Book Club Talk (Johnson City, TN) — October 17, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

(Shuly is available for virtual book club speaking events as well. Please contact her at shulycawood [at] gmail [dot] com.)

Queens University MFA Alumni Publishing Panel and Reading (Charlotte, NC)— October 20, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Book Club Talk (Johnson City, TN) — February 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lost State Writers Guild (Johnson City, TN) — May 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

"Detours and Back-Up Plans: Life Lessons of a Writer"

The journey to becoming a writer is often not straight or simple, but its complexities are what provide some of the best life lessons. During this talk, Shuly Cawood will share stories from the road to becoming an author and highlights of what she has learned along the way.


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Park Road Books (Charlotte, NC), Author Talk — September 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Willow Tree Coffee Shop & Music Room (Johnson City, TN), Author Talk — August 13, 2017, 4:00 p.m

Book Cougars Podcast interview — August 1, 2017

Emily and Chris, the Book Cougars, "Two middle-aged women on the hunt for a good read," talk to Shuly Cawood about her new memoir, The Going and Goodbye.

They discuss exes, systems of love, and the joys of rejection letters. You can listen to the podcast here or download it through iTunes. 

WYSO's Book Nook interview — July 1, 2017, 7:00 a.m.

Excerpt from the Book Nook site

"Shuly Cawood's memoir 'The Going and Goodbye' offers a welcome respite from the bumping and the churning of the world around us. Shuly writes with grace and a deep sensitivity about relationships and feelings and realizations. Each pithy chapter has the vibe of a classic black and white photograph. The interplay of shadows and light are frozen in a beautifully etched pattern that is as sublime as those last tracings of frost when the dawn is melting through a wintry window. 

"Shuly writes like an angel. She's also a lot of fun to interview."

Listen to the interview here.

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Little Art Theatre Presents: "From Honorable Mentions to Authors: Shuly Cawood & Denise Jacobs, a Conversation about Life Choices"  — July 1, 2017, 1 p.m.

Both Cawood and Jacobs grew up in Yellow Springs. In this event, they talked about how their childhood influenced their lives and careers, and the journey each of them took to become authors. Both Cawood and Jacobs had a book debuting in June, 2017. Sam & Eddie’s Open Books sold The Going and Goodbye and Banish Your Inner Critic during the event and will continue to sell copies of each in the store. A book-signing followed the program.

Read more about the event here.