Full List of Memoir Speaking & Teaching Presentations by Lisa Dale Norton

Lisa on stage at Yale University presenting for the International Women’s Writing Guild.

 

Below is a comprehensive list of presentations I’ve done over the last 25 years including television, radio, bookstores, writing/publishing & bookseller conferences, colleges, universities, writing centers and guilds, community centers, teacher’s organizations, libraries, healing centers, and women’s organizations.

 

Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir. Palm Springs Writers Guild, Palm Springs, CA, March 4, 2017 .

Memoir As Transformation. The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD, April 11-12, 2015.

Memoir as Transformation. Brooklyn YWCA, Brooklyn, NY. April 27, 2013.

Memoir 101: Remembering and Practicing the Basics. Pima Community College Writing Program, Tucson, AZ, November 18-20, 2011.

Shimmering Images and Inherited Stories: Building a Memoir from the Truths They Tell. International Women’s Writing Guild 34th Annual Summer Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, June 24-July 1, 2011.

Writing Memoir: Using Your Shimmering Images to Tell the Story of Your Life. Hutchinson Public Library, Hutchinson, KS, October 1-3, 2010.

Writing Memoir: Using Your Shimmering Images to Tell the Story of Your Life. Santa Fe Public Library, Santa Fe, NM, November 17, 2009.

Defining Your Voice In Memoir. Pima Community College Writing Program, Tucson, AZ, November 13-15, 2009.

Featured Author—Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir. Southern Festival of Books, Nashville TN, October 9-11, 2009.

The Compassionate Memoir: Using Memoir to Change the World. Big Apple Conference, International Women’s Writing Guild, New York, NY, April 18-19, 2009.

Shimmering Images: Memoir and the Power of Story to Change Your Life. Lifelines Writing Retreat, Story Circle Network, Round Top, TX, May 15-17, 2009.

Shimmering Images: The Memoir Retreat. Southwest Institute for Women, Tucson, AZ, January 9-11, 2009.

Featured Author—Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir. New Mexico Women Authors’ Book Festival, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, September 27, 2008.

Structuring the Memoir: Finding Your Life’s Narrative Arc. Narrative Arts Center/Carson Retreats, Santa Fe, NM, August 22-24, 2008.

Shimmering Images: Using Memoir and the Power of Story to Change Your Life. SouthWest Writers, Albuquerque, NM, August 16, 2008.

BOOK LAUNCH—Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir released by Griffin/St. Martin’s Press. Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, NM, August 9, 2008.

Shimmering Images: Memoir and the Power of Story to Change Your Life. Writing Women’s Lives, Santa Fe Writing Conference, Santa Fe, NM, July 21-27, 2008.

Writing Memoir: Understanding Structure. Narrative Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM, May 21, 2008.

Crafting the Memoir for Magazines. SouthWest Writers, Albuquerque, NM, December 1, 2007.

Crafting the Memoir: Your Life As A Book. Narrative Arts Center/Carson Retreats, Santa Fe, NM, September 28-30, 2007.

Crafting the Memoir: Your Life As A Book. Pima Community College Writing Program, Tucson, AZ, September 21-23, 2007.

Writing Memoir. Wrangling with Writing Annual Conference, Society of Southwestern Authors, Tucson, AZ, September 14-16, 2007.

Writing Memoir. The Mandala Center, Des Moines, NM, March 23-25, 2007.

Stories That Make A Difference: Crafting Your Legacy. Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ, February 23-24, 2007.

Crafting the Memoir: Your Life As A Book. SouthWest Writers, Albuquerque, NM, December 2, 2006.

Writing As Transformation. The Mandala Center, Des Moines, NM, September 15-17, 2006.

Writing About Your Life. Canyon Ranch, Tucson AZ, March 20-21, 2006.

Residency/Featured Author. Reedley College, Reedley, CA, March 2006.

Novel Writing I. Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso, NM, February 25-26, 2006.

Editing Your Stories. Pima Community College Writing Program, Tucson, AZ, February 17-19, 2006.

Creating Memorable Characters. Pahaquarry Foundation, Columbia, NJ, October 15-16, 2005.

Moderator/ Presenter—Narrative Nonfiction: Using Personal Experience to Attract New Readers. National Coalition of Independent Scholars, Portland, OR, October 8, 2005.

Panelist—Memoir and Nonfiction panels. UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, Los Angeles, CA, Writers’ Faire, September 11, 2005.

Finding Personal Voice. UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, Los Angeles, CA, July 23-24, 2005.

Building a Writing Life. International Women’s Writing Guild/Pahaquarry Foundation, Columbia, NJ, May 15, 2005.

Editing Your Stories. Pima Community College Writing Program, Tucson, AZ, April 22-24, 2005.

