Between 1993 and 2013 Anne gave over seventy readings, lectures or presentations throughout the United States, including such venues as The New York Public Library, the Manhattan Theater Club, Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, Oregon, the San Francisco Museum, Chicago’s Hideout, Women & Children First and the Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows high schools. She has presented at libraries, bookstores, universities, schools, reading clubs, and (accompanied by barking) at dog shelters and training facilities.

Recent Events

Fictlicious: The Hungry Show
@ The Hideout
January 18, 2015

Fictlicious: The Bad Show
@ The Hideout
July 16, 2013

Admiral at the Lake
“Telling Life Stories”
August 22, 2pm

Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Italians
Loyola University, Klarchek Information Commons, 4th floor

“Italian Catholic Culture In Literature”
Nov 9, 2013, 9:30am

Summer Literary Seminar
INKUBATE Novel competition
Short listed Finalist Award Recipient
for Summer Literary Seminars
Nairobi, Kenya
December 2013

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Fictlicious: The Hungry Show

Fictlicious: The Hungry Show
The Fictlicious The Hungry Show recorded live at The Hideout in Chicago on January 19, 2015.
Anne Calcagno's reading comes in at the 33:04 - 42:40 mark.

Fictlicious: The Bad Show
The Fictlicious The Bad Show recorded live at The Hideout in Chicago on July 22, 2013.
Anne Calcagno's reading comes in at the 29:45 - 37:50 mark.

Fictlicious: Crossing the Line Show
The Fictlicious Crossing the Line show recorded live at The Hideout in Chicago on July 24, 2012.
Anne Calcagno's reading comes in at the 43:32 - 50:00 mark.

Various 21st Century Events

Book Launch & Reading, Women & Children First bookstore

Reading, Tuesday Funk, Hopleaf Bar

Guest Lecturer & Reading, Rolling Meadows High School

Fundraising Book sale for C.A.R.E. (Evanston Animal Shelter),

Presentation & signing, Happy Yappy Hour, Love Like a Dog, Bark Bark Club

Faculty Strut, reading from Love Like A Dog, Curious Theater

AWP Panelist: “Writing in the Windy City: Local Writers Reflect on making it in Chicago,” The Associated Writing programs 2008 Conference     

Rhino Fest, “On Becoming Sleep Stiffened,” solo performance piece, Center Portion Theater

Cabaret Mit Teeth, multi-media performances of “The Stiff Heart; the Organ & the Metaphor,” + “Nests falling,” Acme Art Works @ St Paul’s Church, with Beau O’Reilly    

Beau O’Reilly’s original The Madelyn Trilogy plays, role of Wife

Visiting Writer, University of Wisconsin @ Madison

Visiting Lecturer, Travel Writing, Off Campus Writers, Winnetka Community House

Guest Writer/Reader, The Writers, Glencoe  

Author presentation, Creative Writing Day “Becoming a Writer,” Elk Grove HS

Presentation & reading, “Consumerism and Fiction,” Lake Forest College, IL          

Reading, The Milk of Almonds, publication party, Barnes & Noble, Webster Place

Italian–American Historical Association, 35th annual Conference: The Impact of Italians of World War II on Italian Americans 1935-present:

  • Panel presentation #1: ”The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture”    
  • Panel presentation #2: “Women Fiction Writers From the Penguin Book of Italian American Writers”        

Reading, Other Voices publication party, Park District of Highland Park

Young Authors Conference, Arlington Heights, IL 'Naming Your Way Into Fiction,' Northwest suburban high schools    

DePaul Friends of the Library Lecture Series.  Chicago, IL. “Faith! Don't let Those Historians get You Down (An Artist's Perspective), Transitions BookPlace, Chicago     
'How To Get Started in Travel Writing.' Reading & book signing, Barnes & Noble, Chicago. IL. 

Young Authors Conference, Buffalo Grove, IL 'Names; Keys To Imagination.'
Lecture to selected northwest suburban high school writers    

Presentation,Girl Scout Troop #403 'How Girls become Writers.'