In addition to having appeared on TV and radio, Ann has delivered presentations at the university level, book festivals, bookstores, etc. She is currently available for all types of speaking appearances (keynotes, seminars, workshops, and panels). Ann is an engaging speaker who shares her experiences and insights with a sense of humor and joy.
Ann was a founding member of the contemplative pedagogy initiative at Montclair State University where she taught freshman writing for eight years. She devised unique teaching methods using meditation and a focus on personal experience or belief, and also uses these techniques in her workshops. She has also practiced yoga, qi gong, and meditation for over twenty years.
Topics Ann is most interested in speaking about:
BOOK CLUB: As part of a club’s reading of her books, Ann offers a two-hour workshop featuring a short reading from her book, light analysis of what makes a memoir work, and the writing and sharing of short memoir pieces written by members of the club. Super fun!
MOVEMENT & MEDITATION: This workshop is suitable for reading clubs, libraries, bookstores, and classrooms. It adds a kinetic element to the usually sedentary activity of writing. 5-15 participants:
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