Dori is a popular speaker at conferences, bookstores, book clubs, retirement communities, and schools and is also available via skype. To inquire about scheduling an event, click on "Contact" above. For recommendations from teachers and librarians about Dori's speaking experience, click here.
October 25 Talk about Daughter of Xanadu and sixth-grade class visits, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR, sixth consecutive year
May 28 Princeton University Alumni-Faculty Forum "Books that Changed Your Life"
November 3 Talk at The Bookworm bookstore in Beijing
October 18 Oregon Episcopal School, talk about Daughter of Xanadu to four sixth grade classes, fifth year in a row
May 15 Hathaway Brown School, Reunions, Talk on "Learn for Life--from Life"
May 12 "Storycatching" talk to Daughters of the American Revolution, Cascade Chapter, Bellevue, WA
April 24-25 Newport Presbyterian Church women's retreat: "Warm Cup of Wisdom: Finding Grace in the Stories We Tell"
Jan. 27 Reception at Taiwan Cultural Center for publication of Chinese version of Voices of the Second Wave, Bellevue, WA
Jan. 7, 2015 Talk on "Seeking Wisdom as a Life Practice" at Emerald Heights, Redmond, WA, sponsored by Northwest Center for Creative Aging
Dec. 11 Talk on "Seeking Wisdom as a Life Practice" at Bayview Retirement Community, Seattle
Nov. 6 Talk on "Seeking Wisdom as a Life Practice" at Covenant Shores, Mercer Island, WA
Oct. 29 Talk on "Seeking Wisdom as a Life Practice" at Horizon House, Seattle, sponsored by Northwest Center fo Creative Aging
Oct. 21 Talk about Daughter of Xanadu and class visits, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR
Oct. 29 Talk on "Seeking Wisdom as a Life Practice" at NEST Cafe (Northeast Seattle Together), Magnuson Park, Seattle
Oct. 4 Book launch, Warm Cup of Wisdom, University Bookstore, Bellevue, WA, 2 p.m.
Oct. 7 Discussion of Warm Cup of Wisdom, Princeton Women's Network, Princeton Club of Western Washington
Sept. 28 Talk on "Collecting Oral Histories: How to do it" at East Asia Library, University of Washington
Sept. 8 "Storycatching" for Tillicum Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Des Moines, WA
Sept. 3 Discussion of Warm Cup of Wisdom, Rebecca Circle, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Mercer Island
May 8 Eton School, Bellevue, talk on The Secret Voice of Gina Zhang for 4th and 5th graders.
March 14: Champagne Book Club, Bellevue, Daughter of Xanadu.
Feb. 28 Skype talk, Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, Ohio.
Feb. 24 Presentation on Daughter of Xanadu for 6th grade, Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle.
Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 Series of six writing classes for 5th graders, Open Window School, Bellevue, WA.
Oct. 23, 2013 Talk about Daughter of Xanadu and class visits at Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR.
May 1 Guest speaker at private women's book club, Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada.
April 26 Independent Book Publishers Association "Publishing University" 2013 conference, panel called "Beyond the Click: There's More to Publishing Than Uploading a File."
April 16 Talk on "Making History Come Alive" at Cascade Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Bellevue, WA
March 11 Presentation on Daughter of Xanadu at Jewish Day School of Seattle
Mar. 11, 2013 Skype talk with Form VII students at Columbus School for Girls, Ohio
Dec. 14, 2012 Speaker at Newport High School Chinese Club, Bellevue, WA
Dec.8 Book Bash celebration with Brenda Peterson and other Seattle writers, Two Cranes Aikido, Seattle
Dec.7 Book club discussion of Voices of the Second Wave, Bellevue, WA
Dec. 6 International Examiner NW APA Reader's Choice Awards gala, winner of 2012 "Favorite Local Author/Writer" award, Seattle
Nov. 5 Talks with students, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR
Sept. 28 Library talk, Cleveland High School, Seattle, WA
Sept. 13 Presentation at Library of Congress on Voices of the Second Wave, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 14 "Harvesting Life Stories" talk at Ginger Cove, Annapolis, MD
August 15 Book club discussion of Son of Venice, Bellevue, WA
July 12 Book launch celebration for Son of Venice, Parkplace Books, Kirkland, WA
June 27 Talk on publishing options at Brenda Peterson's evening writing class, Seattle.
June 20 Book club talk about Daughter of Xanadu via skype, Gull Lake, Michigan.
June 18 Talk on publishing options at Brenda Peterson's morning writing class, Seattle.
June 15 Book launch celebration for Son of Venice, Island Books, Mercer Island, WA
April 19 Presentation on Daughter of Xanadu at Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle
March 5 Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools Librarians Conference, teacher/author talk with Toni Holmberg of Oregon Episcopal School, on coordinating Daughter of Xanadu with Silk Road curriculum.
March 2 "Read Across America" book signing at Parkplace Books, Kirkland, for The Secret Voice of Gina Zhang. Theme: stopping bullying.
January 15 Chinese-language TV interview on Voices of the Second Wave, on AAT TV, Seattle area local television station
Jan. 13, 2012 Presentation about Daughter of Xanadu to students, Rainier Beach High School, Seattle
Dec. 15, 2011 Presentation to world history students, Liberty High School, Issaquah, WA