Writing Memoir. The Mandala Center, Des Moines, NM, April 8-10, 2005.

Writing Memoir: Telling Your Story. International Women’s Writing Guild, Santa Cruz, CA, March 11-13, 2005.

Instructor/Moderator/Panelist. Whidbey Island Writer’s Conference, Whidbey Island, WA, March 4-6, 2005.

Writer’s Buffet: A Weekend of Creative Writing. Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso, NM, January 22-23, 2005.

Finding Personal Voice. The Pahaquarry Foundation, Columbia, NJ, October 22-24, 2004.

Writing Memoir: Telling Your Story. Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, October 18, 2004.

Writing Memoir: Telling Your Story. Center for New Words, Cambridge, MA, October 16-17, 2004.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Center for New Words, Cambridge, MA, October 15, 2004.

Writing Memoir: Telling Your Story. The Open Center, New York, NY, October 10, 2004.

Panelist—Memoir and Nonfiction panels. UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, Writers’ Faire, September 12, 2004.

Presenter—multiple workshops. Whidbey Island Writer’s Conference, Whidbey Island, WA, March 5-7, 2004.

Writing Memoir: Doorways into Story. The Learning Curve, Tucson, AZ, February 21, 2004.

Writing Memoir: Telling Your Story. Pima Community College Writing Program, Tucson, AZ, November 21-23, 2003.

Writing Memoir: Tapping Stored Memories. Body, Mind, Spirit Conference, Spokane, WA, April 26-27, 2003.

Keynote: The Power of Personal Stories. Society of Southwestern Authors, Tucson, AZ, April 20, 2003.

Writing Memoir. Society of Southwestern Authors, Tucson, AZ, April 19, 2003.

Building a Writing Life. Santa Fe, NM, February 1, 2003.

Your Life As Story: Writing Autobiography. Wrangling With Writing Annual Conference, Society of Southwestern Authors, Tucson, AZ, January 23-25, 2003.

Journaling: Listening to Your Inner Voice. Eastern New Mexico University/Sierra Dove Center for Healing, Alto, NM, September 11, 2002.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Books-N-Beans, Ruidoso, NM, August 16, 2002.

Moderator/Presenter. Whidbey Island Writer’s Conference, Whidbey Island, WA, February 28-March 3, 2002.

The Writer’s Journey: Narrative Nonfiction and the Literary Memoir. Richard Hugo House, Seattle, WA, February 13, 2002.

Crafting the Literary Memoir. Wrangling With Writing Annual Conference, Society of Southwestern Authors, Tucson, AZ, January 17-19, 2002.

Your Life As Story: The Role of Memory in Narrative Nonfiction. International Women’s Writing Guild, New York, NY, October 13-14, 2001.

Moderator /Instructor. Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, Seattle, WA, July 27-29, 2001.

Dramatic Structure and Scene in the Essay. International Women’s Writing Guild, Santa Cruz, CA, March 16-18, 2001.

Narrative Nonfiction and Nature Essays. Writer’s Weekend At The Beach, Ocean Park, WA, February 23-25, 2001.

Writing the Essay. Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference, Edmonds, WA, October 8-9, 2000.

Panelist/Instructor. Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, Seattle, WA, July 14-16, 2000.

Writing Scenes That Drive Your Story. Write In The Woods Conference, Olympic College, Shelton, WA, May 20, 2000.

Presenter—Keynote. Oregon Council Teachers of English, October 8, 1999.

Plotting Your Memoir. Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, OR, August 15, 1999.

Panelist/Moderator/Critique group leader. Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Seattle, WA, July 22-25, 1999.

Writing About the Places We Love. BearGrass Naturalist Writer’s Workshop, Northwest Service Academy, Trout Lake, WA, April 30-May 2, 1999.

Lecture—Annie Dillard: Teaching a Stone to Talk. Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR, April 13, 1999.

Writing Memoir. Reed College, Portland, OR, April 9, 1999.

Finding Your Voice: A Writing Workshop for Women. Paulina Springs Book Co., Sisters, OR, February 27, 1999.

Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Workshop. Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OR, November 10, 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Arid Land’s Institute, Richland, WA, November 7, 1998.

Writing About Home. Arid Lands Institute, Richland, WA, November 7, 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA, November 5, 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Bookpeople, Moscow, ID, November 4, 1998.

Creative Nonfiction. Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston, ID, November 3, 1998.

Writing Literature of Place. Log Cabin Literary Center, Boise, ID, October 31, 1998.

Writing Memoir. Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, October 17-18, 1998.

Fiction Writing Manuscript Workshop. Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, October 10-11, 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Is., WA, October 8, 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Snow Goose Bookstore, Stanwood, WA, October 7, 1998.

