Events

San Francisco Writers Conference

Feb. 16-19, 2023
San Francisco, California

I’m returning to the San Francisco Writers Conference and would love to see and meet you there. This is an incredible annual event and opportunity to learn, connect with agents and editors, and be part of a fabulous community of writers and authors.

Five Things I've Learned About What It Takes to Get Published

Sunday, February 19
5pm pacific / 8pm eastern
2 hours | $60
Online via Zoom

Join me for this behind-the-scenes look into book publishing. I’ll share what I know about what makes authors successful from my tenure as Executive Editor of Seal Press for nine years, and now as Publisher of She Writes Press for the past ten years. I’ll challenge you to get grounded in realistic expectations about what publishing a book can do for you and how to harness the power of your book beyond simply book sales. There is so much more to being an author than just selling books! Finally, I’ll share with you what agents and editors and publishers are really looking at and looking for—and how to work with that, or around that as might need to be the case.

Indie Author Forum

Saturday, February 25
Online via Zoom

I’m honored to be participating again in Book Life’s Indie Author Forum. More details are forthcoming, but this is always a wonderful event where authors can learn the ins and outs of various aspects of the book industry from the folks behind the legacy industry magazine, Publishers Weekly.

Women in Publishing Summit

Thursday, March 2
Online via Zoom

In this talk, Brooke Warner and Angela Engel, two publishing innovators and disruptors and Publisher of She Writes Press and Collective Book Studio, will walk you through the paths to publishing with a fresh take—including a broader take beyond traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing you typically hear about. This will be an upbeat, expansive, and eye-opening conversation about publishing models, what’s what, and how to choose the right path for you—no matter your connection to the world of books.

Dreaming Big: A Conversation about the Private and Public Sides of Writing

Saturday, March 4
Book Passage Corte Madera
4pm Pacific

Is it enough to write for yourself? When is it time to bring your stories and poems to market? Publisher Brooke Warner (She Writes Press) and Tzivia Gover (author of Dreaming on the Page) will explore questions of solitude, audience, and when and if to make our personal narratives public. They’ll discuss how to harness the insight of your nighttime dreams, journal writing, and guided inquiry for deeper writing—plus they’ll get into some business savvy to help you know when and how to share your stories, whether with a group of trusted friends and family, or more publicly through blogging or book publishing.

Reignite Your Inspiration - A 6-Week Memoir Intensive

6 Tuesdays: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
4pm Pacific | 7pm Eastern
Online via Zoom

Every spring and fall I teach a memoir intensive with Linda Joy Myers (National Association of Memoir Writers) and other guest teachers. This spring we’re teaching Reignite Your Inspiration, the first time one of our intensives includes in-class writing and the opportunity for feedback. We hope you’ll join us!

Annie Ernaux: A 4-Week Study in Memoir

4 Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23
4pm Pacific | 7pm Eastern
Online via Zoom

In this 4-week course, Linda Joy Myers and I will be celebrating and teaching the work of 2022’s Noble laureate, Annie Ernaux, author of more than 20 books. Check out the details and join us for the opportunity to open your horizons, improve own your writing, and expand your thinking about memoir writing.

Woodstock Book Festival

April 1-2, 2023
Woodstock, New York

I’m thrilled to be going to Woodstock for the first time ever to join Amy Ferris, Elizabeth Hines, and Laura Kaplan for a conversation about abortion and writing about abortion. We are basing this panel around two books, Elizabeth’s anthology, Aftermath: Life in Post-Roe America, and Laura’s book, The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. I’ll be moderating this important conversation.

Bay Area Book Festival

May 6-7, 2023
Berkeley, California

Come to downtown Berkeley to celebrate the Bay Area Book Festival’s many offerings this spring. I’ll be interviewing Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know, onstage on Sunday, May 7—and hope to see you there.

Publishing University

May 4-6, 2023
San Diego, California

Publishing University is the premier event of the year for independent publishers, put on by the Independent Book Publishers Association. If you’re a publisher or an indie author, this is a supportive environment to learn the business of publishing from all angles. It’s also a wonderful community and I’d love to see and/or meet you there!