Past Appearances

Tabling Events

  • St. Joseph's Center Marketplace, Medway, MA Nov 2016

  • New England Authors Expo, Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers, MA July 2016

  • Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Lenox, MA March 2016

  • Creative Spirit: Berkshire Women’s Writers Festival, Pittsfield Country Club, MA Nov 2015

  • Unlikely Story Bookstore, Plainville, MA Nov 2015

  • Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA Oct 2015

  • The Writers' Loft Book Bash, Sherborn, MA Sept 2015

  • Laguna Woods Library, Laguna Woods, CA Nov 2014

  • Laguna Woods Bonanza, Laguna Woods, CA Nov 2013

  • Author Showcase, Laguna Niguel, CA July 2012

Speaking Engagements (selected)

  • Hope and Fellowship: Why I Went to Washington to See the Pope, First Parish UU, Medfield, MA  Nov 2015

  • Confronting Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change, Temple Beth David, Westwood, MA Oct 2015

  • Social Justice, Gandhi, and the Pope’s Encyclical, First Parish UU, Medfield, MA  July 2015

  • On the writing of We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History, Reform Temple of Laguna Woods, CA October 2014

  • AAUW Tech Trek, University of California, Irvine, CA July 2012

  • On the writing of We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History, San Diego Naval Station, CA March 2012

  • On the writing of We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History, Soroptomists International, South Lake Tahoe, CA, October 2011

Courses (selected)

  • What's Your Carbon Footprint? 5-week course, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA May 2017

  • Breaking Cultural Constraints 5-week course, Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute, Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington, MA April 2017

  • What's Your Carbon Footprint? 5-week course, Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute, Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington, MA April 2016

Workshops (selected)

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, Millis High School, Millis, MA Dec 2016

  • Affecting Change by Writing from the Deep Voice, NEEEA Conference, Litchfield, CT Nov 2016

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UMass Boston, Boston, MA Oct 2016

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, AAUW California State Convention, San Mateo, CA April 2016

  • What's Your Carbon Footprint? Stories From a Changing World, MEES Conference, Worcester, MA March 2016

  • Finding the Deep Voice workshop, Genesis Spiritual Center, Westfield, MA Jan 2016

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute, Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington, MA Sept 2015

  • Finding the Deep Voice workshop, Common Street Spiritual Center, Natick, MA May 2015

  • Finding the Deep Voice workshop, First Parish UU, Medfield, MA January 2015

  • What's Your Carbon Footprint? workshop, National Council Jewish Women, Laguna Woods, CA October 2014

  • What's Your Carbon Footprint? workshop, AAUW-Laguna Hills, CA May 2014

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA Nov 2014

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, AAUW-Toledo, OH March 2014

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, Washington DC June 2012

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, National NOW Conference, Baltimore, MD June 2012

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, AAUW-Newburyport, MA Feb 2012

  • We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History workshop, AAUW-Tauton, MA Feb 2012

Featured Fiction Readings (selected)

  • Reading from The Swallow and the Nightingale, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UMass Boston, MA Mar 2017

  • Reading from The Swallow and the Nightingale, Booklovers Gourmet Bookstore, Webster, MA Jan 2017

  • Readings from The Swallow and the Nightingale, Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute, Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington, MA Oct 2016

  • Laguna Woods Hadassah Book and Author Luncheon, Laguna Woods, CA Oct 2015

  • Bank of America, Palm Springs, CA, March 1993

  • Sisterhood Bookstore, Westwood, CA, December 1992

  • LA Gay and Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, CA, August 1991, August 1992

Storytelling and Poetry Readings (selected)

  • Leonard Bernstein Arts Festival, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Apr 2017

  • Bittersweet Co. Café, Hopkinton, MA Mar 2017

  • Nick's Bar, Worcester, MA Feb 2017

  • Story Space, Cambridge, MA, Dec 2016

  • "The Only Thing Greek About me is My Name: A Jewish Storyteller's Insights into the Past" Limmud Boston 2016, Newton, MA Dec 2016

  • "Every Woman Has a Story to Tell" (with Shadow and Light Storytellers, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA, Nov 2016

  • Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport, ME, July 2016

  • Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse, Medfield, MA, June 2016

  • "Everybody Has a Story to Tell" (with Jan Krause-Greene and Cheryl Melody), Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Lenox, MA, March 2016

