Margaret Hawkins - Official Author Website




IN THE NEWS



Margaret Hawkins spoke about her book, "How We Got Barb Back" at the The Gabe Miller Foundation November 13.    

Margaret Hawkins interviewed on Cultura, the national Brazilian public TV channel


Margaret Hawkins at the 2015 ALA MidWinter Library Conference

Critical Thinking: Margaret Hawkins
Monday, September 22, 2014

MARGARET HAWKINS JOINS EDITORIAL BOARD OF UPPER HAND PRESS

Intervew with Margaret Hawkins
STEVE BERTRAND ON BOOKS
Margaret Hawkins talks with Steve Bertrand on Books on being remembered, on writing and on listening-in on the conversation one table over.

Confessions of a Lifelong Eavesdropper
New York Times / opinionator
Confession: I eavesdrop. Not only that, I make my students do it. I eavesdrop all the time. You could say it’s my hobby...read more

BACK STORY: AN ACT OF KINDNESS CREATES A BOOK DEAL
Kirkus Reviews
I started writing Lydia’s Party with the idea that it would be interesting to write about a group of friends who gather annually over many years. The book would be about friendship, also art, ambition, secrets, what changes over time and what stays the same...read more

Come to Lydia’s Party — And Meet Margaret Hawkins
BooksontheTable.com
Last week, Chicago author Margaret Hawkins made the trek north to Lake Forest and delighted a group of 35 avid readers with a discussion of her new novel, Lydia’s Party...read more

PICTURE THIS – A VISIT WITH MARGARET HAWKINS
shereads.org
On the morning of the day our new dog was to be delivered by the rescue people, who promised us a 48-hour window in which to change our minds if we didn’t think we could bond with him, She Reads  invited me to write a blog post about an image that inspired something in Lydia’s Party...read more


EVENTS

July 13, 2016

Tea and Talk, Radale, Lake Forest, IL

June 26 - July 2, 2016

Memoir Workshop at The Clearing, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

November 4, 2015
Margaret Hawkins will appear at the book launch for the Portuguese language edition of her third novel, Lydia's Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Sept 29, 2015
Margaret Hawkins will be speaking at the MCFI Mental Health Conference
MORE THAN A DIAGNOSIS: Treating the Whole Person
More info

June 21 – June 27, 2015

Fiction Writing Workshop at The Clearing Folk School

Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

May 17 - May 23, 2015
Memoir Writing Workshop at The Clearing Folk School 
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

PAST EVENTS

February 1, 2015
Featured speaker at the RUSA book and media awards reception for the American Library Association conference in Chicago

January 30, 2015
7:00 pm
Come celebrate the paperback release of LYDIA'S PARTY, hosted by Women & Children First and held at The Swedish American
at 5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago
click here for details

January 28, 2015  
Milwaukee book launch for Lydia's Party paperback:  hosted by Boswell's Bookstore, at Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI ....  click here for details

October 8, 2014
Margaret Hawkins will be signing books at 2 PM out of the Penguin Book Truck, at the Highland Park Library, on October 8 (the day of a total lunar eclipse!) 

August 3 - August 9, 2014
Writing Well: Fiction & Memoir Workshop
with Margaret Hawkins

February 11, 7pm, 2014
Book Launch, Talk, Q&A and Signing
THE BOOK STALL
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, Il 60093

February 10, 10:00am, 2014
Brunch Talk, Q&A and Signing
For more details: lakeforestbookstore.com/event/author-brunch-margaret-hawkins