Workshops and Book Talks


Book talks(1/2-1 hour)  

Gail gave a great presentation on her World War II historical novels. Full of audience participation and interesting facts, Gail’s presentation gives her audience the heartwarming opportunity to reminisce, share, and learn together about an important part of the past. Kristy Hruska, Assistant Director, Clear Lake Iowa Public Library, July 2017

Memoir workshop (2 – 3 hours)

·     Memoir as a genre

Understanding the unique transformative power of memoir work

·     Delving into recollections from the past

·     Borrowing fiction-writing techniques

·     Publication possibilities for memoir

Workshop participant comments: 

“Gail’s presentation was informative and inspiring. I gained several good tips to incorporate in my memoir writing.”

From participants at the Sioux Center Public Library/ Kari Ringelberg, Dir. 

“She really got me thinking! I am anxious to write now!” 

“She knows her stuff. Very creative!”

From Patricia Jarog, Lockport Branch Manager/White Oak Library District

121 E 8th Street, Lockport, IL 60441

I wanted to let you know that you got rave reviews from attendees at your Memoir Writing workshop on November 3 (2018)!  Thank you so much for your preparation and efforts.