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

2018 Events

November 1
“Haunting in Nonfiction” Panel

NonfictioNOW Conference at 3 p.m.
Phoenix, Arizona

November 6
When History Is Personal: Reading, Q&A and Book Signing
Anatol Center at California State University at 7 p.m.
Long Beach, California

November 13
A Writing Workshop, “Beyond the I: When History Meets Memoir” 
Oberlin Public Library at 7 p.m.
Oberlin, Ohio

November 14
Joint Reading with the poet, Lynn Powell
Oberlin Public Library at 7 p.m.
Oberlin, Ohio

November 15
“Meet the Author Luncheon”
JCC of Northern New Jersey
Temple Beth Or
56 Ridgewood Road
Washington Township, New Jersey

December 3
When History Is Personal: Reading and Conversation
Hopewell Library at 7 p.m.
Pennington, New Jersey

2019 Events

March 7
“Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History”—Talk & Workshop
Institute for Research on Women
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 at 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

Past Events (Selected)


Creative Writing Sampler—Memoir Workshop
Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway
Seaview Hotel, Absecon, NJ

An Interview with Anne Reeves
CONNECT on Cable 30 or 45
Central New Jersey

Renee D’Aoust’s  Q & A with Mimi Schwartz
ASSAY magazine

Beyond the I: How Research Enlarges Personal Narrative
Book signing to follow at 2 p.m. at booth 535/537
AWP Conference
Tampa, Florida

When History Is Personal: A Reading and Conversation
Literati Bookstore at 7 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Special feature: A conversation with Michael Steinberg- founding editor of Fourth Genre

Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History
Writing workshop – 2 Tuesday sessions
Princeton Public Library at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Princeton, New Jersey

History Meets Memoir: Joint Reading with Mindy Lewis
The Writer’s Voice at 6 p.m.
5 W. 63rd St.
New York, New York

Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History
Saturday Workshop at 10:30-1:30 p.m.
The Writer’s Voice 
New York, New York

Poetry and Memory: The Personal Meets the Political
A Joint Reading with Alicia Ostriker
Cornelia Street Café at 6:00 p.m.
New York, New York
Reservations recommended.

When History Is Personal:  A Reading 
Labyrinth Bookstore at 6 p.m.
Princeton, New Jersey

Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History -workshop
New Hampshire Writers’ Project 
Southern New Hampshire University
The Ford House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hooksett, New Hampshire

When History Is Personal: A Reading and Conversation 
Abbott Library at 7 p.m.
Sunapee, New Hampshire

“A Reading, Conversation, and Chance to Write”
Toadstool Bookstore  at 1:30-4 p.m.
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Special Feature: A Conversation with Nancy Sommers of Harvard University

Reimagining Memoir
Live Free and Write Workshop
Dexter Inn
Sunapee, New Hampshire

A Reading and Conversation
Porter Square Books at 7 p.m.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

Luncheon Reading and Q&A
The Kosher Cafe at 12:30 p.m.
Beth El Synagogue
East Windsor, 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