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News, Events & Classes


Thursday, February 16, 2023, time tba, University of Missouri-Kansas City (on Zoom). I'm speaking on humor in cancer narratives as part of the UMKC Marilyn T. and Byron C. Shutz lecture series, "Healing in Times of Strife: Therapeutic Dialogue through Art, Pedagogy, and Writing." The wonderful Monica Prince will be joining me.


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




I've spoken at universities,bookstores, book fairs, libraries, conferences, schools, cancer gatherings, and been a writer in residence at universities. In spring 2022 I did an online workshop for McDonald's corporate communications people.


A satisfied customer writes:

"Humorous, insightful and revealing. My students were intrigued, engaged and entertained. A rare glimpse into a writer's creative process field with unexpected revelations, deep insights and surprising connections between images and ideas. The topic of womens' health turned into a wonderful exploration of history, medicine and the poetic imagination."--Irina Ruvinsky, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, professor, "Illness as Metaphor" class, Spring 2022 (in person, masked)