April 19, Thursday, 11 am to 12:20 pm, Guest Lecture: Companion Animals in Society, University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, Foellinger auditorium, Urbana, Illinois 61801
March 22, Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Wm. Rall Elementary School, presentation to younger students, 761 Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, NY.
1 pm, Daniel Street School, presentation to first grade, 289 Daniel Street, Lindenhurst, NY.
March 23, Friday, Harding Avenue Elementary School, daylong presentations, 2 Harding Ave., Lindenhurst, NY
February 13, Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Kindi Academy, presentation to children about blindness and Seeing Eye dogs, 5801 Westview Lane, Lisle, Illinois 60532
February 7, Wednesday, noon to 3 pm, Glen Grove School Nora Project presentation, 3900 Glenview Rd., Glenview, Illinois
January 31, Wednesday 9 pm, WGN Radio 720, The Download, Radio interview with host Justin Kaufmann, Chicago, Illinois
January 16, Tuesday, 2018 1:15 pm,
Shedd Aquarium, Guest Experience Team
Accessibility Awareness Panel with Rachel Arfa, Brian Balcom, Laurie Viets.
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605
December 7, Thursday, noon, The Admiral at the Lake,
Memoir-writing workshop, 929 W Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
November 28, Tuesday, University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, Guest Lecture
Animal Science 250: Companion Animals in Society
November 17, Friday, all day, Clarendon Hills Middle School, memoir-writing workshop for 6th graders, 301 Chicago Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
October 27, Friday, 1:30 pm, Bethany Retirement Community, Writing Out Loud presentation, 4950 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
October 17, Tuesday, 6:00 pm,
Chicago Author’s Room, Writing Out Loud Presentation, reading including Wanda Bridgeforth, and book signing, Harold Washington Library Center,
400 S. State Street, 7th floor,
Chicago, IL 60605
September 15, Friday, 1:00 pm,
The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, Book Discussion and Signing, 5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
September 6, Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Women & Children First, presenting Writing Out Loud, joined by two of the members of her senior memoir-writing classes: Regan Burke and John Craib-Cox, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640, 773.769.9299
August 24, Thursday, 7:00 pm, Trails Book Club, Writing Out Loud, Discussion and Q&A
July 29, Saturday 9 pm: WGN Radio
Live interview with host Dave Hoekstra.
July 28. Friday, 1 to 3 pm
Skyline Village, presentation and book signing, Ditka’s Restaurant, 100 East Chestnut, Chicago, IL, Fee: $5 per person, helps cover rental of room. Please RSVP: email@example.com
July 19, 2017, The Book Cellar, Wednesday, 7 pm:
discussion panel with authors Alex Higley (Cardinal and Other Stories) and Nicholas Aharon Boggioni (The Fundamentalist’s Daughter). 4736-38 N. Lincoln ave.
Chicago, IL 60625, 773.293.2665
June 17, 2017, Saturday, 4 to 7 pm: Private celebration for Printers Row neighbors, The Grant, 1211 S. Prairie, Chicago, IL
June 16, 2017, Friday, 1 to 3 pm: Private celebration with writers from the Grace Place “Me, Myself, and I” memoir classes, One Museum Park, 1211 S. Prairie, Chicago, IL 60605
June 11, 2017, Sunday, 10 am: Printers Row Lit Fest session: Getting Your Memoir off the Ground, with Anna Nessy Perlberg, Wanda Bridgeforth and Nancy Sayre, Jones College Prep HS., 600 S. State 4th Floor, Rm 4008, Chicago, IL
June 10, 2017, Saturday, 11 am – noon: Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, book signing during Printers Row Litfest, sidewalk in front of store. 714 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605, 312.922.2104
June 9, 2017, Friday, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, presentation and book signing. Woman’s Athletic Club, The Drawing Room, 626 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL.
May 18, 2017, Thursday, 12:30 pm. Arlington Traditional School, 855 N. Edison Street, Arlington, VA. Presentation for second graders.
May 16, 2017, Tuesday, 10 am: On the Table 2017 – Disability Inclusion at Work, 200 E. Randolph St. 3rd Floor, Chicago Room, Chicago, IL 60601
May 13, 2017, Saturday, 1 to 3pm: Mother’s Day book signing, Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, 714 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605
May 11, 2017, Thursday, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., Center for Life and Learning, a learning community for adults 60 and more at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Book Presentation and signing. 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611, 312.981.3387
May 4, 2017, Thursday, Hough Street Elementary School, 310 S Hough St., Barrington, IL 60010. Beth will speak to second-graders about how she travels with her Seeing Eye dog, and how she navigates life without being able to see. To be rescheduled in September. May 4, 2017, Thursday, School Presentation, Roslyn Road Elementary School, 224 Roslyn Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Beth will speak to second-graders about how she travels with her Seeing Eye dog, and how she navigates life without being able to see. To be rescheduled in September.
April 24, 2017, Monday, keynote speaker for Wisconsin AER / Vision & Orientation and Mobility Professionals Conference, Holiday Inn Hotel & convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, WI.
April 20, 2017, Thursday, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Guest Lecture: Companion Animals in Society, Foellinger auditorium
Urbana, IL 61801
March 30, 2017, Thursday, 1 to 3 pm: Panelist, Accessibility and Inclusion, Shedd Aquarium Department on Planning and Design. Panel of 4 will share their experience with various disabilities. Chicago, IL 312.692.3315
February 24, 2017, Friday, 5:30 pm: Victory Gardens Theater Access project, Disability and the Arts Program. 2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, ILL 60614. 773-328-2130
February 6, 2017, Monday, 1:15 pm: Presentation to 2nd graders at Frances Xavier Warde School, Old St. Patrick’s Campus, 120 South DesPlaines Street, Chicago, IL 60661 312-466-0700.
January 10, 2017, Tuesday, 10am – 11am: Presentation for preschoolers at Kindi Academy, 5801 Westview Lane, Lisle, IL 60532, 630-560-4900.
November 29, 2016, 12:30 to 1:50pm, Guest Lecture, Animal Science 250: Companion Animals in Society: University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, Urbana, IL.
October 21, 2016, Friday, 1:30 pm: Wilmot Elementary School, Disability Awareness Week presentation. 795 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL.