April 28 -30, At Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport, Mass. Schedule to be announced. Moderating panel on the anthology “Inspired Journeys,” with Charles Coe and Susan Fox Rogers. http://newburyportliteraryfestival.org
April 30, 2 p.m., Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Center, Mass. Launch of “Soap Opera Confidential: Writers and Soap Insiders on Why They’ll Tune in Tomorrow as the World Turns by the Guiding Light of Our Lives.” My co-editor, Elizabeth Searle, and I will be reading, along with contributors including Lisa Borders, Emily Franklin, Allan Hunter, Mary Anne Leone, Leigh Montville, Brenda Sparks Prescott and Sebastian Stuart. Please join us for this celebration of soaps and stories.
June 4, 2 to 4 p.m. Greeting and signing at “Booklovers,” a gathering of book clubs and avid readers at Bay Path University, 588 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, Mass. Keynote speaker/author Kate Clifford Larson, author panelists Alexis Paige, Sophronia Scott, Ed Orzechowski and Jean Peck.
June 7, 7 p.m., Reading and signing at Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton, Mass. “Soap Opera Confidential: Writers and Soap Insiders on Why They’ll Tune in Tomorrow as the World Turns by the Guiding Light of Our Lives.” Readers will include my co-editor and soap sister, Elizabeth Searle, and contributors including Leslea Newman and Tommy Shea.
July 7 to 17 – Teaching at Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s MFA program in creative writing, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.http://usm.maine.edu/stonecoastmfa/
July 12 – Reading with contributors to “Soap Opera Confidential: Writers and Soap Insiders on Why They’ll Tune in Tomorrow as the World Turns by the Guiding Light of Our Lives.” This event will be in Portland, Maine – stay tuned for specific location, time and author names.
July 22 to 30 – Leading Summer Writing Seminar in Dingle, Ireland, sponsored by Bay Path University’s MFA program in nonfiction. Both MFA students and writers from the larger community may participate. Nonfiction, fiction and poetry workshops, lectures and readings. Faculty members are Charles Coe, Ann Hood, Leanna James Blackwell, Elinor Lipman, Dinty Moore, Tommy Shea and yours truly. http://www.baypath.edu/…/creative-nonfi…/seminar-in-ireland/