If you’d like to book Amanda for a speaking engagement or a reading, please contact her through this website, or reach out to her speaking agent, Leslie Shipman (Leslie@theshipmanagency.com)

Praise for Amanda’s talks…

“Amanda’s speech yesterday was among the very best I have ever heard! Within a matter of a few minutes, I laughed several times and cried. Amanda spoke with warmth and vulnerability, strength and passion, wisdom and humility. She’s clearly a brilliant writer…I think she is nothing short of a miracle,” -Dr. Bill  Blank, Solomon Schechter High School in Westchester

“Amanda is not only a celebrated author and an authentically magical storyteller, but she is an exceptional person to speak to both your students and the adult audience.” -Pamela Harrington, Executive Director of Bring Change to Mind

“People were raving about [your speech]. I beg you to continue speaking no matter the anxiety it may bring you; people need to hear what you have to say. You have inspired me…” – Daniel L, high school student.


January 10th
Open Minds Mental Health Summit
Closing Day Speaker
Topic: Kids and Anxiety
Hartsdale, NY

February 11th 
In conversation with Megan Eaton Griswold, 7:00
Talking about The Book of Help
McNally Jackson, Prince Street

February 18-24th
Kaien Island, British Columbia
Prince Rupert Literacy Festival
CBC Radio
Community talk
A visit to every school on the island to talk to the students about anxiety.

March 6th
Barnes & Noble Discover Awards Luncheon, 12-2pm
closed event

PEN Author Dinner, 7pm

March 7th, 2pm
NYU reading and talk
closed to public

March 12th, 7:30
In conversation with Ottessa Moshfegh
Downtown Central Library
630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA

March 31st, 2pm
Woodstock Literary Festival
Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
34 Tinker St
Woodstock, NY 12498

May 9th
In Conversation with Tracy Strauss
Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene

May 14th

May 16th
Women’s lunch, Pennsylvania

May 17th
in conversation with Piper Weiss
Books are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn NY  11231


September 22nd, 4pm
Stockbridge Library Speakers Series
Stockbridge Library

October 8th, 8pm 
Franklin Park Reading Series
with R.O Kwon, Ben Marcus, Bram Presser and Dan Sheehan

618 St. John’s Place, between Franklin and Classon, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

October 26th, 7pm-8:30pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center
An evening with Patti Marx and Amanda Stern

Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

November 13th, 7pm
The Wing Book Club
Closed to members.

December 6th, 3-4pm
Women’s Conference
Boston, Massachussets
Featured Speaker

December 7th, 10am
CLMP Conference

December 15th, 7pm
Book launch for A Velocity of Being
featured reader, NYPL



May 30th

John Jay College
Library Journal Day of Dialog
3:30pm memoirists panel

May 31st

Book Expo America
Book signing 2:30pm

June 19th

Greenlight Bookstore
Doors @ 7 / Talk @ 7:30pm
BOOK LAUNCH  of Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life
686 Fulton Street / (718) 246-0200
In conversation with A.M. Homes
Wine reception to follow

June 21st

Appearance on Publisher’s Weekly radio 2pm

June 23rd

Live Facebook event with Beautiful Voyager 3pm

June 27th

Joe’s Pub

The Happy Ending Music & Reading Series
Doors @ 6:30 / show @ 7pm

Theme: Anxiety & Misdiagnosis

Alexander Chee
Leslie Jamison
Amanda Stern

Live Artist:
Todd DiCiurcio

Musical Guest:
Amanda Palmer

Tickets include a copy of the book LITTLE PANIC

June 28th

AMA on REDDIT at noon

July 3rd

McNally Jackson
7pm, Manhattan
in Conversation with Cheryl Sucher.

July 10th

LIC Reading Series
With Allie Rowbottom and Chelsea Hodson
45-58 Vernon Blvd, New York, New York 11101

Thursday, July 12th, 7pm

Barnes & Noble / Upper West Side
In conversation with Maria Popova
of Brain Pickings

Sunday, July 15th

Book Soup, 5pm
Los Angeles, CA
In conversation with Sarah Manguso

Monday, July 23rd

Book Passage / 1 Ferry Building, 6pm
San Francisco, CA
In conversation with Pulitzer prize winner
Andrew Sean Greer






May 12th

Yabu Pushelberg
Impresario for private event for design firm

May 23rd

One Grand Reading
with Rufus Wainwright & A.M. Homes

May 25th- 28th

Jerusalem Writers Festival
I programmed and hosted two Happy Ending events for the Israeli festival

Article in the Times Of Israel, about the event.

May 26, 7:30

Happy Ending Jerusalem

Nell Zink, Etgar Keret, Colum McCann, Anthony Marra

Michal Bonano

Musical Guest:
Tamar Eisenman

May 28, 9pm

Happy Ending Jerusalem, closing event

Alex Epstein, Gary Shteyngart, Shelley Oria

Marina Grechanik

Musical Guest:
Yali Sobol


September 28th

Elena Ferrante event @ Symphony Space 


With John Waters, Zoe Kazan, Amy Ryan, Judith Thurman, Elizabeth Strout, Parul Sehgal and others. 


The Brooklyn Book Festival.



March 27th, 2014, 7pm

What Would Lynne Tillman Do?

In conversation with the author 

Powerhouse Arena 37 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 666-3049 Dumbo, Brooklyn 

March 6th, 2014, 7-8pm / Free

The Launch of “Confidence, Or the Appearance of Confidence: The Best of The Believer Music Interviews   Believer Books

In Conversation with Laurie Anderson

The Strand 828 Broadway, NYC


August 31-Sept 2

Bumbershoot FestivalSeattle

with Maggie Estep & Matt Besser

For the anthology: The Marijuana Chronicles edited by Jonathan Santlofer

March 16th

Arts in Mind Festival

Moderator/Co-curator –What’s Your Hang-up”

In which a psychologist and a critic investigate the artistic psyches of two artists.

Artists: Shantell Martin & Edwina White Psychologist: M. Gerard Fromm Critic: Ben Greenman Moderator: Amanda Stern

Co-curated with Joshua Wolf-Shenk

Wollman Hall 65 W. 11th Street 4pm / Free


June 9th

24 Hour Read-In


Brooklyn Public Library The plaza in front of the BPL’s Central Library at Grand Army Plaza 6:30pm

January 30th

Moleskine Portraits

Presenter with Nate Sensel

Exit Art – 475 10th Ave 6pm – 9pm

January 11th

WNYC’s Soundcheck

Guest w/John Schaefer

on music and crying




October 27th

The Brooklyn Public Library Gala Master of Ceremonies Honoring Paul Auster The Brooklyn Bowl August 20th Bard SummerScape Host/The Happy Ending Series with Paul La Farge, Mary Caponegro, Rebecca Wolff. Musical guest, Cynthia Hopkins


November 15

The National Book Awards Interviewer Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn.



December 5
P.S. 199, NYC
1:30pm – assembly
November 18
Chapin Book Fair, NYC

October 19

Brooklyn Public Library 10:30am