Non-Fiction

Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2015 in support of the paperback release of her New York Times Best Selling book, DR MUTTER’S MARVELS. She will be giving talks and readings in Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC, Newark, Brooklyn, Boston, Columbus (OH), Atlanta, Portland, Seattle, Cleveland and Austin, among others! If you are in the area, please come on out!

(Please note: this schedule will be updated frequently, so please check back! The latest update for this posting was Aug 24th)

COA FALL 2015 TOUR

Tues September 8, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS Official Paperback Release at the Mütter Museum
Where else to launch the paperback book than at the museum where it all began: The Mutter Museum! Aptowicz will be in conversation with Thomas Jefferson University head archivist F. Michael Angelo about Mütter’s role as an outlier and game-changer in early 19th century medicine. This lively presentation will include numerous illustrations and specimens—both from the Mutter Museum’s own collection and from the archive of Thomas Jefferson University, where Mutter taught and served as Chair of Surgery for a decade and half. Wine & Chesse will be served, and the event will be followed by a signing!
Where: Mutter Museum, 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
When: 6:30pm
To snag YOUR ticket, click here: here.

Thurs September 10, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at the International Museum of Surgical Science
Cristin is excited to have a DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Chicago’s fantastic International Museum of Surgical Science! Come on out for a talk, Q&A and signing!
Where: International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610
When: 7pm
Museum website: www.imss.org

Sun Septemeber 13, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at the West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Cristin is honored that her book was selected as the Book of the Month by the West Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Book Club, Books in the Boneyard. Come join Cristin for a talk and Q&A at one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful and storied cemeteries… and maybe visit the graves of some of the people featured in the book!
Where: West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
When: 2pm
Website: http://www.forever-care.com/events.php?item=444

Tues September 15, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at John Hopkins Barnes & Noble
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about Thomas Dent Mutter at the Barnes & Noble located on the campus of the legendary medical school, John Hopkins! There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: John Hopkins B&N, 3330 St. Paul Street #2391, Baltimore, MD 21218
When: 7pm
Event Page: http://johns-hopkins.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BNCBcalendarEventListView?eventYear=2015&showStoreId=18053&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=18053&eventMonth=8
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/931785586867313/

Weds September 16, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Catholic University Barnes & Noble
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter at the Barnes & Noble at Catholic University! There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: Barnes & Noble at Catholic University, 625 Monroe St. NE A3-A6
When: 6pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/109837096034877/

Weds September 23, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at WORD Books in Jersey City
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter at the Barnes & Noble at Catholic University! There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: WORD Books, 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
When: 7:30pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1758162244410506/

Thurs Sept 24, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Paranormal Books & Curiosities
What could be cooler than doing a book event at NJ’s famed Paranormal Books & Curiosities? Being in conversation with NJ’s own Alex Biese. Talk to be followed by Q&A and signing.
WHERE: Paranormal Books & Curiosities, 627 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/945876512151087/

Mon Sept 28, 2015
Terrifying Beauty: Dr Mütter’s Marvels’ Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz in Conversation with Dark Sparkler’s Amber Tamblyn at the Morbid Anatomy Museum
In celebration of the paperback release of the New York Times best selling nonfiction book Dr Mütter’s Marvels, author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz returns to the Morbid Anatomy Museum for a conversation about life, death and writing with writer / director / actress Amber Tamblyn, author of the recently released Dark Sparkler. Aptowicz and Tamblyn will discuss the good, the bad and the unsettling of researching and writing about suffering, illness and death, and what lessons they have learned — as writers and as human beings — in writing and releasing their books. The conversation will be followed by a brief Q&A and signing.
WHERE: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
WHEN: 7pm
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/752887558172338/

Tues September 29, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Penn Barnes & Noble
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about Thomas Dent Mutter at the home of the very medical school where Mutter earned his degree: the University of Pennsylvnia! Cristin will be in conversation with Joshua Meyer, the head archivist at the University of Pennsylvania. The talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: UPenn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
When: 6pm

