Speaking


Upcoming Appearances:

  • Friday, April 20th in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Sharing Power: Reconciling Indigenous-Settler Narratives– a panel at the conference of the National Council on Public History (co-panelists include: Jean-Pierre Morin, Krista McCracken, Brittani Orona, Morgen Young, James Grant, Patrick Moore, Aaron Roth, and Manuelito Wheeler)
  • Friday, May 4th at Writefest in Houston, Texas (1130-1230). “The Revolution Will Be Written: Writing as Activism.” More details and festival program here.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to arrange an interview, talk, or have me participate on a panel. I am most comfortable in English but can also do Q&A sessions en français (y entiendo el espanol bastante bien). I enjoy interacting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Here are some sample talks I’ve given recently that I’d love to tailor for your school or organization:

  • Demons and Better Angels: Finding the Path to Our Truest Stories (and a Little Peace of Mind)
  • No Place for a Lady? History of Women in Aviation
  • A Year in the Life of a Modern-Day Writer

A Couple of My Radio Interviews

Speaking and Teaching Experience

  • Regularly give talks, facilitate workshops, moderate panels, and emcee events for libraries, festivals, and organizations such as Canada’s History
  • Taught writing classes for the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension and Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association
  • Coordinated local events as well as symposia and conferences
  • Presented papers at several Canadian conferences

Glenn Smith, student: “In Danielle’s class you get more than theory; you get an inside look at the freelance business from an accomplished writer with real-world experience. Her generous and encouraging teaching style makes you feel that if you take the lessons learned and put in the effort, you, too, can get published.”

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