Upcoming Events

KRAKEN - A Play about Herman Melville
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Come and enjoy a staged reading of Kraken, a play about Herman Melville and I'm in it!
http://mobydick.org
MCLA Weeping Under This Same Moon Talk and Discussion
Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Jana will be talking about her refugee novel, Weeping Under This Same Moon, as part of the Freshmen All School Read at MCLA.
On October 5, 2017, award-winning author Jana Laiz will visit MCLA. All First-year Experience (FYE) students, as well as other community members, will get a chance to engage with the author in a series of on-campus events. Bring your books for her to sign and any questions or connections you’d like to discuss with her!

http://mcla.edu/Academics/undergraduate-experience/firstyearreading/index
AUDIO BOOK LAUNCH and FUNDRAISER FOR REFUGEES
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Jana at Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts for the audiobook launch for Weeping Under This Same Moon.
We will have readings, food and raise funds for refugee resettlement.
Location TBA
Rythhm and Rhyme Symposium
Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Join Jana, Grace Rossman and students from all over the world in a spoken word poetry and music performance.
This will be the culmination of a week of poetry, writing, singing, dancing and music featuring students from local school and schools from Hong Kong, Germany and India.
Free and open to the public!
Billy Budd in the Breadbox Book Launch
Friday, October 20, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Join Jana at Herman Melville's beloved Berkshire home, Arrowhead for a Book Launch Party!
780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, MA

For information call 413-442-1793
http://www.mobydick.org
Writing As A Spritual Practice ~ Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers
Sunday, November 12, 2017 (All day)
Time TBA
Join me at the Maryknoll Society, in Maryknoll, NY as I discuss the Spiritual side of writing and how writing Weeping Under This Same Moon has made a difference in the lives of many. This is a community event, free and open to the public. We will be reading and discussing Weeping Under This Same Moon, so now's the time to get your copy and write your questions. I'll be happy to answer any and all!

http://maryknollsociety.org
Let’s get FiredUp! Together with Jana Laiz and Jennifer Browdy
Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Join Jana and Jennifer Browdy as we write about what gets us FiredUp! This is the kickoff of a new online magazine we are creating.
FireUp! will feature the writing of men and women from the Berkshires and beyond!
Join us and get fired up about writing!
http://greenfirewriters.com/

Past Events

Writing Fire Book Launch Party
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017 -
    3:00pm to 5:00pm
Reading at The Mount
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
    10:00pm to 11:00pm
Writing at Arrowhead
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
    1:00pm to 3:00pm
Enchanted Berkshires Faerie Talk, Arrowhead
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
    4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Art of the Gratitude Journal
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
    10:00am to 3:00pm
MOBY DICK READATHON
  • Thursday, August 3, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, August 5, 2017 (All day)
Blueberry Festival Austerlitz NY
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017 (All day)
Massachusetts Renaissance Faire
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 (All day)

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