Suzanne Strempek Shea

2005 Events

Reading and signing at Westfield Athenaeum
March 3, 2005 @ 07:00 PM
Westfield Athenaeum, Elm Street, Westfield, Mass., reading and signing along with Kevin O'Hara, author of Last of the Donkey Pilgrims, about his walk 25 years ago around the perimeter of Ireland. For directions, visit
Reading and signing at Windsor Public Library
March 16, 2005
Reading and signing, "Booked for Lunch" series at South Windsor (Conn.) Public Library.
Book signing, discussion and dinner at Tatnuck Booksellers
March 18, 2005 @ 07:00 PM
Tatnuck Booksellers, 335 Chandler Street Worcester, Mass. Evening with the Authors - a book signing, discussion and dinner with Suzanne Strempek Shea and Kevin O'Hara. Have dinner with the authors in the Tatnuck Restaurant. Email to make your reservation, or call 508-757-2864 ext. 3157 for more information.
Reading and signing at Chicopee Public Library
April 7, 2005 @ 07:00 PM
449 Front St., Chicopee, Mass.
Reading and signing at Atticus Bookstore Cafe
April 16, 2005
Yale Center for British Art Center building, at 1082 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. The building is, for those looking at Mapquest or some such thing, at the corner of Chapel and High streets, In the Heart of the Yale Campus (as they say), in the middle of everything in awesomely cool downtown New Haven.
Phone 203-776-4040.
Signing to benefit The Women's Partnership
April 26, 2005 @ 05:30 PM
Signing to benefit The Women's Partnership, a division of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Inc. Eleven authors will be featured at this annual scholarship fundraising event, which will be held at Fathers & Sons auto showroom, 989 Memorial Drive, West Springfield, Mass. A wine tasting will be provided by Table & Vine, with area restaurants The Federal, Table 9, Horizons, Hofbrauhaus, and Storrowton Tavern providing samples of their best dishes. Tickets are $50 per person and may be obtained from Ellen Albano, at 413-543-8000, extension 15.

Women's Partnership Scholarships are open to women who have had their educational goals interrupted and are currently trying to re-enter a higher education institution. Applicants must be over 25 years old, live in Hampden or Hampshire County, with community involvement to be considered. Meet the Authors is the event of the year to raise funds for Women's Partnership scholarships. Authors will be Leigh Montville, Julius Lester, Jean Stone, Kevin O'Hara, Bob Flaherty, Jane Yolen, Rich Michelson, Heidi Stemple, Ruth Sanderson, Corinne Demas and Jane Dyer.
Signing at Palettes for Paws
May 4, 2005 @ 06:30 PM
WWLP-22News, 1 Broadcast Center, Chicopee, signing at Palettes for Paws, which will benefit the MPSCA Animal Care and Adoption Center of Western New England. The night will feature the sale of fine art of local and regional artists, and fine wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $50 per person.
Call Candy Lash at 413-750-7601 for tickets or more information.
Reading and signing at Enfield Public Library
May 18, 2005 @ 07:00 PM
Enfield, Conn.
Teaching a memoir class at Blue Hills Writing Institute
August 7, 2005 to August 12, 2005
Curry College in Milton, Mass. Registration necessary.
For details, visit
Teaching a memoir class
August 21, 2005 to August 26, 2005
Teaching a memoir class at the 43rd Annual Summer Conference offered by the Cape Cod Writers Center at Craigville Conference Center on Cape Cod. Registration necessary.
Signing at MSPCA's 23rd annual Walk for the Animals
October 16, 2005 @ 11:00 AM
Forest Park in Springfield, Mass.
Speaking and signing at a dinner hosted by the Zonta Club
October 17, 2005 @ 05:30 PM
Speaking and signing at a dinner hosted by the Zonta Club of Springfield at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, 1000 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, Mass.
Tickets are $23. Phone Denise, at 413-568-5777 or
Reading and signing at the C.H. Booth Library
November 3, 2005 @ 07:30 PM
25 Main St., Newtown, Conn.
Informal signing at annual Open Books for Open Pantry
November 10, 2005 @ 06:30 PM
Edwards Books, Tower Square, 1500 Main St., Springfield, Mass. 413-736-6844
Event will feature readings by authors Nicholas Gage ("Eleni" and "A Place for Us: A Greek Immigrant Boy's Odyssey to a New Country and an Unknown Father") and Bill Reynolds ("Cousy: His Life, Career and the Birth of Big-Time Basketball").
Signing at Longmeadow Flowers Gifts and Home
November 26, 2005
789 Williams Street, Longmeadow, Mass., 01106