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Senior Center Speaker


Author Events & Appearances


~Now booking engagements for 2020~


Events open to the public unless noted otherwise






January 22 [Tuesday]

Travel Series, Charleviox Public Library


[Isle Royale Presentation]



February 7 [Thursday]

Freedom Village, Holland, MI 2pm

[Lake Michigan presentation

private group]



February 21 [Thursday]

Annual Meeting Speaker for Berrien Conservation District, Benton Harbor, MI

[private group]



March 2 [Saturday]

Quiet Water Symposium, MSU Pavilion,

Lansing, MI   *All-day event*

[Islands of the Great Lakes]


March 23 [Saturday]

Book Club Discussion, Clearwater Sierra Club

Traverse City, Mi

[Private group]



June 11 [Tuesday]

Keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Kalamazoo Garden Council, Lawton, MI

(private group)

[Great Lakes Walk presentation]


June 27 [Thursday]

Speaker series at The History Center at Courthouse Square, Berrien Springs, MI


[Isle Royale presentation]



August 22 [Thursday]

Weko Beach House, Bridgman, MI 7:30pm

[Lake Michigan presentation]


September 10 [Tuesday]

MARSP-BCC, Berrien County, noon

Private group

[Lake Michigan Walk]


September 17 [Tuesday]

Georgetown Connections Senior Center, Jenison, MI 10:30 am

[Lake Michigan Walk]



September 17 [Tuesday]

Wyoming Senior Center, Wyoming, MI 1:00 pm

[Lake Michigan Walk]



September 18 [Wednesday]

Northville District Library, Northville, MI 7pm

[Isle Royale, Wilderness Island talk]


September 19 [Thursday]

Next Senior Center, Birmingham, MI 1pm

[Isle Royale, Wilderness Island talk]



September 20 [Friday]

Schoolcraft College's "Coffee & Conversation" series, Livonia, MI 1-3pm

[Islands of the Great Lakes -- registration required for this talk]



September 26 [Thursday]

St. Ignace Public Library, St. Ignace, MI 7pm

[Great Lakes Walk presentation]


November 26 [Tuesday]

Woodland Dunes Nature Center, Two Rivers, WI 6pm

[Lake Michigan presentation]





February 29 [Saturday]

Quiet Water Symposium, MSU Pavilion,

Lansing, MI   *All-day event*

[Our Magnificent Great Lakes presentation]





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Loreen has given over two hundred presentations in ten states on her speaking tours. She is currently booking engagements for late 2019 and all of 2020.


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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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Praise for Loreen's Presentations:


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"Loreen took our audience on an island adventure that was engaging, educational, and entertaining. We were fortunate to have found her. I'm sure future speaking engagments will result from Loreen's impressive performance at the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus Meeting.


-Lisa Janairo, Program Director, The Council of State Governments


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"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



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"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



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"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 



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"Our members look forward to each visit from Loreen! Her topics interest so many....We feel like we 'walk in her shoes' and share her adventures through her educational, interesting, and, at times, funny narrative. We hope she keeps exploring, keeps writing and keeps sharing her adventures!"


-Christine Friedt

Director Northview Senior Citizens



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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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