Books will be available for signing at in-person events. Or you can order a signed copy from the hosting bookstore. Pick it up at the bookstore or have it shipped to you.
To order a signed and personalized copy from Prairie Lights, 15 South Dubuque Street, in Iowa City, call 319-337-2681 or toll free at 1-800-295-BOOK. Mary Helen will come in and sign it for you.
BOOK SIGNING, READING & WORKSHOP IN DES MOINES OCT 12
Thursday, Oct 12, 2023
Meet the Author, Reading & Book Signing 4 PM
Six-Minute Memoir writing workshop 6 to 8 PM (Bring a notebook, paper, or device)
In Tandem Arts & Authors Gallery
300 Walnut St, Des Moines IA
Copies of The Six-Minute Memoir: Fifty-Five Short Essays on Life will be available for purchase.
Mary Helen's reading kicks off the gallery's Grand Opening Oct 12-15. Meet artists, enjoy treats, & win door prizes.
COCTAILS & CONVERSATION AT DOG-EARED BOOKS IN AMES
At Dog-Eared Books in Ames, guests could choose a themed cocktail to enjoy with their copy of The Six-Minute Memoir: Fifty-Five Short Essays on Life. The ingeniously concocted and delicious "Slivovitz" recalls the cowherd Mary Helen met in her grandparents' village who went door to door each morning, collecting the cows and downing a plum brandy pick-me-up in each customer's kitchen. (See "Old Country, New Country" in The Six-Minute Memoir.) Thanks to everyone at Dog-Eared Books for a lively October evening!
AT THE OAK CREEK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mary Helen, who was born and raised in Milwaukee, joined other Wisconsin authors at the Meg Jones Author Fest in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in August. Meg Jones was an Oak Creek resident, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reporter, published author, and public library advocate. The Author Fest is dedicated to her memory.
EVENTS & INTERVIEWS ONLINE
LISTEN online to Avvy Mar's interview with Mary Helen Stefaniak on radio KBOO, Portland OR:
Interview with Mary Helen on Lake Effect, WUWM 89.7 FM, along with a reading from The World of Pondside. The website features the interview, reading, photos and more about the novel in a story by WUWM's Chase Browning.
YouTube recording of the April 21 VIRTUAL EVENT hosted by Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee
Mary Helen Stefaniak in conversation about The World of Pondside with Valerie Laken, author of Separate Kingdoms: Stories and Dream House.
For Book Clubs, Libraries, and Other Story-loving Groups
Contact Mary Helen via this website to set up a visit--in person or online--for your book club, library, or festival.