Appearances – 2020

Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 pm
Alison Larkin – Bringing Back the Classics on Audiobook

Host: The Stockbridge Library Association

The Stockbridge Library Association presents British comedienne, award-winning audiobook narrator, and bestselling author of The English American, Alison Larkin. Raised in England and Africa by loving adoptive parents, when Alison learned her birth parents were from the American South she moved to New York and became a stand-up comic because what else do you do? She wrote The English American, a bestselling autobiographical novel on the subject, appeared on Broadway and has since narrated over 200 audiobooks, including The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, all of which were recorded in the Berkshires. Hailed by The Times as “Hugely entertaining,” Alison will talk about her journey to and from America and her recent audiobook releases, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, both of which received AudioFile Earphones award for excellence. For more info visit

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Friday, July 31 at 7:00 pm EST
Indiana Adoptee Network Happy Hour with Alison Larkin

Host: Indiana Adoptee Network

“Narrating the audiobook of Jane Eyre showed me that the bravery it takes for an unwanted orphan to forge her own path in life was as great in 1847 as it is today.” (Alison Larkin)

Our host Marcie Keithley welcomes guest facilitator Alison Larkin.

An hour with British comedienne, award winning audiobook narrator and bestselling author of The English American, Alison Larkin. Alison is looking forward to talking about her life after her reunion with her American birth parents and why she believes that despite the pain of relinquishment and reunion adoptees can move forward to create a life they love.

For more information and to register, click here.

Appearances – 2019 & before

Monday, June 24th – 10.30am-11.30am
A Morning with… Alison Larkin (£15, incl tea)
Venue: Chawton House, during the Jane Austen Regency Week

Alison Larkin, comedienne, novelist and award-winning audiobook narrator The Complete Novels of Jane Austen.

Raised not far from Chawton by loving adoptive parents, when Alison learned her birth parents were from the American South she moved to New York and became a stand-up comic because what else do you do? She wrote The English American, a bestselling autobiographical novel on the subject, appeared on Broadway and has since narrated over 200 audiobooks, many of them NY Times bestsellers. Hailed by The Times as “Hugely entertaining,” Alison will talk about her journey to and from America and read a passage from Northanger Abbey & Persuasion with Poems and The History of England by Jane Austen.

For more information visit the Chawton House website.

Alison Larkin LIVE!
WAM theater, Shakesepare and Company
MAY 4 AND 5, 2018
For more information visit

Alison Larkin LIVE!
Preview at American adoption congress
Friday, April 20, 2018
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
For more information visit

Alison will be the auctioneer at Berkshire Grown
2018 Spring Supper: a benefit for Berkshire Grown and Share the Bounty
Monday, March 19, 2018
For more information visit

PurseOnalities 2017 – Luncheon & Auction
Hosted by The Child Saving Institute Guild

The Child Saving Institute Guild is delighted to host PurseOnalities 2017, an annual luncheon to help raise funds for at-risk youth. This year’s event will feature purse packages in the silent auction, raffle prize donated by Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts, and a boutique featuring local vendors. Keynote Speaker internationally acclaimed comedian and author Alison Larkin who wrote “The English American.”

Date: Thursday, September 28 at the Hilton Omaha
Location: 1001 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68102
Time: 11:00AM
For more information visit the website

2017 HEAR Now Festival Special Programming:
An Afternoon With Alison Larkin…

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bragg Auditorium
located at
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO

This live performance is a separate event in association with the HEAR Now Festival.

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NATF Playhouse: The Importance of Being Earnest
Hosted by HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival

Friday, June 9, 2017
1 PM – 2:20 PM CDT
Cinemark Theater ‘A’ 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

The Importance of Being Earnest narrated by James Warwick and Alison Larkin

TV star James Warwick and award-winning narrator/comedienne Alison Larkin star in this accessible, dazzlingly funny two-actor production of The Importance of Being Earnest – a trivial comedy for serious people.

