NEWS & SERVICES

Check here often for news of upcoming events.

NOW BOOKING EVENTS 

Contact me to schedule Book Signings, Workshops, Retreats,
Open Mic Readings & Presentations and other events.

Workshop Topics
Writing Groups
Writing Prompts
Indie Publishing
Formatting Manuscripts
Editing Basics
Freelance Writing

Children's Books
Stage Playwriting
Writing Retreats
more by request 

 

WEEK-END RETREATS
ONE DAY RETREATS
CUSTOM RETREATS

Getting Away to Get it Together

 

Retreats of varying lengths to feed your muse.

 

I offer retreats that are packed with a well balanced mix of:

 

Group activities

Individual challenges

Quiet alone time with nature

Creative writing prompts

Sharing

Bonding with other writers

Time to work on individual projects

 

Come prepared to work on strengthening your skills through a variety of activities that will help you with your work-in-progress and/or future writing projects.

Contact me to schedule a retreat. Now booking retreats for individuals and groups.

 

Experience:  B.A. in communications and writing from Westminster College. I lead and attend various writing groups in the Pittsburgh area and online and host writing retreats and other events. I am also a freelance bilingual writer, translator, and editor.

Award winning body of work includes: poetry, short stories, bilingual (English/Spanish) children’s stories, fantasy, fiction, creative nonfiction, and writing guides. 

I have programs available for Writing Groups, Libraries, Bookstores, Bilingual (English/Spanish) Interest Groups, Senior Living Communities, Schools, and Other Groups.

Travel Area: Approximately 200 mile radius from Pittsburgh
Willing to travel farther, if over 250, would need travel expenses paid.

Fees:  Negotiable

Past Events

2018 EVENTS & APPEARANCES

October 18 TAZ Awards Banquet 

(The Author Zone Awards)
Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, PA

Panelist

 

October 13 PennWriters Area 1 Roadtrip Conference

Workshop Instructor:
Writing for Children
Writing for Stage

Tom Ridge Environmental Center

Erie, PA 1650

October 6 Meet the Authors 

Shenango Valley Mall,

3341 East State Street

Hermitage, PA 16148

Sponsored by Leana's Bookes & More

12:00pm

September 15 The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books

Bedford, PA

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Fresh Marketplace at New Wilmington Center

Most Saturdays June-August
(unless at other events listed below) 

September 8 The Author Zone (TAZ) Conference 

CCAC – Allegheny Campus

Workshop Instructor: Children's Books

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

August 25 Marti Park Outdoor Craft Show

Marti Park (New Wilmington)

969 Phillips Road, New Castle, PA
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

July 21  West PA Book Festival

Brandy Springs Park, Mercer PA

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

FREE WRITING WORKSHOP -- I am hosting a Micro-Prompts workshop during the West PA Book Festival.

The mini workshop for all ages will run throughout the

day and includes a free gift for all who participate.

(NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to attend.)

July 14    OPEN MIC

With Nomadic Wordsters

Join us as we share excerpts of our work, and share your own. Sign up for a time slot at Your Book Oasis and participate by reading something you created. 

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Your Book Oasis 
802 Main Street, Volant, PA 16156
724-533-7323

June 2   Book Signing

Your Book Oasis 
802 Main Street, Volant, PA 16156
724-533-7323

May 12  Greater Altoona Area Book Festival

Altoona Area Public Library

 

2017 EVENTS & APPEARANCES

 

November 25 - WRITE HERE WRITE NOW AUTHOR SHOWCASE 

                    (the Saturday after Thanksgiving)

                    Brocton, NY

                    1:00-4:00

 

October 7 -  Author Event at Shenango Valley Mall  

Sponsored by Leanna's Books

Saturday, October 7, 2017 . (Hermitage, PA)  

September 9 - Beaver County BookFest

Irvine Park, Beaver PA

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

July 29 -    West PA Book Festival

Brandy Springs Park, Mercer PA

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

FREE WRITING WORKSHOP -- I will be running a Micro-Prompts workshop during the West PA Book Festival. The mini workshop for all ages will run throughout the day and includes a free gift for all who participate.  

 

June 22 -  Mix 'n' Mingle event scheduled for Thursday June 22, 2017. 

This event celebrates the kick-off to the Passages & Prose literary season. The event will be held at WQED in Pittsburgh.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

April 29 1:00 p.m. - Writing Success Writers Conference, Stoneboro, PA 

Writers Alone, Writers Together (WORKSHOP)

Writers generally do work their craft alone. That does not mean that writers should be alone. Finding support with a good writing group can make the difference between solitary uncertainty and celebrated successes. This workshop will cover the following topics:

What are the different types of writing groups?

What do writing groups do?

How to find the right kind for your needs.

How to create your own if you can’t find one.

April 28 3:00 p.m. - Poetry Reading at Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare,

New Wilmington, PA

 

 

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