Book signings & readings

Nathalie Asselin (left), Chris, Raziah Ahmed, Betty, and Roziah’s husband (left) at the JaxByJax Literary Arts Festival, November 16, 2019, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville.

January 24, 2020, Friday, 4-6 pm @ E. Shaver Booksellers, 326 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401, (912) 234-7257

February 1, 2020, 1-4 pm, The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, (904) 261-8991

February 26, 2020, 4 pm, the Narrative Medicine Program and Neurodiversity Initiative, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

February 29, 2020, Saturday, 10-3, Jax Book Fest, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

April 13, 2020, Monday, 6 pm, UNF Gallery of Art, with Emily K. Michael, author of Neoteny: Poems.


PAST: June 21, 2019, Friday, 7:00 pm @ Third House Books, 113 N. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

PAST: July 11, 2019, Thursday, 6:30 pm @ San Marco Books, 1971 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207

PAST: August 2, 2019, Friday, 7 pm @ The BookMark, 220 1st St, Neptune Beach, FL 32266

PAST: October 4, 2019, Friday, 7 pm @ Midtown Reader, 1123 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL, 32303

PAST: Oct 11, 2019, Friday, 7:00 pm @ Third House Books, 113 N. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Past: Nov. 16, 2019, Saturday, 12:45 pm @ Jax By Jax Literary Arts Festival. Location of reading: MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), 333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

(L) Chris reading at the JaxByJax Literary Arts Festival (Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville) November 16, 2019. (R) Team Hayden: Evan in red, Hayden in wheelchair, Toni Chadwell (Hayden’s & Evan’s mom) with book, and Ilene Chazan. Scott Chadwell (Toni’s husband) is behind the camera.
It was fun to speak with Carol and Jim & Mary Freeman at Third House Books in Gainesville Friday night, Oct. 11, 2019.
I had a wonderful time reading from A LIFE BEYOND REASON: A FATHER’S MEMOIR at Third House Books in Gainesville (113 N. Main Street, [352] 354-2124), Friday night, Oct 11, 2019. My thanks go to Heather Halak, store proprietor, for inviting me.
It was a great pleasure to read at Midtown Reader (1123 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee [850] 425-2665) Friday night, Oct 4, 2019. Thanks to Katie Hautamaki (right), store events director, who read the book and invited me to do a public reading. A thank you also to all who came, and to Emily Dowd-Arrow and her husband Ben (and son Erasmas) for letting me stay over before heading back to Jacksonville the following morning.
Chris Gabbard reading at The BookMark (220 1st St, Neptune Beach [904] 241-9026), August 2, 2019.
Ilene Chazan speaking at the BookMark about her son, August, August 2, 2019.
Clio Chazan-Gabbard, sister of August, speaking at the BookMark, August 2, 2019.
Rona Brinlee (far left), owner of The BookMark, August 2, 2019.
Chris Gabbard (center) signing a book at San Marco Bookstore (1971 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville [904] 396-7597), July 11, 2019
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