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Interviewing Samantha Bee for an audience of 2,000 in November, 2017

I speak at public events on topics ranging from journalistic ethics to writing with humor. For more info, contact me.

Past appearances include:

  • Speaker, Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 2018
  • Master of Ceremonies, American Women in Communication Women of Achievement Awards, June 2018
  • Moderator, Online Comments panel, American Women in Communication, April 2018
  • Emcee, Rock ‘n’ Roe, Planned Parenthood, January 2018
  • Panelist, #MeToo: What’s Next?, Antioch University, January 2018
  • Interviewer, An Evening with Samantha Bee, UCSB Arts & Lectures, November 2017
  • Celebrity judge, Improvology, Santa Barbara Zoo, May 2017
  • TV guest, City Desk with Jerry Roberts, February 2017
  • Host, #ShoutYourAbortion fundraiser, Planned Parenthood, January 2017 
  • Panelist, How to Handle Online Criticism, American Women in Communication, October 2016
  • Celebrity server, Pascucci Dine-Out for Summer Solstice, May 2016
  • Moderator, Leading Ladies panel, UCSB Women in Media conference, May 2016
  • TV guest, City Desk with Jerry Roberts, April 2016 
  • Guest, Anatomy of an Industry, UCSB Film Studies, April 2016
  • Independent State Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 2016
  • Performer, Speaking of Stories, February 2016
  • Speaker, Sunday Morning Live, Congregation B’nai B’rith, November 2015
  • Panelist, Nonfiction; Books, Articles & Memoirs, Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 2015
  • TV guest, City Desk with Jerry Roberts, March 2015 
  • Celebrity judge, Zoo’s Line Is It Anyway?, Santa Barbara Zoo, 2015 and 2016
  • Speaker, ProChoice Coalition’s Great American Write In, August 2014Starshine
  • Moderator: Babes, Books & Booze, July 2014
  • Interviewer, CALM Authors’ Luncheon, March 2014
  • Host, Broads & Barrels book-signing, Feb. 2014
  • Featured speaker, Camarillo Democrats Club, June 2013
  • Panelist, Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 2013
  • Emcee, Annual Democratic Party of SB County Roosevelt-Hamer dinner, May 2013
  • Keynote speaker, UCSB Professional Women’s Association Conference, May 2013
  • Featured speaker, Art Career Day Conference, Santa Barbara City College, April 2013
Photo by R.S. Thurston
  • Guest speaker, Laguna Blanca School, February, 2012
  • Guest speaker, American Women in Communication Women of Achievement Awards luncheon, May 2012
  • Honoree, American Women in Communication Women of Achievement Awards luncheon, May 2011
  • Panelist, UCSB Reads discussion, SB Public Library, April 2011
  • Featured author, CALM Authors Luncheon, March 2011
  • Panelist, Planned Parenthood’s Choice Affairs authors salon “Love, Laughs & Life as We See It,” April 2010
  • Featured speaker, student body assembly, Laguna Blanca High School,February 2010
  • Featured speaker, Screenwriters Association of Santa Barbara, Borders, November 2009
  • Featured speaker, private luncheon, Domestic Violence Solutions, Santa Barbara Club, October 2009
  • Moderator, “Women’s Mysteries” authors panel, Cafe Shell, October 2009
  • Panelist, New Authors panel, Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival, Santa Barbara Public Library, September 2009
  • Panelist, Women’s Literature, Ventura Book Festival, Crowne Plaza Hotel, July 2009
  • Featured speaker, Cupcakes for Cancer Luncheon, Coach House, Santa Ynez, May 2009
  • Moderator, “Best Kept Secrets” Book Tea and Authors Panel, Cafe Shell, May 2009
  • Guest author, Santa Barbara City College Creative Writing program, Fé Bland Forum, March 2009
  • Featured author, annual Author Luncheon, Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Ventura Chapter, March 2009
  • Guest speaker, Ventura County Writers Club, March 2009
  • Introduction of Anna Quindlen for UCSB Arts & Lectures, Feburary 2009

Starshine with Anna Quindlen

  • Guest speaker, Santa Barbara Humanist Society, 2008
  • Judge, Reel Loud Film Festival, UCSB, 2008
  • Celebrity guest, American Women in Communication, Santa Barbara chapter meeting, 2008
  • Book signing, Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival, 2007
  • Guest speaker, Santa Barbara Women’s Health & Wellness Symposium, 2007
  • Guest speaker, Senior Summer School, 2007
  • Guest speaker, Santa Barbara Council for Self-Esteem, 2007
  • Author/speaker, Women’s Literary Festival, 2007
  • Guest, “Creative Community” television series, Channel 21, 2007
  • Series host, “Santa Barbara Connection” television series, Channel 17, 2007-2008
  • Story reading, “Hocus Bogus,” Borders Books, 2006

For speaking rates and availability, please contact me.