Lorraine’s Events and Appearances

Questions on any workshops or other events? Contact Lorraine.

Micro-Memoirs Circle II, December 2020–May 2021
Online via monthly Zoom sessions starting December 20, 2020

Meeting Dates:
1–5 p.m. the third Sunday of the month (December 20, 2020; January 17, 2021; February 21, 2021; March 21, 2021; April 18, 2021; May 16, 2021)

Micro-Memoirs Circle II

Offered through The Tree of Health Center, Newton, NJ
$275 for the series
To register and pay, or call her at (973) 500-8813

Micro-Memoirs Circle II

Micro-Memoirs Circle II is a place you can bring your micro-memoirs (up to 750 words) to get educated, quality feedback. You can also bring your questions about the genre or ask Lorraine and the group to help you brainstorm a longer work, such as a magazine-length piece or a book. Your colleagues in the circle help you stay productive. Together, you become a community that supports each other’s work before and after publication.

When you sign up, you’re enrolled for five consecutive months. The sixth month is a makeup month in case you weren’t able to attend one of the other dates. Everyone, however, is welcome all six months.

January–March 2021 Virtual Reading Series
Online via Zoom

Session 1: Saturday, January 16, 2021, 7-9 p.m.
Session 2: Saturday, February 13, 2021, 7-9 p.m.
Session 3: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 7-9 p.m.

Corona City Virtual Reading Series

Hosted by The Center at Mariandale in three sessions, each featuring different readers
Cost: Sliding scale fees
(All ticket sales go to the Dominican Sisters of Hope at Mariandale.)
Register using these links:

(Registrants will get a Zoom invitation to the sessions.)

Corona City Virtual Reading Series on Zoom

Come hear the authors of Corona City: Voices from an Epicenter read their first-person writings in this charity COVID-19 anthology. The project, which features the words of sixty-two writers and images of sixteen professional photographers, chronicles life in New York and New Jersey when were we were the nation’s first epicenter. It is a grassroots history of four months—March through June 2020—that changed American life as we knew it. All royalties go to hunger relief.

Two of our endorsers are featured during these sessions—Dar Williams, singer/songwriter, through her music; and Ramananda John E. Welshons, spiritual teacher and author, who opens with a profound meditation experience.

For more information, please or contact Lorraine.

Top: John Welshons leads a meditation. Below (top to bottom)(left to right), authors Darcey Gohring, Ali Arje, and Laura Carriere read, all at the January 16, 2021 virtual reading.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6–7 p.m.
Montclair Write Group Free-For-All Writing Workshop Series

Online via Zoom

Lorraine will lead a mini-version of “Pathways to Publishing,” particularly highlighting the hybrid model, and answer questions from participants about getting their own projects into the marketplace.

For more about this event, please contact Lorraine.

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

Friday–Sunday, July 23–25, 2021 workshop
Online via four Zoom sessions

Friday–Sunday, July 23–25, 2021
(7–8:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.–noon Saturday; 2–4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday)

Writing the Tangible: Portals into Memoir

Offered through The Mariandale Center, Ossining, NY
Cost: $150 (covers all sessions) Register and pay here.

(Participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentations.)

Writing the Tangible: Portals into Memoir

You’ll learn ways to use the tangible realities of your life–homes, terroir, objects–to produce your best and deepest memoir writing. Then you’ll play with a storybuilder chart to find patterns among the pieces you produce. These new tools will enrich your current writing project and help you envision new ones.

Good for writers of all levels and those writing book-length memoirs, micro-memoirs, essays, or autobiographical poetry. Come ready to write.

Recommended: Bring pictures of places you’ve lived and environments to which you have a strong reaction, positive or negative. Also, have at least one object that’s important to you in your personal space around your computer.

For more information, please or contact Lorraine.


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