Just finishing an extensive round of fall speaking engagements to celebrate the release of "The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball," Dori is a popular speaker at conferences, bookstores, book clubs, and schools and is also available via skype. She is offering all public school visits for free through the end of 2017. To inquire about scheduling an event, click on "Contact" above. For recommendations from teachers and librarians about Dori's speaking experience, click here.
Standard speaking fees:
- In person: $150 for one-hour talk to group. $400 for all day, normally one large-group talk plus 2-4 classroom visits. Plus expenses (mileage, hotel) if school is more than two-hour drive from Kirkland, WA.
- Via skype or other computer connection: $150 for a 50-60-minute skype visit. Other formats and session lengths negotiable.
Upcoming speaking engagements:
Dec. 8 Oregon Episcopal School, talks with sixth grade classes about Daughter of Xanadu.
Dec. 14 Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School, Kirkland, WA, fifth graders
Nov. 7 Jing Mei Chinese immersion elementary school, Bellevue, WA
Nov. 6 Seminar for K-12 educators, East Asia Resource Center, University of Washington, Seattle
Nov. 3 Eastlake High School book club, Sammamish, WA
Nov. 3 Somerset Elementary, Bellevue, WA, all fifth grades (175 students)
Nov. 2 Book club visit, Islander Middle School, Mercer Island, WA
Oct. 31 Book talk at Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, N.J.
Oct. 30 BelovED Community Charter School, Jersey City, N.J., all 7th grade classes
Oct. 28 Public talk at Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), New York
Oct. 26 Robert F. Wagner Middle School, Manhattan, all sixth grades (450 students)
Oct. 25 Greenacres Elementary School, Scarsdale, N.Y., all fifth grades, 66 students
Oct. 24 Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., Upper School Chinese classes
Oct. 23 Yung Wing Elementary School, Manhattan, N.Y. all fourth and fifth grades, 240 students
Oct. 21 Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA. Public book talk about The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball
Oct. 20 Joseph Estabrook Elementary School, Lexington, MA, all fifth grades, more than 100 students
Oct. 19 Noble and Greenough School, Dedham MA, Middle and Upper School Chinese classes
Oct. 18 Maria Hastings Elementary School, Lexington, MA, all fifth grades, 99 students
Oct. 17 Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, Hadley, MA, all eighth graders, 45 students
Oct. 16 Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford, CT, Talk on Chinese Educational Mission. Open to the public
Oct. 16 Charter Oak International Academy, West Hartford, CT, all fifth grades, 66 students
Oct. 14 National Consortium for Teaching about Asia seminar for educators, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, organized by Five College Center for East Asian Studies. For K-12 educators who have registered.
Oct, 8 Chinese Historical Society of America 2017 national conference, panel on "Excavating History." 4 p.m. San Francisco Hilton Hotel.
Sept. 27 Webinar with Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Northampton, MA, on The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball
Sept. 18 Louise Boren STEM K-8 School visit, Seattle
Sept. 10 Book launch for The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, Island Books, Mercer Island.
Sept. 9 Booksigning at Book Tree, Kirkland, WA ,
Aug, 26, 2017 Book launch for The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, Brick & Mortar Books, Redmond.
Oct, 25, 2016 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, 2015 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 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.
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 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