Events and classes


new posting: Upcoming class, October 2020

Dear writer friends: I’m back for another round of memoir/personal essay teaching, after sold-out runs in July and September. Only three spots are left (out of 12) so contact me right away at if you would like me to add you to the registration list. The classes run on four consecutive Saturdays in October — (October 10, 17, 24 and 31 — yes, there will be a special Halloween edition) from 1230 to 230 p.m. PST.



Past events: 

     “Story of My Life” — my online personal essay and memoir class

      I have launched an online personal essay class, “Story Of My Life.” It’s filling up quickly. Still a couple of spaces left. The dates for the class are June 6, 13, 20, and 27 (every Saturday in June) from 1230 to 230 PM Pacific Standard Time. The fee for all four classes, combined, is $200. Email me for details at 



Friday, December 2, 2019

“LitChat,” hosted by Catamaran Literary Reader
6:00 pm
The Tannery at 1010 River Street, Santa Cruz CA

Tuesday, February 7

Under The Stars book group meeting at The Bookstore Plus (via Skype)
7:00 pm EST
2491 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY

Saturday, February 25

230 p.m. to 430 p.m.

Porter Memorial Library, reading from Under The Stars followed by “open mic.”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Center For Literary Arts, First Annual Travel Conference
7:00 pm
Student Union Theater at the San Jose State University Campus

San Jose CA