June 10, Virtual/Online
Helene Wecker with Ellen Kushner: The Hidden Palace
Ellen and Helene will be in conversation in this online/virtual event.

Past Appearances


May 1-3, Toronto, Canada
Ad Astra 2020
Ellen was to have been be the Guest of Honor at the Toronto-based convention. The event was postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 quarantine.

July 15, Virtual/Online
The Future is Queer: Clarion Workshop Summer Conversations
Ellen moderated the panel.

August 15, Virtual/Online
reCONvene 2020
Ellen appeared as a program participant at the virtual convention.

September 16, Virtual/Online
Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic Launch
Ellen presented a virtual lecture at the University of Glasgow launch of the Center.

November 12, Virtual/Online
Gumbo Fiction Salon’s Virtual Open-Mic
Ellen and Delia Sherman read online at the free event.


June 17-July 26, Roanoke, VA
Hollins University Summer Graduate Program in Children’s Literature
Ellen taught an advanced seminar for thesis students. Delia Sherman taught Introduction to Fantasy Writing.

August 15-19, Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Worldcon

October 11, Lyon, France
Masterclass of the Imaginary
Ellen was a special guest for an interview and signing.

October 19, London, UK
Gollancz Festival

October 22, Paris, France
LGBT Center
Ellen participated in a press conference.
La Dimension Fantastique
Ellen was interviewed and signed books.

October 29-November 3, Nantes, France
Utopiales de Nantes

November 6, Nancy, France
Hall Du Livre Nancy
Meetup and signing (2 p.m.)

November 14, Rennes, France
Critic Libraire-éditeur Rennes
Meetup and signing (5 p.m.)

November 16, Bordeaux, France
La Zone du Dehors
Meetup and signing (6 p.m.)

November 30, Sèvres, France
Rencontres de Sèvres


May 9, Glasgow, Scotland
Fantasy at Glasgow: Reinventing Fantasy
With Delia Sherman and Terri Windling.

May 24-27, Épinal, France
Les Imaginales
With Delia Sherman.

July 19-22, Concoret, France
Rencontres de L’imaginaire de Brocéliande
With Delia Sherman.

September 25-27, Tel Aviv, Israel
Icon Festival
With Delia Sherman.

November 1-4, Baltimore, Maryland
World Fantasy Convention
With Delia Sherman.


March 10-12, Walnut Creek, CA

May 2, Brooklyn, NY
An Evening with Serial Box
Ellen served serve as moderator in conversation with multiple Serial Box series writers, as part of the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings series.

August 9-13, Helsinki, Finland
WorldCon 75

November 1-6, Nantes, France
Nantes Utopiales
With Delia Sherman.


January 15-17, Williamsburg, VA
Ellen appeared as Guest of Honor.

March 16-20, Orlando, FL
37th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA)

May 16, New York, NY
Book Culture (536 W. 112th St. location)
Ellen appeared as a panelist to discuss “Transgression: Writing on the Edge of the Acceptable.”

May 27-30, Madison, WI
WisCon 35

June 4, New York, NY
The 24 Hour Read In
Ellen read in support of libraries on the steps of the New York Public Library Schwartzman building.

July 7-10, Quincy, MA

July 17-30, San Digeo, CA
Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop
Ellen and Delia Sherman taught during a portion of Clarion 2016.

September 18, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival
Ellen moderated the “Otherworldly” panel at the Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium (128 Pierrepont St.) at 1 p.m.

October 19-22, Miami, FL
American Folklore Society Annual Meeting
Ellen delivered the Stith Thompson lecture.

October 27-30, Columbus, OH
World Fantasy Convention

November 7, New York, NY
Lady Jane’s Salon Reading Series
Ellen read from Tremontaine.

November 17, Glasgow, Scotland
University of Glasgow
Ellen and Delia Sherman spoke with Meg MacDonald and Rob Maslen.

November 17, Glasgow, Scotland
Waterstone’s Argyle Street
Ellen and Delia Sherman spoke with fans and signed books.

December 5, London, UK
Blackwell’s London Holborn
A conversation between Ellen and fellow author Joanne Harris on underrepresented characters in fantasy, re-appropriating history and myth, and re-publishing books.

