Jacquelyn has lectured or taught student seminars at:
Notre Dame University, Northeastern University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alverno College, Mount Mary College, Brigham Young University, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Miami University of Ohio, Western New England University, Cambridge University, Brandeis University andUniversity of Illinois/Urbana.

Jacquelyn has been a main stage speaker at literary events including:
Book Expo of America, The American Library Association, The Miami Book Fair, The Los Angeles Book Fair, Printers Row Book Fair, The Heartland Writers Society, The Chicago Public Library, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Editors, the Virginia Festival of the Book and many others.

She has spoken at literary events for groups including:
National Penwomen, The Junior League, Zonta, Tempo, The Northern Trust, Women Against MS,, The American Association of University Women, The Hoffman Breast Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, the PGA Golfers’ Wives Association, the American Nurses’ Association, The American Academy of Pediatrics, The Salvation Army National Convention.

Topics include healing through creativity, the conflict between work and family, how writers discover ideas, the most inspirational lessons from stories, the writing life, fiction and society, politics and popular culture, and the role of libraries in American culture.

To request an in-person or virtual speaking engagement, please contact Authors Unbound, or view my SPEAKING PROFILE.

For library and college events, contact Jacquelyn directly at jgmitchard@gmail.com


“Once you hear Jackie Mitchard speak, you will never forget her. Thankfully, for her fans, she has a lot to say. Her humanity and her humor shine through in stories of sorrow and joy as she speaks about writing and real life.”
Alice Hoffman, bestselling author of Practical Magic and founder of the Hoffman Breast Center

“Listening to Jacquelyn Mitchard speak is to watch a master at work. Funny, astute, and wise, Jacquelyn appeals to all ages as she brings her decades of public speaking, writing, and presentation skills to the stage. The audience leaves wanting to be her best friend and feeling satisfied that they’ve witnessed true star power.”
Ann W. Garvin, author of On Maggie’s Watch

“Jackie Mitchard is a joy to listen to: energetic, inspiring, and funny as hell. It’s always a treat for me when I get to share the dais with her, because I know I am going to have a spectacular time.”
Chris Bohjalian, author of The Flight Attendant

“I have had the pleasure of listening to Jacquelyn Mitchard speak and she is as charismatic in speech as she is in her books. She’s funny, interesting, intelligent, and mesmerizing.”
Elizabeth Berg, author of Talk Before Sleep