Upcoming Events

Featured Speaker at Authors’ Showcase


Historic Savage Mill, Savage Mill, Maryland

Free, In-person event.
Saturday, April 1,  1 to 4 p.m
The Last Word Bookstore, 8600 Foundry St., Savage, Maryland 20763

Diane will be presenting a short reading and discussion of her book The Indenture of Ivy O’Neill at this Maryland Writers’ Association program. The Indenture of Ivy O’Neill is set in Colonial Maryland with much of the book’s action taking place within twenty miles of the historic town of Savage. This event will feature  ten authors. All books discussed will be available for signing by the author and for sale.  Come and enjoy the authors’ presentation and explore this “vibrant community of shops and artists.” Savage Mill is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Icelandic Writers Retreat


Aurora borealis, Iceland

Writing retreat open to the public. 

April 24 – May 2, 2023
Reykjavik, Iceland

Diane will be participating in the Icelandic Writers Retreat this year (Don’t worry — the Retreat is conducted all in English!) The Retreat offers an opportunity to deepen writing skills.  Contact her if you’re going and feel free to ask her for thoughts about it when she’s back in the States.  She’lll be taking her camera with her and looking forward to making new images. Information about the Retreat is here.

Featured Poet, Greek Embassy Recital

Washington, D.C.


Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
Greek Embassy, Washington, D.C.

Diane will join with members of the Hellenic Writers Group of Washington, D.C. for a special event introduced by the Ambassador at the Greek Embassy.  Diane will read samples of her poetry.

Ambassador Alexandra Papadopalou is the first woman to serve as the Greek Ambassador to the United States.

Easton Book Club,

Maryland’s Eastern Shore


Photo By Mellowcream – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44800533

Free in-person discussion by Diane Helentjaris
August 2, 2023
Easton, Maryland

Diane will join members of an Easton, Maryland  book club to lead a discussion of her historical novel The Indenture of Ivy O’Neill.  Easton, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is right across the Chesapeake Bay from Convict’s Revenge. Details to follow.

Need a speaker?

Interested in booking a talk by Diane? She is available for meetings, podcasts, interviews, and presentations. Use the contact tab to leave a message or email her at helentjari@aol.com.

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Mountain Gap School, Loudoun County, Virginia by Diane Helentjaris.