Lorraine’s Events and Appearances

Questions on any workshops or other events? Contact Lorraine.

Friday, June 25, 2021 awards ceremony
Livestream

Friday, June 25, 2021
(7 p.m. EST)

Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/NextGenerationIndieBookAwards
Free

The annual awards ceremony for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards goes virtual again this year due to COVID-19. Come learn about some of the greatest books published worldwide in 2020 and see Corona City: Voices from an Epicenter win in two categories–Best Anthology and Best Covid-19 Pandemic Book. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards, which has 22,000 followers on Facebook, is the largest international awards program for indie authors and independent publishers.

Saturday–Sunday, June 26–27, 2021 workshop
Online via two Zoom sessions

Saturday–Sunday, June 26–27, 2021
(noon–4 p.m. Saturday; noon–4 p.m. Sunday)

Pathways to Publishing: A Primer for Authors

Offered through The Tree of Health Center, Newton, NJ
Cost: $150 (covers both sessions) Register and pay here.

(Participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentations.)

Pathways to Publishing: A Primer for Authors

Your book manuscript is finished and professionally edited. Now it’s time to understand the five publishing pathways—Big 4, Traditional, Small/Indie, Hybrid, and Self. This weekend you’ll get a rare inside look at how each works and meet some special guests, including publishing pros and published memoirists on a variety of paths. In the end you’ll know which pathway matches your goals.

Small breakout segments will address:

For more information, please or contact Lorraine.

Friday–Sunday, July 23–25, 2021 workshop
Online via four Zoom sessions

Friday–Sunday, July 23–25, 2021
(7–8:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.–noon Saturday; 2–4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday)

Writing the Tangible: Portals into Memoir

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

(Participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentations.)

Writing the Tangible: Portals into Memoir

You’ll learn ways to use the tangible realities of your life–homes, terroir, objects–to produce your best and deepest memoir writing. Then you’ll play with a storybuilder chart to find patterns among the pieces you produce. These new tools will enrich your current writing project and help you envision new ones.

Good for writers of all levels and those writing book-length memoirs, micro-memoirs, essays, or autobiographical poetry. Come ready to write.

Recommended: Bring pictures of places you’ve lived and environments to which you have a strong reaction, positive or negative. Also, have at least one object that’s important to you in your personal space around your computer.

For more information, please or contact Lorraine.

Friday–Sunday, September 17–19, 2021 workshop
Online via four Zoom sessions

Friday–Sunday, September 17–19, 2021
(noon–4 p.m. Saturday; noon–4 p.m. Sunday)

Writing the Body: A Weekend Retreat

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

(Participants will get a Zoom invitation to the presentations.)

Writing the Body: A Weekend Retreat

Our stories are stored in our cells. We physically experience the influences of genetics, gender, trauma, disability, skin color, aging, illness, and more. Through examples and exercises, you’ll learn to deepen your life writings by capturing their corporeal dimensions. The work you produce this weekend could stand alone or enrich a larger, ongoing project. This retreat is beneficial for writers of all levels and genres. Come ready to write. Enjoy this weekend online retreat over the course of two sessions on Zoom technology.

For more information, please or contact Lorraine.

 

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