Lorraine’s Events and Appearances

Questions on any workshops or other events? Contact Lorraine.

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.

Friday–Sunday, October 14–16, 2022 workshop
Online via four Zoom Sessions

Friday–Sunday, October 14–16, 2022
(7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Friday; 10:00 a.m.–noon Saturday; 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday; 10:00 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday)

Dear Diary: Conversing with Yourself

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

(Participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentations)

Dear Diary: Conversing with Yourself

Diaries present the most intimate of conversations: the ones we have with ourselves. The best allow their readers to see how a self changes, moment by moment, in the crucible of some life story.

You’ll learn techniques of master diarists and ways to start and sustain your own publishable diary. Great for writers of all levels.

Come ready to write. Dear Diary workshops stand alone: each weekend offers new and different material to ponder. There are no prerequisites. All are welcome to join this virtual weekend writing retreat.

For more information, or contact Lorraine Ash.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 │ SNOW DATE: Saturday, February 18, 2023
In-person event

Saturday, February 11, 2023
(time to be announced)

How to Publish Your Memoir

Offered at Boonton Book Fest 2023, Boonton, NJ
Cost: Free

How to Publish Your Memoir

Now that you’ve finished your magnum opus, your second job begins—learning the different publishing business models and the pros and cons of each. All can be excellently executed and one isn’t inherently better than another. Authors need only choose which model best fits their goals and needs. You’ll also learn the role of distribution and publicity in the life of your published book.

Plans for the book festival are being finalized. For more information about the festival, including participating as an author, or .

Friday–Sunday, February 24–26, 2023 workshop
Online via four Zoom Sessions

Friday–Sunday, February 24–26, 2023
(7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.–noon Saturday; 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday)

THE STORY GATHERERS PRESENT
The Self and the Social Fabric: Writing Stories to Heal a Divided Age

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

(Participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentations)

The Self and the Social Fabric: Writing Stories to Heal a Divided Age

The popularity of memoir gives us all permission to tell our stories. In this workshop we’ll look at how these stories relate to the groups we live in and among. Memoirists, citizen journalists, family historians, and group storytellers will learn techniques to tell compelling narratives of collective experiences—stories that draw forth commonalities and promote mutual and self understanding. We’ll also explore the healing potential of these stories in a contentious age.

[Lorraine’s copresenters are Jerry Waxler (The Memoir Revolution) and Jennifer Lader (Six Word Lessons for Writing Your Community’s Story), two Pennsylvania authors. As a threesome, they are billed as The Story Gatherers.]

For more information, or contact Lorraine Ash.

 

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