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CANCELED – Wellesley College Authors on Stage May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

CANCELED - Helen and two other featured authors will speak at Wellesley College Authors on Stage

CANCELED – Helen and two other featured authors will speak at the Wellesley College Authors on Stage Program.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Wellesley College Club
727 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02481

9:45 am – 12:30 pm

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CANCELED – Annapolis Book Festival April 25, 2020

CANCELED - April 25, 2020

Helen will be speaking at the Annapolis Book Festival.

Join Helen at the Annapolis Book Festival for a day of readings and literary events.

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CANCELED – Porter Square Books March 25, 2020

CANCELED - Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Helen Fremont and Helen Epstein in conversation at Porter Square Books

Join Helen Fremont and Helen Epstein in conversation at Porter Square Books in Cambridge.

25 White St.
Cambridge, MA
7:00 pm

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POSTPONED – Belmont Books March 20, 2020 – New Date TBD

POSTPONED! DATE TBD

POSTPONED - Helen will be reading with Peter Orner and Eleanor Wilner at Belmont Books, MA.

Helen will be reading with Peter Orner and Eleanor Wilner at Belmont Books

79 Leonard St.
Belmont, MA
7:00 p.m.

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Princeton MA Library March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020

Join Helen and friends for a Book Talk at the Princeton, MA Public Library 6:00 pm

Join Helen and friends for a Book Talk at the Princeton, MA Public Library

6 Town Hall Drive
Princeton, MA
6:00 p.m.

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AWP Panel – “Betrayed” March 5, 2020

March 4 - 7, 2020 - POSTPONED TILL NEXT YEAR - AWP in Kansas City

Helen will participate on a panel at the AWP Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Gonzalez Convention Center

Helen will speak on a panel at the AWP Conference in San Antonio, Texas on “Betrayed: Writing About Family, Friends, and Loved Ones”

Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm

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I AM Books – Boston North End February 29, 2020

February 29, 2020

Helen joins writers Mary Cappello, MaryAnn Miller, and other writers for a reading at I AM Books in Boston's North End

Helen joins writers Mary Cappello, MaryAnn Miller, and  other writers for a reading at IAWA Literary Reading and Open Mic
I AM Books
189 North Street
Boston, MA

6:00 pm

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McNally Jackson Bookstore February 26, 2020

February 26, 2020

Helen in Conversation with Cheryl Pearl Sucher at McNally Books, New York City

Join Helen and Cheryl Pearl Sucher in conversation about Helen’s memoir The Escape Artist at McNally Jackson Bookstore‘s Seaport address in New York City.

McNally Jackson Bookstore
4 Fulton Street
New York, NY

7:00 pm

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Join Helen and friends for a book party celebrating the publication of Helen’s new book, The Escape Artist in Washington, D.C.

February 17, 2020

Join Helen and friends for a reading and book party celebrating the publication of Helen’s new book, The Escape Artist at Busboys and Poets Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

Join Helen and friends for a book party celebrating the publication of Helen’s new book, The Escape Artist at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C.

Busboys and Poets
235 Carroll St. NW
Washington, D.C.
6:00 p.m.

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Busboys and Poets February 17, 2020

February 17, 2020

February 17 - Reading and reception with Helen at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C.

Join us on Monday evening, February 17, for a reading of The Escape Artist and reception with Helen at Busboys and Poets Bookstore at its Takoma location in Washington D.C.:

235 Carroll St. NW, Washington, D.C.

6:00 p.m.

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Helen reads at Odyssey Bookshop Feb 12, 2020

February 12, 2020

Helen reads at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA

Join Helen and friends as she reads from her new book, The Escape Artist, at the Odyssey Bookshop

The Village Commons
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA
7:00 pm

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Helen reads from her new book at Brookline Booksmith Feb 11, 2020

February 11, 2020

Helen reads at Brookline Booksmith

Helen reads from her new book at Brookline Booksmith.  For details, click here.

279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA

7:00 pm

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“How Dare You?” – a writing class for prose writers and poets exploring issues of cultural appropriation

PAST EVENTS - July 20-27, 2019

“How Dare You?” – a writing class for prose writers and poets exploring issues of cultural appropriation.

“How Dare You?” – a writing class for prose writers and poets exploring issues of cultural appropriation. Taught by Helen Fremont and Michael Laughlan. 

Macalester College
St. Paul, Minnesota

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“Mystery and History: Walking the Gangplank of Memory” – a discussion of  the use of fictional techniques in writing memoir.

July 20-27, 2019

“Mystery and History: Walking the Gangplank of Memory” – a discussion of  the use of fictional techniques in writing memoir.

“Mystery and History: Walking the Gangplank of Memory” – a discussion of  the use of fictional techniques in writing memoir.  Taught by Nan Cuba, Alison Moore, and Helen Fremont.

Macalester College
St. Paul, Minnesota

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A celebration of the life of Neal Widett, Artist, Craftsman, and Signmaker

August 31, 2019

A celebration of the life of Neal Widett, Artist, Craftsman, and Signmaker.

A celebration of the life of Neal Widett, Artist, Craftsman, and Signmaker.

Ayer, MA

Excerpt:

“We liked to call him “The Monstah.”

A solid muscle of a man with a twinkle in his eye, Neal Widett was an indefatigable workaholic, whose idea of a good time was slicing up some lumber, carving 24-inch letters on a sign from morning till night then crafting his so-called trademark “Widett Cleat” to attach it to a building.  But Neal was also a beloved husband and friend, and when he kicked back for the evening, and settled down with a cigar in his mouth and a martini in his hand, an impish smile on his busy-bearded lips, you felt you were in the company of the Buddha, a humble man – gentle, kind, with a rascally sense of humor…”

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