Events  2018

I would love to connect in person! Here's where I will be making book tour appearances, teaching, and speaking. Events are free and open to public, except where noted.

May 3: Turn of the Corkscrew Books & Wine, Rockville Center, NY. 7:00 pm. Brief reading, book talk, refreshments. 

May 6: Launch Party for Starting with Goodbye, hosted by The Writers Circle.  Summit, NJ.  2:00 - 4:00 pm. Reading, interviews, book fun. RSVP required. Details here (scroll down).

May 9: Watchung Booksellers.  In conversation with Christina Baker Kline, discussing Starting with Goodbye. Montclair, NJ.  7:00 pm.

May 10: Amherst Books, Amherst, MA. In conversation with Suzanne Strempek Shea. 7:00 pm.

May 12: Barnes & Noble, Monmouth Mall, Eatontown, NJ. Author panel with Julie Maloney, Donna Baier Stein, and Laurel Davis Huber.  2:00 pm. 

May 17: Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, NJ. 7:00 pm. Reading/Talk/Signing. Lisas childhood library celebrates her book!

May 19: Millbrook Literary Festival, Millbrook, NY. Signing, chatting with readers.

May 22:  Bernardsville Library, Bernardsville, NJ. Reading/Talk/Signing.  7:00 pm.

May 30: [WORDS] Bookstore, Maplewood, NJ. Book discussion. 7:30 pm.

May 31:  "Readers and Writers in the Library: Perfect Together," NJ Library Association Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. Open to NJLA conference registrants only.

June 2:  Califon Book Shop, Califon, NJ. Signing/informal talking with readers. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

June 3:  Rough Draft Bar & Books, Kingston, NY.  In conversation with Sari Botton. 3:00 p.m.

June 5:  Rutherford Public Library, Rutherford, NJ. Reading from Starting with Goodbye, and talk on transforming memories into memoir.  7:00-8:00 p.m.

June 9:  Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival.
Panel on memoir with Krystal Stial, Andrea Jarrell, and Benilde Little. Maplewood/ South Orange, NJ.

June 10:  Cedar Ridge Writers Series on Memoir featuring Allison Williams.
Lunchtime presentation on Starting with Goodbye. Bedminster, NJ. Registration required.

June 14:  BookTowne, Manasquan, NJ. Reading/book discussion. 6:30.

June 18: Halfway There Reading SeriesWith three other authors. 7:00 p.m., Redeye Cafe, Walnut St., Montclair, NJ. Free, open to public.

June 25:  Grief Diaries Live. 9pm EST/ 6pm PST.  URL link to be posted day before.

June 27: The Book House, Millburn, NJ.  7:00 p.m. Women authors panel, with Julie Maloney, Donna Baier Stein, Stephanie Urdang, and Krystal Sital.

July 14: Blue Umbrella Books, Westfield, MA.  2:00 pm.

August 8: Western Connecticut State University MFA program. Danbury, CT. Afternoon presentation on publishing with a small press  (open to WCSU students only). Evening reading and book talk, open to public. Details to come. 

August 24-26: Hippocamp: Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers. Reading & Debut Author Panel, Friday, 8/24, 6:30 pm; Breakout Session: Transforming Essay into Memoir, Sunday morning, 8/26. Registration required.

October 6:  Collingswood Book Festival, Collingswood, NJ. 

October 16:  New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. Details to come. 

Recently Completed - 2018

April 14 - Memoir workshop: The Gift of Incomplete Memory. Writing in the Pines/Murphy Writing at Stockton University.
March 18 - Masterclass: Writing from Memory. Montclair Literary Festival.
March 7-10:  AWP Conference, Tampa, FL. Reading with contributors to the anthology, Flash Nonfiction Funny. Signing/Giveaway of ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of Starting with Goodbye. 
Feb 17 - Cedar Ridge Writer Series One-Day Mid-Winter Retreat, Bedminster, NJ.

I am available to talk to your group about the art, craft, or business of writing; lead a workshop, class, or seminar; give a reading and/or book discussion; put together a panel presentation or present a breakout session at writers conferences or MFA programs; participate in book festivals; visit book clubs (in person or Skype). Give me a shout!

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