Events, Appearances, & Workshops

Upcoming 

Past 

Sat Feb 15, 9:30 am – 12 noon

Paths to Publishing: The Power of Print-on-Demand
Red Oak Writing, 11709 W. Cleveland Ave, West Allis WI

You can publish your book! In the past, self-publishing meant large upfront costs, printing headaches, and
driving around with a trunk full of books trying to make sales to break even. Today, it is not only possible but fairly easy for you to create a professional-looking book and have it available for sale on the Internet with minimal financial investment. Gain an introduction to the basics of print-on-demand publishing. Registration required.

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 12 noon – 3 pm

The Book of You: A Memoir Writing Workshop
Jewish Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Explore what makes a good story for a memoir project, play with different forms, craft a draft, and have fun. The atmosphere will be supportive (no red pens!) and gently guide participants through a process that will spark creativity and resuscitate the storyteller that lives inside all of us. Space is limited. Registration required.


Sat Apr 4, 2020, 1 – 3 pm

Essentials of Writing: Getting Started
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Continuing Studies
Neighborhood House, 29 S. Mills St. , Madison, WI

Creative writing can be a fulfilling creative activity and it’s never too late to give it a try. Whether you are looking to begin writing or are an experienced writer looking to jump-start your work, this class provides a safe, inspiring, and supportive space to help you develop a daily writing practice and generate new creative work through weekly writing exercises, readings, and discussions of a wide range of published work. Whether you want to write for publication or for the pure enjoyment of it, this is the place to start. All levels and genres welcome. Registration required.

May 8-9, 2020
First Pages: Get ’em at Hello
Lakefly Writers Conference
Oshkosh, WI

All writers know the importance of the first sentence, paragraph, and page of their manuscript, but how can you tell when the first page is doing its job? In this breakout, we’ll begin with a brief overview of the “absolutely must haves” for The First Page followed by group feedback for as many opening paragraphs/pages as time will allow. Participants are encouraged to bring the first page of their manuscript (250 words maximum).

Thurs Jan 30, 2020
Private Book Club, Mama D’s Wales, WI

(Please contact me if you’d like me to join your book club in person or virtually. Also, here’s a link to some discussion questions.)

Mon. Nov 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Writers on Writing Series

Writers on Writing, an event hosted by the English department at Mount Mary University, brings authors to campus to talk about their successful work, challenges they overcame, and the craft they love.
Caroline Hall Student Lounge, Mount Mary University, 2900 N Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee

Mon. Nov 18, 2019

Private Book Club, Wales WI

Sat, Nov 2, 2019 10:30 am
Educators and Storytellers: Mosaics of Fiction
Panel Discussion with Jesse Lee Kercheval
Book Signing, 11:30 am

Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, 
UW Milwaukee-Waukesha, 1500 N University Ave, Waukesha

Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 2pm
Robust Revision

Presented at the WWA Writing & Publishing Wisdom Conference
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 Co Hwy M, Middleton, WI 53562

Friday, Oct 4, 2019
9-9:30 am & 11-11:30 am
The Power of Story

Presented at Milwaukee Fall Experiment
Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Tues Sept 10, 2019 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Pizzazz! Sparking Ideas for Creative Writers: A workshop to tap into your creativity

Offered as part of Write On, Door County’s Writer-in-Residency Program

Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Tues July 30, 2019

Private Book Club, Oconomowoc WI

Thurs July 25, 2019

Picture and a Thousand Words, Sugar Maple, Milwaukee WI

Sat June 15, 2019

Private Book Club, Hartland WI

 

Thurs/Fri May 16 & 17, 2019 Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Symposium

Michigan State University Campus

220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

 

Mon, May 9, 2019 Keynote at Young Writers’ Conference

Madison Public Library

201 W. Mifflin St. Madison, WI 53703

 

Sat. Apr 27, 2019 Breakout Sessions at Untitled Town Book & Author Festival

Brown County Library,

515 Pine St. Green Bay, WI

  • Writing for Elementary Grade Writers: 10 am
  • No Book? No Problem: You Can Still Be a Published Author: 12 pm
  • Drop In Writing for Teens: 2 pm

Mon, Apr 8, 2019 Pewaukee Area Arts Council 

Pewaukee Library 5:30 – 7:30 pm

210 Main St, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Sat, Mar 16, 2019 Cabin Fever Rendezvous St. Croix Writers

Solon Springs Community Center,  11523 S. Business Hwy 53,  Solon Springs, WI

Fri, Mar 15, 2019 Author Reading & Book Signing

The Bookstore at Fitger’s

600 E Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

Fri, Mar 8, 2019 A Room of One’s Own, Madison WI

Wed, Dec 12, 7 pm

Books & Company

1039 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, WI

Tues, Dec 11, 7 pm

Boswell Books

2559 N Downer, Milwaukee, WI

Thurs, Dec 6

Cornerstone Press

University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, WI