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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 weeks, Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, NJ. Tuesdays, 11:00-12:30. No charge (some residency/library system membership requirements). Registration required. Details here.


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

> June 9-10.
Maplewood/South Orange Book Festival
South Orange, NJ

I'll be on a panel with several other local writers discussing "Nurturing the Writer in Your Child or Teenager." Time TBD. Free. Festival 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.



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> January 8.
Resolve to Write. Montclair, NJ. Kickstart writing year resolutions, with an afternoon of writing, story brainstorming, project planning and much more. Presented by 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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