August 23, 2017, 7-9 p.m. Hillview Free Library
Reading/Lecture “Two Paths to Writing Your Life: The Magical and the Real.” Hillview Free Library

I’ll read excerpts from two stories that used to be one and are both (very) loosely based on my life, “Hitting the Wall” and “The Gatekeeper’s Mistake,” in order to illuminate the uses of magical realism as well as the writing process. Powerpoint will be included and the lecture is open to the public.

September 19, 2017, 11:30-12:45, SUNY Adirondack 
Lecture: “Ecuadorian Literature”

I’ll be presenting a lecture and powerpoint at SUNY Adirondack’s Continuing Education Lecture and Lunch series for seniors, at the Scoville Auditorium on the main SUNY Adirondack campus. While there’s a small fee for the day of lectures and the lunch, I believe the lecture itself is open to the public.