April 26, 2017
 The Pain of Shyness and Social Isolation
Kennebunk Elementary School Staff Meeting
Kennebunk Elementary School
177 Alewive Road
Kennebunk, Maine 04043

May 18, 2017
From Brave Memoir to Center for Social Isolation Relief

Third Thursday Talk
5:00 pm
Brick Store Museum
117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Past Events

October 21, 2016
Severe Shyness and How to Help Shy Children 

Maine School Counselors Association
Annual Meeting
Harraseeket Inn
162 Main Street
Freeport, Maine 04032

July 8, 2016
 Talk: Sally and I: From the Shy Lane
9:30 am
First Parish Kennebunk Unitarian Universalist Church
114 Main Street  
Kennebunk, Maine 04043 
(207) 985-3700

May 18, 2016
Official Kick-Off
Severe Shyness Awareness Campaign
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kennebunk Free Library
112 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
(207) 985-2173

May 7 and 14
, 2016


A two-part workshop on writing away shyness.

Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance

Glickman Family Library

Portland,Maine 04101
(207) 228-8263

April 27, 2016
Author will talk on overcoming shyness

Featured in Seacoast Online

April 13,
Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Discussion about Severe Shyness
12:00 pm -1:00 pm
York Library

15 Long Sands Rd
York, Maine 03909
(207) 363-2818

March 17, 2016
Helen is one of two presenters at the San Miguel de Allende Literary Sala at the Posada Aldea in San Miguel de Allende.
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for more information.

March 15, 2016
Upcoming York Library Events

Featured in Seacoast Online


May 16, 2015
Round Table Discussion on Severe Shyness at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church Kennebunk


Adult Education Workshops in
Portland, Maine  and also in Kennebunk, Maine

July 15/12 Talk at the Kennebunk UU Church at 9:30 The Importance of Overcoming Shyness

August 19/12 Talk at Stow-Acton MA UU Church at 9:30 The Importance of Overcoming Shyness

October 18/12  MPBN Radio Maine Call-In with Keith Shortall 12:15 – 1:00 Creative Retirement: Reinventing Yourself at Midlife and Beyond.

October 18/12 Panel Discussion Creative Retirement at Longfellow Books, Portland 6:00 – 7:30


Local Author Series: Helen Rivas-Rose
Portland Public Library, June 17, 2011


Author talks about her experience with chronic shyness by Amanda Beland
Seacoast Online, September 30, 2010

Shy no more, Kennebunk author shares her story by Bridget M. Burns
Seacoast Online, September 29, 2010