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Michele Weldon is available for speaking engagements, keynotes, panels, coaching  and workshops. Her interactive workshops will give you the tools you need to begin a memoir, write publishable essays or nonfiction books. Workshops are held throughout the country through special arrangement for groups of 10-50. She is also available to speak on a number of topics from media and journalism to gender, diversity, fairness, women’s issues, the humanities and popular culture. Customized keynote addresses or workshops from one to three hours are also an option. Click here to see a list of Michele’s past keynote addresses.

Upcoming Events

Bubble Ball

Venue One, Chicago

We are THRILLED and HONORED to announce the amazing and dynamic Michele Weldon as our Honorary Chair for Bubble Ball 2015! There is not enough room to list all the accomplishments of this multifaceted Journalist, Author, Speaker, Professor, Leader, Advocate, Mother and Survivor. Michele’s first book, The acclaimed “I Closed My Eyes”, tells the story of her own harrowing journey as a battered woman. Her new book, Escape Points: A Memoir, is set for release in September 2015 through Chicago Review Press. Thank you, Michele, for being a huge part of Bubble Ball 2015!


Date: March 7, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
1034 W. Randolph St.

Celebrating Our Students – IUN Women’s & Gender Studies Student Conference

Anderson Library Conference Center, Indiana University Northwest, Gary

“Not A Fair Fight: Making Women’s Voices Heard in The Media and Beyond” will be the topic of the luncheon   for the Celebrating Our Students research symposium at Indiana University- Northwest Campus for the conference with the theme, “Gender, Justice and The Media.”  I will speak about the need for more women journalists and contributors speaking about critical issues to the lives of women, how far we have come in the past few decades and what work still needs to be done.

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 11:30 am
3400 Broadway

CIC Music Education Conference

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, Evanston

“Loud and Clear: Making Your Ideas Heard In The Media and Beyond” will be a look at how and why academics and researchers need to enter into the public conversation about critical issues in music and education.

Date: October 8, 2015
Time: 12:00 am
711 Elgin Road

Speech & Lecture Topics

Writing, Media & Journalism

  • A Memoir Is More Than Writing Memories
  • Undercovered Issues in Media Today
  • Social Media Musts: How Twitter and Facebook are Critical Journalistic Tools
  • The Gender Gap in Media Voices
  • Achieving Excellence in Writing and Multimedia Reporting
  • The Architecture of Story
  • The Thread of Narrative in Publishing from Blogs to Books in a Storytelling Culture
  • How Your Media Brand Can Excel
  • Training Executives to Deal with Media
  • How to Interview for Media Content
  • Creating a Portfolio Career as a Writer
  • Why That Now: Multimedia Choices for Content Production
  • You News: The Role of the Individual in Today’s Media
  • Disruptive Change in 21st Century Media and What it Means To You
  • Chasing Audiences to Tell Your Story
  • Writing For Food: Diversifying Your Talents as a Writer
  • The Latest 20 Trends in Media Today

Women’s Issues

  • She is One Of Us: The Pervasiveness of Domestic Violence
  • The Young & The Fearless: Addressing & Preventing Domestic Violence Among Teens
  • Mythbusters: Everything You Need to Know about Domestic Violence Facts
  • The Courage to Tell: How Telling Your Story Empowers Others
  • A World of Good Men: How Mentoring Can Help Stop Domestic Violence
  • The Life After: What Comes Next After Domestic Violence
  • Truth Is An Ally: Living Authentically
  • I Love the Way You Lie: How Popular Culture Distorts Relationships
  • Raising Children Alone: Finding Support in Community and Power in Yourself