Events

Listed below are various events of a literary nature, at which I’ve spoken or will be speaking. Some of the recent events are part of the programs of the Women’s National Book Association and involve moderating author panels or speaking about the book to which I contributed, Women in the Literary Landscape: A WNBA Centennial Publication (C&R Press, 2018). I am also still involved with programs about Readers’ Advisory work.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

October 10, 2019, Monroe Township Library, Monroe Township NJ, 10-11am; free

What’s Your Next Book? How to Find the Right Book for Your Group

October 19, 2019 Monmouth County Library, Manalapan, NJ (time tbd); free

What’s Your Next Book? How to Find the Right Book for Your Group

October 26, 2019 International Women’s Writing Guild–Big Apple Weekend: The Writer’s Arc: From Page to Publication

2:45-4:30 pm ~~ The Writer’s Journey conversations with Deirdre Bair and Roxana Robinson followed by an Authors Panel moderated by Rosalind Reisner.

RECENT PROGRAMS

June 18, 2019

Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Conference, Woodland Hills, CA
New Fiction for Adult Readers: A Presentation by the AJL Jewish Fiction Award Committee

June 20, 2018
Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Conference, Boston MA
Stories to Savor: A Presentation by the AJL Jewish Fiction Award Committee

November 7, 2017, Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room, 6pm

Women in the Literary Landscape: Challenges & Opportunities, a panel with Alice Kessler-Harris, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Jamia Wilson, and Sarah Blackwood, moderated by Rosalind Reisner

October 10, 2016

Bucks County Free Library, Doylestown, PA
Talk it Up! Techniques for Talking to Readers about Books

Oct. 5, 2015

In Conversation: Three Women of Uncommon Talent About Living the Creative Life; Hilma Wolitzer, Estelle Parsons, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz. Moderator: Rosalind Reisner. New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch. October 5, 2015, 6-8pm

March 18, 2015, 2:00pm

Congregation Beit Shalom of Monroe Township
Hungry Hearts: 350 Years of Jewish American History in Fiction and Memoir

October 17, 2012, 7:30pm, Strand Bookstore, Rare Book Room

National Reading Group Month Celebration. A panel with Marisa de los Santos, Ben Ryder Howe, David Maine, Elizabeth Nunez, and Alix Kates Shulman, moderated by Rosalind Reisner


April 26, 2012, 6-8pm

Historical Fiction: An Enduring Genre in a Changing Landscape
Wix Lounge, 10 W. 18th St., 2nd floor
Register at: http://tinyurl.com/7n6uppm
Panelists:  Carole DeSanti, Kathryn Harrison, Barbara Hoffert, Dan Lazar, Heather Lazare, Roz Reisner (moderator)

January 8, 2012
United Synagogues of Hoboken
Hungry Hearts: 350 Years of Jewish American History in Fiction and Memoir

November 9th, 2011, 12:00

Hungry Hearts: 350 Years of Jewish American History in Fiction and Memoir
Scarsdale Synagoge/Temple Tremont
October 26th

 October 20th, 2011, 6pm-9pm

Women’s National Book Association, National Reading Group author program

Held at the Asian-American Writer’s Workshop, 110-112 W. 27th St., NYC
Moderator: Rosalind Reisner
Panelists: Julie Ostuka (The Buddha in the Attic), Scott Spencer (The Man in the Woods), Nayana Currimbhoy (Miss Timmins’ School for Girls), Annia Ciezadlo (Day of Honey), Aine Greaney (Dance Lessons)


October 7, 2011, 2:00-3:00 EST
Booklist Webinar: Celebrating National Reading Group Month: Great Group Reads, 2011 (free)

I will be introducing Great Group Reads on this webinar; Kaite Mediatore Stover will moderate; Penguin and Algonquin Press editors and authors will speak.
If you can’t attend, sign up anyway and once the webinar is archived, you’ll receive the link and can listen to it at your leisure.
Here’s the sign-up link:http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

June 21, 2011, 11:00-12:30

WEBINAR: Fresh Lit: New and Forthcoming Literary Fiction for Readers and Book Groups
LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011; 9:00-9:50
Around the World in Audiobooks
New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference
Ocean Place Hilton, Long Branch, NJ

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:30-8:30
Women’s Nat’l Book Assoc. – Open Mic Night
Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway at 12th St., NYC

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 6:30-9:00
Moderator, Women’s National Book Association-NYC Chapter
National Reading Group Month author panel program
Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Green, Brooklyn
Emily St. John Mandel, The Singer’s Gun
Susan Henderson, Up From the Blue
Sheri Holman, The Dress Lodger
Rick Moody, The Four Fingers of Death
Jackson Taylor, The Blue Orchard

 

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, 11:45-12:30
“Something to Talk About: Books That Spark Discussion”
At: I’d Rather Be Reading: In Celebration of Reading Groups
Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway, NJ

 

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, 7-8:30
Ocean TownshipLibrary, Ocean, NJ

“Let’s Talk About It! Good Books for Discussion Groups”

 

 Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 1:45-3:15
Association of Jewish Libraries Conference, Seattle
The Other Side of the Coin: Jewish Memoirs for Fiction Readers”

 

 Friday, May 7, 2010, 8:40-9:55
Carver Co. Library In-service day
Talk it Up! Techniques for Talking to Readers About Books

 

 Thursday, May 6, 2010, 1:00-4:00
Wescott Branch, Dakota Co. Library System (MELSA workshop)
Beyond Fiction Readers’ Advisory: Connecting Readers with Memoirs”

Thursday, May 6, 2010, 8:30-11:30
Maplewood Branch, Ramsey Co. Library (MELSA workshop)

Beyond Fiction Readers’ Advisory: Connecting Readers with Memoirs”

Tuesday, April 27, 2010,  9:00-9:50
New Jersey Library Association Conference, Ocean Place, Long Branch, NJ
Matchmakers: Pairing Popular Fiction and Memoirs” (with Yvonne Selander)

 

 Monday, April 12, 2010, 7:30
Congregation B’nai Torah, Wantagh, NJ
“Hungry Hearts: Jewish American History in Fiction and Memoir”

Monday, March 15, 2010, 9:30-:00
Talk it Up! Techniques for Talking to Readers About Books”
Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, Denville, NJ

 

 Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 9:30-1:00
Talk it Up! Techniques for Talking to Readers About Books”
Central Jersey

 Regional Library Cooperative, Freehold, NJ

 

Sunday, November 8, 2009, 2-3:00
New Rochelle Public Library
Hungry Hearts: Jewish American History in Fiction and Memoir”

 

 Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Mint Theater, 311 W.43rd St., NYC; 6-9 pm
Co-Moderator, National Reading Group Month Program
Women’s National Book Association, NYC Chapter
Authors: Eva Hoffman (Appassionata), Roxana Robinson (Cost), Christina Baker Kline (Bird in Hand), C.M. Mayo (The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire), , and Julie Metz (Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal

 Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009

Temple Beth Ahm, Aberdeen, NJ
Hungry Hearts: Jewish American History in Fiction and Memoir”

  Thursday, October 15, 2009

Youth Services Forum for Librarians

 Monmouth County Library HQ-Manalapan, NJ, 9-4pm
Enlightenment for Teens: Memoirs That Help You Grow” 
with Jayanti Tamm, author of Cartwheels in a Sari: Growing Up Cult