Engaging and informative with honesty and humor.

Dori is an experienced and popular speaker at conferences, bookstores, book clubs, museums, libraries, and schools and is also available via Skype.  She has spoken at Library of Congress, Princeton University, Museum of Chinese History in America, Chinese Historical Society of America, Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Historical Novel Society Conference, Connecticut Historical Society, and The Bookworm in Beijing.

Recent speaking events include:

May 9

Overseas Press Club of America conference on 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests, New York, N.Y., panel of foreign correspondents who covered the Tiananmen Square event.

May 2

International Community School, Kirkland, WA, Focus Week talk on “Three Keys to Great Writing.”

May 28

Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR, talks with sixth-grade classes about Daughter of Xanadu. Dori has been invited to speak at this school for eight years in a row.

 

Fees:

For school visits:

$400 for a full day, $150 for a one-hour talk.

To inquire about scheduling an event, please contact Dori.

Dori comes prepared

“A rock star. We should set aside the chair she sat in and not let anyone else sit in it ever. These were the sentiments of the students after Dori visited and gave another amazing talk on Daughter of Xanadu. Whether she is showing photos from her time in China or bringing in ‘props’ to show the students a physical example of something they have visualized through her words, Dori comes prepared. Also, while some authors make a talk about themselves, Dori has a teacherly knack for asking the students questions as she moves along and engaging them in the conversation. She lets them know what it is like to be an author both in her explanation of what it means to be an author and by the way she presents herself.”

Patrick Fuller, Middle School Librarian, Oregon Episcopal School

Dori demonstrated the delicate balance of knowledge and respectful inquiry that is necessary for a group of elders.

“At her recent presentation and discussion at Horizon House, Dori Jones Yang engaged and informed the audience with honesty and humor. She demonstrated the delicate balance of knowledge and respectful inquiry that is necessary for a group of elders. Asking some of the questions from her new book, Warm Cup of Wisdom, she elicited a wide range of experience and wisdom from the audience. Those kinds of sharing experiences deepen community as well as increase learning.”

Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging, Seattle, WA

I could not have asked a better way to make learning relevant.

“I could not believe that Dori Jones Yang agreed to Skype with my class. Better yet, I was so pleased with how well she connected with my middle school students. They were engaged and interested as she spoke to them at their level. For the first time, they saw the importance of research outside of the social studies classroom, as it finally had a practical purpose. The talk inspired them to work harder on their own research assignments regarding the Mongols. I could not have asked a better way to make learning relevant.”

Kari Parker, Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, Ohio

Dori comes prepared

“A rock star. We should set aside the chair she sat in and not let anyone else sit in it ever. These were the sentiments of the students after Dori visited and gave another amazing talk on Daughter of Xanadu. Whether she is showing photos from her time in China or bringing in ‘props’ to show the students a physical example of something they have visualized through her words, Dori comes prepared. Also, while some authors make a talk about themselves, Dori has a teacherly knack for asking the students questions as she moves along and engaging them in the conversation. She lets them know what it is like to be an author both in her explanation of what it means to be an author and by the way she presents herself.”

Patrick Fuller, Middle School Librarian, Oregon Episcopal School

Dori demonstrated the delicate balance of knowledge and respectful inquiry that is necessary for a group of elders.

“At her recent presentation and discussion at Horizon House, Dori Jones Yang engaged and informed the audience with honesty and humor. She demonstrated the delicate balance of knowledge and respectful inquiry that is necessary for a group of elders. Asking some of the questions from her new book, Warm Cup of Wisdom, she elicited a wide range of experience and wisdom from the audience. Those kinds of sharing experiences deepen community as well as increase learning.”

Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging, Seattle, WA

I could not have asked a better way to make learning relevant.

“I could not believe that Dori Jones Yang agreed to Skype with my class. Better yet, I was so pleased with how well she connected with my middle school students. They were engaged and interested as she spoke to them at their level. For the first time, they saw the importance of research outside of the social studies classroom, as it finally had a practical purpose. The talk inspired them to work harder on their own research assignments regarding the Mongols. I could not have asked a better way to make learning relevant.”

Kari Parker, Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, Ohio

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