Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 @ 6:30pm

Book Talk and Reception at the Embassy of Latvia

Sharing Stories of Latvian Exiles in America and the Generations That Followed

Moderated by Cultural Attachee Sarma Gintere

2306 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

April 8-30, 2024

Throughout the month of April, Michaele will be joining in-person and virtual book groups in the DC area and elsewhere, to talk about her book The Rye Bread Marriage.  If you would like her to participate with your group, please email her at michaele@michaeleweissmanwrites.com.

Sunday, May 19, 2024 @ 11am

Michaele will be a guest on Foodie and the Beast (Radio Program)

Hosted by Nycci Safier Nellis and David Nell’s, two of Washington’s most knowledgeable, amusing, and perpetually curious foodies.

WTOP Radio 1500AM

Listen to the podcast episode

Thursday, May 30, 2024 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm

Spotlight Talk and Poster Presentation in conjunction with the new exhibition “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli”

Capital Jewish Museum

575 Third Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Appearance with Nycci Safier Nellis on Industry Night

Industry Night, a podcast and Youtube channel, familiarizes listeners and viewers with food and beverage trends and trendsetters. In this episode, Nycci will be recording at the Capital Jewish Museum where a new show about Jewish delis has just opened. The episode will be available on Apple Podcasts on June 1, 2024.

Thursday, June, 13, 20, and 27, 2024

Love and Hate in the Kitchen: A Memoir Writing Class for Food Lovers

Hosted by Bold Fork Books

3064 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Sunday, July 7, 2024 @1:00pm-3:00pm

Writers Symposium

I will be speaking at the Latvian Song and Dance Festival Writer’s Symposium and literary event. The theme of this year’s panel, “Crossroads,” is intended to invoke the intermingling of generations, language and memory that typifies the experience of Latvian exiles and their posterity in North America.

Following the symposium, I will be selling books and John will be selling rye bread.


Toronto, Canada

Past Events

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 @ 7:00pm

Politics & Prose Talk with Sally Swift

5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Saturday, September 9, 2023 @ 11am-1:00pm

Broad Branch Market Book Signing with Black Rooster Rye Bread

5608 Broad Branch Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 @ 6:00pm

Shakespeare & Co. with journalist Carol Hymowitz

Broadway & 69th St., New York, NY 10023

Saturday, December 2, 2023 @ 12:00pm-5:00pm

John will be selling bread and Michaele will be selling and signing books at

Holiday Market at the Philadelphia Latvian Society

531 N 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Sunday, December 3, 2023 @ 12:00pm-5:00pm

John will be selling bread and Michaele will be selling and signing books at

Holiday Market at the Social Hall of the Latvian Lutheran Church

400 Hurley Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

Sunday, December 9, 2023 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm

Art Gallery Book Talk with Ilze Melngailis

Hosted by Yücel Erdoğan at Byte Lounge

15 John Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm

The Bender JCC of Greater Washington with Rabbi Rachel Gartner

6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Saturday, February 24, 2024 @ 2:30pm-4:30pm

Annual Author’s Roundtable

Sponsored by Temple Sinai’s Women of Reform Judaism

Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC

Thursday, March 14, 2024 @ 5:30pm

Lili the First Salon hosted by Ifat Pridan

1419 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Michaele Weissman speaking at a book event hosted by Washington, D.C.’s beloved independent bookstore Politics & Prose.