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Mary Helen's hometown bookstore

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.




"Spot Revision" Workshop

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10am-1pm CT, a writing & revision workshop on Zoom.


Offered by Gemini Ink, San Antonio's Writing Arts Center


How often could someone look up from reading your manuscript and say to the person across the table, "Listen to this!"? Does your fiction and creative nonfiction reward the reader on every single page? In this spot revision class, you'll find opportunities to take your prose to the next level. For more information or to register, use the link below.


Spot Revision with Mary Helen Stefaniak






Saturday, June 10, 2023

Reading at 4:30 pm, workshop at 5:45

Lion's Tooth Bookstore, 2421 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, in Milwaukee


Reading, signing, and conversation with Mary Helen Stefaniak about her new book, THE SIX-MINUTE MEMOIR: FIFTY-FIVE SHORT ESSAYS ON LIFE. Copies are available for purchase and signing at the reading.


Following the reading, you're invited to join Mary Helen for a free writing workshop. Select a prompt from the end of the book and capture a moment from your own personal past. 





LISTEN online to Avvy Mar's interview with Mary Helen Stefaniak on radio KBOO, Portland OR:


Between the Covers: Avvy Mar talks with author Mary Helen Stefaniak about The World of Pondside and The Six-Minute Memoir



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.


Link to the website & Lake Effect interview



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.


Watch and listen here.





For Book Clubs, Libraries, and Other Story-loving Groups

Mary Helen Stefaniak is front and center with members of the Between the Lines Book Club of Iowa City
With the Between the Lines Book Club, Iowa City

Contact Mary Helen via this website to set up a visit--in person or online--for your book club, library, or festival.