Events, Teaching, & Speaking

Virtual Events: in honor of the release of Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good

  • Monday, April 26 at 10 pm EST, 7 pm PT at Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego CA. In conversation: Nancy and Ellen Booraem, author of River Magic. Virtual event. Sign up here


  • Wednesday, April 7 at  7 pm EST, 4 pm PT at Porter Square Books, Cambridge MA.  In conversation: Nancy and Leah Cypess, author of Thornwood. Virtual event. Watch the video here


Teaching at Highlights Foundation Workshops 

Nancy will be mentoring four writers (and be available to the other attendees) at the Highlights Whole Novel Workshop in beautiful Boyds Mills, PA, August, 2021. Here’s a video of Nancy describing her teaching. We don’t know yet if the workshop will be conducted in person, remotely, or a hybrid. A hybrid means that you can come in person or attend from home. Stay tuned! 

The Whole Novel Workshop offers writers the rare opportunity to have the entire draft of a novel read and critiqued prior to the workshop, followed by a week of intense, one-on-one mentoring and soul-filling communion with fellow writers. Superb food and your own little cabin round out the week.

Other mentors: novelists Crystal Allen, Sarah AronsonJennifer Jacobson, and Erin Entrada Kelly.

Additional faculty: Qorkshop leaders Rob Costello,  Nicole Valentine, and Alexandra Villasante. Writing exercise coach and inventor of “The Cards”: Melissa Wyatt.

Limited to 20 participants in each workshop (4 mentees assigned to each mentor), the Workshop fills up fast. For your best chance, apply on the Highlights site as soon as you know you want to come.


Speaking – On hiatus until after Covid 

Nancy is available on a limited basis to speak to both teens and adults about the creative process and about writing fiction.

Nancy’s school and library visit program is suitable for middle-school and/or high-school students. This includes three sessions per day, with groups of any size. The cost is $1500 per day plus all travel expenses such as airfare and hotel if needed. No travel expenses are charged within a reasonable driving distance of Boston, Massachusetts. A 50-minute Skype session with Nancy is $250.

Nancy is also an engaging, honest, and dynamic keynote speaker for conferences. Her honorarium for a keynote is $2500, plus travel expenses. Nancy always tailors her talks to meet the interests of her audience.

To request Nancy for your meeting or event, please fill out this form.

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