Rita Zoey Chin

events & appearances

Upcoming events

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
We're celebrating Melville House's 20th Anniversary, and we'd love to see you there!

Monday, October 3, 2022, 7:00 p.m., Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA
Please join me for the launch of The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern, in conversation with E.B. Bartels, author of Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter, at Wellesley Books! RSVP here! 

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Cohasset Lightkeeper's House, Cohasset, MA
Buttonwood Books and Toys is hosting Coffee with the Authors, and I'm delighted to be one of the authors!

Friday, October 7, 2022, 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Malvern Books, *VIRTUAL EVENT*
This is a virtual event at Malvern Books, in conversation with Cecily Sailor, creator of Typerwriter Tarot!
Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82104328050?pwd=SGpIK3lBY3VMY20wejAycDYrVVB4UT09. Meeting ID: 821 0432 8050. Passcode: 150762.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m., WORD Bookstore, *VIRTUAL EVENT*
I'll be in conversation with Cathy Chung! Join here!

Monday, October 24, 6:30–7:30 PM, Literary Animal Trivia and Scavenger Hunt at Newtonville Books, MA
Come test your literary animal knowledge! I get to team up again with the fabulous E.B. Bartels for this fun Boston Book Festival event!

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6:30 p.m., GBH Studios, Boston, MA
Stories from the Stage live studio recording, in partnership with the Boston Book Festival: "Turn the Page." Tickets available here!

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Local Author Fiction ReadingBoston Book Festival, BPL Newsfeed Cafe, 700 Boylston Street, Boston MA
I'm thrilled to participate in this reading!

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Arlington Author Salon, Kickstand Cafe, Arlington, MA
Come for this multifaceted sensory experience! The theme is Exploration. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Concord Free Public Library, *VIRTUAL EVENT*
Please join me in my deliciously messy writing space as I talk about The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern.
Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87518106999?pwd=T1g2RW9IVWJ3dDE5YllqYnRETzFhQT09, Meeting ID: 875 1810 6999, Passcode: 229243

Past events


January 6, 2017
Dire Literary Series, Out of the Blue Too Gallery, Cambridge, MA
April 7, 2017 at 7:00pm
Poetry reading with Lisa Breger and others, in celebration of National Poetry Month, Roots and Wings, Natick, MA


April 29, 2016
"Essentials of Dialogue," The Muse and the Marketplace conference, Boston, MA
November 30, 2016
Writers Here and Now Reading, University of Maryland


May 20, 2015 at 6:00pm
Guest speaker: Finding Structure in Memoir, Grub Street, Boston, MA
September 11, 2015 at 7:00pm
Keynote speaker, Aurora Studio Art Opening, AAAC, Asheville, NC
October 27, 2015, at 7:00pm
Reading and talk at the Weston Public Library, Weston, MA
October 29, 2015, 7:00pm
Conversation with Mira Bartók at Odyssey Bookshop, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA


June 24, 2014 at 7:00pm
Official Release Date for Let the Tornado Come and launch party at Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA
June 25, 2014 at 7:00pm
Reading at Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
June 26, 2014 at 12:00pm
Author luncheon at Bank Square Books, Mystic CT
June 27, 2014 at 7:00pm
Reading at Jabberwocky Bookshop, Newburyport, MA
July 1, 2014 at 7:00pm
Reading at The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, MD
July 2, 2014 at 2:00pm
Discussion at the Jackson Unit, Cumberland, MD
July 23, 2014 at 5:30pm
Discussion at the Honeoye Public Library, Honeoye, NY
October 19, 2014 at 2:00pm
Wayland Walks: "Waking to the Present Moment," Wayland, MA
October 26, 2014 at 12:45pm
Texas Book Festival: "Trauma, Tragedy, and Transformation," Austin, TX
November 14, 2014 at 11:45am
CLMP Literary Writers Conference: Case Study of a Memoir, The New School, NYC