At Politics & Prose Bookstore




With Heidi Stemple, Leslea Newman and Gail Thomas, at the MA Book Awards

Skype visit with the Mindful Readers Book Club


with Sudha Setty, Karina Ramos, Bruce Miller

With Jenn Meeropol, Gina Belafonte, Erin McKeown

At Word Up Community Bookstore, NYC

photo by Meejin Richart

Photo by Rex Wilder


with Peggy Shumaker and Kate Gale at Bookwoman

At Bookwoman Bookstore in Austin

photo by Octavio Quintanilla

Women of a Certain Age, Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

With Marie Mutsuki Mockett at Virginia Festival of the Book, 2011

Booktopia, 2011

At Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C.

Upcoming Events


• March 23, 7:30 pm – City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, CA
• April 5, 7 pm – Book launch Party, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
• April 8, 1 pm – White Square Books, Easthampton, MA (Easthampton Bookfest)
• April 12, 7 pm – Porter Square Bookstore, Cambridge, MA
• April 13, 6:30 pm – Granby Free Library, Granby, MA


• April 24, 6:30 pm, Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA
• May 1, 7 pm - Agawam Library, Agawam, MA
• May 3, 7 pm – Featured reader at Writers Night Out, Northampton, MA
• May 10, 7 pm – Writers as Climate Activists, Forbes Library, Northampton,
• May 13 – Weaving social and political issues into your writing, with Naila Moreira, Forbes Library, Northampton
• May 15, 6 pm – Book group discussion, Odyssey Bookshop, S. Hadley, MA
• May 16 – PRINT Bookshop, Portland, ME
• June 6, 7 pm - Book Culture, NYC
• June 7 – Wachtung Books, Montchair, NJ
• June 8 – Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
• June 14 – Women and Children First Bookstore, Chicago, In Conversation with Bernardine Dohrn
• June 17 – Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
• June 21 – Odyssey Bookshop, with Randy Susan Meyers and Jacqueline Sheehan
• June 28 – Belmont Books, Belmont, MA