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AAC 38th Conference, Alison Larkin – LIVE!
by American Adoption Congress

Thu, April 6, 2017
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

Alison Larkin – LIVE! – Alison Larkin (Highland Ballroom) In her poignant, hilarious new show, she talks about her adoption by British parents, her reunion with her Southern birth mother, nature, nurture, England, America, parenting all-American teenagers, women on overload and how to make a decent cup of tea.

3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA

Register & view more details at eventbrite

Saturday November 21st 2015

Regency Tea at the Bee and Thistle Inn in Lyme Connecticut to celebrate the release of Emma – the 200th anniversary audio edition narrated by Alison Larkin!

Alison Larkin will entertain and read from Emma  by Jane Austen. Emma – the 200th anniversary audio edition. More details coming soon!

SATURDAY, MAY 2ND, 2015 AT 7PM – Alison Larkin LIVE!

A night of comedy from The English American
*Premium tickets include a post show reception on stage with the artist


SUNDAY, May 31ST, 2015 – A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 
At Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount will host a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to celebrate the launch of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – the 150th anniversary audio edition!
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Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
Comedy = Tragedy + Time, A Humorous Talk by Alison Larkin
Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

Pride and Prejudice – High Tea with narrator Alison Larkin at The Mount. For more details click here!

Saturday August 17th, 2013 – 7 pm
The Bookloft, Great Barrington, MA.
Reading and signing and discussion about “The English American” and “The Art of the Autobiographical novel” with Marshall Messer, author of “Change at Jamaica.”

Saturday March 9th, 2013 – 7.30 pm
“Alison Larkin LIVE”, One performance only!
Unicorn Theater, Stockbridge, MA Admission: $20 to benefit the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. For tickets, contact the Colonial Theatre box office at (413) 997-4444


May 19th 2 – 4 pm
Afternoon Tea with The English American
Speaking, reading, laughter and signing,
CHP Health Center, 444 Stockbridge Road,
Great Barrington, MA. There is a suggested donation of $10. Childcare will be provided. For more information, contact: Kate Staples (518) 329-0030

May 19th 7 – 9 pm
Alison will perform a little comedy as part of a
wonderful Family Cabaret Night in aid of the Sandisfield
Arts Center. details coming soon!

July 20th
Party to celebrate release of audiobook!
Speaking and signing
The Bookstore
Lenox, MA

When she is not narrating audiobooks, Alison appears in front of her computer where she is hard at work finishing the latest draft of her second novel.

Saturday, April 16th – 8 pm, Washington DC, Holt International’s conference,
a Gala performance by Alison Larkin.
The Columbia Room
Hyatt Regency Hotel
400 New Jersey Avenue

Thursday Feb 24th, Rutgers University, New Jersey
3pm and 7pm. Alison will speak, entertain and chat about writing, transforming identities and a whole lot more!


November 12th, 8.00 am ABC TV Good Morning Tulsa.

November 13th, 7:00 pm, “An Evening with Alison Larkin”, Tulsa Oklahoma.

November 11th, 11.00 am NPR radio, Tulsa.

November 2010 – Alison was on the cover of Tulsa Kids Magazine

July 24th, 8:00 pm, Brown Theater, Louiseville KY
“An Evening with Alison Larkin, The English American.” Alison entertained, performed excerpts from her show, read and chat with the audience about England, America, adoption, culture and brewing a good cup of tea.

July 23rd, 7:00 pm – 8:30pm Borders Books, Louiseville, Kentucky.

June 28th, 9:30 am, Keynote speaker Alison spoke about writing in different mediums at a teenage writer’s workshop, “Dancing with a Pen”.

May 16th, Keynote Speaker, Ties That Bind Conference,
Wyndham Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center
West Peachtree City, Georgia.

9:00 am, Keynote address to teens entitled
“Who I want to be is up to me”

12:30 pm Keynote address During Closing Luncheon

March 29th, 10:00 – 3:00 pm, NJ
In recognition of Women’s History Month theme of Write Women Back Into History, Alison Larkin delivered the keynote speech entitled “How My Personal History Inspires My Art – And How Yours Can, Too!” This event is entitled “New Jersey authors speak their minds” and was free and open to the public.
Centenary College
Seay Building, Grace Harris Smith Front Parlours
New Jersey.

