Upcoming Events

Advanced Memoir Workshop

Date: September 20, 2018

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Location: StoryStudio Chicago

The Advanced Memoir Workshop at StoryStudio Chicago is designed for advanced writers who need clear and structured feedback to improve their work. It meets once a month and includes reading a book-length memoir each month. Aside from the book discussion, the majority of class time is spent work-shopping student manuscripts. Prior approval is required to be admitted to this class. Please contact StoryStudio Chicago for more info.

Workshop: Shaping Family History into Compelling Stories

Date: October 26, 2018

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: GrubStreet, Boston, MA

Past Events

Author Talk

Date: May 17, 2018

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Gibora Hadassah-North Shore, Northbrook, IL

Workshop: Writing the Multi-Cultural Memoir

Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: GrubStreet, Boston, MA

Workshop: Shaping Family History into Compelling Stories

Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: GrubStreet, Boston, MA

Author Talk: “Becoming a Jew in Post-World War II Germany”

Date: April 17, 2018

Time: 7:45 p.m.

Location: North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

Festival of Faith & Writing Workshop: Shaping Family History into Compelling Stories

Date: April 13, 2018

Time: 8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Special Yom HaShoah Event – Meet the Author

Date: April 12, 2018

Time: 12:00 noon

Location: Palio, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids

Author Talk

Date: April 10, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard, IL

Filling in the Blanks on my Jewish Family History

Date: March 11, 2018

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Temple Beth El, Northbrook

Presentation at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

NCJW Book Club Author Q&A

Date: February 7, 2018

Time: 9:15 a.m.

Location: Congregation Solel, Highland Park

ModernWell Literary Kick-Off Event

Date: January 28, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: ModernWell, Minneapolis

I’ll be on two panels, selling books and schmoozing at this day-long literary get-together celebrating the opening of ModernWell, a women-centered collaborative space.

Speaker @ “Soup”er Study

Date: December 18, 2017

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Temple Beth Israel, Skokie

Author Talk

Date: November 8, 2017

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Beth Judea, Long Grove, IL

An Evening of Memoir

Date: October 3, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Creative Coworking, Evanston

I’ll be on a panel with fellow SWP authors Iris Waichler, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, and Laurie Kahn, moderated by Michelle Cox, as we discuss the intricacies of writing memoir.

Book Club Meeting

Date: October 2, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Wilmette, IL

Decatur Book Festival

Date: September 3, 2017

Time: 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Marriott Conference Center Auditorium

Reading and Book Signing

Author Talk

Date: August 10, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago

From Post-WWII Germany to Judaism to Zionism

Date: July 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Chicago Loop Synagogue

Author Talk and Shabbat Dinner

Workshop: Writing the Multi Multi-Cultural Memoir

Date: July 13, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Writing Pad, Tel Aviv, Israel

Multiple languages, historical epochs, cultures and places can overwhelm the writer attempting to create a family memoir that spans centuries and continents. Annette Gendler dealt with these dilemmas in her memoir Jumping Over Shadows and, in this one-day workshop, will share the lessons she learned about how to make a complicated, multi-faceted story work.

Meet the Author Event

Date: July 9, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Beit Oleh America Netanya AACI, 28 Shmuel Hanatziv, Netanya, Israel

Seminar: Shaping Family History into Compelling Stories

Date: July 6, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. 3:15 p.m.

Location: WriteSpace Jerusalem, Talbiya, Jerusalem

Book Club Meeting

Date: July 6, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Mindspace, Tel Aviv, Israel

Workshop: Shaping Family History into Compelling Stories

Date: June 20, 2017

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: American Writers Museum, Chicago

This is a two-session workshop, meeting on June 20 and June 27.

See American Writers Museum website to sign up.

Printers Row Lit Fest

Date: June 11, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago Writers Association Tent

Meet me, have a chat, buy a book and have it signed!

I love to meet readers!

I’ll be in the tent of the Chicago Writers Association.

Shaping Family History into Compelling Stories

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Soho House, 113 N. Green Street, Chicago

Presentation to the Writing Club!

Author Talk @ Temple Har Zion, Oak Park, IL

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: West Suburban Temple Har Zion

Workshop: Shaping Family History Into Compelling Stories

Date: April 27, 2017

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Hemingway Birthplace Home, Oak Park, IL

This is a two-session workshop, meeting on April 27 and May 4.

On Becoming a Jew in Post-World War II Germany

Date: April 24, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Sisterhood, Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago

Book Launch Party

Date: April 6, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: The Book Cellar, 4763 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago