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

  • “Story on a Winter Beach”
    More Challenges for the Delusional
    Edited by Ona Gritz and Daniel Simpson
    Diode Editions
  • “Close Call”
    Ninth Letter,  featured essay in March

2018 Events

February 22
An Interview with Anne Reeves
CONNECT on Cable 30 or 45
Central New Jersey

February 21
 Renee D’Aoust’s  Q & A with Mimi Schwartz
ASSAY magazine

March 10
Beyond the I: How Research Enlarges Personal Narrative
Book signing to follow at 2 p.m. at booth 535/537
AWP Conference
Tampa, FL

March 14
When History Is Personal: A Reading and Conversation
Literati Bookstore at 7 p.m.
Ann Arbor, MI
Special feature: A conversation with Michael Steinberg- founding editor of Fourth Genre

March 24
Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History -workshop
New Hampshire Writers’ Project 
Southern New Hampshire University
The Ford House at 1-4 p.m.
Hooksett, NH

April 3 & 10 
Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History
Writing workshop – 2 Tuesday sessions
Princeton Public Library at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Princeton, NJ

April 9

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

April 14
Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History
Saturday Workshop at 10:30-1:30 p.m.
The Writer’s Voice 
New York, NY

April 24
Poetry and Memory: The Personal Meets the Political
A Joint Reading with Alicia Ostriker
Cornelia Street Café at 6:00 p.m.
New York, NY
Reservations recommended.

May 8
Beyond the I: When History Meets Memoir
The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Dr.
Sleepy Hollow, NY
917 763 8566 to reserve

May 16
When History Is Personal:  A Reading 
Labyrinth Bookstore at 6 p.m.
Princeton, NJ

July 12
When History Is Personal: A Reading and Conversation 
Abbott Library at 7 p.m.
Sunapee, New Hampshire

July 21
“A Reading, Conversation, and Chance to Write”
1:30-4:00 pm
Toadstool Bookstore Peterborough, New Hampshire
Special Feature: A Conversation with Nancy Sommers, Harvard University

August 12-17
Workshop in Creative Nonfiction
Writers Getaway Workshop
Dexter Inn
Sunapee, NH

September 17
A Reading and Conversation
Porter Square Books at 7 p.m.
Cambridge, Mass

September 25
When History Is Personal: Visiting Writers Series
Richard Stockton University
Pomona, NJ

November 13-14
A Writing Workshop, “Beyond the I: When History Meets Memoir” and a Joint Reading with the poet, Lynn Powell
Oberlin Library at 7 p.m.
Oberlin, Ohio

Past Events (Selected)


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


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