Events & Workshops


How to Be a Widow

Find the venue closest to you and please come!

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 1:00 p.m., The Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living, 4374 Alexander Blvd. NE, Suite T, Albuquerque, NM

Sunday, August 25, 2019 — 1:00 – 3:00, Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM (across the street from Old Town Plaza)

Sunday, September 1, 2019 — 3:00 p.m., Organic Books, 111 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM

Sunday, September 8, 1:00 p.m., private home, Santa Fe, NM. With Mary O.  Kirschner. Call 505-238-6213 for information.

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 3:00 p.m. Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 2:00 p.m., op cit books, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM, with Mary O. Kirschner


I will be at The Authors for Literacy Book Sale and Signing at the Moriarty Civic Center on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10::00 to 4:00. Illustrators, publishers, and artists will be included this year.

I will be reading a poem at Chatter, Sunday April 28,2019. For more information go to

A Workshop On Advanced Listening

I am delighted to be able to present this workshop at the New Thought Center of Hawai’i on the Big Island in January. This is one of my favorite places, and I hope to meet new and old friends when I am here.

Listening as a way to connect. Listening as a path to peace

Sunday, January 27, 2019
1:30- 4:00 pm
New Thought Center of Hawai’i
Pualani Terrace, 81-6587 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealekekua, Hawaii

Suggested Love Offering $25

Facilitator: Marilyn C. O’Leary
email to register

Worthwhile for Everyone.
Especially useful for couples and family members.

This is what participants have to say about the past Creative Listening workshops.
“A very thoughtfully organized and well presented workshop, with just the right mixture of presentation and audience participation. And given the times we live in, a very timely topic.” Keith Auger

“As one who teaches listening skills to nurses and other health care professionals, I can say that Marilyn delivers a superb workshop!” Darlene Hess

Marilyn, Mary Dudley, and Mary Oertel-Kirschner read their poetry from the new Fixed and Free anthology at the 516 Gallery on October 20. A great thank you to Billy Brown for providing such a wonderful opportunity to many wonderful Albuquerque poets to be published and to read.

Fixed and Free poetry readings are held the 4th Thursday of every month. Open mic signups begin at 6:30. Billy Brown is the father of Fixed and Free. He can be contacted at