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Senior Center Speaker


Author Events & Appearances


~Now booking engagements for 2020~


Events open to the public unless noted otherwise






January 14 [Tuesday]

Travel Series, Charleviox Public Library


[Our Majestic Great Lakes Presentation]



February 13 [Thursday]

MACDC Winter Conference

Kalamazoo, MI

[Islands of the Great Lakes -- private group]




February 29 [Saturday]

Quiet Adventure Symposium, MSU Pavilion,

Lansing, MI   *All-day event*

[Our Magnificent Great Lakes presentation @ 3pm]



March 9 [Monday]

Traverse Area Humanist Group

TADL, 7pm


**Events below without dates will be rescheduled due to travel/gathering restrictions. Stay safe. Stay at home until restrictions are lifted.***



Carson City Library, Carson City, MI 6:30pm

[Our Majestic Great Lakes]



Howell Carnegie District Library, Howell, MI  6:30pm




Freedom Village, Holland, MI  2pm 

[Private Group]

[Our Magnificent Great Lakes]



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


Wyoming Senior Center, Wyoming, MI 1:00 pm



Next Birmingham Senior Center, Birmingham, MI 1pm

Our Magnificent Great Lakes presentation



Northville District Library, Northville, MI 7pm

Our Magnificent Great Lakes




**Events below are still scheduled.

Check back for updates***


July 15 & 16

**Delivered via ZOOM**

Lakeside Chautauqua, Lakeside, OH

Talks at 10:30am

[Our Magnificent Great Lakes & Islands of the Great Lakes presentations -- private event]



August 5 [Wednesday] *Cancelled

Dowagiac Jr. Arts Group, Dowagiac, MI

[Our Magnificent Great Lakes presentation -- Private group]


September 21 [Monday] *Cancelled

Rauchholz Memorial Library, Hemlock, MI 6:30

[Islands of the Great Lakes]





February 18 [Thursday]

Medina County District Library, Medina, OH

Zoom presentation, 6:30pm

[Islands of the Great Lakes]




April 16 [Friday]

Schoolcraft College's "Coffee & Conversation" series, Livonia, MI


[Isle Royale: Wilderness Island -- registration required for this talk]


October 9 [Saturday]

Onekama celebration, Portage Point Inn, 4-6pm

[Private Event; Lake Michigan Walk]



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Loreen has given over two hundred presentations in ten states on her speaking tours. She is currently booking engagements for 2020 & 2021.


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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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