Author Events & Appearances


~~~   2017 ~~~



January 26 (Thursday)

Presentation at "Hometown Teams," a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit held at the Fremont Area district Library, 7pm


February 20 (Monday)

Traverse City Rock and Mineral Club @ Traverse City Library, 6:45pm [Isle Royale talk -- private group]


March 7 (Tuesday)

Charlevoix Public Library, Charlevoix, MI (ISLANDS presentation) 6:30pm


March 31 (Friday)

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, "Cabin Fever Speaker Series," Rochester Hills, MI 7pm



April 10 (Monday)

Century Club of Holland [Private Group], Holland, MI



April 20 (Thursday)

Northview Senior Citizens, Plainfild Senior Center, Grand Rapids, MI 1pm (ISLE ROYALE presentation)



April 20 (Thursday)

Bloomfield Township Senior Center, Bloomfield Township, MI 6:30pm (Lake Michigan presentation




May 18 (Thursday)

Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI 6:30pm [Great Lakes ISLANDS]



June 19 (Monday)

New Buffalo Township Library, New Buffalo, MI 6:30 pm [Lake Michigan presentation]




June 20 (Tuesday)

Morton Township Library, Mecosta, MI 7pm (LAKE MICHIGAN presentation)



June 22 (Thursday)

Freedom Village, Holland, MI 7:15pm

[Private Group/Isle Royale presentation]




July 10 (Monday)

Leelanau "Summinars", Leland Library, Munnecke Room, 10am [Great Lakes Islands presentation]


July 13 (Thursday)

The History Center at Courthouse Square, Berrien Springs, MI 6:30

[Lake Michigan talk]




July 18 (Tuesday)

Les Cheneaux Community Library, Les Cheneaux, MI 7pm [Isle Royale presentation]


July 19 (Wednesday)

Hiawatha Club, Naubinway, MI 7pm [Great Lakes Islands presentation]


July 20 (Thursday)

Bayliss Public Library, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 7pm [Isle Royale presentation]


July 31 (Monday)

Herrick District Library, Holland, MI

7pm [Great Lakes Walk]


August 14 (Monday)

Richfield Township Public Library, St. Helen, MI 6:30pm [Lake Michigan presentation]


August 17 (Thursday)

Marshall District Library, Marshall, MI 7pm

[Isle Royale presentation]





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Loreen has given over two hundred presentations in nine states  on her speaking tours. She is currently booking engagements for 2017.


Praise for Loreen's Presentations:



"Loreen translates her passion for our Great Lakes into advocacy, education, science, humor and beauty by taking listeners and readers with her on these GREAT adventures. Her September 2014 five-city speaking blitz awed and inspired Indiana conservationists with the importance of preserving and protecting the Great Lakes. Loreen's adventures are truly amazing!"


-Martha Bolyard, former Associate Director of Philanthropy

The Nature Conservancy of Indiana


"Loreen is a great speaker: funny, informative, approachable, and so interesting...she even makes geology fascinating! She's been featured in the Detroit Free Press, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Country Woman Magazine....I highly recommend her."


-Colleen Leddy, Head Librarian

Stair Public Library


"I completely enjoyed your presentation last night at the Canton Public Library.

I was pleased with the turn out and especially your engaging presentation. I truly appreciated the fact that you concentrated on the geology, topography, beauty and history of the area....even though I am very familiar with many parts of northern Michigan, I learned a lot during your talk. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us."


-Marcia Barker, Program Specialist

Canton Public Library 



To inquire about her availability to speak at your university, library, group, conference, school, or club please e-mail her at:


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