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

  • “The Necklace Lady” – ThirdAGE
  • Q & A with Mimi Schwartz
    ASSAY magazine
  • “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
At a CWW Workshop called: Writing for Our Grandchildren – 2018

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, Florida

March 14
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

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, New Jersey

April 9
History Meets Memoir: Joint Reading with Mindy Lewis
The Writer’s Voice at 6 p.m.
5 W. 63rd St.
New York, New York

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

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, New York
Reservations recommended.

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

June 30
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

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

July 28
“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

August 12-17
Reimagining Memoir
Live Free and Write Workshop
Dexter Inn
Sunapee, New Hampshire

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

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

October 10
Luncheon Reading and Q&A
The Kosher Cafe at 12:30 p.m.
Beth El Synagogue
East Windsor, New Jersey

November 1-3
“Haunting in Nonfiction” Panel
Nonfiction Now Conference
Arizona State University
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
605 Pascack Road
Township of Washington, 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 27-30
“The Personal Political Essay” Panel Talk
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


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