April 30: 9 a.m. – Braverman Lecture and Breakfast Series, talk, followed by book signing, Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover, Mass.

June 19-23: Teaching one-week, daily workshop on writing about religion for Grub Street in Boston. Register for Grub Street class here.

July 17: Two workshops for teachers in Naperville schools. (Private event)

July 30-Aug. 4: Prose writer-in-residence at Chautauqua Writers’ Center, Chautauqua, NY. (Talks on Sunday and Friday) For more information, go to this Chautauqua link.

Book Readings, Events Held in 2016

September 15: Speaker at assembly, the Pingree School. (Private)

September 18: Talk at adult education program, Temple Emanu-El, Haverhill, Mass. 9:30 a.m.

September 21: Talk for Montgomery County, MD., interfaith groups, teachers and others, in conversation with world religions teacher Chris Murray. International Cultural Center, 19650 Club House Rd, Ste 205, Montgomery Village, MD. 7 p.m.

Oct. 15: Moderating and participating as a panelist with other authors on writing about our faiths. The Writer’s Circle in Montclair, NJ. 7 p.m.

Oct. 21: 10 a.m.  Speaking at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. Room #MFC 3-119.

Oct. 21: Evening. Talk during Shabbat services, Congregation Or Shalom, 21 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, Ill.  7:30 p.m.

Oct. 30: Talk with interfaith panel for the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group at the Islamic Society of Boston, Boston Post Road, in Wayland. 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 31: Teaching workshops, giving keynote talk for Facing History & Ourselves, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, Mass.

November 6: Speaker at Daughters of Abraham Book Club Chapters annual meeting, suburban Boston.

Dec. 1: Speaking on a panel at a pre-conference clinic on teaching about world religions, National Council of the Social Studies conference, Washington, D.C.  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 3: Lunchtime speaker at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore, MD. 12:30 p.m.


Oct. 31: Teaching workshops for teachers at Facing History & Ourselves during all-day conference at Belmont Hill School, Belmont, Mass.

Interested in having Linda speak? Contact Suzanne Swift at the Read On Speakers Bureau to book Linda and inquire about speaking fees: Email:

Linda gives solo talks; participates in interfaith panel discussions; and conducts training workshops for educators on how to teach about religion & avoid controversy; and frequently gives talks to adult education groups at houses of worship. She also is available to speak at book clubs. In 2015-16, places she spoke at included: Boston College; Merrimack College; Temple Isaiah of Lexington; Sacred Heart Church in Lexington; the Dallas Jewish Community Center; Facing History & Ourselves in Brookline, Mass.; Decatur Book Festival in Georgia and the Boston Book Festival. She has spoken at numerous churches and temples.

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