Readings, Lectures, and Conferences
Listen to Lauren read "The Break-Up Flowers" on The Lumberyard.
Presentation, Faculty Lunch Series, Brown University, Rhode Island, July 2009.
Invited lecturer, Roger Williams University, Bristol Rhode Island, date tbd.
Invited panelist, “When Bad Things Happen to Good Characters,” Associated Writing Programs Conference, New York, New York, February 2008.
Reading at Brown Writer’s Symposium, Brown University, July 2007.
Lecture, “Developing Narrative through Character and Event,” Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, February 13, 2007.
Reading at Brown Writers’ Symposium, Providence, Rhode Island, July 2006.
Fiction reading at an Ovarian Cancer Research Fund benefit brunch, Johnston, Rhode Island, May 27, 2006.
“Investigating the Mind 2005: Science and Clinical Applications of Meditation,” Washington DC, November 8-10, 2005.
Fiction reading at University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, October 17, 2005.
Reading at Brown Writers’ Symposium, Brown University, July 23, 2005
“Creative Nonfiction: Revitalizing Expository Writing,” Brown University, October, 2003.
“Contemplative Practice in Higher Education,” Amherst College, October, 2003.
Panelist, “The Short-Short Story as Literary Genre,” NEMLA, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 2003.
Presented “The Uses of Uncertainty: Reading The X-Files as Fairy Tale,” NEMLA, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 2003.
Fiction reading at University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, December 9, 2002.
Fiction reading at South Street Seaport Auditorium, New York, New York, December 4, 2002.
Other Professional Activities
Freelance editor, writer, and consultant, Amherst, Massachusetts, New York, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island, September 1991-present.
Writing Coach, Providence, Rhode Island, September 2004-present.
Founding member of The Borderlines writing group, Providence, Rhode Island, September 2004-present.
Editorial Board member, Hurricane Alice, Providence, Rhode Island, September 2001-May 2003.
Writer-in-Residence, The Artists Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, Connecticut, Summers 2001 and 2002.
Features Editor in Religion, Barnesandnoble.com, New York, New York, September 1999-January 2001.
Bookstore Manager and Bookseller, Union Theological Seminary and Three Lives and Company, New York, New York; Womrath Books, Bronxville, New York; Atticus/Albion Bookshop, Amherst, Massachusetts, September 1990-June 1994; September 1998-August 1999.
Literary Agent, Sobel Weber Associates, New York, New York, May 1997-August 1998.
Assistant Editor, Picador USA/St. Martin’s Press, New York, New York, June 1994-May 1997.
Attended Prague Summer Writers Workshop, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Summer 1995. Studied Fiction with Jayne Anne Phillips and Gish Jen.
Attended Mount Holyoke Writers Conference, Summer 1990. Studied Poetry with Dave Smith.
Participant in Amherst Writers and Artists Workshops, 1990-1992.
"Truth Detector," Rhode Island Monthly, January 2010
“The Floating Word,” Rhode Island Monthly, June 2008
“Matinee,” apt, March 2007
“Stitching,” Confrontation, Winter 2007
Review of Strange Piece of Paradise by Terry Jentz, amazon.com, August 2006
“The Break-Up Flowers,” Tomyex.com, May 2006
Radio broadcast of “The Break-Up Flowers” for The Lumberyard, WHUS, Storrs, Connecticut, December 2005
Radio broadcast of “Condiments and Other Sundries” for The Lumberyard, WHUS, Storrs, Connecticut, November 2005
Radio broadcast of “Matinee” for The Lumberyard, WHUS, Storrs, Connecticut, October, 2005
“Russian Lessons,” New York Stories, Spring 2001, Nominated for Pushcart Prize, 2002
“Tejas,” Shenandoah, Fall 2000, Finalist in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, 1996
“Before the Blizzard,” Turnstile, Volume 5, Number 2, Fall 1998
“Attic,” Anonymous, Inaugural issue, 1994
“Mercator's Projection,” The Plum Creek Review, 1990
“Fragment,” The Plum Creek Review, 1990
Numerous book and restaurant reviews appear on BarnesandNoble.com andAmericatogo.com.
“The Death-Defying Life of Jesus Christ,” placed with Zooba.com