Lorraine’s Events and Appearances

Questions on any workshops or other events? Contact Lorraine.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 workshop
Online via Zoom

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
(12:00–1:30 p.m. Arizona time / 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST)

Book Publicity That Makes Sense/Cents

Offered for The Eastside Writing Room of Tucson
FREE (Limited to 30 people)
Register with Ethel Lee-Miller here

(Participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentation)

Book Publicity That Makes Sense/Cents

Learn about myriad types of publicity from reviews, digital ads, and book signings to reader reviews, podcast interviews, media outreach, and more. We’ll also tackle the big questions—whether to hire a publicist, how to convert awareness to sales, what actually works in the age of the Internet, and how much to spend.

(This program is a repeat of what I presented for The Montclair Write Group in September 2023.)

March–May 2024
In-person workshop series

Third Mondays: March 18, April 15, and May 20, 2024
(7:00–8:45 p.m.)

Writing Mini-Memoirs

Offered through Lee Memorial Library, 500 W. Crescent Avenue, Allendale, NJ
Registration to commence in late February

Writing Mini-Memoirs

Does the idea of writing a long memoir overwhelm you? You can still capture the themes and moments that have directed and defined your life by writing mini-memoirs. They’re small but deep narrative dives—as short as one paragraph or as long as 1,500 words.

You will learn how to craft three kinds of mini-memoirs—the flash, the micro, and the fragment—using numerous techniques. This spare but profound approach yields great personal insight and beautiful literature. Each session will feature a writing lesson, writing time, and opportunities to share your work. Bring paper and pen and / or a laptop.

For more information, or contact Lorraine.

Sunday, April 14, 2024
In-person event

Sunday, April 14, 2024
(2 p.m.)

Meet the Authors: A Corona City Reading Event

Hosted by the Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY

Meet the Authors: A Corona City Reading Event*

Join Lorraine Ash, editor of Corona City: Voices from an Epicenter, and learn the remarkable story of humanity and synchronicity behind this pandemic anthology, which started online locally during lockdown and grew to win three international awards and raise money to feed the hungry. All 150 professionals behind this massive project are volunteers.

Six Corona City authors will read their work in this groundbreaking enterprise and sign books.

* Copies of the beautiful, full-color book will be available for purchase and signature. $25 cash or check only. The sale of one book funds 250 meals. No purchase is necessary.

Friday–Sunday, July 12–14, 2024 workshop
In-person retreat

Friday–Sunday, July 12–14, 2024
(5 p.m. Friday–1 p.m. Sunday)

Writing the Speculative Memoir

Offered at The Center at Mariandale, Ossining, NY
Cost: $285 (all-inclusive)
Register and pay here

Writing the Speculative Memoir

Speculative memoirs employ fantasies, metaphors, dreams, and myths to illuminate the writer’s inner life. These elements can help capture and refine complex emotional states. Come explore the power of the imagination to elicit—and herald—transformation. You’ll learn techniques to add speculative elements to your work and bring it into life’s liminal spaces. Come ready to write.

You will have time to enjoy the pool and Mariandale’s lovely sixty-one acres of land overlooking the Hudson River. You will stay in a private, air-conditioned guest room with shared bathrooms. All meals are included. The retreat begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday.

For more information, or contact Lorraine.


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