The World Needs More Pie

"Give a Piece a Chance." — Books. Blog. Pie Classes. And a Pinch of Activism.


If you’d like to…

Schedule an interview, a book event, a pie class or demo; have me talk with your book club; or invite me to speak to your group, please contact me directly — [email protected]

FOR MORE UPDATES…go to The World Needs More Pie Facebook page or to Beth’s blog.

Schedule for 2022 - 2023

Here’s a list of my upcoming schedule of book events. If you’d like to schedule me to come speak to your group or your book club, please reach out. 

Upcoming Events 2023

NOV 4  Washington, Iowa,  Washington Public Library, featured speaker, book reading, book talk and signing, pie demo. Author Fest begins at 9AM.

Past Events 2023

JAN 5   Pella, Iowa, Book talk for Pella Windmill Winterim, sponsored by the Pella Historical Museum

JAN 7   Pella, Iowa Windmill Winterim, Pie class. This is a ticketed event. 

JAN 13 – 16   Amelia Island, Florida, Pulpwood Queens 2023 International Convention/ Girlfriend Getaway Weekend. Speech & pie demo. 

JAN 17   Beaufort, South Carolina, at the Rhett House, in conjunction with the Pat Conroy Literary Center. Ticketed event—includes copy of World Piece and a slice of pie. RSVP here.

JAN 21  Charleston, South Carolina, Out of Hand in Mt. Pleasant, Pie and Book Talk. 2 to 4 PM

MARCH 2   Mesa, Arizona  An evening of pie with Beth M. Howard. Book talk and pie demo. Tickets available here.

MARCH 6   Tucson, Arizona Tucson Festival of Books, 1:30 to 4:30, Meet the Author and Book Signing.

Past Events 2022

NOV 17   Iowa Public Radio. Listen to the “Talk of Iowa interview.”

NOV 19   Burlington, Iowa, Burlington Public Library—Sterling Lord Days. Book signing. 10AM to 12PM

NOV 20   Iowa City, Iowa, Prairie Lights Bookstore. Book talk & signing. 2PM

NOV 21   Instagram Live: In conversation with Jennifer Louden. Watch live at 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern

DEC 3  Lafayette, Colorado, Tip Top Savory Pies. Book signing, conversation, and pie tasting. 1 to 3 PM

DEC 4   Boulder, Colorado. Private event. Book talk, pie demo, and pie eating! Please contact me for an invitation. 4 to 6 PM

DEC 8  Facebook Live:  WINE AND WORDS WITH WADE! on the Viola Shipman FB page 6:30 PM Eastern Time. Missed it live? Watch it here.

DEC 9   Ames, Iowa, KHOI and Ames Writers Collective Author Spotlight Series, Book talk with pie served. 7 PM

DEC 15   Ashton, Idaho Public Library. Book talk & pie demo at the Ashton Community Room. While people will attend in person, I’ll be on Zoom. If you’d like to get the Zoom link, please contact me. 6:30 PM Mountain Time

DEC 17   Donnellson Public Library, Donnellson, Iowa,  Book talk with pie served. 1 PM