As a writer, a teacher, and as an editor, I am hoping to connect with kindred spirits through this website. It’s also my way to stay in touch with my students, past and present, and with writing colleagues, agents and editors. I want to know what you are doing, what you are writing and publishing, and wish to keep you informed of my own doings.


My memoir, Only You, was published in April 2014. It can be purchased at and through the publisher: Locally, the book is available at Bookhampton, Southampton Books, A Tale of Two Sisters Bookshop in Montauk, and at Canio’s and the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor. It also can be borrowed from many Suffolk County libraries.

You can also look at my Book page on this website.

I am working on a sequel to this memoir. Another one, set in the mid to late 1970s, called Dancing Hussy, may be subtitled: How I Took Up Belly Dancing, Escaped the Suburbs and Started a New Life.

See Read My Work for the published (title) excerpt.

Contact me and let me know if you want to see other information on this website that may be useful to you and to others.

Please read my Bio, Facts of (My) Life, Teaching, and Read my Work. These categories should tell you everything you want to know and more about this teacher/writer person, Eileen.

Under Read My Work you will find my personal essay “Words, Glorious Words”, which says it all about why and how I became a writer. I hope you’ll look for it.

I add newly published material and update a Newsletter quarterly that has news about my Teaching and my students.

Click here to email Eileen.

Our fall memoir and personal essay writing workshops were very successful, as was the journaling workshop held at Guild Hall on November 4, in connection with artist Michael Knigen’s photography and collage exhibit, The Holocaust and The Diary of Anne Frank in the museum.

On Tuesday, January 24, from 5-7 p.m. we’ll resume classes at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, concentrating again on memoir and personal essay. This will be a six-week series, ending on February 28, and it is open to all, with a class limit of 12. The fee is $75, and you can register by calling 631-537-0015.

Our winter memoir writing workshop will return on Thursday, February 2, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Connetquot Library in Bohemia. This series will last four weeks, ending on February 23. These classes are for area residents only, with a class limit of 12, and there is no fee. Call 631-567-5079 for more information.

Teaching Schedule:

My writing classes are for adult students. Actually, the age range is from 18 to 90 years, which makes for a wide variety of life experiences, plus some wonderful writing and discussions. Many students are writing books, fiction or non-fiction, and some have already published one or more books. A great many also publish essays and stories in newspapers and magazines.

Our fall memoir and personal essay writing workshop, open to all, will begin at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Tuesday, October 4, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. We’ll meet for six sessions, through November 8. The fee is $75. To register, and for more information, call 631-537-0015.

On Thursday, October 6, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., the Connetquot Library in Bohemia will hold our fall memoir writing series, for five sessions, ending on November 3. These classes are for area residents only, and there is no fee. Call 631-567-5079 for more information.

I will conduct a writing workshop about journaling and keeping diaries at the Museum at Guild Hall in East Hampton on November 4, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. This will be in connection with an art exhibit at the museum: Michael Knigin’s Anne Frank Photograph Series. We will read excerpts from Anne Frank’s diary that will lead to questions about history and about our own lives. Handouts will include a list of ideas to start your own journaling. Arrive early and view the Guild Hall art exhibit before the workshop begins. Call 631-324-0806 for more details and to register.