Upcoming Events

Massachusetts Renaissance Faire
Saturday, July 29, 2017 (All day)
Jana will be a featured author at the Massachusetts Renaissance Faire in Cummington, MA!
Blueberry Festival Austerlitz NY
Sunday, July 30, 2017 (All day)
Jana will be back at the Austerlitz Blueberry Festival reading and selling books!
Thursday, August 3, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, August 5, 2017 (All day)
Jana will officiate the 1st annual MOBY DICK Readathon at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, Pittsfield, MA
The Art of the Gratitude Journal
Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Join Karen Arp-Sandel and Jana as they create beautiful gratitude journals and then write about gratitude.
It will be a wonderful workshop!
Enchanted Berkshires Faerie Talk, Arrowhead
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Join Jana as she discusses the creation of her magical novel, The Twelfth Stone and all things faerie!
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!

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!


Past Events

Book signing at Open Door Bookstore!
  • Sunday, December 6, 2015 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Cozy Cottage Grand Opening!
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015 -
    12:00pm to 3:30pm
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Holiday Showcase
  • Sunday, November 22, 2015 -
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
Book Launch!! Simon Says
  • Saturday, October 31, 2015 -
    3:00pm to 5:00pm
Boston Book Festival!
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 (All day)
Bookstock, Woodstock Vermont's Premier Literary Event
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 - 2:30pm to Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 2:30pm
Glsgowlands Celtic Festival
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 (All day)
BFWW Book Expo!
  • Sunday, March 29, 2015 -
    1:00pm to 5:00pm