7:00 pm19:00

Release Party for "AIR"

  • KGB Bar

Come and join the party for the release of AIR, my new novel. Published by Spuyten Duyvil Press, this novel is a celebration of language, transformation, perfumery, and bewilderment. 

I will be joined by the celebrated Martin Nakell who will be reading from his novel The Lord of Silence.

This remarkable event will take place at the legendary KGB Bar in New York City.

1:00 pm13:00

Latino Literature Day

  • San Francisco Public Library

The San Francisco Public Library in association with American Library Association, REFORMA, Latino Literacy Now, and the 2015 International Latino Book Awards presents Latino Literature Day. I will be a panelist discussing What’s New in Latino Fiction.

2:30 pm14:30

Presentation at &Now 2015 | CalArts

  • CalArts

ECCENTRIC FICTION: The Confluence of Literary and Medical Arts

The mind generates every word we write. The mind is housed in the body. The body aches, and suffers. The art of medicine heals the body. The art of literature heals the mind. How is fiction altered when the various organs of the body, such as the brain, or the body in its corporeality and bareness, become central "characters" and begin to control and navigate the narrative? Can art and medicine coexist with another when one is deemed as "fiction" and the other as "real," the latter stemming from objective observations and physiological data? Is it the confluence of such an interaction that creates eccentric literature and gives it lungs to breathe, a heart to beat, and a brain to think, and allow it to become more than an "art"?

And from the confluence of these arts, the most eccentric literature emerges. This panel, consisting of a psychiatrist, a neurologist, and a family physician, will address these questions and explore how a medical perspective can, and must indeed, question and alter a traditional narrative that does not address a body in its physiological and psychological underpinnings, and allow literature to become "eccentric," or, in other words, "real."

Jorge Armenteros, MD

Leah Kaminsky, MD

Pedram Navab, MD

6:30 pm18:30

Reading at Lesley University

  • Lesley University- Marran Theater

I will be reading at Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program in the company of Christina Shea. This is part of the wonderful Winter Evening Readings series. Come and join us!

5:00 pm17:00

Reading and Signing Event at Books & Books

  • Books & Books

There will be a beautiful event at Books & Books on Saturday December 6, 2014. I will be reading from THE BOOK OF I, discussing the creative process, and signing copies.  Liselott Johnsson will present an arts video in response to the book. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will complement the evening. Come and join us!

5:00 pm17:00

Exploring the Rooms of the Mind Through Fiction: A psychiatrist’s intimate look at schizophrenia and autism

  • Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art


Jorge Armenteros, M.D. will discuss how minds different from the norm have influenced his work. Harnessing the inspirational force of the unconscious, he will share his prose and perspectives of writing about mental illness. Dr. Armenteros will also discuss how to create experimental fiction based on practical knowledge of psychiatric conditions.

7:00 pm19:00

Reading at Counterpath, Denver, CO

Jorge Armenteros at Counterpath

On Friday, September 19, at 7 p.m., Counterpath will host a reading and performance by Jaded Ibis authors Leslie McGrath, Jorge Armenteros, Tom Bradley, Carol Ciavonne, Matthew Cooperman, and Marius Lehane. Come hear and see some great work, and possibly get a better sense of what might be the new face of publishing, large or small. - See more here.

6:30 pm18:30

First public reading of THE BOOK OF I

  • Muhlenberg Public Library

If you're in the New York area, be sure to go visit this amazing event! Featuring a reading by Jorge Armenteros from his work, "The Book of I", artwork by Liselott Johnsson and Jeff Brown... and a recorded track from Sarah Wallin Huff's upcoming soundtrack accompanying "The Book of I": the track "Solitude's Hypocrisy", performed by Brett Bird on violin and Jonatas Mostacato on classical guitar!