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Planning Ahead for the End of Life - A Live Moderated Panel Discussion


On October 20, 2022 at La Jolla CA's Riford Library, Compassion & Choices will be hosting and I will be moderating a panel discussion on the various medical, legal and personal matters you should consider to assure your end-of-life choices are honored. Here is a link the list of panelists and other details about the event.

The End: Writing About Mortality - A Podcast


I had a great time speaking with my publisher, Jaynie Royal, and two other Regal House Publishing authors, Michele Herman and Laraine Herring, on RHP's podcast A Conspiracy of Lemurs about dealing head on with the theme of human mortality in our writing. Here is the link for the morbidly curious.

3 Plays, 3 Poems, 2 Songs and a Movie 


Conceived, choreographed and directed by Linda Erickson, 3 Plays, 3 Poems, 2 Songs and a Movie was a unique evening of multimedia entertainment. Erickson wove her own creations, a play by Anne Schwantes, my short story The Road to Albiano and poems by Thomas Mallouk into a fluid tapestry celebrating human frailties. The production was be staged for three nights only in a private loft in Lambertville, NJ. 

Chat with Louie B. Free on Facebook Live


Back in November 2021, I had a grand time chatting with he of the Louie b. Free Radio Show. The conversation was preserved for posterity on Facebook Live. A great time was had by both.  

Official Debut Novel Launch Party on the Porch: November 19: 5- 7:00pm   
Hosted by Commonplace Reader, 49 S. Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067


Friends and family joined me for free music, wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres on the porch of Yardley's classy independent bookstore. My son, Asher Roth, will be curated the background soundtrack. We toasted the local 67-year-old debutant and his new book.

Virtual Conversation: November 18: 7:00pm ET   Hosted by Warwick's Bookshop


Warwick's bookshop in La Jolla, CA hosted my first ever Facebook Live event. I discused writing and publishing with my editor at Regal House Publishing, Pamela Van Dyk. The recording of the event is here.

Virtual Reading & Publishing Panel : November 17: 7:00pm ET via Zoom


Cedar Crest College Pan-European MFA Director Alison Wellford hosted me and three fellow alumni, Amy Lee Lillard, M. Allen Cunningham,  and Margaret Montet. We read briefly from our 2021 books and offered thoughts about our writing and publishing experiences. Link to the CCC recording coming soon.  

Leaning into Death: A conversation about changing how we think about the end of life    
A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event     Hosted by Old Stone House   9/21/21


I moderated the first of what I hope will be many Leaning into Death discussions. At this event I was joined by end-of-life midwives Martha Roth-Irwin and Marcy Tardio.  You can watch the event on YouTube.

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