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"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


UPCOMING EVENTS & APPEARANCES (all times are local unless otherwise indicated)


6pm, Wednesday, March 22, University of Scranton Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities, Brennan 228 


6pm, Saturday, March 25, 2023, Bookwoman Bookstore, 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX, with Debra Monroe reading from her latest book, It Takes a Worried Woman ("smart, edgy essays"--Marion Winik, Minneapolis Star Tribune)


10-noon, Sunday, April 2,2023,  Brunch book talk, Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture, College of Charleston


6pm, Monday, April 3, $5 writing workshop on catching memory, Itinerant Literate Books, 4824 Chateau Ave., North Charleston


6pm,  Wednesday, April 10, 2023, Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago. Arne Weingart presents his poetry collection Concentration. I'm the interlocutor. ("I'd kill you for a cigarette. That's what / my friend said just before they put a shovel / in his hands and made him dig a trench" Arne Weingart is a Holocaust Girl par excellence. Take a look at his cover.)


7pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago. Reading of The Wandering Womb accompanied by interlocutor Aimee Levitt


noon Central Sunday, April 23, 2023, Literary Modiin (online) 


PODCASTS, dates tba: Let's Talk Memoir with Ronit Plank, I'm a Writer But with Alex Higley and Lindsay Hunter, New Books Network: Literature with G.P. Gottlieb, Bet Debora-Jewish Women's Perpectives with Norli Lappin-Eppel


Past events:

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