Upcoming Events

unitedshadesWHAT: Interview segment of unknown length on “United Shades of America” with  host W. Kamau Bell. Season 6, Episode 6: The Color of America.
LOCATION: In my backyard. No hair and makeup. Pre-vaccine pandemic. On the spot rapid Covid Tests.

virtual-creativeWHAT: Creative at the Cannery. Reading and Q&A with Lise Funderburg, Christina Chiu, Louis Greenstein, and Fran Wilde
CONTACT: arios@sarahlawrence.edu


WHAT: Apple, Tree Reading and craft talk
WHAT: Apple, Tree reading and signing with contributor Laura van den Berg
WHAT: Apple, Tree reading and signing with Leland Cheuk, Donna Masini, and Lauren Grodstein
WHAT: Apple, Tree reading and craft conversation about essay-writing, being edited, and other essential matters, featuring Sallie Tisdale, Mat Johnson, and Kate Carroll de Gutes.

paris writersThe Paris Writers’ Workshop (PWW) celebrates its  29th session this June. Award-winning faculty, master classes, panel discussions. With the support of WICE, the Paris Writers’ Workshop has established a strong international reputation for the quality of its instruction, the caliber of its faculty, and the success of its workshop participants. If this is your first time at PWW here are some tips about getting the most out of the week and for manuscript submission details see here.

Master Classes

Panel Discussions

  • Navigating Today’s Publishing Environment – Topics to include: streamlining the submission process; marketing and the author’s platform and alternative publishing.
  • Ethics and the Writer – Topics to include: writing about others; writing about the other; cultural appropriation and writing about (or ignoring) politics.
  • The Personal Side of Writing – Topics to include: age and the writer; balancing family and writing; balancing the day job (or commercial writing) and creative writing.

Recent Events

cafe chezWRITING THE LIFE: Lise Funderburg reads selections from memoir and other creative nonfiction
Monday, 16 October, 19 h
Cafe Chez Ma Belle Mère, 1er étage
257 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris

essayPersonal Essay/Memoir Intensive
October 11-15, 2017. Paris, France.
10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris, France
01 45 66 75 50  |  wice@wice-paris.org
Info here.

real americanJulie Lythcott-Haims in Conversation with Lise Funderburg
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:00pm 9:00pm
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
From Big Blue Marble events calendar: “In Real American: a memoir, Julie Lythcott-Haims stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. Philly writer Lise Funderburg, one of the definitive voices exploring biraciality in America, will be interviewing Julie to extend this necessary conversation. Lise’s first book, a collection of oral histories, Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity was the first to explore the lives of adult children of black-white unions.”

Book Clubs

book clubsLise would be delighted to participate in your book club meeting by phone, in person, or online. After all, she is in a book club, too (which has no name but is pictured here and could be called the Is There Any Mangotini Left in the Box Book Club).
Free Pig Candy Reader’s Guide here.
Free Black, White, Other Reader’s Guide here.


Lise often provides editorial consults through the Creative Nonfiction Foundation. For information, click here. If her schedule is too chockablock to help out, CNF has other crack editors on hand and/or Lise might have suggestions for your specific project. She knows people.


6th Borough Ink Editorial Services

Questions? email info@6bink.com