Speaking Engagements

I host a Storytelling event based on the moth style every second Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM. It takes place at Couth Buzzard Books in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. The theme of the evening changes every month, check out our Facebook page for current themes and guidelines. The event is free and open to all who would like to listen or share their story. Please join us!


Write on the Sound Keynote Presentation with G. Elizabeth Kretchmer – “Beware the Seven Deadly Writing Sins” October 6

Before you send your manuscript off, you’ll want to polish it one more time. In this presentation, Kretchmer and Lewars talk about some of the most deadly writing sins that many fiction and memoir writers make, including spineless stories, smothering prose, sensory deprivation, redundancy, ineffective backstory, slippery point of view, and a host of other messy issues.


Circle of Friends reading with Terry Tempest Williams at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. October 2-4

ltymJoin us for a weekend of readings, writing workshops, yoga and quiet walks in the beautiful setting of IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. Keynote author Terry Tempest Williams will read, talk and inspire as well as some other great Seattle writers.


Listen to Your Mother, Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Located in Bloedell Hall at St Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle.

Cast of Seattle LTYM
Cast of Seattle LTYM

Please join us is welcoming this talented group of storytellers to the Seattle stage! We are confident that you will enjoy what they have to share, and celebrate with us as we continue the mission of “Giving Motherhood a Microphone.” Please note the suggested audience age recommendation of PG-13. Certain thematic elements of the show may not be suitable for younger children.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to benefit Wellspring Family Services.

Today’s Leading Women “Helping Authors Get Published” Podcast interview with Marie Grace Berg, October, 2014


Leave A Message at the BEEP! July 26th, 2014 7:00 pm at Twilight Gallery and Boutique in West Seattle

Twilight Gallery
Twilight Gallery

Leave a Message at the Beep is a multi-genre reading featuring poets, playwrights, novelist, & hybrid writers. The roster seeks to be a reflection of what is often not reflected. BEEP!!!!!! Curated by writer and performer, Anastasia Tolbert, this stellar line up includes:

Claudia Castro Luna – Margot Kahn – Imani Sims – Lindsey Walker – Jane Wong – Corbin Lewars – Michelle Peñaloza


Sisters in Crime Meeting, 6:30 pm, June 12, 2014 at Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park. “How a writing coach and developmental editor can help authors.”

Author 2 Author Interview with Bill Kenower, March 11, 2014

Book Publishers Northwest May 16th, 4-6:00 p.m. “Managing Your Career as a Writer” panel with Ingrid Ricks and Waverly Fitzgerald

As an author, you need to think about more than the current book you’re working on. You need to think about the next book, as well as your platform and perhaps yourself as a brand. The panelists will share how they created careers as writers while working with small and traditional presses as well as self-publishing. Tips on book launch parties, securing on-going writing engagements, creating a buzz, staying motivated in a very competitive market and more will be shared.

NW Independent Editor’s Guild Roundtable Discussions: Editors on Editing, January 14, 2013, 6:30-8:30

Anyone remember the classic book Editors on Editing: An Inside View of What Editors Really Do? Well if anyone knows “what editors really do” these days, we at the Editors Guild do. Brush up on areas of interest via friendly, facilitated roundtable discussions. Topics are likely to include fiction editing, food editing, web editing, MarCom editing, writing coaching, and proofreading. Corbin will be facilitating the writing coaching roundtable discussion.

PNWA Member Meeting, September 13, 7-9:00 pm. “How to Work with an Editor: Building Strong Author-Editor Relationships” talk with Kyra Freestar.

Write on the Sound, “Working with an editor,” October 6th 4:15, Edmonds, WA

A panel of experts introduces writers to (a) who freelance editors are and what they do, (b) the stages of editing a manuscript, and (c) ways to find, interview, and begin working with an editor who’s a good match for author and manuscript. The panel is suited to writers with manuscripts in any stage of completion who would like to learn how to work productively with editors.

It’s About Time Writers Reading Series, June 14, 2012 6-7:45 pm Ballard Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W. Seattle.

Corbin will give the craft talk on how to stay motivated to write in an increasingly competitive market.

Cheap Beer and Prose, Hugo House, Thursday, November 3, 7:00pm

“Cheap Beer and Prose” closes out the year with readings from prose writers Steve Barker, Corbin Lewars, Anne Leigh Parrish and Michael Shilling, plus cans of PBR for $1. The reading is free. Open mic follows the featured readers. Hosted by Charla Grenz.

Fathers” reading at  Hugo House, August 4, 2011 7-9 pm  Corbin will be reading with Jennifer Munro and Tomas Moniz (rad dad)

Secrets” Reading at Hugo House

reading_event_01February 12, 2011 7-9 pm. David Schmader of The Stranger MC’s a night of “Secrets.” 10 Seattle women writers share their secrets of love and family for an evening of intrigue and fun. Free and open to the public.

April 27, Catch that Book with Traci Green

June 18, KOZI interview

August 17, Interview with Laura Lavigne, “Let’s talk about sex and creativity”

September 6, 1150AM, Interview with Leta Hamilton