  • Gallery 55, Natick, MA Jan 2016

  • Literary Arts Open Mic, Tatnuck Bookstore, Westborough, MA Nov 2015

  • StorySpace, Cambridge, MA May 2015

  • AAUW – Laguna Beach, CA March 2015

  • Spoken Word Club, Laguna Woods, CA April 2014

  • Celebration of Poetry, Laguna Niguel, CA April 2014

  • Na’mat, Laguna Woods, CA March 2014

  • Real Poets of Orange County, Laguna Woods, CA February 2013

  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT December 2012

  • Author Showcase, Laguna Niguel, CA July 2012

  • Hadasseh, Laguna Woods, CA March 2012

  • Santa Catalina Public Library, Pasadena, CA January 2012

  • Café Alibi, Pasadena, CA November 2011

  • Ugly Mug, Orange, CA November 2011

  • Library, Ventura, CA 2010

  • Long Beach Green Festival, CA May, 2009

  • Los Angeles Storytelling Swap, CA April 2009

  • Women's History Month Reading, West Hollywood, CA March 2009

  • Center for Spiritual Living, Costa Mesa, CA March 2009, May 2008

  • Long Beach Spoken Word Festival, Long Beach, CA March, 2009

  • Humanistic Jewish Society, Laguna Hills, CA, March 2009 (also 2004-8, 2012)

  • Jewish Community Center, San Diego, CA, Feb 2009

  • Temple Judea Sisterhood Luncheon, Laguna Hills, CA, August, 2008

  • Temple Beth Shalom, Long Beach, CA, August 2008

  • The Found Theatre, Long Beach, CA October 2006, April 2007, Oct 2007

  • Café Culture, Altadena, CA March 2007

  • Occidental College, Eagle Rock, CA July 2006

  • Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA March 2006, June 1998

  • Sunland-Tujunga Library, Sunland, CA September 2005

  • Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach, CA April 2005

  • Sylvan Amphitheatre Fest, Eagle Rock, CA August 2004

  • Long Beach Poetry Festival, Long Beach, CA April 2001

  • Humans in Space Conference, Santorini, Greece, May, 2000

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA May, 2000, April 1995

  • Long Beach Poetry Festival, Long Beach, CA April, 2000

  • Riverside Library Reading Series, Riverside, CA March 1998

  • Borders, Thousand Oaks, CA February 1998

  • Jones Library, Amherst, MA November 1997

  • Barnes and Noble, Farmington, CT November 1997

  • Books by the Beach, Arts Festival, Laguna Beach, CA September 1997

  • Laguna Poets, Upchurch-Brown Booksellers, Laguna Beach, CA March 1997

Selected Poetry Slams

  • Natick Library Poetry Slam, Natick, CA, April 2015

  • Found Theatre Triple Slam, Long Beach, CA, October 2007 (2nd place)

  • Shouting Coyote Festival, Shadow Hills, CA, September 2005 (1st place)

  • Shouting Coyote Festival, Shadow Hills, CA, April 2004 (1st place)

  • Every Picture Tells A Story, Los Angeles, CA, July, 2000 (2nd place)

  • Fountain Theater, Hollywood, CA, August, 1999 (2nd place)

  • National Poetry Slam, Austin, TX, August 1998 (LA Slam Team, 3rd Place)

  • Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA, July, 1998 (LA Slam Team, tied 1st Place)

  • Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA, July, 1998 (LA Slam Team, 1st Place)

  • Caffe Luna, Hollywood, CA, June, 1998 (1st Place)

  • Fountain Theater, Hollywood, CA. June, 1998 (made Los Angeles Slam Team)

Televison and Documentary Appearances

  • "For the Love of Words," Easton TV, 2017

  • “Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse”, Medfield TV, 2016

  • "Be My Guest," Upton TV, 2016

  • "Anti-idling Initiative", Medfield TV Channel 12, 2015

  • “Wake Up and Smell the Poetry,” HCAM (Hopkinton Television Station), 2015

  • "Write On", Laguna Woods Channel 6, 2013

  • "The Write Stuff", Laguna Woods Channel 6, 2012

  • GV6 THE ODYSSEY: Poets, Passion & Poetry, BRYAN WORLD PRODUCTIONS, http://www.graffitiverite.com, featured poet

  • "Heart to Heart" Cable Show, Charter Communications, 2006, 2003, 2002

  • "Doc Talk" Cable Show, Charter Communications, 2001

Panels

  • "Green Visions: Writing the Environment in Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, and Prose" (with Jennifer Browdy, Jan Krause Green, Tess Taylor, and Jane Yolen), Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Lenox, MA, March 2016

Grants

  • Norfolk Cultural Council, Norfolk, MA (2017)

  • Millis Cultural Council, Millis, MA (2017)

  • Medfield Cultural Council, Medfield, MA (2017)

  • Walpole Cultural Council, Medfield, MA (2017)

  • Natick Cultural Council, Medfield, MA (2017)

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