News & Events

Mimi does readings, talks, panel discussions, and creative writing workshops, live and on Zoom. To arrange a reading, workshop, or author appearance, please contact Mimi Schwartz.

Recent Publications

At a CWW Workshop called “Writing for Our Grandchildren” – 2018


2021 Events

New Book: Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes of My Father’s German Village
University of Nebraska Press
Order from University of Nebraska Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or IndieBound

  • October 28, 2021 at 6 p.m.
    “Returning Home After the Holocaust” panel discussion with Mimi Schwartz, Cathryn Siegal-Bergman (Going Back) and Ellen Cassedy (We Are Here)
    Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
    Glen Cove, New York
    A virtual event; link TBA
  • November 1-2, 2021: Visiting Writer
    Lakso Center for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
    Juanita College
    Huntington, Pennsylvania
  • November 4, 2021
    “Widening the Lens of Memoir: How Other Perspectives Enrich Our Own”
    A virtual writing workshop via Zoom, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Institute for Research on Women
    Rutgers University
    Free but registration required: (848) 932-9072

2022 Events

  • March 9-12, 2022
    Speaker at Creative Nonfiction Meeting
    College Composition and Communication
    Chicago, Illinois
  • May 25, 2022 at 2 p.m.
    Book Talk: “Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited”
    Leo Baeck Institute
    Center for Jewish History
    15 W 16th Street, New York NY 10011

Past Events (Selected)

Book Talk: “Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited” 
Jewish Family and Children’s Service

“Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited”
Book Signing, Talk, and Q & A
Associated Writing Program Conference

“When Confession Is Not Enough: Adversity, Art and Remembering Mike Steinberg” 
Panel Talk with Mimi Schwartz, Tom Larson, Michelle Morano, Sandi Wisenberg
2021 Associated Writing Program Conference

“1930s and Today: What Does It Mean to Be a Neighbor? Lessons from My Father’s German Village”
In Conversation with New Jersey Public Affairs interviewer Ingrid Reed
Princeton, New Jersey Public Library

“Through the Lens of Now” Book Discussion in conversation with Rivka Weinstein
Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, Stockton University

“Widening the Lens: Let Other Voices Enrich Your Own” 
Creative Nonfiction Foundation

“Telling Your Story Twice: A New Approach to Writing Memoir” 
Murphy Writing Seminars at Stockton University

“What’s in a Name?” 
2021 CCCC Virtual Annual Convention

Murphy Seminars Writers Series

Virtual Reading (Harrod, Schwartz, Winters)

Creative Writing Sampler Workshop — Memoir
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Gallaway, New Jersey

“Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History”— Talk & Workshop
Rutgers, The State University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

“The Personal Political Essay” — Panel
Associated Writing Programs Conference
Portland, Oregon

“Meet the Authors” Lunch Series
JCC of Central New Jersey
Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Springboard for Writing Memoir
Princeton Adult School
Princeton, New Jersey

Community Without Walls—Talk & Reading
Johnson Education Center
Princeton, New Jersey

Red and YellowOne-Act PlayFest
Lawrence Library
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

 “Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History”—Reading & Workshop
Newbury Public Library
Newbury, New Hampshire

Writing Creative Nonfiction Today — OnlineTalk
Thoughtful Book Awards Festival

 “Your Story: From Page to Stage”
Two-part Workshop with Mimi Schwartz & Lew Gantwerk
DOVE Residential Center
Pennington, New Jersey

“In and Out: Stories of Belonging and Exclusion”
OnStage Seniors
Princeton Public Library
Princeton, New Jersey

 “Widows’ Words” — Readings & Discussion
Labyrinth Books
Princeton, New Jersey

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

“When History Is Personal” — Talk/Reading
Congregation Beth Chaim
Princeton Junction, New Jersey

Creative Nonfiction for Academics — Workshop
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, 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