Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen

Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen
Published: June 13, 2017

June 2017

Poised for Retirement - Reading
- Bird and Beckett
in San Francisco, CA
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July 2017

Poised for Retirement - Reading/Signing
- The BookMark Shoppe
in Brooklyn, New York
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Poised for Retirement - Reading/Signing
- Book Passage Ferry Building
in San Francisco, CA
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Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen (More info...)

Burned: A Memoir: An Oprah Magazine Great Read (More info...)

Reading Group Guide

April 2010 Issue
Reading Room Section
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How to Bury a Goldfish (More info...)

Upcoming Appearances


Previous Readings

Readings of my work -- Poetry and prose -- at venues across the country including

Bay Area:
Outside of Bay Area:
  • University of Buffalo
  • Erie Community College
  • At numerous coffee houses and bookstores in New York and Oregon

Previous Media Work

  • WCAI Woodhole, Louise Nayer interview with Mindy Todd, 2010.
  • NPR Forum Discussion, Louise Nayer and Laura Nadar on Rituals with Spencer Michels, forum discusses rituals -- from spiritual, family, religious, cultural, political, to civic rituals -- and beyond, March 29, 2002, 9:00 am.
  • Two interviews on forum, National Public Radio with Spencer Michels and Angie Coiro -- talking about How to Bury a Goldfish, 2001
  • Forty interviews on radio stations across the country including WSBM radio, Providence Rhode Island, WBAA (NPR affiliate), Indianapolis, and KYW, Philadelphia, 2000-2001
  • One of the hosts of Surreal Journal, KALW, San Francisco, a National Public Radio Affiliate, 1981-83
  • T.V. show host of San Francisco Surreal Journal on cable T.V., 1983
  • Radio show host for "Two Women" produced with funding from the California Arts Council
  • Host of radio show for Readings by Poets on SUNY in Buffalo, 1974