Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker

Posts Tagged ‘readings’

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Books & Co. in Dayton

Tonight at 7 p.m. I’ll be reading from and speaking about “Whatever It Takes” at Books & Co. at the Greene in Dayton, Ohio.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Minneapolis City Pages

This week’s issue of the Minneapolis City Pages has a preview of my reading and talk this Sunday at Magers and Quinn Booksellers:

The book tracks [Geoffrey] Canada’s own tale of escaping the ghetto and attending Harvard, but the real story is his willingness to try anything to change the prospects of Harlem’s kids. His greatest achievement turns out to be the Harlem Children’s Zone, an area of central Harlem where programs educate youth and their parents, as well as prepare kids to compete for education and work opportunities. Tough will discuss his book, which notes the simple things Canada has done (encouraging mothers to read to their kids at an early age) and the more epic accomplishments (opening a school, maintaining long-term success). It is one hell of a story.

Monday, October 12th, 2009

KWMU Radio

I spent an hour this morning on “St. Louis on Air,” on KWMU Radio, speaking with the host, Don Marsh, and taking calls from listeners about Whatever It Takes. You can stream the audio here. Or download it here.

I’m in St. Louis for the reading tonight at Left Bank Books, at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Edmonton Literary Festival

On October 23 and 24, I’ll be one of the featured authors at the Edmonton International Literary Festival in Alberta. I’ll be reading from Whatever It Takes and taking part in a session on “the craft and discipline of writing nonfiction.”

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Minneapolis reading and talk

On Sunday, October 18, at 5 p.m,  I’ll be reading and speaking and answering questions at Magers and Quinn Booksellers, a Minneapolis bookstore located at 3038 Hennepin Avenue South.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Reading in St. Louis

On October 12, at 7 p.m., I’ll be reading from the new paperback edition of Whatever It Takes at Left Bank Books in St. Louis.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Daily Pennsylvanian article

An account in today’s Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper of University of Pennsylvania, on my reading yesterday at the U. Penn bookstore:

“There is a model here that can work and be adapted in other places,” Tough said. “My hope is that other people building on what [Canada] has done will be able to meet [his] success and surpass it.”

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Reading in Philadelphia


Tomorrow, February 24, at 6 p.m., I’ll be reading from and discussing “Whatever It Takes” at the Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Philadelphia Reading and Talk

I know, February seems a long way off. But for the record: I’ll be reading from “Whatever It Takes” and answering questions at the University of Pennsylvania bookstore in Philadelphia at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24. It’s at 3601 Walnut St.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Soho reading: wine, cheese and librarians

A reminder: I’m reading at McNally Jackson Bookstore on Prince Street tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. — an evening sponsored by the Desk Set.