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.

NEWS TO SHARE:

My memoir, Only You, was published in April 2014. It can be purchased at www.amazon.com and through the publisher: www.oaktreepress.com. 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.

Workshops

On Tuesday, April 4, from 5-7 p.m. we’ll resume classes at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, concentrating again on memoir and personal essay. The six-week series ends on May 9 and is open to all, with a class limit of 10. The fee is $75, and you can register by calling 631-537-0015.

A reading by members of the Hampton Library writing workshop will be held on May 16, at the library, as part of the Tuesdays at 7 programs. We’d love to see a good turnout for this talented group of writers. Call the library to register at the above number..

Our spring memoir writing workshop will return on Thursday, April 6, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Connetquot Library in Bohemia. This four-week series will last end on April 27. These classes are for area residents only, with a class limit of 12, and there is no fee. Register early; this workshop always fills up quickly. 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.

On Tuesday, April 4, from 5-7 p.m. we’ll resume classes at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, concentrating again on memoir and personal essay. The six-week series ending on May 9 and is open to all, with a class limit of 10. The fee is $75, and you can register by calling 631-537-0015.

A reading by members of the Hampton Library writing workshop will be held on May 16, at the library, as part of the Tuesdays at 7 programs. We’d love to see a good turnout for this talented group of writers. Call the library to register at the above number..

Our spring memoir writing workshop will return on Thursday, April 6, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Connetquot Library in Bohemia. This four-week series will last end on April 27. These classes are for area residents only, with a class limit of 12, and there is no fee. Register early; this workshop always fills up quickly. Call 631-567-5079 for more information.