Reading & Signing // Phoenix, AZ
Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

Reading & Signing // Phoenix, AZ

  • Changing Hands Bookstore

Join author Nora McInerny as she reads from her memoir, "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)" Bring your paperback or buy one at Changing Hands bookstore in Phoenix for signing! 

Nora McInerny was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1998. It was mostly downhill after that, but she did get to spend three glorious years married to Aaron Joseph Purmort (aka Spider-Man). She wrote a memoir, It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) and hosts the podcast Terrible Thanks for Asking. Her work has appeared on TIME, Cosmopolitan.comElle.com, the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Slate, the Star Tribune and Vox.

Reading & Signing // Brainerd, MN
Jul
10
12:00 pm12:00

Reading & Signing // Brainerd, MN

  • Brainerd Public Library

Join Nora McInerny for a Northern Minnesota double-header in Brainerd, then Duluth BOTH on July 10th! 

Brainerd event: 12 pm lunch series at Brainerd Public Library
Duluth Event: 6 pm at Duluth Public Library

Nora will read from her acclaimed memoir, "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)," answer your burning questions and sign your very own copy of the book! Books will be available for sale on site, or bring your own for Nora to sign.

“This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora’s honesty, passion and hope to our lives.” — Lena Dunham

Reading & Signing // Duluth, MN
Jul
10
12:00 pm12:00

Reading & Signing // Duluth, MN

  • Duluth Public Library

Join Nora McInerny for a Northern Minnesota double-header in Brainerd, then Duluth BOTH on July 10th! 

Brainerd event: 12 pm lunch series at Brainerd Public Library
Duluth Event: 6 pm at Duluth Public Library

Nora will read from her acclaimed memoir, "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)," answer your burning questions and sign your very own copy of the book! Books will be available for sale on site, or bring your own for Nora to sign.

“This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora’s honesty, passion and hope to our lives.” — Lena Dunham


Keynote Address for The One Hundred // Mass General Cancer Center
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Keynote Address for The One Hundred // Mass General Cancer Center

Nora will give the keynote address at the annual gala celebrating the everyday amazing heroes in the cancer community. 

Created and supported by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the one hundred is an awareness and fundraising initiative that celebrates hope in the cancer community. Each year, we honor 100 Everyday Amazing individuals and groups — caregivers, researchers, philanthropists, advocates and volunteers from around the globe — whose commitment to the fight against cancer inspires us all to take action.

Gracie Awards
Jun
6
8:00 pm20:00

Gracie Awards

  • Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Nora McInerny wins the 2017 Gracie Award for Best Podcast Host!

Hosted by Alliance for Women in Media, The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. They also acknowledge the individuals who have made inspirational contributions to the industry. Named after the late Gracie Allen, the Gracie Awards acknowledge outstanding team leadership and individual achievement. The Gracies focus on women who are making positive change and who further the discussion of what a fulfilling career in media looks like.

Heartbreakers: Forever? Forever-ever? NY, NY
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Heartbreakers: Forever? Forever-ever? NY, NY

  • The Greene Space

Could our genes affect our romantic choices? Does love inhabit a particular region of the brain? If this song makes us too sad to drive straight, why are we playing it on repeat?

Rapper and essayist Dessa returns with the next event in this series - a collision of art, music and scientific research on love, sex and human adventures in pair-bonding.

When a relationship ends, by choice or circumstance, where should we keep all the feels? How "over it" do we really get? 

Featuring house musician DJ Paper Tiger, a Brooklyn-based hip hop producer, with special musical guest Alexei Moon Caselle and Nora McInerny, a Minneapolis-based writer and the widow of Aaron Purmort, known from his viral obituary as Spider-Man.

Bring a date. Find a date. (But please don’t leave your date with us—we’re taking some me time right now.) 

Nora McInerny & Jess Lourey Reading & Signing // Hosted by Subtext Books
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Nora McInerny & Jess Lourey Reading & Signing // Hosted by Subtext Books

  • Amsterdam Bar and Hall

SubText Books is proud to host Nora McInerny and Jess Lourey for a joint event at Amsterdam Bar and Hall! Join us on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM (doors at 6:30 PM) for an evening full of laughter, inspiration, and books (and maybe tears too). Nora will read and discuss her memoir, "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), and Jessica Lourey will read and discuss her new book, "Rewrite Your Life." Book signing to follow the conversation!

Get your free tickets here. 