Weds September 30, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Harvard Coop
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter for the Harvard Coop Bookstore! There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
WHERE: The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
WHEN: 7pm
FACE BOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/113358005680744/

Sun Oct 4, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event in Columbus OH
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter in Columbus, OH! The Book Loft bookstore is organizing the event, which will be held in association with a local library. There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
WHERE: Bexley Public Library, 2411 East Main Street. Bexley, Ohio 43209
WHEN: 3pm
WEBSITE: http://www.bexleylibrary.org/Author_Talks

Tues Oct 6, 2015
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at Margaret Mitchell House
Cristin is honored to be doing a book talk at the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, GA, in association with the Atlanta History Center. Cristin will be giving a talk about the good, the bad and the grotesque of the life and time of Thomas Dent Mutter. Talk to be followed by Q&A and signing.
WHERE: Margaret Mitchell House,990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
WHEN: 7pm
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/467660393409622/

Mon Oct 12, 2015
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at BookPeople in Austin
Cristin is thrilled to be celebrating her paperback release inher adopted hometown of Austin, TX! Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703
WHEN: 7pm

Thurs Oct 15, 2015
“Live and Let Learn” Event at Katz JCC
Come out early for this “Nosh and Knowledge” event Doors open at 10am to allow people to mingle/eat. Talk around 10:45, followed by signing.
WHERE: Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
WHEN: 10am

Thurs Oct 22, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Powells
Cristin is thrilled to be coming back to Powells for the DR MUTTER’S MARVELS paperback event. Cristin will give a talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter at one of her favorite bookstores in the country. There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
When: 7:30pm

Fri Oct 23, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Seattle University Bookstore
Cristin is thrilled to be coming back to Seattle for the DR MUTTER’S MARVELS paperback event. Cristin will give a talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter.. There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: University Bookstore, 823 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
When: 7pm

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Here is the dates of the hardcover tour which took place in Fall 2014:

The Dr. Mütter’s Marvels will kick off in September and will last through November, and include stops in Philadelphia, New York City, Austin, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, among others! Already confirmed book events will take place at Dr Mütter’s Marvels. Cristin will be giving talks at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum (9/10), Austin’s BookPeople (9/19), Columbus, OH’s Book Loft (9/26), Ann Arbor’s Nicola’s Books (9/28), Chicago’s Quimby’s Bookstore (10/4), Omaha’s The Bookworm (10/18), Iowa City’s Prairie Lights (10/20), Portland’s Powell’s City of Books (11/3), Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company (11/8) and Vancouver’s Book Warehouse (11/13)!

UPDATE: Here is the full schedule for the Fall 2014 DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS events! (Please note: this schedule will be updated frequently, so please check back! The latest update for this posting was August 5th)

Thurs September 4, 2014
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS Celebration at the Mütter Museum
Apologies! This event is private! But if you are in the Philly area, please come out to the Free Library event on Tues Sept 16th (see info below!).

Weds September 10, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Talk at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn
Cristin will be delivering a talk at the newly opened Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn about the story of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter (1811-1859), the man behind Philadelphia’s iconic Mütter Museum. Brilliant, ambitious, and so flamboyantly outspoken that a student once described him as the “[P.T.] Barnum of the surgery room,” Mütter was a revolutionary figure whose compassion-based philosophies and passion for helping the severely deformed clashed with the constraints of his time.
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
When: 8pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/886268898067152/

Sat Sept 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS themed KISS! PUNCH! POEM! at the Magnet Theater
Cristin is excited about returning to perform at the improv meets poetry show KISS! PUNCH! POEM! for the third time, and this time it will be a special themed show, where all piece read will be excerpts from Cristin’s latest book of nonfiction DR MUTTER’S MARVELS.
WHERE: Magnet Theater, 254 West 29th Street, NY, NY 10001
WHEN: 9pm

Mon Sept 15, 2014
COA AMA on Reddit
Cristin will be answering any & all questions during her first ever REDDIT AMA!
WHEN: 1pm – 3pm EST

