Events & Teaching


ONGOING:  “First Words”
Generative writing class (usually) offered first Sunday of the month
in North Berkeley, 1-6 pm. $95 per session; group size limited.
Please contact me directly for more info:

NOTE: Will travel to teach! In other words, I am available to offer workshops in your location, if you wish to discuss arrangements for a visit.

November 26 – December 3, 2016
Rancho La Puerta
“Writing & Reading Together, with Elizabeth Rosner”

July 31 – August 4, 2016
Catamaran Writing Conference
Pebble Beach, CA
Details and Registration

June 27 – July 1, 2016
Green Mountain Writers Conference
Chittenden, VT
Details and Registration

February 10-14, 2016
San Miguel Writers’ Conference

Details and Registration


ELECTRIC CITY paperback book tour 2015 (gone but not forgotten)

September 10:  7:30 pm reading at Noepe Center (Edgartown, MA)
September 30:  7 pm reading at Newtonville Books w Tova Mirvis (Newton, MA)
October 8: 7 pm Why There Are Words, (Sausalito, CA)
October 9: 7 pm reading at 27 Powers (Alameda, CA)
October 11: 7 pm  in conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn (Oakland, CA)
October 12: 7 pm reading at Books Inc. w Harriet Chessman (Palo Alto, CA)
October 14: 6 pm Litquake event honoring Squaw Valley (SF, CA)
October 15: 6 pm Litquake Women’s Night, Historical Fiction (SF, CA)
October 16-18: Beverly Hills Literary Escape (LA, CA)
October 19:  writing workshop in Beverly Hills  (LA, CA)
October 21:  in conversation with Northwest Woodworking Studio (Portland, OR)
October 22:  7 pm reading at Elliot Bay Books (Seattle, WA)
October 26:  7 pm reading at Annie Blooms Books (Portland, OR)
November 3: 7:30 pm reading at Mrs Dalloways w Janis Newman (Oakland, CA)
November 5: 7 pm Stanford Book Club (Orinda, CA)
November 9: 7 pm reading at Coburg Community Center (Rexford, NY)
November 10: 7 pm Woman’s Club of Albany (Albany, NY)
November 11: 7 pm reading at RJ Julia Booksellers with Harriet Chessman (Madison, CT)
November 12: 8 pm reading @ Parkside Lounge with “Shades of Blue” anthology (NY, NY)
November 14: 3-5 pm reading w “Shades of Blue” anthology (The Patisserie, Milford, PA)
November 16-17:  lecture for Jewish Federation (Broward County, FL)



Below is the list of events from 2014…

Friday, October 3rd
        Poetry Reading for Catamaran Literary Review
Tannery Arts Center
1050 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA

Saturday, October 11th
        Litquake: Off the Richter Scale
Hotel Rex
562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Sunday, October 12th
2-4:00pm    Emeryville Celebration of the Arts6121 Hollis Street Suite 900
Heritage Square, Emeryville, CA  94662

Tuesday, October 14th
        Litquake Panel:  Does Literature Make You an Empath?
Mechanics Institute Library
2nd Floor Library
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Wednesday, October 15th
        Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Saturday, October 18th
850 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Tuesday, October 21st
        Pegasus Books on Solano
1855 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Wednesday, October 22nd
        Books Inc.
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Thursday, October 23rd
     Alley Cat Bookshop & Gallery*
3036 24th Street
San Francisco, CA  94110

*  This will be a SPECIAL EVENT featuring a reading from GRAVITY
and a showing of artwork by Lola Fraknoi

Saturday October 25th
1 – 1:45 pm    California Capital Book Festival: Fiction Panel
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, California

Tuesday, October 28th
        Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Wednesday, October 29th
6:00pm        In-conversation with Martin Amis
Mechanics Institute
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
(tickets for purchase)

7:30pm          Temple Sinai
(poetry reading with Sharon Coleman and Richard Silberg)
808 Summit St.
Oakland, CA  94609

Sunday, November 2nd
1:15 pm
        Lafayette Library & Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549

Wednesday, November 5th
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Thursday, November 6th
        Inquiring Minds
6 Church Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

Sunday, November 9th
        The Open Door
Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton St.
Schenectady, NY 12305

Monday, November 10th
7:00pm           Nott Memorial
Union College
Schenectady, NY

Thursday, November 13th
7:00pm         Books Inc.
1760 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Friday, November 14th
7:00pm           Orinda Books
276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563

Tuesday, November 18th
7-9:30 pm
        Inside Storytime
La Movida Wine Bar
3066 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, November 19th
7:00pm         A Great Good Place For Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611

Miami Book Fair International
November 21-24
Details TBA

Thursday, December 11th

7:00pm          Why There Are Words
333 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Saturday, December 20th
7:30pm         Under the Influence
The Emerald Tablet, A Creativity Salon




Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
July 31-August 2, 2014

Holland Lake Lodge
Writers Workshop/Retreat
Swan Valley, Montana
September 11-18, 2014