News & Events

Mimi travels extensively for readings, speaking engagements, panel discussions, creative writing workshops, and writing retreats. To arrange a reading or author appearance, please contact Mimi Schwartz.

New Publications

At a CWW Workshop called: Writing for Our Grandchildren – 2018

2019 Events

March 7
“Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History”—Talk & Workshop
Institute for Research on Women at 10:30 a.m.
Rutgers, The State University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Tel. 848-932-9072 (free but limited enrollment)

March 17
Community Without Walls—Talk and Reading
Johnson Education Center from 2-4 p.m.
Rosedale Road
Princeton, New Jersey

March 27-30
“The Personal Political Essay”—Panel 
Associated Writing Programs Conference
Portland, Oregon

April 8
“Meet the Authors” Lunch Series
JCC of Central New Jersey at 11 a.m.
Wilf Jewish Community Campus
Scotch Plains, New Jersey

July 15
 “Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History”—Reading and Workshop
Town Office Meeting Room from 6-8 p.m.
Newbury Public Library
Free to public; Limit is 15
Contact Lee McBain at 603-763-5802

Past Events (Selected)


Creative Writing Sampler—Memoir Workshop
Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway
Absecon, New Jersey

Beyond the I: How Research Enlarges Personal Narrative
AWP Conference
Tampa, Florida

When History Is Personal: A Reading and Conversation
Literati Bookstore 
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History
Writing Workshop
Princeton, New Jersey

History Meets Memoir: Joint Reading with Mindy Lewis
The Writer’s Voice
New York, New York

Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History
The Writer’s Voice 
New York, New York

Poetry and Memory: The Personal Meets the Political
Cornelia Street Café
New York, New York

When History Is Personal:  A Reading 
Labyrinth Bookstore
Princeton, New Jersey

Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History -workshop
New Hampshire Writers’ Project
Southern New Hampshire University
Hooksett, New Hampshire

When History Is Personal: A Reading and Conversation 
Abbott Library
Sunapee, New Hampshire

“A Reading, Conversation, and Chance to Write”
Toadstool Bookstore
Peterborough, New Hampshire

Reimagining Memoir
Live Free and Write Workshop
Sunapee, New Hampshire

A Reading and Conversation
Porter Square Books
Cambridge, Massachusetts

When History Is Personal: Visiting Writers Series
Richard Stockton University
Pomona, New Jersey

Luncheon Reading and Q&A
Beth El Synagogue
East Windsor, New Jersey

“Hauntings in Nonfiction” Panel
NonfictioNOW Conference
Phoenix, Arizona

When History Is Personal: Reading, Q&A and Book Signing
California State University
Long Beach, California

A Writing Workshop, “Beyond the I: When History Meets Memoir” 
Oberlin Public Library
Oberlin, Ohio

Joint Reading with the poet, Lynn Powell
Oberlin Public Library 
Oberlin, Ohio

“Meet the Author Luncheon”
Temple Beth Or
Washington Township, New Jersey

When Memoir Meets History: A Reading and Mini-Workshop
Hopewell Library
Pennington, New Jersey


The Ethics of Writing True
Nonfiction Now Conference
Rekyjavik, Iceland

When Writers Repeat Themselves: New Disguises or Fresh Approaches
Nonfiction Now  Conference
Rekyjavik, Iceland

When Memoir Moves Onstage
AWP Conference
Washington, DC

I Didn’t Ask to Be in Your Story: When Real Names Do and Don’t Matter
AWP Conference
Washington, DC

Three Epiphanies of Place: Old Neighborhoods, New Locales
AWP Conference
Los Angeles, CA

If I Die Laughing:  What Humor Brings to Memoir
AWP Conference
Los Angeles, CA

From Memory to Memoir
Winter Writers Getaway
Absecon, NJ

The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction
Queensland University
Brisbane, Australia

University Appearances (Selected)
Alma College
American University  (Paris, France)
Brandeis National Women’s Club
Columbia College Chicago
Fordham University
Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany)
Oberlin College
Princeton University
Richard Stockton University
Rowan University
University of New Hampshire
University of Pennsylvania
Vermont College
Warren County Community College
Westchester Community College