Current Events

Details are in process and events are still being added. Please check back regularly.

Thursday, April 18

Reimagine — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation on loneliness and grief with Meghan Riordan Jarvis, MA, LCSW (psychotherapist and author, The End of the Hour) and Leslie Gray Streeter (author, Black Widow)

Thursday, May 23

Reimagine — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation on loneliness and grief with Isaias Hernandez (educator and creative devoted to improving environmental literacy) and Pamela Prickett (author, The Unclaimed: Abandonment and Hope In The City of Angels)

Thursday, June 20

Reimagine — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation on loneliness and grief with Dr. Tasha Golden (a leading health scientist and musician) and Anna Quindlen (bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist)

September 13-September 15

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health — In Person
57 Interlaken Road Stockbridge, MA 01262

A one-of-a-kind writing escape for women writers led by Tembi Locke (author, From Scratch, now a limited series on Netflix) and Abigail Santamaria (biographer)

PAST EVENTS

Tuesday, September 13

National Press Club Journalism Institute — Virtual
11:30am ET/8:30am PT

In conversation with Connie Schultz (columnist, USA Today), Soraya Chemaly (author, Rage Becomes Her), Dana Rubin (founder, Speaking While Female), Deborah Douglas (co-editor in chief, The Emancipator)

Wednesday, September 28

Bronx River Books — In Person
6:00pm ET
37 Spencer Place, Scarsdale, NY 10583

In conversation with former NY1 anchor Sharon Dizenhuz

Thursday, September 29

California Historical Society — In Person
6:00pm PT
678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105

This event features Julia Scheeres (co-author, Listen, World!) in conversation with Heather Knight (columnist, San Francisco Chronicle)

In-Person registration
Zoom registration

Saturday, October 1

San Francisco Public Library — In Person
3:00pm PT
100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102

In conversation with Julia Flynn Siler (author, The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown)

Sunday, October 2

National Women’s History Museum — Virtual
12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET

In conversation with Laura Mazer (literary agent, Wendy Sherman Associates)

Sunday, October 2

Oakland Public Library — In Person
2:00pm PT
125-14th Street Oakland, CA 94612

In conversation with Liam O’Donoghue (host and producer of East Bay Yesterday podcast)

Monday, October 3

Benicia Public Library — In Person
6:30pm PT
150 East L Street Benicia, CA 94510

In conversation with my amazing co-author Julia Scheeres!

Thursday, October 13

Kinderhook Memorial Library — In Person
6:30pm ET
18 Hudson St., Kinderhook, NY 12106

Saturday October 15

Brattleboro Literary Festival — In Person
11:30am ET
Brattleboro, VT

Panel discussion with author Janice Nimura (NEH Public Scholar and author of The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine)

Thursday, October 20

Watchung Booksellers — In Person
7:00pm ET
54 Fairfield St., Montclair NJ 07042

In conversation with Kate Zernike (Pulitzer Prize-winning national correspondent for the New York Times and author of the forthcoming The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science)

Thursday, October 27

Reimagine and For Grief — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation on grief and remembrance with Sara Seager (astrophysicist and author of The Smallest Lights in the Universe)

Tuesday, November 1

Ethical Culture Fieldston School — In Person
6:00pm ET

Private event

Wednesday, November 2

Jacob Burns Film Center — In Person
7:00pm ET
364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570

Janet Maslin (New York Times journalist and JBFC board president) leading a discussion with Pamela Paul (New York Times Opinion columnist and author of 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet) and Lisa Belkin (former New York Times columnist and author of the forthcoming Genealogy of A Murder: Four Generations. Three families. One Fateful Night) and with a special screening of the classic movie “His Girl Friday” with Cary Grant

Wednesday, November 9

New York Public Library — In Person
6:30pm ET
476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

A special evening with Sunny Hostin (co-host of ABC’s The View and author of Summer on the Bluffs)

Thursday, November 10

Reimagine and For Grief — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation on grief and remembrance with Gretchen Rubin (host of the award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin)

Monday, November 14

Northfield Mount Hermon — Virtual
6:30pm ET
One Lamplighter Way, Gill, MA 01354

Wednesday, November 16

Society of Illustrators — Virtual
6:00pm ET

In conversation with Liza Donnelly (New Yorker cartoonist and author of Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists)

Friday, November 18

New-York Historical Society — In Person
6:00pm ET
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

In conversation with Brooke Kroeger (founding director of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU and author of the forthcoming Undaunted: How Women Changed American Journalism and Julie Golia (associate director of Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books at NYPL and the author of Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age)

