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Events (In Person)


2017 - Upcoming

I will be presenting, speaking, or teaching at:

> April 11 - May 16
Write Your Life: Telling True Stories
Six week class at Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, NJ.
Registration required. Details to come.

> April 17 - June 21.
Spring Session classes at The Writers Circle.
Summit & Montclair, NJ. 
Registration/fee requred. Details here.

> May 6.
The Art of Short Nonfiction Prose
Bedminster, NJ
(Sponsored by Tiferet Journal)

A day-long writing intensive in a beautiful setting on a 30-acre farm. Write, dream, plan, share, and learn. Instructional and generative sessions on short, flash, and micro-nonfiction. Limited to 12. Registration/fee required. Details here.

> September 8 - 10.
HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers. Lancaster, PA.

I'll be presenting a Saturday break-out session, "Submission Strategy: Beyond Wish Lists, Tiers, and Industry Buzz," and participating in the Lightning Round 10-minute flash presentations on Sunday with "I'll Take Titles for a Thousand, Alex." Registration/fee required. Details here.

Recently completed:


> January 8.
Resolve to Write. Montclair, NJ. 
Join me to kickstart your writing year resolutions, with an afternoon of writing, story brainstorming, project planning and much more. In cooperation with The Writers Circle. 


I am available to talk to your group about the art, craft, or business of writing; lead a workshop or seminar; give a reading; put together a panel presentation. Give me a shout!

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