March 19th, 9:00 am
Book Promotion 101 – Intensive publicity workshop for authors of commercially published books, led by Bella Stander. Alison Larkin was a guest speaker.
508 Dale Ave
Charlottesville, VA

Thursday, March 18th, 6:00 pm
Speaking and signing
The Ways We Come of Age
UVA Bookstore
With Tanya Egan Gibson, Dylan Landis, Alan DeNiro
Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, February 13, 8 pm, Alison narrated the text to the powerful story The Soldier by Igor Stravinski with the Colonial Symphony the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.

2009 Appearances

Monday, November 30, 8:40 am, Radio interview with Alison airing on WOCA-AM,
“AM Ocala Live/Health Matters”, with host Larry Whitler. WOCA-AM broadcasts to the Ocala/Madison County, FL area at 1370 AM.

Monday, November 23, 12:30 pm, Live radio interview with Alison on “KXLO Live”, KXLO-AM.

Thursday, November 19th, 6:00 pm-9 pm, Downey Side Adoption Agency Art Auction & Fundraiser, Alison will speak and sign books at this special event.
Downey Side Adoption Center
2131 Washington in the Crossroads
Kansas City, Kansas
Order tickets at
or by calling 816-531-5465
$55 per person

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, Radio interview with Alison airing on “Culture Buzz”, KFMG-FM

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, 9:00 am, Live radio interview with Alison airing on “Doug Stephan’s Good Day”, RADIO AMERICA

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, An Evening with Alison Larkin
A gala fundraiser performance for the Barker Foundation’s post adoption services.
Round House Theatre
Bethesda, Maryland

Sunday, November 15th, 8:00-9:30 am, Live radio interview with Alison on “The Kathryn Zox Show”, WMET-AM.
Washington DC area

Saturday, November 14th, 2009, 2 pm, An Afternoon with Alison Larkin
Alison will speak, read and perform excerpts from her upcoming new show as a fundraiser for the wonderful Bickford Theatre!
The Bookworm will be on site to sell copies of the paperback, which Alison will sign after the performance. For details about this fine independent bookstore, go to Afternoon tea will be served.
Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 973 971 3796.

Monday, November 13th, 2009, 12:00 pm, Radio interview with Alison airing on “Let’s Talk Live” segment, WJLA-TV NEWS CHANNEL 8 (ABC)
Washington DC area

Wednesday Nov 11th and Sunday Nov 15, 2009, throughout the day, Radio interview with Alison airing on “Sunday Magazine” with Rick Shepard, WKYE-FM/WNTJ-AM.
Dallas, Texas

Tuesday, November 10, 9:25 am, Live radio interview with Alison on “Morning Blend” with hosts Don Rivet and Red Lewis on Minneapolis KTOE-AM1420.

Tuesday, November 10, 7:35 am, Live radio interview with Alison on “North Jersey’s Talking”, WGHT-AM.
New Jersey

Saturday, Nov 7th, 2009, 9:15 am – 4:45 pm
New Jersey’s 28th Annual “Let’s Talk Adoption” Conference
Alison will give the keynote address “The English American – Why My Adoption Is A Laughing Matter.” The English American talks about nature, nurture and how her search for her American birth parents helped her find her self.
Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center
Piscataway, New Jersey

Thursday, November 5th, 2009, 12 noon
Alison will be the inaugural speaker at Wise Wonderful Women’s new fundraising luncheon lecture series!
Madison, New Jersey

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Live, hour-long radio interview with Alison Larkin on the “Barry Z Show”, on Chat About It, an online only radio station created by news powerhouse 1010 WINS in New York City. Listen live at, from any of the 6 CBS radio stations in New York including 1010WINS, WCBS Newsradio 880, Fresh 102.7, WCBS-FM 101.1, 92.3 NOW and WFAN Sports Radio 660, or on AOL Radio.

