Friday, November 15, 2015
7 - 9:30 p.m. for eight Wednesdays

Radio Interview - Svetlana Kim - "To The Stars Through Adversity"
Topics covered: At 3:00 - Finding purpose; at 6:25 - Covering the White House; at 8:25 - Being afraid to write; at 11:41 - Discipline, inspiration, and persistence; at 14:30 - writing a memoir; at 17:13 - Writing as a woman (emotions); at 21:00 - The DeDakis name; at 23:00 My next novel, "Bullet in the Chamber."; at 25:00 - Grief and emotions.

March 4 - April 22, 2015
7 - 9:30 p.m. for eight Wednesdays

Writing Workshop: "From Novice to Novelist"
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, Maryland 20815
For course description and to register, click here:

Friday, March 6, 2015
7 - 9 p.m.

Book Talk/Signing
"Authors on Addiction: Writing Your Way Through Grief"
North End Studio A
294 North Winooski Ave.
Burlington, Vermont
Sponsored by Turning Point Center of Chittenden County

Saturday, March 7, 2015
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Book Signing
Barnes & Noble
102 Dorset Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Thursday, May 21, 2015
1 p.m.

Book Talk/Signing
"From Journalist to Novelist: (Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up)"
OASIS Institute
Macy's Home Store (2nd floor)
Montgomery Mall
7125 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Sunday, May 24, 2015
5 p.m. Eastern Time

Live Radio Interview with Sophia DiGonis (The Gypsy Poet)

Saturday, June 6, 2015
6 p.m. - 11 p.m

Book signing
CNN's 35th Anniversary Reunion
Hilton Atlanta Hotel
255 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

June 28 - July 4, 2015
County Donegal, Ireland
I'll be one of the writing workshop leaders for a week-long immersive writing retreat in Ireland.
Space is limited, so register now.
Click here for details:

September - October, 2015
This fall I'll be leading a series of writing workshops at two locations in the DC area: Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, and The Writer's Center in Bethesda. The workshops, "From Novice to Novelist," are for aspiring and/or struggling writers. Is that you? Is that a friend of yours?

There are four Monday daytime sessions at Politics & Prose:

There are seven Wednesday evening sessions at The Writer's Center:

Click on the links for workshop details and registration information.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Book Talk/Signing
The Royal Writers Secret Society
Royal Restaurant
734 N. Saint Asaph St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

October 29 - November 1, 2015
Nashville, Tennessee
Killer Nashville Writers' Conference

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