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.

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!

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, on Sunday, May 7 at 2 PM.

Come join us at The Marsh Berkeley – Theater

Nonfiction Writers Conference

May 10-12, 2023

This is a sliding scale event, and Cheryl Strayed is the keynote. A fabulous conference to help you navigate the ins and outs of your craft and the publishing world. I’m happy to be participating on a panel on May 10!

Rocaberti Writers Retreat, France

July 19th-24th, 2024
Marouatte Castle,
The Dordogne,

Have you ever dreamed of writing in France, in a French castle, and staying in community with other writers? And working one-on-one with a mentor? That’s what this weeklong retreat in France will be—a dream come true! This is an experience of a lifetime, and I’d love to answer any questions you have about joining me and studying with me one-on-one in this context.