Workshops and readings from October through December 2019
Reading and Writing the Personal Essay
Six-week workshop on reading, writing and discussion of the personal essay. Wednesday afternoons. 1-3 pm. October 16 – November 20. Skokie. $250.
In this four-week workshop, we will read selections from published essays and memoirs and discuss how these reflect the writer’s life. Using writing prompts and gentle, encouraging feedback, we’ll find out how to do this on our own. This workshop is designed to inspire beginning writers and those returning to the page after a long break.
Four week workshop. Monday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. October 7-28. $150.
Ice House Gallery in Evanston.
“Truth in Personal Narrative”
Tuesday, November 5, 2019. 6:30- 9 pm.
An evening reading-performance-workshop curated by the very talented Scott Whitehair.
I’ll be reading from my memoir on Sunday, November 10 at The Celtic Knot at 8 pm.
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Looking for a lively speaker with engaging content on writing to present at your next event? Let’s talk about ways I can inspire your audience to write from their lives, whether it’s getting started, keeping it going or knowing when the work is done.
I have presented interactive presentations, workshops and courses at Northwestern University, North Park University, Dominican Universities, Columbia College Chicago, Elmhurst College and Oakton Community College and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
I have also facilitated workshops presentations at Story Studio Chicago, Off Campus Writers Workshop, Ragdale, Lighthouse Writers Studio, The Women’s Exchange, Writers Workspace, New Trier Extension, Skokie Public Library and Beth Emet The Free Synagogue.
Topics have included:
“Essay as Song: What the Essayists Can Learn from the Songwriters”
“Writing for Personal Discovery: Making Art from Life”
“The Power of Personal Narrative”
“Identifying Your Writer’s Voice”
“Reading and Writing the Personal Essay”
“Writing What Matters Most”
“So That Your Values Live On: Writing Your Ethical Will”
“Writing the Spiritual Essay”
“Writing Family Secrets”
I am also happy to customize a presentation for your group’s unique interests. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can schedule a time to talk about it!
Want to learn more about how you can benefit from one-to-one writing coaching? See the Coaching page of this site or email me at email@example.com.
PAST PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS & READINGS
Winter Writing Workshop in the Woods, Glencoe
Saturday, January 14, 2017
“Mamapalooza” at Bookends & Beginnings Bookstore, Evanston, Illinois, May 8, 2016 with authors Michele Weldon and Nina Barrett
Chicago Jewish Authors Series at Max & Benny’s, February 2015
Thread: The Live Lit Reading Series, April 2016
Story Sessions at The City Winery, October 2015
Story Sessions, July 2014
“Stories from the House of Truth,” Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, June 18, 2015
Story Sessions photos by Jill Howe