September 25-26:  University of South Florida (First Year Experience/Common Read Program)

JULY 2014

July 20-21, 2014:  Ashland University.  Reading and Craft Workshop.  More info here.

JUNE 2014

June 6-June 8, 2014:  Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid.  The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.  For complete information and schedule click here.


April 28 – May 5, 2014:  Hibukusha Stories, New York, New York.  This is an organization dedicated to educating students about the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and helping to build a world free of nuclear weapons.

April 29, 2014:  Stony Brook University.  4 PM.  For more information click here.

MARCH 2014

Mar. 4-6, 2014:  Collin College, Plano, Texas.  Presentation and Booksigning (Common Read/First Year Experience).

March 25, 2014:  Madisonville Community College, Madisonville, Kentucky.  Presentation and Booksigning (Common Read/First Year Experience).


Thurs. Feb. 14th, 3 PM:  Rhodes College, Memphis, TN Sun. Feb. 16th, 2-4 PM.  Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO.  Call for tickets: 720-887-2350.

Tues. Feb. 18th, 7 PM:  Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO.  “Rocky Flats: A Personal Story, A Community Story.”   For tickets click here!

Wed. Feb. 19th, 5:30 PM:  Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 Logan Street, Denver.  Discussion of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats and Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth.  Free and open to the public.

Thurs. Feb. 20th, 7 PM:  Chautauqua Community House, Boulder, Colorado.  Reading and Booksigning.  For tickets click here!

Feb. 26-March 1, 2014:  AWP (Associated Writing Programs) Conference, Seattle, Washington.


Dec. 4:  Rutgers University


Nov. 7-9:  Sanibel Writers Conference, Sanibel, Florida.  Workshop, reading, booksigning.  Details here!

Nov. 13:  California State University, Sacramento.  Presentations and Booksigning (Common Read/First Year Experience).  Details here!


Oct. 1: Arapahoe Library, Centennial, Colorado.  Reading and Booksigning.

Oct. 3-4:  Ft. Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.  Presentation and Booksigning (Common Read/First Year Experience).  Details here!

Oct. 5:  American Association of University Women (AAUW), Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Reading and Booksigning.


Sept. 30: St. Bonaventure University, New York.  Presentations and Booksigning (Common Read/First Year Experience).  Details here!


Aug. 11: Edinburgh Literary Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.  11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Peppers Theatre.  “Riveting and horrifying in equal measure, Kristen Iversen’s memoir of growing up next to the Rocky Flats nuclear facility near Denver, Colorado describes the secrecy surrounding a plant which made plutonium warhead triggers for the US nuclear arsenal. Full Body Burden is a fascinating story of successive radiation leaks and cover-ups set against a coming-of-age memoir. This is Iversen’s account of the American Dream gone toxic. Chaired by Stuart Kelly.”  Details here!

Aug. 11: Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series.  Edinburgh, Scotland.  5:30 PM, Peppers Theatre. Aug. 26-28:  Michigan Tech University.  Presentation and Booksigning (Common Read/First Year Experience).  Details here!

Aug. 31:  Decatur Book Festival, Atlanta, Georgia.  Reading and Booksigning.  Details here!

JUNE 2013

June 4: Paperback release of Full Body Burden! June 21: Aspen, Colorado.  Colorado Book Award Ceremony. June 27, 7 PM:  Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette, Colorado.  Discussion (skype).

MAY 2013

May 6, 2013.  Harvard University Extension, Guest Lecture.  “Ethics, the Environment, and Nuclear Policy” (skype).

APRIL 2013

April 06: The Titanic Museum (Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth).  Discussion and booksigning.  Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

April 13: Festival of the Arts, California State University, Sacramento.  Presentation and booksigning.

April 16: Alliance for Nuclear Accountability DC Days, Washington, DC.  Acceptance of award for journalistic excellence.

April 18:  “Great Conversations.”  University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.  Discussion and booksigning. April 22:  Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont.  Lecture, Reading, Booksigning.

April 29:  North Park University, Chicago, Illinois.  Guest Lecture, “Ethics in a Nuclear Age” (skype).

