Lorraine’s Events and Appearances

  • Sunday, April 27, 2014, 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
    Spiritual Memoirs
    Sunday Morning Seminar, open to the public
    The Presbyterian Church Parish House
    65 South Street, Morristown, New Jersey

    For information, visit www.pcmorristown.org/learn/adult_education/sunday_morning_seminar or call 973-538-1776

    Lorraine talks about personal writing as one of the most powerful tools we have to sort our inner lives, emerge into clarity, and transform ourselves and the world around us. Learn about the three types of spiritual memoir and how this genre, so vibrant in today's literary marketplace, evolved as an American art form. Try your hand at several writing techniques that will help you shape your own experiences and face and focus on the master questions of your life.

  • Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Write of Spring: Midlife, Meaning, and Memoir
    A one-day retreat for women, open to the public
    The Chelsea
    197 Cahill Cross Road, West Milford, New Jersey

    $40 includes all programming, lunch, dinner, and mini-reflexology sessions
    Directions at www.chelseaseniorliving.com/assisted_living_new_jersey/west-milford-nj-assisted-living/maps-directions

    Two easy steps to reserve a spot:

    1. RSVP to Stacy Carver at (973) 728-6000
    2. Write a $40 check made payable to The Chelsea at Bald Eagle and mail to:

      Attention: Stacy Carver
      The Chelsea at Bald Eagle
      197 Cahill Cross Road
      West Milford, NJ 07480

    Sometimes what you most need to know about your life—where you’ve been, where you’re going, what it all means—is right below the surface of your consciousness. Here’s your chance to detach from daily demands, take the plunge, and gather armfuls of perspective about your life. Listen to an elder speak of the simple wisdoms that sustained our grandmothers through the ages. Learn memoir writing techniques to help you sort your inner life and unlock your master questions. Travel inward on waves of sacred sound during a live performance on Tibetan singing bowls. There will be opportunities to read your writing aloud and partake in mini-reflexology sessions. Lunch and dinner included.

    For more information, view / download / print this flier (PDF file; Adobe Reader required to view it)—and maybe send it on to your friends!

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
    The Six Essentials of Memoir Writing
    Montclair Write Group Free-For-All Writing Workshop Series
    Montclair Public Library
    50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ

    (For more about Montclair Write Group events, e-mail and ask to receive the weekly e-update.)

    Learn the six essential elements that give a memoir shape, direction, and depth. This mini-workshop is great for writers embarking on a memoir project or experiencing trouble in the midst of one.

  • Coming in July, 2014:
    Memoir and Mindfulness: Writing and Understanding the Essential Self
    A one-day retreat, open to the public
    Pine Wind Zen Center, 863 McKendimen Road, Shamong, NJ
    Details to be announced

Previous appearances are listed on the Past Events and Appearances page.