Author Events & Appearances






March 13 (Tuesday)

Charlevoix Public Library, Charlevoix, MI 6:30pm

[Lake Michigan Presentation]




April 4 (Wednesday)

Birmingham Senior Center, Birmingham, MI


[Islands of the Great Lakes presentation]




April 5 (Thursday)

Brookhaven Manor Apartments, Ann Arbor, MI

(private group) 2pm

[Islands of the Great Lakes]



April 6 (Friday)

Nature Connection of Kalamazoo for Art Hop, Kalamazoo, MI 5-9pm Book signing



April 10 (Tuesday)

Freeport Area District Library, Freeport, MI


[Lake Michigan Presentation]




April 28 (Saturday)

Westminster Arts Festival Keynote Speaker, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Portage, MI 4pm

[Great Lakes Presentation]


May 3 (Thursday)

Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL 7pm

[Lake Michigan Presentation]



June 21 (Thursday)

Fowlerville District Library, Fowlerville, MI

[Isle Royale Presentation]




July 19 (Thursday)

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

[Great Lakes Walk]



August 7 (Tuesday)

Morton Township Library, Mecosta, Mi 7pm

[Isle Royale presentation]


August 23 [Thursday]

Bay Books, Suttons Bay, MI 4-6pm

Book signing and chatting at this new indie bookstore in Suttons Bay



August 23 [Thursday]

Dog Ears Books, Northport, MI 7-9ish pm

I'll talk about Isle Royale and do a short reading from my Great lakes Island Adventure book at this wonderful indie bookstore



September 13 (Thursday)

TEDxKalamazoo, Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Second Floor, Kalamazoo, MI

[Event sold out, but livestream available]



September 17 (Monday)

Omer Library event held at Ye Old Courthouse, 120 Center Street, Omer, MI 7pm

[Islands of the Great Lakes]



September 22 (Saturday)

Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, Erie, PA

[Private Group]

[Islands of the Great Lakes]



September 26 (Wednesday)

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

[Isle Royale Presentation]


October 6 (Saturday)

Cadillac Wexford Public Library, Cadillac, MI 11am

[Lake Michigan Presentation]



October 15 (Monday)

Carnegie Library, Jackson, MI 7pm

Event with Sierra Club (open to public)

[Great Lakes Walk Presentation]


October 18 [Thursday]

Fremont Area District Library, Fremont, MI


(Isle Royale Presentation)



October 22 [Monday]

Kalamazoo Audubon Society, Kalamazoo, MI 7:30pm (open to public)

[Islands of the Great Lakes]





March 2 [Saturday]

Quiet Water Symposium, MSU Pavilion, Lansing, MI

[Details pending]



June 11 [Tuesday]

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

(private group)

Great Lakes Walk 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 late 2018

and all of 2019.

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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



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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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