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’s available on and through the publisher: . Locally, the book is available at Bookhampton, Canio’s, the Montauk Bookshop, and at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor.

You can also look at my Book page.

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.

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.

The spring memoir and personal essay writing workshop will begin at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Tuesday, July 5, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and meet for six sessions, through August 9. The fee is $75. To register, and for more information, call 631-537-0015.

On Thursday, July 7, from 1:30 – 3:30, the Connetquot Library in Bohemia will hold our spring memoir writing series – for four sessions – ending on July 28. These classes are for area residents only, and there is no fee. Call 631-567-5079 for more information.

I will give a lecture at the Riverhead Free Library on Wednesday, August 3, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on memoir writing. “Writing Memoirs: Your Life Matters” is the topic. There will be a discussion with the audience, a Q & A, and my own memoir will be available for signing. Call the library to sign up and for travel directions at