Friday, January 13, 2017

Harriet Scott Chessman Book Tour Spring 2017



author of  The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas

Meet Harriet Scott Chessman as she introduces her new novel The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas, available March 1 on the Outpost19 imprint. Harriet is the author of the earlier novels The Beauty of Ordinary Things, Someone Not Really Her Mother, Lydia Cassatt Reading The Morning Paper, and Ohio Angels. She wrote the libretto for Jonathan Berger's opera My Lai, commissioned and performed by the Kronos Quartet. My Lai opens in New York later this year.

Harriet Scott Chessman is a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, Wellesley College, and Yale University, where she received her PhD in English from Yale University. She has taught literature and creative writing at Yale University, Bread Loaf School of English, and Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program. She lived for twelve years in Palo Alto, CA. She now lives in Connecticut.

Wednesday, March 1
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT

Sunday, March 5
Why There Are Words Series
The Bowery Club, 38 Bowery, New York, NY
Harriet Scott Chessman appears with other authors.

Thursday, March 9
Why There Are Words Series
Studio 333
333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA
Harriet Scott Chessman appears with other authors.

Monday, March 13
Books Inc/Palo Alto
855 El Camino Real, Ste. 74, Palo Alto, CA

Wednesday, March 15
Folio Books
3957 24th St.
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, March 16
7:30 PM
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Ave, Berkeley, CA

Sunday, March 26
The Concord Bookshop
65 Main St, Concord, MA

Tuesday, March 28
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College St, South Hadley, MA
Made possible with the support of Northfield Mount Hermon School Alumni.
Harriet will be introduced by Northfield Mount Hermon Archivist Peter Weis.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the NMH Fund.

Saturday, April 1
1 PM
Blue Umbrella Books
2 Main St, Westfield, MA
Harriet will be introduced by Westfield News Group Arts reporter Mark G. Auerbach.

Sunday, April 2
Hickory Stick Bookshop,
2 Green Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT

Tuesday, April 4
Water Street Books
26 Water St, Williamstown, MA

Saturday, April 8
The Vermont Book Shop
 38 Main Street, Middlebury, VT
Harriet Scott Chessman reads with author John Elder

Thursday, May 18
Guilford Free Library
67 Park St, Guilford, CT

All readings and booksignings are free and open to the public.
Dates and times are subject to change.

For information on Harriet Scott Chessman:
For information on The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas:
For complete tour information:
For information on Outpost19:


For a review copy of The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas, a media kit,photographs, and information on Outpost19 books, contact: Jon Roemer, Senior Editor and Publisher at

To schedule email, phone, or in-person interviews with Harriet Scott Chesman, contact Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations at

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