Evansville, Indiana: The University of Evansville Reading Series


Brooks Rexroat participates in the University of Evansville Reading Series Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery to read from Thrift Store Coats and Pine Gap. The event is free and open to the public. More event details forthcoming.

Batavia, Ohio: Pine Gap Book Launch at Univ. of Cincinnati Clermont College


In celebration of the release of his debut novel, Pine Gap, Brooks Rexroat visits the University of Cincinnati Clermont College for a reading, book discussion, and signing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Copies of Pine Gap and Thrift Store Coats will be available for purchase. The event will be held in the Park National Bank Art Gallery in Building S110 on the College’s Batavia campus.

Owensboro, KY: The Power of Place--a reading and prose writing workshop

Daviess County Public Library (map)


The Power of Place

A prose writing workshop with author Brooks Rexroat


A strong character and a plot with great motion are staples of prose writing, but another transformative composition tool sometimes slips under the radar: detailed attention to setting. In this one-hour workshop designed for writers of all abilities and experience levels, we'll discuss the ways in which attention to place can elevate a text, then we'll write, briefly revise, and share a place-based fiction or nonfiction microstory. After the workshop, Rexroat will read from and sign copies of Pine Gap, his new novel set in southeastern Kentucky and Thrift Store Coats, his recently released collection of stories from the upper Midwest.

Berea, Kentucky: Berea College

Berea College (map)


Brooks Rexroat visits Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, for student-focused fiction workshop and public reading from his books, Thrift Store Coats, Pine Gap, and The Busker.