Lorraine’s Events and Appearances

Questions on any workshops or other events? Contact Lorraine.

March-June 2019 FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Allendale, NJ

The Memoir Writer's Toolbox Series

Do you have a life story you'd like to write? With the right tools, you can do it!

Lee Memorial Library, 500 West Crescent Ave, Allendale, NJ
Free to the public
Register online here (go to March 12, click on workshop, and follow registration link) or call (201) 327-4338 to reserve your spot

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00-8:45 pm
Toolbox Series: Structure
Learn the different types of memoir writing and how to structure your story on the page.

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00-8:45 pm
Toolbox Series: Point of View
Learn the ins and out of point of view. You'll start by identifying which stories are yours to tell. Mastering point of view makes for a compelling read and keeps you out of court.

Tuesday, May 14, 7:00-8:45 pm
Toolbox Series: Scenes
Learn the art of writing scenes, a building block of narrative, and reflections, which deepen and distinguish your story.

Tuesday, June 11, 7:00-8:45 pm
Toolbox Series: Musical Prose
Learn how to animate your writing with dialogue, dialect, rhythm, and color.

Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24 workshop
Newton, NJ

Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 2019
(10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday)

Pathways to Publishing: A Primer for Authors
The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Road, Unit 107, Newton, NJ
$195
(Bring your lunch or buy it in the neighborhood.)
Register and pay here

Pathways to Publishing: A Primer for Authors

A weekend workshop

So your manuscript is finished and professionally edited. Now what? Should you find an agent? Submit directly to a traditional publisher? Search for a hybrid publisher? If you self-publish, what’s the best platform? How do you publicize your book? You’ll learn the publishing landscape well enough to intelligently pick options that meet your goals. The workshop will be a presentation and brainstorming session on each participant’s project.

For more information, please contact TTOHC at (973) 500-8813 or visit www.ttohc.com.

Friday, April 5 talk
Chester, NJ

Friday, April 5, 2019
(11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

The Life of a Ghostwriter
The Write Stuff Writers’ Workshop
Chester Library, 250 West Main St., Chester Borough, NJ 07930
(For more about the Writer’s Workshop at Chester Library, contact Mary Murphy at or 908-879-7612.)

Tuesday, April 23 talk
Montclair, NJ

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
(10:15-11:30 a.m.)

Building an Expansive Writing Life
Montclair Write Group Morning Writers’ Support Series
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ

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

Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23 workshop
Newton, NJ

Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23, 2019
(10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday)

Claiming Your Voice: How to Write Your Memoir
The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Road, Unit 107, Newton, NJ
$195 Early Bird Rate (on or before May 28)
** Rate goes up to $225 as of May 28 **
(Bring your lunch or buy it in the neighborhood.)
Register and pay here

Claiming Your Voice: How to Write Your Memoir

A weekend workshop for women and men.

You’ll learn how to shape your life experiences into a compelling story. We’ll cover the four elements that must be present in every satisfying narrative — assault, abyss, awareness, and action — as well as the many forms a memoir can take. The work of fine writers will inspire you as your own best writing is evoked in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

For more information, please contact TTOHC at (973) 500-8813 or visit www.ttohc.com.

NOTE: Workshop participants who would like support after the workshop can join a monthly writers’ circle at The Tree of Health Center. Limit: six people.
$250 per person for five-month writers’ circle series
** $225 when you sign up for workshop and writers’ circle at the same time.
For more information, please contact TTOHC at (973) 500-8813 or visit www.ttohc.com.

Friday-Sunday, August 23-25
Ossining, NY

Friday-Sunday, August 23-25
(5 p.m. Friday-1 p.m. Sunday)

The ‘Me’ in Memoir
The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10561
$295 for whole weekend, including room and board
Register and pay here

The ‘Me’ in Memoir

As you write your memoir, you unleash your narrative self. Learn to recognize and encourage this version of yourself—the deepest, wisest part of you. It can reconcile your past and enlighten your present. Its emergence is the memoir writer’s most profound reward. Bring paper and pen or a laptop. Perfect for new or struggling memoirists.

 

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