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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021, 7:00 pm ET
    Maryland Writers’ Association, North Baltimore Chapter
    “An Author (Ellen Prentiss Campbell) and Editor (Kevin Atticks, Apprentice House Press) in Conversation.” Register here.
  • Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9:00 am ET
    F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Writing Workshops
    Virtual event: Ellen presents “Time Travel on the Page: Fiction Fueled by History and Imagination.” Register here.
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 7:00 pm ET
    Cleveland Park Library (Washington, DC)
    Details to come.
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Save the Date. Details to come.

Previous Events

2020-2021

  • Politics and Prose (Washington, DC)
    Sunday, September 12, 2021, 3:00 pm ET
    Virtual event for Frieda’s Song: Ellen in conversation with author Carrie Callaghan. Watch it here.
  • 14th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference: An Evening of Readings
    Friday, August 13, 2021, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm ET

    Zoom event: Ellen and the other Conference Workshop presenters read from their works.
  • 14th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference: Workshops
    Saturday, August 14, 2021, 8:30 am-3:30 pm ET
    A free virtual one-day conference for writers with workshops on a variety of writing-related topics offered throughout the day. Ellen speaks during Session II, 11:00 am -12:30 pm ET on writing historical fiction.
  • Friends of the Chesterfield, MA, Library
    Sunday, August 1, 2021, 4:00 pm ET
    In person event: Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012
  • White Whale Bookstore (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Thursday, July 22, 2021, 7:00 pm ET
    Zoom event: Ellen reads from Frieda’s Song and in conversation with author Susan Scarf Merrell (Shirley).
  • Rockville Rotary Club
    Thursday, July 8, 2021, 12:15 pm ET
    Zoom meeting: Ellen speaks about Frieda’s Song, set at the Chestnut Lodge Sanatorium in Rockville, MD.
  • “Who Writers Read”
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 5:00 pm ET
    Virtual event: Ellen and author Deborah A. Lott appear in the debut event for a new series “Who Writers Read.”
  • Peerless Rockville
    May 25, 2021, 7:00 pm ET
    Launch Event for Frieda’s Song: “Unreal Estate: A Novelist Moves into Frieda Fromm-Reichmann’s Cottage.”
    Ellen in conversation with Peerless Rockville about her new novel, which takes place in Frieda Fromm-Reichmann’s cottage in Rockville, MD–restored by Peerless Rockville and recently designated a National Historic Landmark. Watch it here.
  • The Virginia Center for Creative Arts Fireplace Series
    May 20, 2021, 7:30 pm ET
    Live on Facebook and YouTube: Ellen and artist Marilyn Banner (cover artist for Frieda’s Song) discuss their work and answer live questions.
  • Politics & Prose
    March 7, 2021, 5:00 pm ET
    Ellen in conversation with writer/book blogger Deborah Kalb. Watch it here.
  • Montgomery County Underground Reading Series
    February 24, 2021, 7:00 pm ET
    Virtual readings with Ellen Prentiss Campbell, Lynne Schmidt, Lannie Stabile, Pamela Huber, Kay Drew, and Julia Tagliere.
  • Bennington Writers
    Dec. 16, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET
    Ellen joins four other Bennington writers for a Facebook Live event.
  • Oasis Lifelong Adventure, Online Class
    Oct. 28, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
    Washington Metro Oasis presents “These Walls Do Talk” with Ellen Prentiss Campbell. She explores the process of writing fiction inspired by local history, specific places, and evocative buildings. Incorporating examples from her novel and short stories, Ellen discusses the surprises, pleasures, and challenges of giving voice to the walls which witness lives and history.
  • The Ivy Bookshop
    Aug. 17, 2020, 6:30 pm ET
    Zoom readings with Ellen Prentiss Campbell and Jan Cherubin, author of “The Orphan’s Daughter.”
  • Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    Aug. 5, 2020, 7:00 pm ET
    Ellen presents the free webinar “Talking Walls and Echoing Hills: The Role of Setting and Memory in Regional Fiction.” Watch it here (scroll down right column).
  • National Women’s Book Association, Washington Chapter
    July 30, 2020, 6:30 pm
    “Conquering FOMO: 3 Fiction Writers Reimagine Community During Global Pandemic” — Ellen Prentiss Campbell, Jan Cherubin, and Ginger Eager discuss what it’s like to write, publish, or promote a book in the age of COVID-19.
  • White Whale Bookstore – Zoom Book Launch & Reading
    July 22, 2020, 7:00 pm
    Ellen officially launches “Known By Heart: Collected Stories,” joined by Marc Nieson, Sherrie Flick, and Josh Barkan for a reading.
  • Washington Metropolitan Oasis
    March 10, 2020, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Washington Metropolitan Oasis, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, 20817
    Ellen talks about the process of writing historical fiction and the resonant, relevant themes of “The Bowl with Gold Seams.”