MARCH 2013

Wed. March 06, 2013 7:00 PM. Barnes & Noble Discover Award Finalists. Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028, 212-369-2180

March 9-10, 2013: Tucson, AZ.  Tucson Festival of Books. Kristen will be at the Tucson Literary Festival on Sunday, March 10th, for the following panels and booksignings: —Poisoned! Hometown Toxin Tragedies (Full Body Burden) Panel / Sun 1:00 PM – 02:00 PM Student Union – Gallagher Theater (C-Span will be filming) —Unruly and Unsinkable: The Women Behind the Myths (Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth) Panel / Sun 2:30 PM – 03:30 PM Student Union – Santa Rita Room


Tue. Feb. 5 at 6:30 PM: Arvada, CO. Slide Presentation and Book Signing. Arvada Public Library, 7525 W. 57 Ave.

Wed. Feb. 6 at 7:00 PM: Louisville, CO. Slide Presentation and Book Signing. Superior Pointe North, 1000 S. McCaslin Blvd., Superior, CO. First Floor Auditorium, Key Equipment Finance Building.

Thurs. Feb. 7 from 1:00-2:00 PM. Denver, CO. “Rocky Flats: A Personal Story, A Community Story.” Slide Presentation and Book Signing. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO.

Feb. 23-25. Orlando, FL. First Year Experience/Common Read Convention.


Fri. Jan. 4, 2013 at 10 AM: Boston, MA. Booksigning. Modern Language Association Convention. Random House booth, Exhibit Hall, Booth 308A.

Wed. Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Lexington, KY. Reading and Book Signing. Triple Crown Room, Atrium Level, Hilton Lexington Downtown, 369 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY. Sponsored by Bluegrass Writers Studio.


December 11, 2012 at 5pm: Aspen, CO Reading and Book Signing. Explore Booksellers. 221 East Main Street.

Dec. 1, 2012 at 9am: Chicago, IL. The University of Chicago. “A Mountain of Waste 70 Years Later: Ending the Nuclear Age.” International House.


Nov. 27-28, 2012: Tuscaloosa, Alabama. University of Alabama.


Nov. 15, 2012: Hadley, Massachusetts. Odyssey Books. 7 PM.

Nov. 14, 2012: Everyone’s Books, Brattleboro, Vermont. Presentation at Centre Congregational Church, 7 PM.

Nov. 13, 2012 at 6pm: Hartland, Vermont. Presentation and Booksigning, Hartland, Vermont Public Library. Sponsored by the Sierra Club of the Upper Valley.

Nov. 12, 2012 at 7pm: Burlington, Vermont. Talk, Presentation and Book signing, Phoenix Books at 191 Bank Street in Burlington, VT.

Nov. 3, 2012 at 11am: Memphis, Tennessee. Presentation and Book Signing, Sierra Club Environmental Justice Conference. Lindenwood Christian Church at 2400 Union (Union and East Parkway).


Oct. 27, 2012 at 2pm: Knoxville, TN. Reading and Book Signing. Union Avenue Books. 517 Union Ave.

Oct. 27, 2012 at 10:40am: Knoxville, TN. Presentation: Lessons of Rocky Flats and Similar Untold Plutonium Stories of the Southeast. Appalachian Environmental Conference, The University of Tennessee Law Center at 1505 W. Cumberland Ave, Room 135.

Oct. 27, 2012 at 9:20am: Knoxville, TN. Presentation: Nuclear Radiation is More Harmful to Women. Appalachian Environmental Conference, The University of Tennessee Law Center at 1505 W. Cumberland Ave, Room 135.

Oct. 23, 2012 at 3pm: Denver, CO. Speech, Environmental Rally, West Lawn of the Colorado State Capital.

Oct. 22, 2012 at 6:30pm: Durango, CO. Reading and Book Signing. Maria’s Bookshop. 960 Main Ave.

October 20, 2012 at 3pm: Lakewood, CO. Reading and Book Signing. Barnes and Noble, Denver West Village, 14347 West Colfax Avenue.

