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Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, May 18, 2021

Word for Word: A Writer's Life

Virtual book signing and sale. Laurie will be interviewed by Gretchen Hachmeister, executive director of the library.  

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The Library Cafe

The Library Café is a weekly program of table talk with scholars, artists, publishers, and librarians about books, scholarship, and the formation and circulation of knowledge. It is hosted by Thomas Hill and can be heard on WVKR FM 91.3 Wednesday afternoons between 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. ET (17.00-18.00 GMT) during the academic year.


WVKR FM 91.3 radio interviews Laurie about her biographies:  

Click here to hear the interview about writing Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life:


Click here to hear the interview about writing Portrait of an ArtistA Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe: https://library-cafe.blogspot.com/2020/10/laurie-lisle.html



Writing Festival talks

  • Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • Fall Writing Festival, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
  • Harbourfront International Festival of Authors, Toronto, Canada
  • Recursos of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Womanspace, Great Neck, New York


  • Leader of literary discussions, "Time for Ideas in Libraries," Connecticut Council for the Humanities and the Southern Connecticut Library Council
  • Speaker in the Humanities, New York Council for the Humanities
  • Associate Professor, English Department, Southampton College of Long Island University, Southampton, New York

Talks about Georgia O'Keeffe or Louise Nevelson and other topics

  • 92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Baker Museum, Naples, Florida
  • Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
  • Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut
  • Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
  • Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
  • Schlesinger Library of the History of Women in America, Cambridge, Massachusetts