Lorraine’s Events and Appearances

Questions on any workshops or other events? Contact Lorraine.

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Hybrid event (in person and on Zoom)

Sunday, May 22, 2022
(10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)

Memoir Writing: An Introduction

Offered at the Boonton Holmes Public Library, 621 Main Street, Boonton, NJ
Cost: Free to the public
Register here.

(Virtual participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentation.)

Memoir Writing: An Introduction

Every life, no matter how ordinary, contains extraordinary elements and taps into universal themes. No wonder the pull of memoir writing is so strong for both writers and readers. But where does a writer begin? Right here. In this workshop you’ll learn how to select and mine your own experiences—outer and inner—and shape them into a cohesive, compelling story. Using examples from established authors and prompts, you will also learn how to animate your story on the page using dialogue, description, time telescoping, and more.

For more information, please or contact Lorraine Ash.

Note: The Boonton Holmes Public Library plans to segue this pop-up workshop into an Adult Summer Writing Program where participants will have the opportunity to share their developing story in monthly gatherings. We’ll also brainstorm how to get your story the serious consideration it deserves in the literary marketplace.

Sunday, September 25, 2022
Live event (in person)

Sunday, September 25, 2022
(4:00–7:00 p.m.)

Corona City Music and Art

Featured at TreeHuggers Festival 2022 at The Center at Mariandale, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY
Cost: $75
Buy tickets here.
(The festival supports the work of the Dominican Sisters of Hope at Mariandale.)

Corona City Music and Arts

Come experience artistic expressions around the pandemic experience, all inspired by Corona City: Voices from an Epicenter, an award-winning anthology of first-person writings birthed at Mariandale in the earliest days of the coronavirus. Hear writers read their work. See an exhibit of paintings inspired by composer William Antoniou’s original soundtrack to the Corona City audiobook. Meet the writers, painters, and Corona City editor Lorraine Ash. You’ll be supporting this remarkable massive effort, the work of 150 volunteers. Corona City has already raised enough money to serve 55,000 meals to hungry Americans.

For more information, or contact Lorraine Ash.


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