Tues Sept 16, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Cristin is honored to be doing a book event with the Free Library of Philadelphia. She will in conversation with F. Michael Angelo, M.A., University Archivist and Head of Historic Collections, Thomas Jefferson University, about her book, DR MUTTER’S MARVELS. Granted unprecedented access to Philadelphia’s famous museum of medical oddities, specimens, and antique medical equipment, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz has penned an in-depth and revelatory biography of its eccentric and brilliant founder, Thomas Dent Mütter. Once described as the “P.T. Barnum of the surgery room,” the flamboyant and forward-thinking Mütter helped established Philadelphia as the epicenter for global medical innovation.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
When: 7:30pm
Website: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/authorevents/index.cfm?ID=46937&type=2
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/706937516038701/

Fri Sept 19, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at BookPeople in Austin
Cristin returns to her adopted hometown of Austin, TX, to talk about her latest book, DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703
WHEN: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/294555440723352/

Fri Sept 26, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at the Book Loft in Columbus
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, in this beloved Columbus indie bookstore! After the reading will be a Q&A and signing!
WHERE: 631 South Third Street, Columbus Ohio 43206
WHEN: 6pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/570503026393792/?source=1

Sun Sept 28, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, in Ann Arbor’s sweetest indie bookstore! After the reading will be a Q&A and signing!
WHERE: Westgate Shopping Center, 2513 Jackson Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48103
WHEN: 3pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/633698486728556

Weds Oct 1, 2014
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS event at Indy Reads Bookstore
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, in Indianapolis’s raddest indie bookstore! After the reading will be a Q&A and signing!
WHERE: Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
WHEN: 5pm
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561459974075788/?source=1&sid_create=1027824996

Sat Oct 4, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Quimbys in Chicago
Cristin is thrilled to be returning to one of her favorite bookstores on EARTH to give a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! There will be all sorts of fun & surprises at the event, and Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Quimbys Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443373532610162/

Sat Oct 11, 2014
The Encyclopedia Show: DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS
An entire Encyclopedia Show dedicated to Thomas Dent Mütter? It’s true! Come see Minneapolis’s best performers tackle topics & ideas raised in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS.
WHERE: The Fox Egg, 3730 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407
WHEN: 7pm

Mon Oct 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis
Cristin is thrilled to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! In her write-up of the book in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Ann Mayhew from Magers & Quinn wrote:“Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new biography, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is set in Philadelphia in the middle of the 19th century. You’re going into labor, or perhaps you accidentally sliced your leg open. The doctor gives you wine to calm your nerves. His fingers are covered with earlier patients’ blood. This was the world Dr. Thomas Mütter entered …Mütter did not just establish a museum of “marvels”—specimens, wax figures, and other educational pieces he collected; he was a marvel himself. He was an excellent professor and a caring doctor. Aptowicz approaches her subject with passion and finesse, so that the book to reads more like fiction than nonfiction, ensuring that it will appeal to a wide audience.” Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55408
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489614517950366

Sat Oct 18, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at The BookWorm in Omaha
Cristin is excited to be making her Omaha debut by giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: The BookWorm, 8702 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68114
WHEN: 1pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/835294926505433

Mon Oct 20, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Omaha
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Prairie Lights! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: 15 South Dubuque, Iowa City, IA 52240
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249076518636770/

Mon Nov 3, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Powell’s City of Books
Cristin is humbled to finally be making a pilgrimage to Portland’s own Powell’s City of Books! It will be the first time that Cristin’s performed in Portland EVER! In its starred review for DR MÜTTER’S MARVEL, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR
WHEN: 7:30pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449099868701403/

Sat Nov 8, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Elliott Bay Book Company! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
WHEN: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/749049085157152/

Thurs Nov 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Vancouver Book Warehouse in Vancouver
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk about her latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, at Vancouver’s own Book Warehouse. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Q & A & Signing to follow!
WHERE: Vancouver Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street Vancouver, BC
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/676662379092340/

And if you would like to book Cristin for a DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS book event, please contact Lindsay Gordon at Gotham Books at: LGordon@penguinrandomhouse.com