Lorraine’s Events and Appearances

Questions on any workshops or other events? Contact Lorraine.

Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28 workshop
Online via Zoom

Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28, 2020
(10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday)

COVID-19 Diaries: Writing in the Age of Pandemic
Offered through The Tree of Health Center, Newton, NJ
$30 for Saturday; $30 for Sunday; $60 for both*
Register and pay here
(Participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentations)

COVID-19 Diaries: Writing in the Age of Pandemic

What is the role of the writer now? To witness, process, and frame what matters amid the chaos. News stories abound, but personal stories are the intimate history of this pandemic. Share yours. Let’s come together online from wherever we are — a sickbed, the front line, the unemployment line, home, a science lab, anywhere. We will jump-start and write short, profound first-person pieces that explore the realities of this pandemic and its effects on the self.

Perfect for those who write journals, memoir, micro-memoir, essays, or prose poems.

SPECIAL NOTE: All writing produced this weekend can be submitted to Corona City: Voices from the Epicenter, edited by Lorraine Ash. Corona City is an anthology of first-person work by New Jersey and New York writers and photographers. All our stories and images, as a mosaic, present the living history of the virus. Proceeds from Corona City will be donated to Feeding America.

For more information, please contact TTOHC at (973) 500-8813 or visit www.ttohc.com.

* If you cannot afford the registration price due to present hardship, please contact Linda Mitchell at linda.mitchell@ttohc.com with a line of explanation for our heavily discounted rate.

Friday-Sunday, July 24-26 workshop
Online via Zoom

Friday-Sunday, July 24-26, 2020
(7-8:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; 2-4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-noon Sunday)

Writing Micro-Memoirs
Offered through The Mariandale Center, Ossining, NY
Cost: $150
Register and pay here.
(Participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentations.)

Writing Micro-Memoirs

Does the idea of writing a memoir overwhelm you? You can still capture the essence and arc of your story by writing micro-memoirs. Learn to mine the themes and moments that have directed and defined your life. This spare but profound approach yields great personal insight and beautiful literature. By the end of the workshop you will have crafted several micro-memoirs using numerous techniques. Bring paper and pen and/or a laptop.

For more information, please email Karen Bernard or contact Lorraine.

Write Your Way to Wisdom, Ossining, New York, January 31-February 2, 2020


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