PAST EVENTS


February 2017 - Second Blooming: Women Authors Debuting over 50, AWP panel
February 2017 - Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC
January 2017 - In Dark Times, There Will Be Singing, Easthampton, MA
December 2016 - Received "Must Read" Award in Fiction, MA Book Awards, Boston, MA
November 2016 - Guest bookseller for IndiesFirst, Odyssey Bookshop, S. Hadley, MA
October 2016 - Panelist & moderator, WriteAngles Writers Conference, S. Hadley, MA
October 2016 - Guest author, Nichols College, Dudley, MA
October 2016 - Book parties, Montreal
September/​November - Growing a Story, White Square Books, Easthampton, MA
August 2016 - Book group visit, Wellfleet, MA
July 2016 - Reading & workshop, World Fellowship Center, Albany, NH
June 2016 - Skype book group visit, Rancho Cucamonga CA
May 2016 - Featured reader, Literary Arts Open Mic, Tatnuck Bookseller, Westborough, MA
May 2016 - Author talk/​reading, Loomis Village, South Hadley, MA
April 2016 - Artists Wielding Worlds & Images, panel, University of Southern ME, Portland
April 2016 - Book group discussion, Holyoke, MA
April 2016 - Writing the region, writing the world, White Square Books, Easthampton, MA
March 2016 - Helping students write social justice, panel at AWP, Los Angeles, CA
March 2016 - Author talk and reading, Washington, D.C.
March 2016 - Platina Author Luncheon, Boynton Beach, FL
March 2016 - UU Church of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 2016 - Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Lenox, MA
January 2016 - UU Society of Greater Springfield, Springfield, MA
December 2015 - Human Rights Day commemoration, Amherst, MA
November 2015 - Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, MA
October 2015 - Writers Day, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
October 2015 - Book group discussion, Barnes & Noble, Holyoke, MA
October 2015 - Writers as Activists, Rosenberg Fund for Children, Easthampton, MA
October 2015 - panelist, WriteAngles conference, S. Hadley, MA
September 2015 - Reading, Word Up Community Bookstore, NYC
September 2015 - Book group discussion, Westhampton, MA
August 2015 - Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, MA, with Bill Newman
August 2015 - Abiyoyo, Wellfleet, MA
August 2015 - Common Sense Songs, Great Barrington, MA
July 2015 - The Golden Notebook, Woodstock, NY
July 2015 - Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT
July 2015 - The Bookstore, Lenox, MA
July 2015 - World Fellowship Center, Albany, NH
July 2015 - Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City, with Rachel Meeropol
June 2015 - Book Group Night, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
June 2015 - Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
June 2015 - Women & Children First Bookstore, Chicago, IL
June 2015 - Book Club and Reader Day, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
June 2015 - "Straw Dog Treats" reading, Northampton, MA
June 2015 - DIESEL Bookstore, Oakland, CA
June 2015 - House Party, Santa Barbara
June 2015 - Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, CA
May 2015 - Book group visits - Boston, Easthampton, MA
May 2015 - Forbes Library, Northampton, MA
May 2015 - Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA
May 2015 - Porter Square Bookstore, Cambridge
May 2015 - Muse and the Marketplace writers conference, Boston
April 2015 - Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA
April 2015 - Book group, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
April 2015 - Magers and Quinn Bookstore, Minneapolis
April 2015 - AWP Minneapolis, Stonecoast MFA Reading
April 2015 - Writers Night Out featured reader, Northampton, MA
April 2015 - Bookwoman Bookstore, Austin, TX
March 2015 - Literary Festival, San Antonio, TX
March 2015 - Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Book Expo, Pittsfield, MA
March 2015 - Authors Fair, Central Library, Springfield, MA
March 2015 - "Innovative Women Writers and Creating Community," Borough of Manhattan CC, NY
March 2015 - "Fiction with an Edge to It," Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville
March 2015 - Taproot Reading Series, Phantastic Books, Lynchburg, VA
March 2015 - Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA
March 2015 - KGB Bar, NYC
March 2015 - Book launch party, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
February 2015 - ABA Winter Institute, Asheville, NC
November 2014 - Balancing Commitment and Craft in Political Fiction, panel, Women's National Book Assc, NY
October 2014 - Hearing Voices and Seeing Scenes workshop, Writers Day, Bay Path University
October 2014 - Point of View workshop, WriteAngles Conference, S. Hadley, MA
July/​August 2014: six week fiction workshop, Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA
August 2014: Writing workshops for adults and teens, Rosenberg Fund for Children
July 2014: Writing our Hot Planet, World Fellowship Center, Conway, NHY
July 2014: Fiction workshop, Mt. Chocorua Writing Workshop, Conway, NH
June 2014: Forbes Library Writing Room Reading, Northampton.
March 2014: Making Fiction Matter, Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Pittsfield, MA
December 2013: Author Talk/​reading, Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA
November 2013: WriteAngles Conference, S.Hadley, MA
September 2013, Stonecoast MFA reading, Amherst, MA
September 2013: Next Steps Workshop, Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA
July 2013: Guest faculty, Stonecoast symposium on Writing & Social Change, Maine
July 2013: Writing Across Borders workshop, World Fellowship Center, NH
July 2013: Reading & talk, World Fellowship Center, NH
June 2013: Performance of Carry it Forward, NYC
June 2013: Reading, Forbes Library Writing Room, Northampton
May 2013: Women Writers of a Certain Age panel, Muse & the Marketplace, Boston
March 2013: Moving out of the Garret panel, Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
March 2013: Writers in the Boonies panel, AWP conference, Boston
March 2013: Reading: Women of a Certain Age, Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
Feb. 1013: Writing Across Borders workshop, Writers in Progress, Florence, MA
November 2012: Fiction for Social Change workshop, Grub St., Boston
October 2012: Panel moderator, WriteAngles Writers Conference, S. Hadley, MA
October 2012: Creative writing guest author, Landmark College, VT
October 2012: Book group visit, Philadelphia, PA
September 2012: Fiction for Social Change workshop, Florence, MA
July 2012: First novels panel, Stonecoast MFA Alumni Reunion, Brunswick, ME
July 2012: Faculty, Mt. Chocorua Writing Week, World Fellowship, Albany, NH
May 2012: Panelist, Backspace Writers Conference, New York
March 2012: Springfield Central Library, Springfield, MA
March 2012: "Balancing Commitment & Craft in Political Fiction," AWP conference, Chicago
Feb 2012: Forbes Library Local Novelists series, Northampton, MA
December 2011: Reading, the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA
November 2011: Annie's Book Stop, Worcester, MA
November 2011: Author talk, Nursing classes, Central Connecticut State University
October 2011: WriteAngles Writers Conference, South Hadley, MA
October 2011: The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, New York City
October 2011: Presenter, Wordstock Literary Festival, Portland, OR
September 2011: Book club discussion, Longmeadow, MA
September 2011: Panelist, Salem Literary Festival, Salem, MA
September 2011: “In it for the Long Haul: Writing the novel,” Lilly Library, Florence, MA
August 2011: Reading/​author talk, Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield, MA
June 2011: Loomis Village, South Hadley, MA
June 2011: Book Club event, Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA
June 2011: Books on the Square, Providence, RI
May 2011: Book Culture, Manhattan
May 2011: Book party, Chicago
May 2011: Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
May 2011: Book party, North Oakland, CA
May 2011: The Muse and the Marketplace conference, Boston
April 2011: Book group discussion, Amherst, MA
April 2011: East Longmeadow Public Library, East Longmeadow, MA
April 2011: Benefit Garden Party and Book signing, Mont Marie, Holyoke, MA
April 2011: Books on the Nightstand Retreat, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT
April 2011: Broadside Bookshop, Northampton, MA
April 2011: Maine Festival of the Book, Portland
March 2011: Tufts Library, Weymouth, MA
March 2011: Book group discussion, South Hadley, MA
March 2011: Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
March 2011: Virginia Festival of the Book, New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville
March 2011: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York
March 2011: Book group discussion, South Hadley, MA
March 2011: The Bookstore, Lenox, MA.
February 2011: San Miguel Writers Conference, Mexico.
February 2011: Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA.
February 2011: Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C.
February 2011: The Big Hunt, Washington, D.C.
October 2010: WriteAngles25, South Hadley, MA.
July 2010: Mt. Chocorua Writers Workshop, Conway, New Hampshire
May 2010: Ann Arbor Book Festival Writers Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 2010: Stonecoast MFA Alumni Reading, University of Southern Maine