The Language of Stars 

Pre-paperback Party! 

 2017 April 29, 11-12

 McIntyre's Books, Fearrington Village, NC 

Obama buying my book.1

Well, maybe our former President won't be there, but Louise would love to see YOU! It’s national INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY, and there will be Prosecco and cookies all day long! Come join the celebration and talk favorite books with Louise and the other wondrous authors who will be dropping by to pay tribute to one of the best indie bookstores around! Hope you'll join the celebration, pre-order your paperback copy of THE LANGUAGE OF STARS (or get the hard cover signed on the spot!). Then say hello to the belted galloway cows and goats or have lunch at scenic Fearrington Village.To reserve your book or for more information, contact



2017 Alumni Mini Residency

Vermont College of Fine Arts

Montpelier, VT



Get your Back to Grad School fix on! In addition to the three VCFA mentor/authors above, this amazing four days will feature editors, agents, and stellar alum authors. Workshops, critiques, and lectures—all the intensity and fun without the pressure! For a complete program and to reserve workshop space, check out:

Or email Director, Debbie Gonzales at


Vermont College of Fine Arts, 

MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Summer Residency


July 8-18, 2017

At its loveliest in July, Vermont is the setting for a very special residency at the VCFA MFA program in Writing for Young Readers. In addition to  lectures,  workshops, and small generative sessions, our time together will include readings and discussions with celebrated authors who've changed all our lives! If you have at least 20 hours a week to devote to changing your writing and finding a community of practice that will support you throughout your career, I hope to see you there!


Another Four Sisters Playshop:


Brattleboro, VT

workshop pic

August 17-20

Western culture has taught us all to treat aging and dath as enemies, not allies. It’s time to turn this paradigm on its head: come paint, write, sing and move from fear to renewal and joy.

We four sisters include a painter, an author (that’s Louise!), a musician, and a film animator-turned-art-therapist. We would be enriched and delighted to have you join us for four days and three nights of words, music, movement, and visual art—all in a joy-filled, profound, and lively search for ways to feel our way to the truth of who we are, how we live, and how we die. NO previous artistic experience necessary, only a curious, creative mind and heart. Enrollment is now open! Download your brochure and registration form here:

or Email:


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