February 2017

November 2016

November 14-15 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


"Middle School Writing Project"

Litchfield, CT

September 2016

September 8-November 10

Thursdays 4:30-6:00 p.m.

"Women Writing Now"

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury, CT

May 2016

May 22

Writing Workshop at I AM Books: "La Famiglia"

Boston, MA

March 2016

March 5 3:30 p.m.

"Orla's Canvas" reading

I AM Books

Boston, MA

November 2015

November 4-5 8-12:30 p.m.

Education Connection 

Workshops with Students

Litchfield, CT

October 2015

October 13 6:30 p.m.

Beacon Falls Library

Book Talk and Signing for Orla's Canvas

October 24 4-7 p.m.

Book Launch for Orla's Canvas

Garthwait Dining Room at Chase Collegiate School

565 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 60705

October 27 7-9 p.m.

Book Clubs Discussion and Signing

Feldman Home 890 Mountain Road Cheshire, CT

October 29 9:30-1:30 p.m.

"Fiction's Place in HIstory" 

Chase Collegiate School 565 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06705

$35 for Coffee, Luncheon, and Materials

Keynote Speaker: James R. Benn, author of the Acclaimed Billy Boyle Series

August 2015

August 24 7:00 a.m. 

88.7 FM

The Italian Art of Living Well with host Raeleen D'Agostino Mantner, Ph.D. 


July 2015

Jump Start Your Novel

July 27-30 6-8 p.m. 

Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT 

Register Here

June 2015

Student Slow Travel to Italy: Rome, Frigento, & Amalfi Coast

June 18-28

E-mail for more information

May 2015:

Making Your Character Come Alive: The Power of Voice

Barnes and Noble Booksellers Waterbury, CT


Saturday May 23

April 2015: 

Fictional Voices

Mark Twain House Hartford, CT 


Saturday April 18

October 2014: 

Travel Writing (click to register)

Mark Twain House Hartford, CT


Wednesdays from October 1to November 5

Michael of Rhodes in Venice

Silas Bronson Library Waterbury, CT


October 7

Presentation from Memoir in Draft "Wife, Mother, Virgin, Whore? No, Zia!" (click to register)

Italian American Studies Association Toronto, Canada

October 17-19

September 2014:

Book Talk and Signing

Beacon Falls Library


September 13

July 2014:

Book Launch for Plagued

The Commons at Chase Collegiate Upper School


July 17

Book Talk and Signing

Barnes and Noble Brass Mill Center Waterbury, CT


July 30

June 2014: 

Yale Writers' Conference

New Haven, CT

June 18-22

Connecticut Authors 

The John Bale Book Company 

Waterbury, CT


June 29

April 2014: 

Silas Bronson Library

Waterbury, CT 

Wednesday, April 23 6:30-8pm

Women on the Page with Ruth Glasser, Joanna Clapps Herman, and Mary Donnarumma Sharnick

Mark Twain House

West Hartford, CT

Saturday, April 26 11am-12pm

Making a Scene

February 2014: 

May 2013:

Barnes and Noble Bookfair

Waterbury, CT

Saturday, May 25

The Beginnings to an End: Interview and Q&A


APRIL 2013:

Waterbury Barnes and Noble Spring Local Author Night

Wednesday, April 17

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Fresh Ink Writers Conference

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, CT

Friday, April 19

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Mark Twain House & Museum Writer's Weekend

Saturday, April 27

10:15 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.

MARCH 2013: 

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

March 6-9

Boston, MA



Friday, October 12-13                                           

Auburn Writers Conference                                               

Auburn University

Auburn, AL



Thursday, September 6

Beacon Falls Public Library

Writing Workshop:  Begin your Memoir or Novel

6-8 p.m.

JULY 2012: 

Wednesday, July 18

Women of 17th-Century Venice

6:30 p.m.

JUNE 2012:

Thursday, June 14 

9:30 a.m. 

Barbara Davitt's Coffee Break on 1320 AM WATR Radio


Thursday, June 14

7:00 p.m.

Beacon Falls Public Library

Book Talk


Tuesday, June 19

6:00 p.m.

Silas Bronson Library

Waterbury, CT



Wednesday, June 20

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Beacon Falls Senior Center Fair

Beacon Falls, CT

Thursday, June 21

7-7:30 p.m.

Better Living, Skye Cable Channel 13

Waterbury, CT


MAY 2012

Friday, May 18                                                           

1 p.m.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)                        

Waterbury, CT

Click here for information to register

APRIL 2012:

Saturday, April 14   

3-5 p.m.         

La Famiglia Readers                       

Chase Collegiate Upper School Commons 

Waterbury, CT  


Wednesday, April 18

6-7:30 p.m.

Local Authors' Evening

Barnes and Noble 

235 Union Street 

Waterbury, CT                  

MARCH 2012:                           

Tuesday, March 27                                                         

11-3 p.m.

Philanthropic Educational Organization                              

Milford, CT