Michele Weldon is available for speaking engagements, keynotes, panels, private editorial 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 for one on one editorial mentoring on book length projects. She is available to speak on a number of topics from media and journalism to gender, diversity, fairness, women’s issues, 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:

Thursday, July 25, 2024, 6-7 p.m. Book Launch: The Time We Have, Bookends & Beginnings, 1620 Orrington Ave., Evanston, Ill. FREE, but need to register.

Michele Weldon in conversation with Deborah D. Douglas: The Time We Have

Tuesday, July 30, 6-7 p.m. CST, The OpEd Project Expert Talk, “The Next Big Thing: Turning Op-Eds, Essays, and Ideas into Books,” Discussion with Megan Stielstra, author and editor. Virtual, NEED TO REGISTER.

Wednesday, August 14, 6-8 p.m., Book Discussion, Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, Ill.

 Sunday, August 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Power Up Conference, Take The Lead, Washington, D.C .  

Wednesday, August 28, 6-8 p.m., Book Discussion & Signing with Arlene Malinowski, Women & Children First Bookstore, Chicago, Ill. FREE. NEED TO REGISTER.

Saturday, 9/7 to Sunday 9/8, Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago, STAY TUNED FOR TIMES.

Saturday, September 14, 8-9 p.m., Books & Browse, Moderating Author Panel and Book Signing, Journalism & Women Symposium, New Orleans, La.  


Wednesday, April 4, 2024, 8-10 a.m. Moderator, “Together We Inspire,” benefiting Sarah’s Inn, Oak Park Country Club, Oak Park, Il. Tickets available here. 

Tuesday, May 14, 7-8:15 pm, Salon Discussion of TEDX Talk, Wilmette Theater, Wilmette, Il. Tickets available here.  

PAST EVENTS in 2023:

Join me Saturday, April 22, 2023 for my TEDx Wilmette Talk: “Truth Is A Dare: The Power of Claiming Your Story.” 

Join me Wednesday, April 26, 2023 for “Together We Inspire,” benefiting Sarah’s Inn. I am moderator of the panel.  

Click here to pre-order her latest book, The Time We Have: Essays on Pandemic Living. 

Click here to order: Gifted-Ish: Women and Non-Binary Writers on Intelligence, Identity and Education. (Contributed a chapter.)


Click here to purchase any of Michele Weldon’s books.

Click here to watch the 2017 NU Council of 100 presentation.

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

Weldon at a recent training through The OpEd Project.


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