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Upcoming Book Events

November 19, Friday, at 13h45 to 15h (Live in-person event) or 20h45 in France, via live-stream

  • I will be participating in the 14th International Conference on World War II at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans
  • The conference talk I will be joining is titled "Out of the Shadows: Women Heroes of WWII"
  • To live-stream or to watch on demand follow this link!

February 1, 2022 at 12 (Falmouth) amd 6PM (France)

  • I will be giving a book talk at the Falmouth (MA) Historical Society and Museums on the Green
  • More details to follow

February 2, 7:30PM EST (really late in France!)

  • Virtual book talk Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh
  • More information to follow

March 10, 2022

  • A book talk with multiple sites
  • Ft Lauderdale JCC, Miami JCC, Miami Beach JCC, Boca JCC, NMB JCC
  • More information to follow!


PAST EVENT from November 3 with Richmond Hill Public Library

PAST EVENT from July 18 with Zack Rogow

PAST EVENT from May 23

PAST EVENT from May 20

PAST EVENT from May 5th

  • In case you missed the talk with Time Brady at Shakespeare and Co. NY we have a zoom recording.
  • here's the Link
  • and here's the Access Passcode: azUH7Cc&

 PAST EVENT from April 6

  • Virtual Event on History Author Talks with Tim Brady, author of THREE ORDINARY GIRLS: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins and WWII Heroes, and with Alex Kershaw, author of Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
  • If you missed the event here's the link to watch

My talk at American Univeristy of Paris, September 2019


Here's the link to the talk I gave at the American University of Paris in 2019, while I was still writing The Nine.

Vermont Studio Center January 2020



The view from my perfect writing studio at the Vermont Studio Center where I was so lucky to get a month-long fellowship to work on The Nine. I could not have done it without this time and space. Endless gratitude!

Walter Benjamin, a refugee in Paris, spent his time in the national library.

I'm very proud that my essay was published in Catapult. Now I can stop obsessively re-writing it and get on with other projects!

Reading to the fifth graders of Garrison

I visited the Garrison Performing Arts School in Savannah and read The Hiding Game to 80 fifth graders. We played Cadavre Esquise together and talked about what it takes to write a book.

Some of the surrealist drawings we did together!
Collective collage at the book launch party

We had a wonderful book lunch in Savannah. I enjoyed seeing old friends and sharing the Hiding Game with others. We set up a table for people to make a collective collage as the artists did at the Villa Air-Bel.

My most recent publications include a novel excerpt titled "The Reef" in the Catamaran Literary Reader, two short short stories titled, "Ice" and "Take the Spaceship" in Two Bridges Literary Arts Journal, and my poem "Reading Kafka's Letters at Sea" in Sou'Wester.

ESOC performed Train of Stones at the Luxembourg Theater Festival this June!

Director Ruth Ann Armstrong as the Witch
The Fox Witch

I was so thrilled to see this performance of my poems with music and in a wonderful setting!

Trail of Stones by Gwen Strauss
31 August and 7 September 2013
Outdoor performances at the International Centre for Forestry Arts, Darmstadt