Oct. 19, 2012 at 7pm: Ft. Collins, CO. Reading and Book Signing. Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut Street

Oct. 16, 2012 at 6pm: Memphis, TN. Reading and Book Signing. The Booksellers at Laurelwood. 387 Perkins Ext. Oct. 12-14, 2012: Nashville, TN. The Southern Festival of Books.

Oct. 9, 2012 at 5pm: Oxford, MS. Reading and Book Signing, Square Books.

Oct. 6, 2012 at 1pm: Memphis, TN. Talk and Book Signing, Memphis Public Library and Information Center. Oct. 2, 2012: Washington, D.C. Talk and Book Signing, The Smithsonian, National Museum of American History. Oct. 1, 2012 at 5pm: Washington, D.C. Reading and Book Signing, The Catholic University of America.


Sept. 28, 2012 at 7pm: Asheville, NC. Reading and Book Signing, Malaprop’s Bookstore. 55 Haywood Street.

Sept 22, 2012 at 12noon: Seattle, WA. Keynote Address, The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability: Celebrating 25 years of Success with former Secretary of Energy Hazel O’Leary and others. September 20, 2012 at 8pm: Reading at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V, Washington, D.C.

September 20, 2012 at 11:30 am: Coalition Against Nukes Rally, Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C.

Sept. 14, 2012 at 5pm: Memphis, TN. Reading and Book Signing, Burke’s Books. 936 S. Cooper.

Sept. 13, 2012 — Reception at 6pm, Reading at 6:30pm: Memphis, TN. Reading and Book Signing, The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities. Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Sept. 11, 2012 at 7pm: Dallas, TX. Reading and Book Signing, Dallas Peace Center at First Unitarian, Preston at Normandy, Dallas.

Sept. 8, 2012 at 4pm: Austin, TX. Reading and Book Signing. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar.

September 7, 2012 at 7pm: San Antonio, TX. Reading and Book Signing. Barnes and Noble, San Pedro, 321 NW Loop 410 #104.


Aug. 21, 2012 at 4pm: Richmond, Virginia. First Year Convocation Address at Virginia Commonwealth University. Virginia Commonwealth University chose Full Body Burden for their 2012 Summer Reading Program for Incoming Freshmen.

Aug. 6, 2012, 6:00: Santa Fe, NM. Collected Works Bookstore. Kristen will be in conversation with Jay Coghlan, Director, Nuclear Watch New Mexico for a discussion of Los Alamos, Rocky Flats, and current nuclear issues. Booksigning follows.

Aug. 5, 2012: Los Alamos National Labs, NM. Ashley Pond Park. All-day event that includes speakers, music, teach-ins, and information tables, including a moment of silence in recognition of the exact time the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima 67 years ago (with an audio link to Hiroshima).

Aug. 4, 2012: Santa Fe, NM. Center for Contemporary Arts. Kristen will be speaking with Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; Bill Hartung, senior research professor at the New America Foundation; Cynthia Jurs, Buddhist teacher and peace activist, and others. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Kristen speaks from 11:15-12:30.

JUNE 2012

June 30, 2012, 1:00 p.m.: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, California

June 29, 2012, 7:00 p.m.: Powell’s Books, 3415 Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, Oregon

June 28, 1021, 7:00 p.m.: Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, Washington

June 22, 2012, 6:00 p.m.: Collected Works, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 21, 2012, 7:00 p.m.: Bookworks Inc., 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 19, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: Tattered Cover Bookstore, 1628 16th Street, Denver, Colorado

June 18, 2012, 7:30 p.m.: Boulder Bookstore at Unity Church, 2855 Folstom Street, Boulder, Colorado

MAY 2012

May 6, 2012 — Kristen is thrilled to be the keynote speaker for the Mother’s Day for Peace event in Atlanta, GA at 4:00 pm. The event is sponsored by the Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (Georgia WAND) and will be held at Cosby Auditorium at 350 Spelman Lane at Spelman College. Tickets may be purchased at or call 404-524-5999.