Appearances & Events

Harwich, Massachusetts, Cape Cod                                       Wequassett Resort Literary Luncheon

Thursday August 3rd                                                                                                       12:00 PM        Luncheon/panel/signing


Falmouth, Massachusetts, Cape Cod

Wednesday August 9th                                                                             4:00 pm                                                                                                                 Falmouth Historical Society and Museums on the Green


Madison, Connecticut

 Madison Beach Club   Talk and signing

August 16th

New York, New York

Random House Reader’s Circle Live!

Tuesday September 26                                                                                                        6:00-8:00 PM

Bring a friend or your book club for Random House Reader’s Circle Live! for the opportunity to meet with other book lovers to discuss Martha Hall Kelly’s New York Times bestseller, LILAC GIRLS. Held at our flagship office in New York City on Tuesday, September 26 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.

Like every great book club gathering, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served as guests break out into small groups for discussions led by Random House staff. After the conversation, Martha will join the group to share her thoughts about the novel, her writing process, and how she used the lives of women in history to portray how the fates of women intersect across continents in the time of war.

The $35 ticket price includes a trade paperback copy of LILAC GIRLS. The book will be delivered to your door prior to the event.

Random House Reader’s Circle Live! series—held at the publisher’s flagship offices in Manhattan—is a chance for readers to come together and discuss a novel provided by Random House. These lively literary gatherings offer guests exclusive access to a deeper conversation into a Random House book with fellow readers, as well as the chance to meet and hear an author speak about their work as they provide insight and context into their stories.

Doors Open at 5:30 PM (Seating is first come, first served)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Book Club Discussion

7:00 PM: Martha Hall Kelly’s Talk


New York, New York                                                           The Chapin School Bookfair

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017



…and some past events:

Nashville, Tennessee

Monday, June 27, 2016
Can’t wait to visit Nashville! First stop, The Centennial  Club luncheon. Next stop, 6:30 Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, for a Lilac Girls Book talk and signing. Excited to see Parnassus, home of the world’s greatest tag line: An Independent Bookstore For Independent People. 🙂

New York City

Friday, July 22, 2016
Random House Open House
1745 Broadway New York, NY

Spend the day at Random House talking books. The most fun day ever.

Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

7:00-9:00 PM
Bunch of Grapes Bookstore
35 Main St. Vineyard Haven, MA  Lilac Girls book talk and signing

Come to the bookstore I grew up with, the most charming Bunch of Grapes, to talk Lilac Girls and get your very own signed copy.

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts Edgartown

Thursday August 4, 2016
4:30 PM Noepe Center for the Literary Arts, 104 Main Street Edgartown, Mass. Lilac Girls book talk and signing.

Find out what’s happening “behind the hedges” at the incredible Noepe Center for the Arts in the heart of lovely Edgartown.

Palm Beach, Florida

February 16, 2017
9:30 am-2:00 pm
MorseLife Literary Society: “Breakfast with Celebrated Authors”
Location: The Colony Hotel Pavilion, 55 Hamilton Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480