Join me in September

It didn’t feel that way at the time, but as September nears it is making August feel a bit sleepy. I’m pleased to invite you to any or all of my September events beginning as soon as September 1 including…

Coffee and Grief Podcast – Coffee Talk #38 via Zoom
Thursday, September 1 from 7 – 8 PM Pacific Time
“Come hear 5 wonderful writers read their grief words. This zoom event lasts about an hour and is guaranteed to be the best heart medicine.” Featuring: Chelsea Biondolillo, Clare Simons, Dede Montgomery, Liz Prato and Sheila Bender
See FB event page or use direct Zoom Link.

Authors Booth at Stafford Family Fun Fest at Fiala Farms, Stafford Hamlet
Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10 AM – 4 PM

The Stafford Hamlet Family Fest began in 2016 to create an opportunity for the community to come together in a family friendly environment for some good old fun on the farm. The event takes place annually in September at Fiala Farms: a family-owned, Hamlet-based century farm. Visit the authors tent for short readings and book signings by local authors including Dede Montgomery, Greg Nokes, David Hedges, Warren Easley, Jen Langford, Nancy Dunis and Rio Koviak. See my previous blog about Fiala Farms. Learn more about Stafford Family Fun Fest.

Evening Author Readings at Winekraft, Astoria, Oregon
Saturday, September 24 at 7 PM
Take in the sites of Astoria and join the Writer’s Guild of Astoria’s presentation of three Oregonian authors in celebration of their new book releases! Authors John Sibley Williams, Dede Montgomery, and Marianne Monson will read from their newest books and sign copies. Drinks available for purchase. Free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP.


  • If you have a friend or loved one at Tanner Springs ALF let them know I will be reading from My Music Man on the 3rd Thursday each month beginning on September 15 at 6:30 PM. Friends and family welcome.
  • I have enjoyed leading workshops on “Journaling for Well-Being” at recent conferences and for West Linn Public Library. Might this be of interest to your group? Watch the recording.
  • I’ll be hanging around in Bend attending the Central Oregon OSH Conference on September 18-21 if you have friends or a group to gather on an evening to talk about my books or journaling. Contact me. If you are attending the conference, check out my talk on Tuesday afternoon (Compassion Fatigue: Work, Productivity, Life and Health).

Learn more about My Music Man (2017), Beyond the Ripples (2019), Then, Now and In-Between: Place, Memories and Loss in Oregon (2020), and Humanity’s Grace (2022).

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