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.)

TreeHuggers Festival 2022

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.)

TreeHuggers Festival

Lorraine loves teaching at Mariandale and is proud to be honored as one of its outstanding supporters at the festival. This annual fundraising event for the center, resuming after a two-year hiatus, is an outdoor celebration of the community and the environment. Come to Mariandale’s gorgeous campus and enjoy live music, seasonal food and drinks, handmade gifts, and fun. Join a Sunset Candlelit Labyrinth Walk at 6:45 p.m. or watch a glorious sunset over the Hudson River. (Indoor space is available in case of rain.)

For more information, or contact Lorraine Ash.


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