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2016 Schedule

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April 24, 2016
12-4 pm
Writers in the Mountains “Meet The Authors”
3rd Annual Catskills Book Festival
Union Grove Distillery – Arkville, NY
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Readings and talks with authors, publishers, illustrators, and bookstore proprietors
Union Grove is housed in a big old barnlike building featuring comfortable spaces fitted with stainless steel and copper and wood, a roaring fireplace, and the percolation of fine spirits—all making for a perfect environment in which to listen to, talk about, and think about books and writing.

I’ll be selling copies of Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, edited by Joanne Bamberger, which includes my essay “Hillary Clinton, Everymother,” and the cancer survivor anthology Hopeful Grateful Strong.


May 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
“Listen to Your Mother” Rochester
The Lyric Theater – Rochester, NY
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Heartfelt, humorous, and powerful stories of motherhood in all its forms
A national movement, Listen To Your Mother celebrates motherhood in cities across the country in the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day. Local writers come together in staged community shows organized by local LTYM production teams. All shows are recorded and shared on the LTYMShow YouTube channel, boasting a catalog of nearly 1500 diverse stories.

Born of the creative work of mothers who publish on-line, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities for local communities. I’ll be sharing my story “Being Japanese” in tribute to my mother (more about her here).

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September 9-11, 2016
Festival of Women Writers
Hobart Book Village – Hobart, NY
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Blogs, Websites & Social Media:  Create, Curate, Relate
Writers are frequently asked, “What’s your platform?” If you don’t have one you may be missing out. Learn how to establish a platform, build a following, and leverage social media to increase interest in your brand and your work.


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NEW!  WAW 2016 Writing Retreats
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (M-Th)
Nov. 4-6 (F-Sun)
Lifebridge Sanctuary Retreat Center
Rosendale, NY
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Choose from the 4-day weekday retreat, the 3-day weekend retreat, or both. Each day begins with a one-hour workshop, then you’re free to write until evening when the group gathers for readings and informal feedback. Individual coaching sessions also available.


2015 Schedule

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August 8, 2015
August Occasion Writer’s Retreat
Harding Farm – Clinton, NY
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Creative Non-Fiction Morning Workshop & Critique


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September 11-13, 2015
Festival of Women Writers
Hobart Book Village – Hobart, NY
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Blogging for Writers: Creating Content for the Online Environment
Unlike print, the web is a fickle medium where you’re one click away from oblivion. Most users decide within 10 seconds to keep reading or to “bounce.” How do you retain readers and create a blog post or web page that’s engaging? We’ll cover blogging basics, discuss tonality and style, examine successful blogs, and delve into those alphabet-soup terms (SEO, SERP, PVs) that come with writing for the online environment.

Interview with Stephanie Nikolopoulos for the Festival blog on the upcoming event


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