Sept. 21: “Deconstructing Watchman,” a discussion about Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Go Set a Watchman” sponsored by the Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield CT, with Dr. Sally O’Driscoll, 7 pm in Rotary Room
Sept. 24: Reading at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Sept 25-26, 2015: Multi-genre workshop and reading at Ridgefield Writer’s Conference (CT)
Oct. 17, 10-12 am: “Editing and Publishing for Writers,” Westport Writer’s Workshop, Westport, CT
Oct. 28-31, 2015: NonfictioNow Conference, Flagstafff, AZ: Panels on The Hydra-Headed Beast: Collection of Essays or Memoir and the Essayistic Memoir
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015: Reading, University of New Hampshire Writing Series
I’ve read at excellent bookstores, schools, and literary centers all over the country, including the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, the River Styx Reading Series in St. Louis, and the Motherhood and Words Festival at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. My bookstore visits include Bluestockings Books in New York City, Broad Vocabulary in Milwaukee, Charis Books in Atlanta, Women and Children First Bookstore in Chicago, and many more.
I’ve read at libraries in New Lenox, Illinois and Statesboro, GA and many others, and to many congregations and community organizations.
I’ve conducted workshops on memoir at the Pequot Library in Fairfield, the Darien (CT) Public Library, the Groton (CT) Public Library, the Haddam (CT) Public Library.
I regularly appear at AWP and at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference, where I also do manuscript consultations.
I’ve served as a speaker at the New Directions in Writing and Publishing Conference at North Georgia College & State University, where Opa Nobody was chosen as a First-Year Read, and at the Dahlonega Literary Festival, the Jacksonville Literary Festival, and the Decatur Book Festival. In May 2015 I gave a workshop at the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association annual CAPA-U conference.