Tuesday, November 29

Books & Books Key West — Virtual
7:00pm ET

In conversation with Christina Baker Kline (author of The Exiles)

Thursday, December 1

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society — In Person
6:30pm ET
36 W 44th St 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Thursday, December 15

Reimagine and For Grief — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation on grief and remembrance with Caroline Leavitt (New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of A Mighty Blaze)

Thursday, January 19

Greedy Reads Fells Point — In Person
7:00pm ET
1744 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD

In conversation with Leslie Gray Streeter (Baltimore Banner columnist and author of Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like “Journey” in the Title)

Saturday, January 21

Politics and Prose DC — In Person
3:00pm ET
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW 20008

In conversation with Kitty Kelley (celebrity biographer of Oprah: A Biography, The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, and The Royals)

Thursday, January 26

Reimagine and For Grief — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation on grief and remembrance with Victoria Chang (New York Times poetry editor)

Tuesday, February 7

Voices Center for Resilience — Virtual
7:00pm ET

Free Webinar: “Valentine’s Day: Celebrating Our Partners and Keeping Their Memories Alive.”

Thursday, February 23

Reimagine and For Grief — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation on grief and remembrance with Priscilla Gilman (author of The Critic’s Daughter).

Special Events for National Women’s History Month

Monday, March 6

Open to Hope — Virtual
3:55pm ET
The International Day Of Hope & Healing After Loss Conference 2023. Special Presentation: “Listen, World!: Empowering Lessons in Grief From a Woman Writer Born 100 Years Ago.”

Tuesday, March 7

Housing Works Bookstore — In Person
7:00pm ET
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

In conversation with Megan Twohey (Pulitzer prize-winning reporter with the New York Times) and Emma Hinchliffe (senior writer at Fortune)

Friday, March 10

Doylestown Bookshop — In Person
6:00pm ET
16 S Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Thursday, March 21

Voices Center for Resilience — Virtual
7:00pm ET

An Intimate Conversation: “Lessons Learned: Understanding Our Enduring and Complicated Relationships with Loved Ones,” a revealing discussion with two preeminent women writers, Priscilla Gilman (author of The Critic’s Daughter) and Allison Gilbert (co-author, Listen, World! ).

Wednesday, March 22

Salmagundi — In Person
6:30pm ET

In conversation with Kate Zernike (national correspondent with the New York Times and author of The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science).

Wednesday, March 29

Hearst — In Person
4:00pm ET

(This is a private event for Hearst Corporation employees-only)

Thursday, March 30

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society — In Person
6:30pm ET
36 W 44th St 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036

A meaningful discussion on “The Challenges and Rewards of Researching Women for Writing and Family History” with A’Lelia Bundles (author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, now the Netflix series, Self Made, starring Octavia Spencer) and D. Joshua Taylor (NYG&B President)

In-Person registration
Zoom registration

March 31-April 2

The Lodge at Woodloch — In Person
109 River Birch Ln, Hawley, PA 18428
From Book Idea to Published Author
Do you have a book idea but don’t know how to begin? We will talk about best strategies for securing an agent, developing a winning book proposal, and landing a publishing contract. You will also put pen to the page. Using writing prompts from American writer Elsie Robinson, the subject of my new biography, Listen, World!, the groundbreaking book that’s received rave reviews from the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, you’ll learn new tools for pushing your own writing project forward. We will additionally leave time to talk about the writer’s life — how to carve out time for writing, even when there are so many demands constantly pulling for our attention.

Wednesday, May 31

Harrison Public Library — In Person
7:00pm ET
2 Bruce Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

In conversation with Betsy Prioleau (author of Diamond and Deadlines: A Tale of Greed, Deceit, and a Female Tycoon in the Gilded Age and Janice Kaplan (author of The Genius of Women From Overlooked to Changing the World).

Saturday, August 12

East Hampton Library’s Authors Night — In Person
5:00pm ET
159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937

East Hampton Library’s Authors Night is one of the most popular and celebrity-studded events of the Hamptons’ summer calendar. Authors Night features 100 authors across all genres.

Thursday, August 17

Thurber House — Virtual
7:00pm ET

In conversation with Brooke Warner (Co-Host of “Write-minded” podcast and Publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress).

Wednesday, September 20

New York State Writers Institute — Virtual
7:00pm ET

In conversation with Laura Mazer (literary agent, Wendy Sherman Associates) on each step of the publishing process from book idea to published book.

