Past Events

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 11 a.m.

Friends of Connecticut Libraries, 2016 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, Middletown, Conn.

I was honored to be the FOLC’s featured speaker at their 2016 annual meeting. My talk shared the inspiration behind Unlocking Worlds and explored the relationship between reading and empathy.



Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7 p.m.

Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, Conn.

Many thanks to the Westport Library for hosting me. My talk on how to read like a writer is also available as a podcast on the Library’s website here.


With the Westport Library’s Kelle Ruden 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, Conn.

Thank you to the Fairfield Public Library for hosting me. We enjoyed a lively discussion on book clubs – everything from what books spark discussion to how to generate conversation topics and organize your group members. And just look at this beautiful room and spread:

Fairfield Public Library event

Saturday, December 19, 2015 

The Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Greenhill Road, Washington, Conn.

My sincere thanks to the warm and welcoming staff for a wonderful afternoon in a beautiful setting surrounded by lots and lots of books!

Photo courtesy of Emelie Samuelson at The Hickory Stick Bookshop
Photo courtesy of Emelie Samuelson at The Hickory Stick Bookshop

Saturday, November 28, 2015 

Byrd’s Books from 10:30 – 12:30 | 126 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, Conn.

It was a pleasure to meet these Connecticut authors, Karen Romano Young and Janet Ettele, at Byrd’s Books on Small Business Saturday. 

Karen Romano Young & Janet Ettele
Photo Courtesy of Byrd’s Books

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Byrd’s Books, 126 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, Conn.

Many thanks to Alice and Stephen of Byrd’s Books for a wonderful evening – great group, great conversation, and great shop!

Photo courtesy of Byrd's Books
Photo courtesy of Byrd’s Books

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 12 p.m.

Bernard’s Restaurant, 20 West Lane, Ridgefield, Conn.

Thank you to Bernard’s for a lovely afternoon of great food and conversation!

Photo courtesy of Aline Weiller
Photo courtesy of Aline Weiller

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7 p.m. 

Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road East, Westport, Conn.

For my book launch event, Marcelle Soviero, Editor in Chief of Brain, Child Magazine, joined me for a conversation about my book and love of reading. Thank you to B&N’s Tricia for hosting us and the incredibly warm introduction!

Photo courtesy of Aline Weiller
Photo courtesy of Aline Weiller
With my HamletHub people, Kerry Anne Ducey, Tom Fiffer, and Jessica Collins (L-R).