    Your book is superb! I cannot recall the last time I read someone who can match your thorough command of the English language, were every word matters. Try to steer your book tour to the Atlantic Coast of Florida this winter. Looking forward to reading more from you.

  30. Amy

    Please come to North Carolina! We have a great new non-profit bookstore in Winston-Salem called Bookmarks that would be a perfect host. I haven’t asked them but surely they won’t mind.

  31. Barbara Tucciarone

    Any chance of coming to NYC?????

  32. Marc Whitehead

    We enjoyed your book reading at Powell’s Books. It was fun and entertaining. Thanks.
    Here is a comment from WAPO 3-25-18 with a new word selection that I thought you might enjoy:

    How about “disbarrassment” as a new word for 2018:

    Definition: The feeling a lawyer experiences when asked to work for an embarrassing client and where that work would likely get him disbarred.

    Usage: Attorney Joseph diGenova decided not to accept failed real estate speculator and entertainer Donald Trump as a client, claiming conflicts of interest and disbarrassment.

  33. Gary L. Bond

    It’s a-boot time you came to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, or even Toronto, eh?

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