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Past events & endorsements

"Witty and serious, charming and self-effacing, S.L. (Sandi) Wisenberg dissects her life experiences that, in turn, pushes her audience to do the same.  She's a joy as a presenter, easy in her delivery or in an interview-style program, never failing to connect with each and every person who has the privilege of being in the audience." --Marilyn Levitch Hassid, assistant executive director, retired, Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston


"Sandi Wisenberg gave a terrific presentation to our students on writing, publishing, editing, and, more generally, making a career as a writer. The students remarked afterwards how helpful they found her, and how honest and compelling they found her discussion with us to be." J. A. Bernstein, associate professor, The Center for Writers, University of Southern Mississippi, graduate class on publishing, Spring 2023 (online)


"Sandi Wisenberg's talk was humorous, insightful and revealing."--Irina Ruvinsky, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, professor, "Illness as Metaphor" class, Spring 2022 


"Collaborating with S.L. Wisenberg on the panel, 'Storytelling and humor as strategy of "survivance"' was such a pleasure! She kept the needs of the audience in mind and gave a presentation that was funny and well researched. The audience members were eager to participate, thanks to her welcoming demeanor and wry sense of humor." Gayle Levy, associate professor of French, University of Missouri-Kansas City




Recordings/podcasts: Let's Talk Memoir with Ronit Plank, New Books Network: Literature with G.P. Gottlieb, Julie Zuckerman's Literary Modiin online, discussion and reading with Elizabeth Graver and Jennifer Rosner, Bet Debora-Jewish Women's Perpectives with Norli Lappin-Eppel (future), I'm a Writer But... with Lindsay Hunter , The Ben Joravsky Show


Past events:

Association for Jewish Studies, 2023

Emory University, Creative Writing Visiting Writers Series, 2023

Guild Complex Exhibit B reading, 2023

Temple B'nai Israel, Hattiesburg, MS, 2023

University of Southern Mississippi Center for Writers, 2023

Southern Jewish Historical Society conference, 2023

Montgomery Lecture Series, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Chicago, 2023

DePaul University, 2023

Chicago Loop Synagogue, 2023

Authors in Conversation, the J, Houston, 2023

Literary Modiin online, discussion and reading with Elizabeth Graver and Jennifer Rosner, 2023

Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture, College of Charleston, 2023

University of Scranton Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities, 2023

Marilyn T. and Byron C. Shutz Lecture Series, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2023 (online)

University of Southern Mississippi, 2023 (online)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2022

Park Ridge (IL) Public Library, 2022 (online)

Chicago Printers Row Book Fair, workshop on catching memory, 2019

Elgin (IL) Community College, Writers Center Reading Series,  2002, 2019

University of Tampa low-residency MFA Program, 2015

Brown University, Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series, 2013

Houston Jewish Book Fair, 2001, 2002, 2009

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Bankhead Visiting Writers Series, 2009

Creighton University, 2009

University of Iowa, Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine conference (keynote), 2008

Grand Valley State University, 2008

Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, 2008

Columbia College Chicago, Creative Nonfiction Week, 1998, 2002, 2006

Texas A&M University, Women's & Gender Equity Resource Center, 2006; Center for Humanities Research, 2001

Purdue University, Cancer Culture & Community workshop, 2007; Jewish Studies Lecture Series, 2001 and 2004

University of Minnesota, Mankato, Eddice B. Barber Visiting Writer 2005

Lafayette College; Easton, Pennsylvania, Closs Writer in Residence, 2004

Drew University, 2003

Western Michigan University, 2001, 2003

Miami Book Fair International, 2002

University of Miami, 2002

College of DuPage (IL), 2002

American Literature Assn., Jewish-American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, 2002

Northwestern University Center for the Writing Arts, 2002

Association for Women Journalists, Chicago, 2002; Dallas, 2002

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live, 2002

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Women's Education Series, 2002

Skokie (IL) Public Library, 2002

Arlington Heights (IL) Memorial Library, 2002

Ela Area Public Library District, Lake Zurich, IL, 2002

Off Campus Writers' Workshop, Winnetka, IL, 2002

Jewish Book & Culture Fair, Milwaukee, 2001

University of Houston-Clear Lake, Women's Studies, 2001

Loyola University, Chicago, 1993 and 2001

Millikin University, Decatur, IL, 2001

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Women and the Holocaust program, 2000

American Medical Writers Association, Chicago chapter, 2000