I am an idea amalgamator, a storyteller, a message deliverer, a hope infuser, a motivation catalyzer.
I speak at conferences, universities, writing workshops, storytelling gatherings, retreats, and charity events. I speak on the radio, in webinars, via Skype, and live and in person.
I speak to therapists and other healthcare providers, to patients, to students, to writers, to those in need of hope, and to those who hope to make the world a better place.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
I’ll keep you posted.
Previous Speaking Engagements
September 10, 2015, Presenter, Dr. Heidi Hutner’s Environmental Literature class (via Skype), Stony Brook University. Topic: “Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America”
April 28, 2015, Presenter, Webinar, Shepell Employee Assistance Program. Topic: Helping Our Clients Answer the Call to Adventure: A Therapist’s Guide to the Hero’s Journey
Oct. 17, 2014, Workshop Facilitator, Annual Conference, Maine Mental Health Counselors Association. Topic: Writing for Personal Transformation
October 17, 2013, Co-Presenter with Susan Fekety, RN, MSN, CNM, Healthy Living Health Care, Maine. Topic: Breast Health for the 21st Century
September 19, 2013, Interviewee, Big Talk, WMPG, Maine. Topic: “Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America”
August 5, 2013, Reader, Word Portland. Topic: “The Butterfly Effect”
July 16, 2013, Presenter, Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, University of Southern Maine. Topic: Writing the Body
April 4, 2013, Co-Presenter, University of New England 11th Annual Interprofessional Spring Symposium: “The Science of Pain and the Art of Healing.” Topic: What Can Health Professionals Learn from Patient Narratives? A Humanistic Approach to Health Care
October 13, 2012, Speaker, Annual Conference, Maine Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Topic: Acceptance Speech: Maine Social Worker of the Year Award
February 19, 2012, Teller, Slant storytelling night, hosted by The Telling Room and Space Gallery, Maine. Topic: “The Butterfly Effect”
August 17, 2011, Presenter, The Writer’s Conference at Ocean Park, Maine. Topic: Writing for Personal Transformation
March 9, 2011, Panelist, University of New England. Topic: Storytelling and Narrative Medicine
February 8, 2011, Reader, KGB Bar Reading Series Hosted by Creative Nonfiction, New York City. Topic: “The Butterfly Effect”
April 22, 2010, Interviewee, Big Talk, WMPG, Maine. Topic: “The Butterfly Effect”
June 18, 2006, Panelist, Fourth International Conference on Charlotte Perkins Gilman, University of New England. Topic: “There are things in that wallpaper that nobody knows but me”: An Alternative Reading of Neurasthenia