Friday, February 27, 2015

Lenox, MA


Join Dani Shapiro for an  inspiring weekend retreat that will stay with you long after you return home. Through a powerful blend of meditation and movement accessible to everyone, generative writing exercises, group sharing, and discussion, we explore the courage, persistence, and patience that it takes to dive into memory and generate new work.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Great Barrington, MA

Daniel Arts Center at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road at 7 pm

BFWW is honored to welcome acclaimed author Dani Shapiro for this special keynote presentation.

Isabelle Allende wrote multiple novels before she felt she could list “writer” as her occupation on her tax returns. Sylvia Plath once wrote that she was “a wife and mother of two small children” when asked by a publisher to describe herself. It should come as no surprise that women find it difficult to give themselves permission to find a voice, and to sing it. Novelist, essayist, memoirist, and beloved teacher Dani Shapiro has struggled with this question of permission herself, and will share the story of her own writing life, as well as offer inspiration and advice to all of us who are longing for the right to write.


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New York City

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research - 15 W 16th Street at 6:30 PM

Dani Shapiro and Glenn Kurtz discuss their own family films of prewar Poland and the role of second and third-generation Americans in making sense of and preserving these unique and historic artifacts. The Shapiro footage of Horodok, Poland, in the 1930s became the basis for the exhibition and documentary Image Before My Eyes. The Kurtz family film of Nasielsk, Poland, shot in 1938, is the basis of Glenn Kurtz’s book, Three Minutes in Poland, which traces his search to identify the individuals in his grandfather’s films.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel at TBD

Dani will be one of the featured presenters at the 2015 AWP conference in Minneapolis.


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Whidbey Island, WA


May 29-31

Join us for an extraordinary weekend salon at the famed Whidbey Institute led by renowned women writers. 

Connect in diverse and powerful small-group workshops. Enjoy dynamic keynotes and discussions about opportunities and challenges for women who write. Share meals, open mics, conversation and community in a stunningly beautiful setting. Join Dani along with Ruth Ozeki,  Carole DeSanti, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Victoria Redel, and Hannah Tinti.

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