December 12, Brooklyn, NY
New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
(With Delia Sherman)


January 30, Cambridge, MA
Pete Seeger Sing Out Tribute

May 22-25, Madison, WI
WisCon 35

June 22-July 29, Roanoke, VA
Hollins University Summer Graduate Program in Children’s Literature
Ellen taught an M.F.A. seminar in writing children’s and young adult literature.

July 29-31, Greensburg, PA
Alpha Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Workshop for Young Writers
Ellen was be a guest lecturer.

August 1, Pittsburgh, PA
YA Lecture Series at Parsec
Ellen and Delia Sherman read from their works and discuss writing fantasy literature.

September 20-27, Independence of the Seas cruise ship
2015 Out of Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat
Ellen and Delia Sherman taught workshops and seminars throughout the cruise.

November 5-8, Saratoga Springs, NY
World Fantasy Convention

November 15, New York, NY
Women and Queers Destroy SFF at Bluestockings Bookstore

December 8, Brooklyn, NY
New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
(With Delia Sherman)


March 19, 7pm New York, NY
KGB Fantastic Fiction Reading Series

March 29, 9:30am EST Online Chat
The Organization for transformative works
Discussing the Future of Fanworks
w/ Orlando Jones, Diane Duane, Flourish Klink & Ellen Kushner

May 23-26, Madison, Wisconsin

May 29, New York, NY
Audie Awards
The audiobook version of Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman’s novel The Fall of the Kings, narrated by Ellen Kushner, is a 2014 Audie-award nominee.

June 13th, Albany, NY
SUNYLA Academic Conference
Ellen and Delia Sherman are guest lecturers on the Informing the Past, Present, and Future panel.

June 26-27, Manchester, NH
Odyssey Writing Workshop
Ellen and Delia Sherman will be special guest lecturers at the Odyssey Writing Workshop.

July 10-13, Burlington, MA

August 14-18, London, UK

November 6-9, Arlington, VA
World Fantasy Convention

December 2, New York City, NY
NYRSF Readings

December 8, Washington, D.C.
The Diane Rehm Show
Ellen joined Maria Tatar and Marina Warner to discuss “The History and Relevance of Fairy Tales” on Diane Rehm’s nationally-syndicated NPR radio program.


January 7, 7 pm
Reading at Bluestockings
With Delia Sherman, Rick Bowes, Val Howlett, Carmen Maria Machado, and Sam J. Miller.
New York, NY

March 6, 7 pm
Panel Discussion: “Dragons in Space Redux”
Ellen Kushner, Peter Brett and Myke Cole, moderated by Singularity & Co.’s Cici James
Co-Sponsored by HousingWorks and WORD Bookstore
New York, NY

March 20, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Intercollegiate LGBT Spring Alumni Dinner Event
Featuring Readings by Ellen Kushner, Christopher Bram and a Screening and Discussion with Nathan Manske
New York, NY

March 27, 7pm
Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells Book Release Party
Readings, Victorian dessert contest, and more! Victorian or steampunk/gaslamp finery encouraged to celebrate the latest anthology from award-winning editors Datlow & Windling
Queen Vic Pub, New York, NY

April 3
Reading and Lecture, Johnson & Wales University
Ellen speaks about her work and career and leads a Q&A after her presentation.
Providence, RI

May 24-27
Wiscon 37
Ellen and Delia Sherman appear at Wiscon, the first and foremost feminist science fiction convention in the world.
Madison, WI

June 17-July 26
Hollins University Summer Graduate Program
Ellen and Delia Sherman teach M.A. and M.F.A. seminars on the study and writing of children’s and young adult literature. Talks by faculty members and a number of other events are open to the public.
Roanoke, VA

October 10-13
Sirens Conference
Ellen is a guest of honor at the fifth annual conference dedicated to women in fantasy literature.
Stevenson, WA

October 31-November 3
World Fantasy Convention 2013
Brighton, United Kingdom

December 2, 7pm
NYRSF Reading/Audiobook Release Party
Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman and members of the Original Audiobook Cast of Swordspoint, The Privilege of the Sword and The Fall of the Kings perform excerpts from the series, complete with sound and music from SueMedia Productions.
SoHo Digital Gallery, New York, NY

December 15, 4pm
Folk Music and Fantasy workshop
Educational workshop with authors Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman, discussing and illustrating the great overlap of the folk music and fantasy fields.
New York, NY