Talks & Teaching

Jean at a Library Event As well as being an award-winning author I love undertaking speaking and workshops engagements throughout the country. I have been involved in numerous book and literary festivals and have spoken to a wide variety of audiences from 10 at library readers groups to 400 at Townswomen’s Guild Annual General Meetings.

jeanintog5I am an official speaker for the Essex, Hertfordshire and West Kent Women’s Institutes as well as the University of the Third Age. I’ve been the guest speaker at The Essex Book Fair, the East London Book Festival and numerous other library events. I’ve also been the guest on Essex Radio several times. My topics range from my writing process and path to publication through to illustrated talk on Victorian East London and others drawn from my research.

Please click on the side links to see the full list of the topics I offer.

I have always been well received as the quotes below testify:

“Thank you so much for coming to talk to us last night about your full, varied and very interesting life. Everyone enjoyed it immensely.” Carrol


“Thank you for coming along to our W.I meeting last Thursday all our members enjoyed your talk and your life journey on your way to becoming a writer.” Irene


“Thank you very much for talking to our small but enthusiastic group this evening. It was a great pleasure to meet you. We talked about the evening and between us agreed it was a great success.” Tina


“Thank you so much for your talk on Saturday every one had a great time.” Linda


“Thank you for talking at our Rotary Club dinner last night. All our members agreed that they couldn’t remember the last time that had such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker.’ Arthur

If you’d like to be the guest speaker at an event you are organising please contact me.

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