Author Events : Memoir



Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016
Taboo Tales NYC
(People's Improv Theater)
123 E. 24th St.
New York, NY 10010

Bill will be part of the second Taboo Tales show in New York City on Monday, October 10th. Taboo Tales is the long-running show from Los Angeles where people tell stories about their fucked-up lives. The other brave storytellers will include Allison Guerra, Tony Carnevale, Kent Koren, Karen Fratti, and Bobby Hankinson. Your hosts are Vanessa Golenia and Kejal Macdonald.

It all happens at the People's Improv Theater (The PIT) in Manhattan's Flatiron District at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets are only $10. Admission goes up to $13 at the door. Check out the Facebook event listing for more info.

Update: Watch video of Bill's reading below:

Taboo Tales

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 1:30 pm
Queens Lit Fest
LIC Landing
52-10 Center Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101

As part of the Queens Lit Fest, Bill will host a special edition of the Line Break Reading Series at LIC Landing in Long Island City, Queens. The lineup will include Kambri Crews, Sarah Riccio, and Bill himself. The festival is free, but it does require an RSVP.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 6:30 pm

Bill's literary reading series, Line Break, will be hosting the Creative Writing stage at the Queens Literary Crawl in Forest Hills. The crawl benefits the Queens Book Festival and will feature more than a hundred writers at six different venues in Forest Hills over the course of the night.

Line Break itself will present more than a dozen different writers over the course of the evening, between 7:00 and 10:30 pm at Aged Restaurant. Bill will emcee the stage, which features Jacob Appel, Marleen S. Barr, Carey Bernstein, Jeremy Blutstein, Malcolm Chang, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Alex DiFrancesco, Nancy Hightower, Robert J. Howe, Rajan Khanna, Barbara Krasnoff, Ilana C. Myer, Richard Taylor Pearson, and Sarah Riccio.

Tickets start at $9.99 and can be purchased in advance. The Queens Literary Crawl includes an afterparty that will run into the wee hours of the morning.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 8:00 pm
Wednesday Night
Reading Series

the monk
68-67 Fresh Pond Rd.
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Bill will read from his memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, at the monk, a Belgian beer emporium in Ridgewood, Queens. Joining him will be poet Emily Alta Hockaday.

the monk says: "Please join us for the first of our regular summer reading nights at the monk! We are proud to host local authors and do our part to highlight the borough's talent. Come expand your palate with one of our 40+ exquisite beers and leave with a new reading list."

More info.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Caffeinated Confessions
of Mormon Comics

Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Bill is rather stunned (and terrified) to be invited to appear with actual professional comedians (including Bengt Washburn, Abigail Harrison, Christian Pieper, and Spence Roper) in "Caffeinated Confessions of Mormon Comics" at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA.

Tickets run from $21 to $36. Purchase here.

Caffeinated Confessions of Mormon Comics, Throckmorton Theater, 24 April 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bill appears on Episode 92 of the "Friendly Atheist Podcast" to discuss his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, with Hemant Mehta and Jessica Bluemke.

UPDATE: Listen to the full episode below:

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday, January 15

In his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated science fiction writer William Shunn tackles his strangest project yet—the true story of his arrest and conviction for hijacking as a young Mormon missionary. In addition to reading excerpts, in his Talks at Google appearance he'll discuss the ways in which changing technologies shaped the long process of writing and publishing this book.

Update: Watch video of Bill's talk below:

Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 30

Bill appears on Episode 328 of "The Stuff File Program" to discuss his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, with Canadian broadcaster Peter Anthony Holder.

UPDATE: Listen to the full episode, or to Bill's segment below:

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday, November 15
9:00 am CST

Bill appears on "Atheists Talk" on Minnesota's AM 950 KTNF to discuss his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, with host Dave Pacheco. Listen live starting at 9:00 am Central.

UPDATE: Listen to the full interview on the "Atheists Talk" podcast:

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bill appears on Episode 176 of's "Geek's Guide to the Galaxy" podcast to discuss his new memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, with host David Barr Kirtley.

UPDATE: Listen to the full interview on's "Geek's Guide to the Galaxy" podcast:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Tuesday Funk Reading Series
Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Bill will read from his forthcoming memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, as part of the November edition of Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf in Chicago. (He is a former co-host and co-producer of the series.) Stay tuned for news of the rest of the evening's lineup.

Update: Watch video of Bill's reading below:

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 7:00 pm
The Sunday Sessions at HiFi
The HiFi Bar
169 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

With musical backing by Daniel Geoghegan on drums and Jon Pope on bass, Bill will perform a spoken-word set featuring poetry, short shorts, and excerpts from his forthcoming memoir, The Accidental Terrorist. It's all part of The Sunday Sessions at HiFi Bar in Manhattan's East Village. The evening will also feature Sunday Sessions house band #poorcolin.

Update: Watch video of the full performance below:

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