Bringing Literary Nonfiction to Life. Write on the Sound Writers Conference, Edmonds, WA, October 3-4, 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Village Books, Bellingham, WA, October 2, 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Scott’s Bookstore, Mt. Vernon, WA, October 1, 1998.

Writing Your Life. Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, September 26-27, 1998.

Finding Your Voice: A Writing Workshop for Women. St. Helens Bookshop, St. Helens, OR, September 12, 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Paulina Springs Book Co., Sisters, OR, August 1, 1998.

Writing Memoir. Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, OR, July 18-19, 1998.

Writing Stories About Your Life. Art Fair, Neah-Kah-Nie Junior High School, Rockaway Beach, OR, June 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Paulina Springs Book Co., Sisters, OR, May 16, 1998.

Radio—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. The Writer’s Block. KMUN, Astoria, OR, April, 1998.

Television—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Reader’s Corner. Gresham, OR, February 8, 1998.

Radio—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. In Her Words. KBOO, Portland, OR, February 7, 1998.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. St. Helens Book Shop, St. Helens, OR, December 4, 1997.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR, November 20, 1997.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Broadway Books, Portland, OR, October 30, 1997.

Signing—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Cannon Beach Book Company, Cannon Beach, OR, October 25, 1997.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Powell’s Books, Portland OR, October 21, 1997.

Journal Writing: From Self-Discovery to Personal Narrative. Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, October 18-19, 1997.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Looking Glass Bookstore, Portland OR, October 14, 1997.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Common Ground, Common Water: A Celebration of the Tualatin Watershed. Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Hillsboro, OR, May 10, 1997.

Panelist—The Art of Memoir. Clackamas Community College, Clackamas, OR, April 30, 1997.

Take Your Book Idea and Sell It: Writing Book Proposals That Work. Richland Public Library, Richland, WA, April 26, 1997.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Richland Public Library, Richland, WA, April 25, 1997.

Writing Memoir. International Women’s Writing Guild, Santa Cruz, CA, March 14-16, 1997.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Cannon Beach Book Company, Cannon Beach, OR, November 29, 1996.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Powell’s Books, Portland, OR, November 6, 1996.

Television—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Table of Contents, Gresham, OR, October 28, 1996.

Panelist. Northwest Bookfest, Seattle, WA, October 26-27, 1996.

Writing Memoir. Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, October 19-20, 1996.

Reading/Radio—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Live From Prairie Lights. Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, October 14, 1996. Broadcast live on WSUI.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Borders Books, Des Moines, IA, October 12, 1996.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Barnes and Noble, Lincoln, NE, October 11, 1996.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Read All About It, Omaha, NE, October 11, 1996.

Radio—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. KUCV, Lincoln, NE, October 11, 1996. Recorded sections of Hawk Flies Above for airing on National Pubic Radio.

Radio—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Books with Otis Young KUCV, Lincoln, NE, October 11, 1996.

Radio—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Live from the Mill, KUCV, Lincoln, NE, October 11, 1996.

Television—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. This Morning, KOLN, Lincoln, NE, October 11, 1996.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Village Books, Omaha, NE, October 10, 1996.

Radio—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Morning News, WOI, Ames, IA, October 10, 1996.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Big Table Books, Ames, IA, October 9, 1996.

Television—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Roger and… NETV, Lincoln, NE, October 9, 1996.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Borders Books, Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 1996.

Panelist. Rocky Mountain Book Festival, Denver, CO, October 4-6, 1996.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, October 4, 1996.

Reading—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA, September 28, 1996.

Writing Hawk Flies Above. Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, Eugene, OR, September 20, 1996.

BOOK LAUNCH—Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, Portland, OR, September 18, 1996.

Writing and the Natural World, with author Robin Cody, Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, July 27-28, 1996.

Mapping the Wilderness: Writing Natural History and the Essay. Whittenberger Summer Writing Project, Albertson’s College, Caldwell, ID, June 9-21, 1996.

Writing the Landscape, with poet Edna Kovacs, Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, March 2-3, 1996.

Transforming Journal Writing into Literary Nonfiction. Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, October 21-22, 1995.

Writing Book Proposals That Work. Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, March 18-19, 1995.

Writing Your Life. Neahkahnie Institute, Nehalem, OR, October 8-9, 1994.

Writing the Borderland: A Workshop in Literary Nonfiction. International Women’s Writing Guild, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, August 12-19, 1994.

Writing Literature of Place. Tillamook Bay Community College, Nehalem, OR, July 30-31, 1994.

Writing the Borderland: A Workshop in Literary Nonfiction. International Women’s Writing Guild, Skidmore College, Sonoma, CA, April 8-10, 1994.

Literature and Place. International Women’s Writing Guild, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY, August 13-20, 1993.

Right Brain Writing in a Left-Brain World: Understanding Creative Expression. International Women’s Writing Guild, Chicago, IL, May 1992.