Book Readings, Events 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. More details to come. Late afternoon.

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: 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. Please inquire about speaking fees.

Publicity materials available from publicist Caitlin Meyer at Beacon Press at

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