2019

  • Words Out Loud Spoken Word Series, Glen Echo, MD
    October 4, 2019, 7:30 pm
    Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD
    Ellen reads with poet Clifford Bernier.
  • WWII Weekend at Bedford Springs
    August 3, 2019, 3:00 pm
    Omni Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522
    The continued interest in Omni Bedford Springs Resort’s rich history is once again being commemorated at their upcoming WWII Weekend (August 2-4). The setting for Ellen’s novel “The Bowl with Gold Seams,” she will speak on Saturday, August 3 at 3:00. The Omni Bedford Springs Resort, together with the Furious Fourth WWII Living History Group, will bring the 1940s era to life. Learn how this historical resort contributed to the war effort, serving as a home base for Keystone Radio Schools, naval training…

2018

  • Glenview Mansion & Peerless Rockville Speaker Series
    December 13, 2018, 7:00 pm
    Glenview Mansion, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Social Hall, 603 Edmondston Drive, Rockville, 20851
    Ellen will speak about “Fiction Imbued by Place: Rockville Stories.”
  • Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    September 14, 2018, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Omni Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522
    Ellen is the keynote author at the reception kicking off the festival. Tickets are on sale now. Ellen will also be doing a Reading and Book Talk about Writing on Saturday, Sept. 15th at 1:30 at the Southern Allegheny Museum of Art, 137 East Pitt Street, Bedford, PA.
  • Omni Bedford Springs Resort
    May 12, 2018, 4:00 pm
    Omni Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522
    Ellen returns to the setting of “The Bowl with Gold Seams” for a reading.

2017

  • Omni Bedford Springs Resort
    December 9, 2017, 4:00 pm
    Omni Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522
    Ellen returns to the setting of “The Bowl With Gold Seams” for a reading and tour.
  • Bedford Senior Center
    July 25, 2017, 10:30 am
    Bedford Senior Center, 201 Juliana Street, Bedford, PA
    Ellen discusses her historical novel “The Bowl with Gold Seams,” set at the Bedford Springs Hotel in the summer of 1945.
  • Maryland Writer’s Association, Annapolis Chapter
    July 19, 2017, 7:00 pm
    Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Room 205, Annapolis, MD
    “The Interrupted Writer” — Ellen discusses making art when there are more reasons to stop than to keep going. She talks about her path to successful publication as she navigated through job and family. Free to MWA members and all first-time attendees; all others pay $5.
  • The Peabody Room, Georgetown Neighborhood Library
    June 10, 2017, 1:00 pm
    Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • Chesterfield Community Center
    June 4, 2017, 7:00 pm
    Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road,Chesterfield, MA 01012
    The Friends of the Chesterfield Public Library host a book talk and desserts.
  • Rockville Memorial Library
    May 6, 2017, 2:00 pm
    Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850
  • WWII Weekend at Bedford Springs
    April 29–30, 2017, 3:00 pm
    Omni Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522
    Ellen’s discussions and book signings will be held on April 29 and April 30 at 3:00. Throughout the weekend, explore the Bedford Springs resort and learn of its unique place in 1940s history as reenactors, authors, historians, and a Saturday night movie bring the decade to life.Established over 200 years ago, the resort has hosted the likes of presidents and celebrities. During World War II, however, the United States Government used the hotel as a school to train naval radio operators. Early in 1945, the hotel was used to imprison captured Japanese diplomats posted to Germany (as recounted in Ellen’s novel). The hotel reopened after the war. The establishment was designated a national historical landmark in 1984—two years before it closed its doors for nearly twenty years.
  • East City Bookshop
    March 9, 2017, 6:30 pm
    East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
  • The Writer’s Center Open Door Reading Series
    January 29, 2017, 2:00 pm
    The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
    Ellen will be reading and discussing writing inspired by memory and place with authors Marc Nieson and Melissa Scholes Young as part of The Writer’s Center’s “Open Door Reading” Series. At 10:30 am, prior to the reading, Ellen and Marc will be running a Writer’s Center workshop.
  • The Writer’s Center Workshop
    January 29, 2017, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
    The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
    Ellen and author Marc Nieson lead a “Speak Memory” workshop where writers will look at how sense memories can serve to spark material and enliven their fiction or nonfiction. Following the class, Ellen and Marc will be reading at The Writer’s Center Open Door Reading Series (see below).
  • WOWD-LP Takoma Radio, 94.3
    January 24, 2017, 4:00 pm
    Ellen joins Carolivia Herron on her radio show Epic City to discuss books and writing.