Monday, November 2, 2009, 10:30 am, Radio interview with Alison Larkin on WSIU-FM (NPR) “Morning Edition”.
WSIU-FM broadcasts to the Paducah, KY-Cape Girardeau, MO-Harrisburg, IL areas at 91.9 FM.
Carbondale, IL

Friday, October 30th, 2009, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Radio interview with Alison on, also airs on KWRM-FM, a 100,000-watt station in Seattle.
Oklahoma City and Seattle.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 12:30 pm, Radio interview with Alison on WTKK-AM, “Mel Robbins Show”, The Mel Robbins Show airs live every Saturday on 96.9 WTKK from 8am to 10am in Boston and Monday thru Friday 10am-12pm EST, both live and in archives on The show can also be heard in over 40 AM markets around the country.
National; Boston

Monday, October 19th, 2009, 4 pm, Radio interview with Alison on USA Radio Network (International) Pennsylvania/armed forces international

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:00 pm, Annual Book and Author Gala Dinner.
Alison will speak and do signings – her book will be available for sale. A benefit dinner for the South Brunswick Public Library Foundation. For more information and tickets

Sunday, September 13th, 2009, 12:00 pm � 3:00 pm
Join Us for Lunch and Laughter: to benefit C.A.S.E, The Center for Adoption Support and Education, “One of the best small charities in the greater Washington area.”
Springfield Golf and Country Club
8301 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, Virginia

Sunday, July 12th, 2009, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm, Afternoon Tea with The English American. A benefit performance for Center for Family Connections (
Provincetown, Massachusetts

Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 4 pm
Alison will narrate Peter and the Wolf as part of a benefit for the Colonial Symphony Orchestra
Morristown, New Jersey

June 4th, 2009, 7:00 pm, Speaking and Signing
Springfield Free Public Library
66 Mountain Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081
Tel: (973) 376-4930

May 18th, 2009
Speaking, reading, signing, CHATS, NJ

Friday, March 27th, 2009, 7.30 pm, Entertaining, speaking, reading and signing
An Evening with English American author/comedienne Alison Larkin
2009 Joint Council on International Children’s Services Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
1 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
For tickets and reservations email Joelle Ruben at

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009, 1:30 pm, For Comedy, a reading, Q & A, book signing and afternoon tea with Alison Larkin, comedienne and bestselling author
The British Embassy Spouses Association
Pinecrest School
7209 Quiet Cove
Annandale, VA 22003
$10 on the door
Open to all of BESA and members of the British community in the DC Metro area
Please RSVP to Paula O’Grady, or 202 290 6366

Saturday, March 21st, 2009, Barker Foundation’s 15th Annual Conference, at the Shady Grove Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland, with the theme: “In Our Own Voices: Adoptees Speak Out.” Featured keynoter will be internationally acclaimed comedienne, bestselling novelist and adoptee Alison Larkin. Alison will answer questions and sign books after speaking. Watch Barker’s website for more details of the conference, which will feature many adult adoptees in workshops and on panels. (

Feb 12th, 10 am
Director’s book club, Morristown Library

2008 Appearances

Sunday Dec 14th-20th, Alison will join over twelve other bestselling authors as part of Author’s Week at Miraval Resort and Spa, Tucson, Arizona. Miraval was featured on Oprah as the #1 Spa in the world.

Sunday, Dec. 7th, 2 pm, Book signing and reading
Morristown & Morris Township Library
1 Miller Road
Morristown, NJ

Saturday November 22, 2008 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Gala fundraiser
Entertaining/reading/book signing and Q&A
The Shasta County Heart Gallery
Shasta College Student Center
Ticket donation $15
Shasta County, California

Wednesday November 5th, Lunchtime
Keynote speaker/entertainer
Friends of the Shelter Fall Author Luncheon
Fiddlers Elbow Country Club, 811 Rattlesnake Road
Bedminster, NJ
For information call Barbara Marchio at (908) 719-9006

Saturday November 1st, 1.15 pm, speaking and signing
Delaware Book Festival
First State Heritage Park