Speaking at Your Event

I regularly speak at events and lead workshops for a wide range of audiences and writers at all stages, both online and in person. It’s just another way to help you grow in your faith and find hope in the middle of life’s joys and sorrows. Check out the schedule below and plan to join me! Or if you’d like to invite me to speak at your event, check out my speaking topics and fill out the form below.

Are you planning a women’s event and looking for a speaker who can connect with women right where they are in the trenches of life? I’d love to talk with you more about speaking at your event. First, here are a few details you might be wondering about.

Types of Events

I speak at all kinds of events: conferences, retreats, support groups, workshops, Bible studies, ministry leader events, women’s teas, mother/daughter banquets, (step) parenting programs, and more!

Topics

Check out the tab above for a whole list of topics I regularly think, write, and speak on. But that’s just a start … have a theme for your event? Let’s talk.

Fees

I am wiling to negotiate a speaking fee based on the size and budget of the event along with any necessary travel expenses.

Books

I would love to bring books to sell at your event and would be glad to sign them for your participants.

 

Faith/Spirituality

  • Bible studies
  • Hope in the Midst of Suffering
  • Maintaining Faith through Life’s Changes
  • Spiritual Friendship
  • The Role of Food in Faith
  • Asking Questions for Spiritual Growth
  • Chasing Wonder as a Spiritual Discipline

Family/Singleness

  • Long-term Singleness
  • Dating as a Cancer Survivor
  • Late in Life Marriages
  • Step Families
  • Caregiving for Aging Parents/Relatives

Writing

  • The Writing Life
  • Mastering the Elements of Story
  • Writing Your Story: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Know Your Options: Publishing in the 21st Century
  • The Basics of Self-Editing
  • Write What You {Don’t} Know
  • Nature Journaling
  • Journaling for Personal Well-being

Spiritual Writing

  • Writing as a Gift
  • Nurturing the Writer’s Soul
  • Writing as a Spiritual Discipline
  • Spiritual Journaling

 

2020

CUNA Mutual Team Writing Workshop
WHEN: October 22 2020 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: @ Virtual
DETAILS: Private Event

Hope*Writers – Tuesday Teacher Interview
WHEN: August 25 2020 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: @ Virtual

Writing Life Retreat – Workshop Leader – CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19
WHEN: June 12 2020
WHERE: @ Maplehurst Farm, West Grove, PA
DETAILS: More information »

Journaling for Personal Growth and Healing
WHEN: January 22 2020 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: @ Crawfordsville District Public Library 205 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933

2019

Exploring the Natural World through Nature Journaling
WHEN: November 06 2019 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: @ Monticello Union-Township Public Library
DETAILS: More information »

Exploring the Natural World through Nature Journaling
WHEN: October 29 2019 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: @ Crawfordsville District Public Library 205 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933
DETAILS: More information »

Breathe Christian Writers Conference
WHEN: October 18 2019
WHERE: @ Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids, Mich.
DETAILS: More information »

Inspire | An Evening with Authors
WHEN: October 17 2019 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: @ Baker Book House I 2768 East Paris Ave SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49546
DETAILS: More information »

CANCELLED: Exploring the Natural World through Nature Journaling
WHEN: October 08 2019 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: @ Frankfort Community Public Library
DETAILS: More information »

An Afternoon Tea
WHEN: September 29 2019 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: @ Community Christian Church, Frankfort, Indiana

Book Launch Party for The Art of the Essay + Poetry and Prose on the Prairie
WHEN: September 21 2019 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: @ Contact Me for Details (see link below)
DETAILS: More information »

Poetry and Prose on the Prairie Writing Workshop
WHEN: September 07 2019 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: @ Prophetstown State Park
DETAILS: More information »

2018

Breathe Christian Writers Conference
WHEN: October 12 2018
WHERE: @ Grand Rapids Theological Seminary 3000 Leonard Street NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525
DETAILS: More information »

Women’s Coffee Break Kick-Off
WHEN: September 11 2018 at9:30 a.m.
WHERE: @ First Christian Reformed Church, Demotte, Indiana

Living Your Story, Loving Your Life
WHEN: March 02 2018
WHERE: @ Charley Creek Inn, Wabash, Indiana
DETAILS: More information »

Writing Life Stories
WHEN: February 24 2018 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library – Nora Branch
DETAILS: More information »

Monster Bash Storytelling Competition Booth – One State/One Book: Frankenstein
WHEN: February 17 2018 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: @ Frankfort Community Public Library
DETAILS: More information »

2017

Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need – Part 4
WHEN: October 28 2017
WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library – Nora Branch

Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need – Part 3
WHEN: October 21 2017
WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library – Nora Branch

Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need – Part 2
WHEN: October 14 2017
WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library – Nora Branch

Journaling Workshop
WHEN: October 07 2017 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: @ Retreat in the Country, Frankfort, Indiana
DETAILS: More information »

Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need – Part 1
WHEN: October 07 2017
WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library – Nora Branch

Plotting and Outlining Your Novel
WHEN: September 30 2017 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: @ Peru Public Library, Peru, Indiana

Writing as a Spiritual Discipline
WHEN: September 23 2017 at 09:00
WHERE: @ Ellie’s Retreat Center, Frankfort, Indiana
DETAILS: More information »

Write Stuff: Explorations in Creative Writing (Children ages 8-12)
WHEN: July 18 2017 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: @ Frankfort Writers Center
DETAILS: More information »

Writing Your Artist Statement
WHEN: June 20 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: @ Frankfort Community Public Library
DETAILS: More information »

Arts in the Park Fair (Part III of Writing in Place through the IAC’s Arts in the Parks Grant)
WHEN: June 10 2017
WHERE: @ McCormick’s Creek State Park
DETAILS: More information »

Writing in Place: McCormick’s Creek State Park
WHEN: March 18 2017 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: @ Canyon Inn, McCormick’s Creek State Park
DETAILS: More information »

Girl Scouts Small Business Talk
WHEN: March 15 2017 at 18:00
WHERE: @ Private Event

Women’s Expo
WHEN: March 04 2017 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: @ Frankfort Community Public Library
DETAILS: More information »

Writing Workshop: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing – Part 4
WHEN: February 25 2017 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library – Nora Branch
DETAILS: More information »

Writing Workshop: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing – Part 3
WHEN: February 18 2017 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library – Nora Branch
DETAILS: More information »

Writing Workshop: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing – Part 2
WHEN: February 11 2017 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library – Nora Branch
DETAILS: More information »

Writing Workshop: Exploring Elements of Creative Writing – Part 1
WHEN: February 04 2017 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library – Nora Branch
DETAILS: More information »

2016

Author Fair
WHEN: November 12 2016 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: @ Tippecanoe County Public Library

Frankfort Writers Center Open House
WHEN: October 16 2016 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: @ Frankfort Writers Center, 358 N. Jackson St., Suite B, Frankfort, IN 46041

Festival of Faith & Writing Circle
WHEN: April 14 2016
WHERE: @ Festival of Faith & Writing Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
DETAILS: More information »

The Work of a Writer – Workshop
WHEN: April 09 2016 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: @ Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth Street, Zionsville, IN 46077
DETAILS: More information »

Mastering the Elements of Story
WHEN: February 29 2016
WHERE: @ Tweetspeak Poetry – Online
DETAILS: More information »

The Work of a Writer – Workshop
WHEN: February 06 2016 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: @ Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, 1120 Stafford Road, Plainfield, Indiana 46168
DETAILS: More information »
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