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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.

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Click here to contact All American Speakers Bureau to book an engagement.

Click here to watch excerpt from NU Summer Writers Conference 2015.

Upcoming Events

Savannah Book Festival Presentation

Savannah Book Festival, Savannah

Joining more than 40 authors of all genres, Weldon will present her insights and offerings on the writing of memoir and personal journalism in a 40-minute talk, followed by Q & A.


Date: February 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
One Diamond Causeway

Tucson Book Festival Author Pavilion

University of Arizona, Tucson

I will be available in the Authors Pavilion along with hundreds of other authors discussing our work and signing copies of Escape Points.

The 2016 Tucson Festival of Books will take place on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 on the beautiful University of Arizona campus. Admission and parking are free.

The Tucson Festival of Books is located on the University of Arizona Mall – along East University Boulevard, stretching from Old Main to east of Cherry Avenue – and in several nearby buildings. For such a large event, the location is relatively compact.

Free public parking is typically available in the University’s surface lots and in six garages: Cherry Avenue, Highland Avenue, Main Gate, Park Avenue, Sixth Street and Tyndall Avenue (the Second Street Parking Garage is not available for the public).

Because the University will be on spring break, Festival participants and spectators won’t be competing with students for parking. Free public wi-fi is available on the campus.The Festival offers two full food courts along with snack vendors.

Net proceeds from the Festival – from the support of our sponsors, exhibitors, and Friends of the Festival – go to fund critical literacy programs in Southern Arizona.

Date: March 12, 2016
Time: 12:00 am
1209 E University Blvd.

The Good, the Bad and the Fanatic: Sports Moms and Dads Telling Stories With Author Michele Weldon

The Book Cellar, Chicago

Whether you are a sports parent or never will be, or if you were in (or out of) sports as a kid and have a story to tell, please join author Michele Weldon in a discussion of how sports impacted (or didn’t) your life as a child or your life as a parent. Please come ready to read and share a 5-minute story around the theme of sports as a parent or youth. The first five writers will share their work in full, with several more invited to share their first lines.

Author and journalist Weldon will be reading and signing copies of her latest book, Escape Points: A Memoir, a story about raising her three sons who were all high school wrestlers and the impact the coach had on their lives.


Date: February 19, 2016
Time: 7:00 am
4736 N. Lincoln Avenue

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