Recent Workshops & Readings

On-going. Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Monthly workshop writers’ circle for women, “The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir.” At South Berkshire Friends Meeting House.

December 2018. Great Barrington, MA: Co-host and faculty, Women & Leadership Summit, a Bard network daylong event for students and faculty from 3 Bard campuses.

November 2018. Stockbridge MA: Writing workshop, “Giving Thanks Through Purposeful Memoir.” The Norman Rockwell Museum.

November 2018. WriteAngles Conference, Mount Holyoke College, MA: Writing workshop: “The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir.”

October 2018. International Leadership Association Annual Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida: Presentation, “Purposeful Memoir as a Path to Thriving Leadership.”

September 2018. Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock State Reservation, MA: Writing workshop: “Making Magic on the Mountain.”

July 2018. Mahone Bay Centre, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia: Writing workshop, “The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir,” sponsored by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

July 2018. Vogler’s Cove Community Center, Vogler’s Cove, Nova Scotia: Book talk and writing workshop: “The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir.”

May 2018. OLLI Distinguished Lecture Series, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA: Illustrated Lecture, “Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times: Cultivating Personal and Political Resilience Through Purposeful Memoir.”

April 2018. Living the Change Earth Day Expo, Dalton MA: Writing workshop, “Navigating Climate Change Through Purposeful Memoir.”

March 2018. Elixir Café, Great Barrington MA: Salon Talk and Workshop: “Nourishing Our Bodies, Our Spirits and the World: Lessons of the Worldwrights.”

March 2018. Lenox Library, Lenox MA: Host and reader in “Writing Fire: Celebrating the Power of Women’s Words,” International Women’s Day reading featuring 12 writers.

November 2017. Great Barrington, MA: Co-host and faculty, Women & Leadership Summit, a Bard network daylong event for students and faculty from 3 Bard campuses.

October 2017. Book Passage, Corte Madera CA: “Birthing Our Truest Stories,” Writing workshop co-led with Audrey Kalman.

May 2017. Forbes Library, Northampton MA. Book talk: “Writers as Climate Activists.”

July 2017. Marine Museum, Bell’s Island, Nova Scotia: Book talk, “Doing Hope in Troubled Times: Purposeful Memoir as a Path to Thriving, Alone and Together.”

May 2017. Sandisfield, Massachusetts. “Pipelines, Politics and Prose: Getting Personal About Our Planet.” Reading and writing workshop. At Sandisfield Arts Center.

April 2017. Great Barrington, Massachusetts. “So Much Is In Bud: Cultivating Hope in an Age of Fear.” Special Earth Day writing workshop with Ellen Meeropol and Jana Laiz. At South Berkshire Friends Meeting House.

November 2016. Lenox, Massachusetts. Rookwood Memoir Writing Retreat for Women. At Rookwood Inn.

September 2016. Berkshire County, Massachusetts. “Finding Your Mountaintop: Writing Your Way to Clarity.” At Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock State Reservation.

June 2016. Lenox, Massachusetts. Rookwood Weekend Memoir Writing Retreat for Women: From History to Her-story to Your Story. At Rookwood Inn.

January 2016. Lenox, Massachusetts. Rookwood Weekend Memoir Writing Retreat for Women: Focus on People. At Rookwood Inn.

August 8 – 12, 2016. Lenox, Massachusetts. “Butterfly Leadership Program Summer Intensive for Teen Girls and Young Women,” with Grace Rossman. At The Mount.

August 1 – 4, 2016. Great Barrington, Massachusetts. “Write the Change You Want to See,” with Jana Laiz. At Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

September 2015. Greylock, Massachusetts. “Gaia Calling: Writing in Nature, Writing For Nature.” A writing workshop at the beautiful Bascom Lodge on Mount Greylock.

September 2015. Lenox, Massachusetts. “Memoir: Focus on Place.” Rookwood Weekend Memoir Writing Retreat at Rookwood Inn.

July 2015. Lenox, Massachusetts. The Butterfly Effect, A Leadership Institute for Teen Girls, with a writing-intensive approach to finding purpose, developing confidence and leadership skills, and building community. Sponsored by the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, hosted at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s summer home.

June 2015. Moscow, Idaho. “The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A pre-conference workshop for teachers.” At American Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference.