Reading at the Napa Library

The author will talk about her collection, Strange Company, and read one of the essays. The public is invited to attend.

August 12, 2017

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Napa Library

580 Coombs Street

Napa CA 94559


Get Lit Reading Series

Please join us for an evening of literary readings with Jean Ryan, Vicki DeArmon and Susanna Solomon. Open mic readings will follow.

January 25, 2017  –  7:00 pm

The Corkscrew Wine Bar

100 Petaluma Blvd North

Petaluma CA 94952

Litquake in the Castro

Join Jean Ryan and other authors for a literary afternoon in San Francisco’s Castro district. The authors will be reading from their works.

October 12, 2014


Magnet Community Center

4122 18th Street

San Francisco CA 94102

 Lambda Finalist Readings at the San Francisco Public Library

Jean Ryan and other Lambda Literary Finalists will be reading from their 2014 nominated books.

May 1, 2014

San Francisco Public Library

Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A & B

100 Larkin Street

San Francisco CA 94102

AWP at the Washington State Convention Center

Jean Ryan will be signing books at the Ashland Creek Press exhibitor’s booth at the Association of Writers and Writers Programs convention.

February 27, 2014

1:00 pm

North Hall – Booth 1207

Washington State Convention Center

Corner of Pike and Eighth St

Seattle WA

American Association of University Women Benefit

Jean Ryan and other local authors will appear at a literary event in Napa CA to benefit the Napa County Branch of the AAUW. Proceeds from this event will go to local high school and junior college girls in Napa Valley.


Authors will talk about their educational backgrounds and writing journeys, and their books will be available for purchase. Details below.


February 6, 2014

6:30 pm

Church Hall

Convenant Presbyterian Church

1226 Salvador Avenue

Napa CA


Reading at Napa Bookmine

Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 6:00 pm

964 Pearl Street

Napa CA 94559

Come hear the author read from her short story collection, SURVIVAL SKILLS, at Napa’s best new resource. Napa Bookmine is a used and new bookstore in the downtown area, selling used books at very reasonable prices; all new books are discounted 10%, including special orders.

Book Festival at Santa Rosa Junior College

September 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm

680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway

Petaluma CA 94954


Redwood Reading Circle Stage in the Quad

The public is invited. Come meet the author and hear her read from her short story collection, SURVIVAL SKILLS. This is a great chance to meet writers, editors and small press publishers!


April 20, 2013  —  6 pm to 9 pm

Jessel Gallery

1019 Atlas Peak Road

Napa CA

Come join the party at beautiful Jessel Gallery! Wine and light appetizers will be served.

The author will be reading excerpts from her collection. Copies of SURVIVAL SKILLS will be available for sale, and the author will be happy to sign them.

2 thoughts on “Events

  1. The official launch of Survival Skills was a huge success! Congratulations Jean, we’re so very proud of you.

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