2016

  • Omni Bedford Springs Resort
    December 17, 2016, 3:00 pm
    Omni Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522
    Join Ellen at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, the beautiful setting of her novel. Meet the Author.
  • Sunday Shorts with Ellen Prentiss Campbell
    November 20, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
    Ellen will discuss her short story collection “Contents Under Pressure” as the bookstore’s three-part discussion series concludes.
  • Live & Learn Bethesda
    November 7, 2016, 10:30 am
    Live & Learn Bethesda, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
    A lecture focusing on Ellen’s two books “The Bowl with Gold Seams” and “Contents Under Pressure, long and short fiction inspired by memory, place, and history. Registration required.
  • Daytime Book Group, Politics & Prose
    October 19, 2016, 12:30 pm
    Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
    Everyone is welcome to join the discussion about “The Bowl with Gold Seams.”
  • East End Book Exchange
    October 1, 2016, 7:00 pm
    East End Book Exchange, 4754 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    Reading from the “The Bowl with Gold Seams.”
  • The Cornelia Street Cafe
    September 15, 2016, 6:00 pm
    The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street,New York, NY 10014
    “The Interrupted Writer” – Ellen Prentiss Campbell and Alice Mattison talk about making art when there are more reasons to stop than keep going. They discuss the writing life and read from their new books.
  • Omni Bedford Springs Resort
    July 16, 2016, 2:00 pm
    Omni Bedford Springs Resort, 2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522
    Ellen returns to the setting of “The Bowl with Gold Seams” for a special reading.
  • Bedford County Historical Society
    June 18, 2016, 2:00 pm
    Bedford County Historical Society, 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522
  • Farley’s Bookshop
    June 11, 2016, 1:00 pm
    Farley’s Bookshop, 44 South Main Street, New Hope, PA
  • Cricket Book Shop
    June 5, 2016, 1:00 pm
    Cricket Book Shop, 17800 New Hampshire Avenue, Ashton, MD 20861
  • Politics & Prose
    May 22, 2016, 5:00 pm
    Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
  • Artomatic@Frederick
    May 21, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Artomatic@Frederick, 117 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
  • Gaithersburg Book Festival
    May 21, 2016, 10:35 am
    Gaithersburg Book Festival, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • One More Page Books
    May 14, 2016, 3:00 pm
    One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213
  • Browseabout Books
    May 7, 2016, 2:00 pm
    Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
    Readings from “The Bowl with Gold Seams” and “Contents Under Pressure”
  • Upshur Street Books: Bowl with Gold Seams Launch Event
    May 1, 2016, 6:00 pm
    Upshur Street Books, 827 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011 United States
  • The Writer’s Center: Broadkill River Press Reading
    April 24, 2016, 2:00 pm
    The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
  • Cricket Book Shop
    April 10, 2016, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Cricket Book Shop, 17800 New Hampshire Avenue, Ashton, MD 20861
    Reading from Contents Under Pressure