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Click here to hear Laurie talk about her writing life  

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 on Wednesday afternoons between 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. ET (17.00-18.00 GMT) during the academic year. 

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 

Click here to hear the interview about writing Word for Word: A Writer's Life




Laurie likes to talk about her books about women's lives to book groups and at bookstores, libraries, and literary events. Contact her at laurielisle@laurielisle.com  

View excerpts of Laurie's interview in the documentary film,
"Nevelson - Awareness in the Fourth Dimension," by Dale Schierholt


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
  • Speaker in the Humanities, New York Council for the Humanities
  • Associate Professor, English Department, Southampton College of Long Island University, Southampton, New York
  • Ghost Ranch Fall Writing Program, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Other Talks

  • Schlesinger Library of the History of Women in America, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
  • Baker, Lyman Allyn, Farnsworth, Fitchburg, Neuberger, and Parrish Art Museums 
  • Edith Wharton Restoration, Lenox, Massachusetts