Upcoming Events:

Zoe will be appearing on a panel at the Hawaii Book and Music FestivalMay 6, 2018

Zoe will be returning for her fourth year of teaching at the Mokale’ia Writers Retreat on Oahau, May 6-11, 2018

Zoe is teaching memoir (The Art and Craft of Storytelling) at the San Francisco Writers Grotto, April 11-May 2, 2018

Past Events:

Zoe reading at Life, Death, Love, Lies...and Cupcakes - Litquake's All-Memoir Women's Night

May 6, 2017
Hawaii Book and Music Festival

Zoe will be discussing her book, Imperfect Endings, as well as sharing insights and advice on personal essays and memoir at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival.

Mokule’ia Writing Retreat
Also, Zoe will be joining the faculty at the Mokule’ia Writing Retreat this year, May 7-12, 2017 Oahu.

Presenter at the San Francisco Writers Conference 2016 


Hot Flash Fiction: Steamy, Sexy, Super-Short Original Fiction by Women Old Enough to Know Better
Female authors of a certain age -- including a few New York Times bestsellers -- will dazzle on this entertaining evening exploring the many things that get us hot. Yes, that includes sex, but also other passions, from political causes to that farmers’ market cherry pie we can’t live without. Expect to laugh -- and maybe be forced to think. You don’t have to be a woman to attend, but it might help.
Doors open at 7 pm for cocktail hour and custom stylings courtesy of Flutter Eyewear. 
Featuring: Faith Adiele, Anne Buelteman reading Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Zoe FitzGerald Carter, Audrey Ferber, Jane Ganahl, Molly Giles, Beth Lisick, Susanne Pari, April Sinclair, Ellen Sussman, Cameron Tuttle

Women's Voices
Saturday, Feb. 9, 1:00
San Francisco Library (Potrero Hill branch
) Pam Houston, Mara Purl, Barbara Graham, Victoria Zackheim, and Zoe FitzGerald Carter

Saturday, Feb. 9, 6:00 PM
Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza, San Francisco
), reading with Sylvie Simmons, Mara Purl, Barbara Graham, Victoria Zackheim, and Zoe FitzGerald Carter
Books, Inc. - Opera Plaza

Sunday, Feb. 10, 7:00 PM
Book Passage (Corte Madera
) reading with Zoe FitzGerald Carter, Allison Bartlett, Pam Houston, Mara Purl, Barbara Graham, and Victoria Zackheim

February 14th-18th
Zoe will be talking about the "do's and don'ts of writing memoir" at the tenth annual San Francisco Writers Conference

February 20th – March 13th
Truth, Lies and Storytelling: A User's Guide to To Writing Memoir

A class at The San Francisco Writers Grotto on four consecutive Wednesday nights

October 4 – 6
Greensboro Writers Retreat

First-Person Plural: Crafting stories from our lives 
A unique writing workshop with Zoe Carter and Connie Hale

In this intimate and unusual workshop, writers will work under the guidance of Zoe FitzGerald Carter and Constance Hale, who have published memoirs and essays in Vogue,Health, Honolulu, The Atlantic, and O. The workshop begins Friday night, at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, where Connie and Zoe will read from their work and lead a conversation about memoir. After a Vermont breakfast, Zoe and Connie will lead writers through of a mix of guided writing, critique sessions, coaching, and private writing time. Then we will hang out by the fire, eat, drink, make music and be merry. 

Late Sunday afternoon, all participants will have the opportunity to read at the Galaxy; then we’ll decamp to Claire’s restaurant for a special farm-to-table dinner. The workshop is open to writers of all levels and genres. The fee of $250 includes meals on Saturday as well as breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Lodging is available for an additional fee.

October 7-17th
Zoe will be doing a writing residency at The Mesa Refuge in Point Reyes Station

October 19
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Zoe will be reading at San Francisco's annual down and dirty Litcrawl. The reading features six women authors reading fiction and nonfiction: Zoe FitzGerald Carter, Barbara Graham, Anne Perry, Elizabeth Rosner, Sylvie Simmons, and Victoria Zackheim. "When female voices come together, a powerful song is born."
The Women's Building 3543 18th St., Auditorium, San Francisco.

October 9 and 10
First-person plural: Crafting stories from our lives 
A writing workshop with Zoe FitzGerald Carter and Connie Hale
Greensboro and Hardwick, Vermont
more info

October 13th
at San Francisco's Lit Crawl Write+Beat: Musicians Who Write, Writers Who Play
Location: Creativity Explored
3245 16th St., San Francisco

June 4th
The Jewish Community Center on Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan at 7:00

June 3rd

BookCourt on Court Street in Cobble Hill,
Brooklyn at 7:00

June 1st

Mrs Dalloway's on College Avenue in Berkeley at 7:00

May 30th

A Great Good place for Books in Montclair at 7:00 

May 20th

BookPassage in Corte Madera at 5:30 

May 18th

Zoe will be singing at a benefit for 826 Valencia at The Red Vic movie house at 1727 Haight Street as part of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto's yearly reading series.

May 8

Zoe's essay in "Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death" (North Atlantic Books) will be released on May 8th.

March 24

Women's Power Strategy Conference, Marin

February 17-19
2012 San Francisco Writers Conference

December 3rd, 10am
Marin chapter of the American Association of University Women

June 14
Zoe will be talking with the South Bay Chapter of the California Writer's Club in Sunnyvale, CA.

June 4th
Chicago Tribune's Printer's Row Literary Festival

Saturday, March 26th from 9:00 to 12:30

Keynote speaker
Women's National Book Association's 8th "Meet the Agents/Publishers/Editors"
Sinbad's Restaurant at Pier 2 in San Francisco

March 24th, 7:30
Books, Inc


Read Zoe's article
in the San Fransisco

(Aug 24, 2017)
Charlottesville rage
rooted in white shame

has been chosen as
a finalist for the
National MS Society’s 
Books for a Better
Life Awards in the
“Inspirational Memoir”

May, 2010
- Foreign rights sold
to Taiwan and Korea!

O Excerpt: Imperfect Endings

Should Zoe Fitzgerald Carter and her family stand by as their mother commits suicide? A daughter's tale of the agonizing decision between life and death.

Imperfect Endings has been picked as one of Barnes & Noble's
"Discover Great New Writers" books for 2010
- keep an eye out
for the book in upcoming Barnes & Noble storefront displays!

Imperfect Endings
gets Library Journal, 'Starred Review'
"First-time memoirist Carter comes close to perfection in this chronicle of her mother's quest to orchestrate her own assisted suicide." Read complete review