Nora McInerny at Mall of America // Debut Store
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Nora McInerny at Mall of America // Debut Store

  • Mall of America

Stop by Debut at Mall of America for an afternoon with Nora! She will be reading a selection from her memoir "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)" and tackling your burning questions. The good folks from Barnes & Noble will have books on hand for purchase (or you can bring your own beloved, bunny-eared, underlined copy). 

Debut is located at N125 (125 North Garden) in the Mall of America, aka Level 1 North. It's near Zara, Twin City Grill and Bath & Body Works. 

While you're there, take a peek at Debut's *new* Shop for Kindness, featuring some incredible local brands (including Sill Kickin) that strive to make a difference via fun fashions and products.

I am fabulous Minneapolis
Apr
23
11:00 am11:00

I am fabulous Minneapolis

  • Hewing Hotel

Emceed by Nora!

I AM FABULOUS is a fashion show produced by Sarah Edwards taking place during Fashion Week MN that features inspiring women ages 50+ with a zest for life and fashion. 

This fun brunch event will take place at Hewing Hotel in North Loop. The event includes a fashion show, pop-up shops, live music, giveaways, a photo-booth and more!

STill Kickin Session Moderated by Nora
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

STill Kickin Session Moderated by Nora

  • Republic

Still Kickin is more than just a T-shirt. It’s a community of great humans who come together to help awesome people get through life’s hard stuff. 

And now, we have a way to talk through the hard stuff in real life.

Introducing Still Kickin Sessions, a new event series! Join us for panel discussions with Still Kickin Heroes and other members of our community.

Meet new friends. Get inspired. Help a human out. 

Moderated by Nora. Tickets are $30 and include light appetizers. We’ll also have a popup shop and social hour afterward!

Buy tickets. 

5:30PM-6:00PM - Check In & Light Appetizers
6:00PM-7:00PM - Panel
7:00PM-9:00PM - Social Hour & Popup Shop

All Are Welcome Beer
Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

All Are Welcome Beer

  • Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

Drink beer poured by Nora! Donate to the ACLU. Do Good for ALL. 

On Thursday, April 6, @allarewelcomehere and Lakes & Legends Brewing Company are co-hosting an event to raise awareness for diversity and inclusivity in our community and to raise money for the ACLU of Minnesota, local champions fighting for the rights of All. 

Serve a great cause while getting served a great beer -- by a great Minnesotan!

Oct
7
Oct 9

CAMP COCO

Camp COCO is a weekend retreat for members and friends of COCO. It’s a slightly wild experience on the North Shore of Lake Superior, where you can wear plaid and flannel without any sense of irony.

What happens at Camp?

Inspiring talks from amazing speakers (me, Dessa, Patrick Rhone, Robert Stephens)
Outdoor activities like canoeing, rock climbing and hiking
Conversations about work and life
Family style meals…with wine!
Nightly boozy bonfires
Everybody makes new friends (we don’t know why, but it’s a thing)

We’ll post more details as they come! Meanwhile, be sure to get your ticket!

Excelsior, MN: Excelsior Bay Books Reading + Signing
Sep
14
6:30 pm18:30

Excelsior, MN: Excelsior Bay Books Reading + Signing

  • Excelsior, MN 55331

LITERATURE LOVERS' NIGHT OUT

Hosted by Excelsior Bay Books

Featuring: William Kent Krueger, Jess Lourey, Michael Perry and Nora McInerny Purmort

This event will take place at:

Trinity Episcopal Church

322 2nd Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

THIS TICKETED EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT.

GOTR x STILL KICKIN RETREAT
Aug
4
12:00 pm12:00

GOTR x STILL KICKIN RETREAT

Join Girls on the Run and Still Kickin' for a half-day retreat for women. Through a combination of workouts, group activities, and interactive lectures, we will focus on what it means to live a joyful, empowered life and develop the skills to be strong, inside and out — all to benefit two organizations dedicated to building a braver world.

Featuring: Nora McInerny Purmort, founder of Still Kickin and author of It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool, Too): A Memoir

When: Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 — 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: Alchemy NE (120 SE 3rd AV, Minneapolis)

What: A half-day fundraiser and body-mind-spirit development event, including a strength workout, a yoga flow, a running clinic, inspirational talks, and happy hour!

Why: Proceeds will benefit Still Kickin, a non-profit that supports a new person each month who defines what it means to be 'Still Kickin', and Girls on the Run, a non-profit that uses running as a vehicle to inspire young women to live life on their own terms.

 Cost: $100 per person (including access to all workouts and sessions as well as happy hour)

RSVP: HERE.