Special Events and Appearances in 2016


A Literary Feast

Want to taste a recipe before buying the book? That is exactly what you can do at the upcoming Literary Feast. So honored to be part of this event which features such cookbook authors  as Teri Sandison, Paula Wolfert, Dorie Greenspan, Joyce Goldstein, Diana Kennedy, Jerry DiVecchio, Amy Guittard,  Leslie Sbrocco, and Georgeanne Brennan, among many others.

WHEN: November 13, 3-6 p.m.

WHERE: San Francisco Ferry Building.

COST: $12 at the door.

Funds raised through the sale of $10 advance tickets ($12 at the door) will benefit the Culinary Scholarship Fund of Les Dames d’Escoffier San Francisco. For more than thirty years, the non-profit organization has supported aspiring women chefs, authors, scholars, and hospitality professionals.

Advance tickets are available online at For more information about the event, visit The Ferry Building is located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco.


SEVEN, true stories of seven courageous women

Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9 at Winters Theatre Company, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA.

Cost $12-15

Meera is in a play and this may be your only chance to see her perform because after this she goes back to being a writer! So don’t miss her acting debut in this incredible drama.

For ticket prices and other information visit the theatre website: www.

Asian Diaspora Poetry Reading

July 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sacramento Poetry Center. Free.

Yolo Slow Food Cooking Demonstration and Book Talk

June 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Private home. Not open to the general public.


Saris and Spice: Delicious recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen along with stories from the book.

June 6, 4:30 to 8:30. El Macero Country Club.  Not open to non-members.

Book talk and recipe tasting:

February 25,  6-8:30, Sacramento Food Co-op: 1914 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento

Featured author at Sacramento Poetry Center:

February 15, 7:30 p.m., 1719 25th Street, Sacramento

Author in Residence:

VIP Reception featuring India’s Gem Palace and catering by  Bawarchi Indian Cuisine

January 23, 2016: Noon to 3 p.m.

Talisman Collection, El Dorado Hills Town Center, El Dorado Hills, CA—This-Thurs-Fri-Sat—Meet-Author-In-Residence-Meera-Klein.html?soid=1109864927846&aid=eyfhdr5L73A


One of 16 local authors to be invited to sell books.

November 14, 2015

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Folsom Library

411 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630

  Presenting Author at:

Great Valley Book Fest in Manteca, CA

October 10, 2015

10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.

South Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class and Book Signing
$8 for I-House members, others pay $10.
Space is limited so sign-up ahead of time
Learn how to roll out Indian flatbread or chappatis, make Tea Stall Potatoes, and heirloom tomato yogurt Raita, at a South Indian cooking class hosted by Davis author Meera Klein. Recipes from Meera’s award-winning book will be featured in this class. Enjoy your meal with cardamom tea and conversation about life in a south Indian kitchen.
The meal is vegetarian but not vegan or Gluten-Free.
Meera’s book. “My Mother’s Kitchen: A novel with recipes” will be available for purchase for $17.95 (cash or checks only).

July 15, 2015

6:00-7:15 p.m.

Robbie Waters-Pocket-Greenhaven Library,

7335 Gloria Drive,

Sacramento, CA 95831

June 11, 2015

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Friends of the Woodland Public Library Annual Meeting

March 14, 2015

5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Authors on the Move

Hyatt Regency, 1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA

This year’s “Authors on the Move: Once Upon A Time” presents keynote speaker, Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket and his recent book, All The Wrong Questions: “Shouldn’t You Be in School?”  Authors on the Move is known for bringing together 40 plus distinguished California authors with their recently published books for an evening of literary delight. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, a four-course meal from the Hyatt Regency’s farm-to-fork Executive Chef, Jason Poole, unlimited wine, conversations with three regional authors at their table, Daniel Handler’s keynote presentation, and a live auction which features opportunities to win one-time author experiences. The Avid Reader Bookstore offers all titles for purchase the night of the event.

Cost: $225

To purchase tickets, click here.

April 12, 2015

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Local Author Book Festival

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA

Local Author Festival

April 29, 2015

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Foothill Authors Series

Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

May 8, 2015 – EVENT SOLD OUT!  

Winemaker Dinner

Acquiesce Winery, Acampo, CA

Details, time and cost to be announced

May 29, 2015

7:30 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.)

Stories on Stage Sacramento

The Avid Reader Bookstore, 1600 Broadway, Sacramento, CA

Capital Public Radio’s Donna Apidone will read an excerpt from My Mother’s Kitchen.

Cost: $5 donation suggested

October 18, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Avid Reader, 617 Second Street, Davis, CA

October 19, 2014

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Literary Dinner

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G Street, Davis, CA

Chef Tony Gruska will prepare a five-course prix-fixe local organic vegetarian dinner using recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen, with author Meera Klein sharing vignettes about each dish.

Davis Enterprise wine columnist Susan Leonardi (Wineaux) will be pouring specially selected wines. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Matthew Grasso on raga guitar and Parteek Bansal on tabla.

Cost: $50 + taxes & service charges.

  • Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available for an additional charge.
  • Seating is limited. 
  • Reservations and a non-refundable deposit of $20 are required.
  • Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase on site for $17.95 (cash or check only) before and after dinner service. The book may also be pre-ordered online.

October 25-26, 2014

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

California Capital Book Festival, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA

This inaugural event for book lovers of all ages will feature prize-winning authors, presentations, children’s entertainers and activities, booksellers and other exhibitors. Meet and hear famous authors and illustrators, from across the U.S. and around the world, as they present and sign their books.

Cost: Free

Visit Meera’s booth in the Culinary Delights section.

November 1, 2014

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Copperfield’s Books, 138 N. Main Street, Sebastopol, CA

 November 8, 2014

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Boulevard, #113, El Dorado Hills, CA