Events and Appearances

Just finishing an extensive round of fall speaking engagements to celebrate the release of "The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball," Dori is a popular speaker at conferences, bookstores, book clubs, and schools and is also available via skypeShe is offering all public school visits for free through the end of 2017. To inquire about scheduling an event, click on "Contact" above. For recommendations from teachers and librarians about Dori's speaking experience, click here.

Standard speaking fees: 

     -  In person: $150 for one-hour talk to group. $400 for all day, normally one large-group talk plus 2-4 classroom visits. Plus expenses (mileage, hotel) if school is more than two-hour drive from Kirkland, WA.

      - Via skype or other computer connection: $150 for a 50-60-minute skype visit.  Other formats and session lengths negotiable. 

Upcoming speaking engagements:

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Dec. 8                Oregon Episcopal School, talks with sixth grade classes about Daughter of Xanadu. 

Dec. 14              Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School, Kirkland, WA, fifth graders

Pub Day Dori PSEPrevious appearances:

Nov. 7             Jing Mei Chinese immersion elementary school, Bellevue, WA

Nov. 6             Seminar for K-12 educators, East Asia Resource Center, University of Washington, Seattle

Nov. 6            Tillicum Middle School, Bellevue, WA

Nov. 3            Eastlake High School book club, Sammamish, WA

Nov. 3            Somerset Elementary, Bellevue, WA, all fifth grades (175 students)

Nov. 2             Book club visit, Islander Middle School, Mercer Island, WA

Oct. 31           Book talk at Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, N.J.

Oct. 30            BelovED Community Charter School, Jersey City, N.J., all 7th grade classes

Oct. 28            Public talk at Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), New York

Oct. 26            Robert F. Wagner Middle School, Manhattan, all sixth grades (450 students)

Oct. 25            Greenacres Elementary School, Scarsdale, N.Y., all fifth grades, 66 students

Oct. 24            Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., Upper School Chinese classes

Oct. 23            Yung Wing Elementary School, Manhattan, N.Y. all fourth and fifth grades, 240 students

Oct. 21            Cary Memorial Library Lexington, MA. Public book talk about The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball

Oct. 20            Joseph Estabrook Elementary School, Lexington, MA, all fifth grades, more than 100 students

Oct. 19            Noble and Greenough School, Dedham MA, Middle and Upper School Chinese classes

Oct. 18            Maria Hastings Elementary School, Lexington, MA, all fifth grades, 99 students

Oct. 17            Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, Hadley, MA, all eighth graders, 45 students

Oct. 16            Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford, CT, Talk on Chinese Educational Mission. Open to the public

Oct. 16            Charter Oak International Academy, West Hartford, CT, all fifth grades, 66 students

Oct. 14            National Consortium for Teaching about Asia seminar for educators, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, organized by Five College Center for East Asian Studies. For K-12 educators who have registered.

Oct, 8              Chinese Historical Society of America 2017 national conference, panel on "Excavating History." 4 p.m. San Francisco Hilton Hotel.

Sept. 27            Webinar with Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Northampton, MA,  on The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball

Sept. 18            Louise Boren STEM K-8 School visit, Seattle

Sept. 10            Book launch for The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, Island Books, Mercer Island.

Sept. 9              Booksigning at Book Tree, Kirkland, WA ,

Aug, 26, 2017        Book launch for The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, Brick & Mortar Books, Redmond.

Oct, 25, 2016        Talk about Daughter of Xanadu and sixth-grade class visits, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR, sixth consecutive year

May 28              Princeton University Alumni-Faculty Forum "Books that Changed Your Life"

February 19      Columbus School for Girls, skype discussion of Daughter of Xanadu (see recommendations)

January 12, 2016   Eastlake High School Book Club, Sammamish, WA (see recommendations)

November 3, 2015     Talk at The Bookworm bookstore in Beijing

October 18       Oregon Episcopal School, talk about Daughter of Xanadu to four sixth grade classes, fifth year in a row

Talk at OES October 2015 for web

May 8               Eton School, Bellevue, talk on The Secret Voice of Gina Zhang for 4th and 5th graders.

March 14:         Champagne Book Club, Bellevue, Daughter of Xanadu.

Feb. 28             Skype talk, Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, Ohio.

Feb. 24             Presentation on Daughter of Xanadu for 6th grade, Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle.

Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014  Series of six writing classes for 5th graders, Open Window School, Bellevue, WA.

Oct. 23, 2013   Talk about Daughter of Xanadu and class visits at Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR.

April 26             Independent Book Publishers Association "Publishing University" 2013 conference, panel called "Beyond the Click: There's More to Publishing Than Uploading a File."

April 16             Talk on "Making History Come Alive" at Cascade Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Bellevue, WA

March 11           Presentation on Daughter of Xanadu at Jewish Day School of Seattle

Mar. 11, 2013    Skype talk with Form VII students at Columbus School for Girls, Ohio

Dec. 14, 2012   Speaker at Newport High School Chinese Club, Bellevue, WA

Dec.8                Book Bash celebration with Brenda Peterson and other Seattle writers, Two Cranes Aikido, Seattle

Dec.7                Book club discussion of Voices of the Second Wave, Bellevue, WA

Dec. 6                International Examiner NW APA Reader's Choice Awards gala, winner of 2012 "Favorite Local Author/Writer" award, Seattle

Nov. 5                Talks with students, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR

Sept. 28             Library talk, Cleveland High School, Seattle, WA

Sept. 13             Presentation at Library of Congress on Voices of the Second Wave, Washington, D.C.

Sept. 14             "Harvesting Life Stories" talk at Ginger Cove, Annapolis, MD

August 15          Book club discussion of Son of Venice, Bellevue, WA

July 12               Book launch celebration for Son of Venice, Parkplace Books, Kirkland, WA


June 15             Book launch celebration for Son of Venice, Island Books, Mercer Island, WA

April 21              Book talk & reception for Voices of the Second Wave, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, 4 p.m.

April 19              Presentation on Daughter of Xanadu at Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle

March 5             Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools Librarians Conference, teacher/author talk with Toni Holmberg of Oregon Episcopal School, on coordinating Daughter of Xanadu with Silk Road curriculum.

March 2             "Read Across America" book signing at Parkplace Books, Kirkland, for The Secret Voice of Gina Zhang. Theme: stopping bullying.

January 15         Chinese-language TV interview on Voices of the Second Wave, on AAT TV, Seattle area local television station

Jan. 13, 2012     Presentation about Daughter of Xanadu to students, Rainier Beach High School, Seattle

Dec. 15, 2011     Presentation to world history students, Liberty High School, Issaquah, WA