Wednesday, September 27

Smithsonian Associates — Virtual
12:00pm ET

In conversation with Kimberly Voss (author and professor of journalism at the University of Central Florida) on the evolution of the women’s pages in newspapers.

Wednesday, September 27

Pub Day — Virtual
8:00pm ET

Ask the Author: From Personal Story to Published Book. Join host Allison Gilbert, with special guest Meghan Riordan Jarvis, and ask them anything. Whether you are an aspiring author eager to land an agent, polishing your novel or non-fiction book proposal, or writing your first book, get your questions answered.

Thursday, September 28

Reimagine and For Grief — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation with Judy Lipson (author, Celebration of Sisters: It Is Never Too Late To Grieve), Sundari Malcolm (BIPOC grief educator and care curator, The Dinner Party), and Reid Peterson (creator, Grief Refuge) on navigating anxiety, depression, and guilt after loss.

Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society — In Person
36 W 44th St 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036

A two-day, in-person workshop at the NYG&B’s offices to hone your family history and genealogy writing skills and learn how to pitch for publication.

Wednesday, October 25

Pub Day — Virtual
8:00 pm ET

Ask the Agent: Your Book. Here’s How.

Join host Allison Gilbert, with special literary agent Laura Mazer, and ask them anything. Ready to write your book, find your dream agent, and secure a publisher? Literary agent Laura Mazer will answer your questions.

Thursday, October 26

Reimagine and For Grief — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation with Barri Leiner Grant (founder, The Memory Circle) and Jenny Lisk (author, Future Widow) on grief and finding others who “get it.”

November 9-November 12

Motherless Daughters Retreat in CT — In Person

A Motherless Daughters Retreat in CT with Hope Edelman (author, Motherless Daughters and The AfterGrief).

Thursday, November 16

Reimagine and For Grief — Virtual
1:00pm ET

Hope Edelman (author, Motherless Daughters and The AfterGrief), Charlene Lam (author, Curating Grief: A Creative Guide to Choosing What to Keep After a Loved One Dies), and Dr. Jason Troyer (author, Counseling Widowers) on grief and remembering loved ones during the holidays.

Wednesday, November 29

Pub Day — Virtual
8:00 pm ET

Ask the Author: Landing Book Deals and Writing Across

Join host Allison Gilbert, with special guest Jacquelyn Mitchard, and ask them anything. Whether you are an aspiring author eager to land an agent, polishing your novel or non-fiction book proposal, or writing your first book, get your questions answered.

January 4-January 7

American Historical Association — In Person
San Francisco, CA

A discussion on researching, writing, and selling women’s biographies.

February 17-February 21

Rancho La Puerta — In Person
Tecate, B.C., Mexico

Discussions on resilience after loss, how to get your book published, and more at a beautiful spa in Mexico, not too far from San Diego, California.

Monday, February 26

Women’s Club of Richmond — In Person
211 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219

A discussion on personal resilience, the ability to recover from illness, depression, and adversity.

Friday, March 1

Hudson Valley Writers Center — In Person
5:00pm ET
300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

In conversation with Lucia Cherciu (author, Immigrant Prodigal Daughter) and Diana Munger Hechler (author, Strolling with Your Elephant: Perfect Moments in Travel)

Tuesday, March 5

Pace University — In Person
6:30pm ET
861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570

A special Women’s History Month event discussing moxie, perseverance, knowing your value, and willing your dreams to come true. In conversation with Hillary Knepper (Associate Provost for Student Success)

Monday, March 11

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival — Virtual
7:30pm ET

A Women’s History Month author panel. In conversation with Christopher Gorham (author, The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWll and Shape Modern America) and Linda Kass (author, Bessie: A Novel)

Saturday, March 16

Hudson River Museum — In Person
3:00pm ET
511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701

A special Women’s History Month talk on Listen, World!

Thursday, March 21

Reimagine — Virtual
1:00pm ET

In conversation on loneliness and strategies to build deeper connections with Dr. Vivek Murthy (U.S. Surgeon General), Dr. Ruth Westheimer (psychosexual therapist, author, and lecturer), and Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad (director of  Social Connection & Health Lab at Brigham Young University and lead scientific editor of the Surgeon General’s Advisory)

Monday, March 25

Konikoff Center for Learning — Virtual
6:45pm ET

In conversation with Dr. Amy Milligan (Batten Endowed Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, Old Dominion University) as part of the Unsung SHEroes of History series, a celebration of American women whose contributions to history have gone unrecognized through the passage of time.

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