Bethanny's Books
Young Author, Big Dreamer

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Speaker Page

Now scheduling fall 2018 speaking commitments. Contact me to reserve your place.

 

Topics

Dealing with Grief: My high school tragedy
Shoot for The Moon: Attaining your Dreams
How to be an Author: My story
The Value of Fantasy: Why fiction is important
Find Your Passion: Facing an unclear future
Get Out of Bed: Living above your Anxiety
Looking for God: Trying to rediscover a lost faith
So You Want to Be a Writer: An instructional course
Legends of Heretrua: How a series saved my life
Mentorship: What makes world changers
How to Change the World: You have an impact
 

Speaking Experience

In 2016, I was invited to be a guest speaker at Crestwood Elementary School's Reading program. I was sixteen years old at the time, and spoke to 6th through 8th graders about my journey to becoming an author.


In the summer of 2016, my oral interpretation took me all the way to the 4H state fair, where I won grand champion. I brought the same presentation to a Shakespeare Club, where I was invited to both speak on Shakespeare and present some of his work.


In 2017 I joined a local Toastmasters club. Through the encouragement and support of my mentors in that group, my speaking skills drastically improved so that I was soon consistently winning best speaker awards at weekly meetings.


I've been involved with theater since I was thirteen years old, landing roles such as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Liesl in The Sound of Music.


My writing experience has exceeded my opportunities to speak in front of an audience. I worked as a columnist for both of my local newspapers for four years, and a reporter for two. I'm looking to branch out into the communities around me by speaking at schools for assemblies, reading programs, or anything else they may want to bring a speaker in for. Browse through my topics section and my sample work to see if I may be right for speaking in your school, club, non-profit organization, church, etc.