Upcoming Events

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
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!

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!

Past Events

Kickstart Your Writing Project
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
    1:00pm to 3:30pm
Pittsfield High School Author Visit
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 -
    11:00am to 12:00pm
Tea & Gratitude ~ An Intentional Writing Workshop with a cuppa
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 -
    8:30am to 10:30am
Pawtucket School Author Visit
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (All day)
Tea & Gratitude ~ An Intentional Writing Workshop with a cuppa
  • Friday, February 24, 2017 -
    8:30am to 10:30am
Author Visit to Richmond School, Richmond, MA
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
    8:00am to 3:00pm
Kickstart Your Writing Project
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 -
    1:30pm to 3:30pm
Elixir Salon Dinner - The Art of Paying Attention~writing magic
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 -
    6:00pm to 8:30pm