Events and Workshops

Please find my schedule below

Book Launch: Ida’s Bookshop Collingswood, NJ

Friday October 14th, 6:00- 7:30pm: Join me at my favorite bookstore for a reading and signing to celebrate the publication of my book.

The Path to Publication: Writing about Pregnancy and Infant Loss


Oct 22, 2022 12pm-1pm EST: Join us for a conversation with your favorite writers and their path to publication. Authors Dorienna Alfred, Candace Trinchieri, and Christy Wopat will share their journeys on how they wrote memoirs about their precious babies in a discussion moderated by author Leah Mele-Bazaz. Learn about the steps to publication and the joys and challenges each writer faced along the way. The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A.

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Return to Zero H.O.P.E: Leah Mele- Bazaz and Kiley Krekorian Hanish in Conversation with Elizabeth McCracken

Saturday, October 29th 1-2pm EST: An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination is a beloved book within the RTZ HOPE community. For many bereaved parents, this stunning memoir is what helped us get through our darkest days. We are thrilled to share with our community an exclusive author interview with Elizabeth McCracken to learn more about her process of writing this remarkable story.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

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Previous Events:

Return to Zero H.O.P.E: Healing Through Literature: Writing Your Personal Essay

September 10, 2022: In this generative workshop you will learn about the art of writing a personal essay. You will read previously published stories about baby loss, write and share your own stories, and learn about the path towards publication.

Return to Zero H.O.P.E: Writing Through Grief: A Mother’s Guide to Healing ⁠
Through Literature⁠

Saturday, June 4, 2022⁠

In this generative workshop you will be guided into a place of reflection and connection through an exploration of selected essays on loss and gentle writing prompts. You will also learn about the path towards publication and will have an opportunity to share your writing with the group. ⁠

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