University Visits and Reading Series: 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. I’ve also been featured in as a reader at the College of the Holy Cross Reading Series and the University of New Hampshire Reading Series, the River Styx Reading Series in St. Louis, and the Motherhood and Words Festival at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.
Bookstores & Literary Festivals: I’ve read at excellent bookstores, schools, and literary centers all over the country, including the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. 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 participated in workshops and panels at the Dahlonega Literary Festival, the Jacksonville Literary Festival, and the Decatur Book Festival.
Library Visits: 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 (CT), the Darien (CT) Public Library, the Groton (CT) Public Library, the Haddam (CT) Public Library and the Statesboro Public Library (GA). In May 2015 I gave a workshop at the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association annual CAPA-U conference.
I am happy to do book club visits; please email me using the form below, and I’m happy to Skype to discuss a book!
Conferences: I regularly appear at AWP and at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference, where I also do manuscript consultations. I have given workshops at the Ridgefield Writer’s Conference and appeared at several NonfictioNow panels and events.
Past Events in 2015
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. 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