Appearances

AUTHOR EVENTS
FROM PAGE TO PODIUM

UPCOMING "FROM PAGE TO PODIUM" WORKSHOPS


  • JULY 7-14, 2017: 40th Annual IWWG Summer Conference, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. Register here!

    RAISING THE DECIBEL OF WOMEN'S VOICES
    Your words itch to be written; your words starve to be heard. Your stories have significance. Women's words matter. This is our time. It is the writer's voice that attracts agents, editors, and readers. The uniqueness of a voice on the page is often unearthed by that voice on the stage. Our decibels don’t have to be shouted; our decibels, measured artfully, will be heard. This six-day workshop includes prompt writing, vocal warm-ups, reading aloud published works, reading aloud your works, one-on-one coaching, wrangling butterflies, and attention to editorial detail. The workshop is designed to help writers discover thematically, technically, and artistically what they have written and wish to write. All genres of writing welcome. Writers who request coaching must bring two hard copies (no laptops or devices, please) of one double-spaced page of their writing, preferably material they have not previously read publicly.

previous appearances

PREVIOUS AUTHOR EVENTS

2016

  • January 23: Author reading, SHINE Storytelling, Miles Memorial Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA.
  • February 27: Mel was the keynote speaker at the International Women's Writing Guild's 2016 Regional Conference: "California Dreaming," Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA.

2015

  • March 26: Author reading & signing, Tulsa Street Elementary School Festival of Books, Granada Hills, CA.
  • October 13: Author reading & signing, Book Warehouse, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2014

  • September: Private author reading & signing, Sherman Oaks, CA.
  • October: Author reading & signing, Audrey’s Books, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

PREVIOUS "TEACHING WILL" WORKSHOPS

2014

  • October: Victoria School of the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • October: Memorial Composite High School, Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada.

2012

  • February: St. Francis de Sales School, Sherman Oaks, CA.

PREVIOUS "FROM PAGE TO PODIUM" WORKSHOPS

2017

  • March 25: International Women's Writing Guild's 2017 Regional Conference: "California Dreaming," Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA.

2015

  • March 15: International Women's Writing Guild's 2015 Regional Conference: "California Dreaming," Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA.

2014

2013

  • May-June: Women's Words Summer Writing Week, University of Alberta Extension; Alberta, Canada.
  • August: International Women's Writing Guild 36th Annual Summer Conference, Drew University, NJ.

2012

  • June: Saga Seminars, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, NM.