BooksNJ Festival 2017

Sunday, June 11, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Paramus Public Library, 116 East Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
BooksNJ is a free, family-friendly outdoor festival that celebrates writing, reading, and books by talented NJ authors. Sponsored by BCCLS, it features panel discussions, readings, storytelling, a poetry slam, and crafts. It’s fun for all ages, with more than 80 authors taking part, including keynoters Robin Cook (of Coma fame) and kids’ book celebrity Chris Grabenstein. I’ve been part of BooksNJ from the very first year and am delighted to moderate two panels at this one:

  • From Short to Long (Fiction), 2:30-3:05
  • Traditional Vs. Self-Published, 3:40-4:15

Info at Entry is free, and this outdoor festival takes place rain or shine.

Adult School of Montclair

Life Writing and Memoir: Mining Your Raw Material
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., main library (Spring 2 term)
Single session; short writing. Regardless of your age, everyone has a lifetime’s worth of experiences that can fuel great memoirs, short stories, and novels. Through a unique life-writing exercise, we’ll begin mining this gold. You’ll leave with a notebook full of inspiration. Please note: This is the same class I gave on February 2. It sold out then and is being offered again by popular demand.

NEW! Memoir Gym
Monday, July 10, 1:00-4:00 p.m., main library (first day of ASM Summer term)
Single session; short writing. Eager to start your memoir or delve deeper into existing material? This one-session intensive gives you the opportunity to write in class for a full afternoon, with feedback, using my “greatest hits” favorite exercises. Bring pen and notebook or laptop computer. This will be my last ASM class until autumn.

Registration details: Sign up at Tuition is free for Montclair residents and low-priced for others. Locations and dates are subject to change by ASM.


7th Annual NJ One-Minute Play Festival

I’m honored to be among the 25 playwrights with brand new one-minute plays being produced.
Dates: Saturday, June 24th at 8:00pm and Sunday, June 25th at 3:00 and 8:00pm
Venue: Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tickets: $20
Details: #1MPF