“There are so many aspects to Michelle Janning’s work that sparked conversation and got people thinking. There were many angles of the discussion, making it rich and well-rounded.” – audience member

“Attendees loved hearing about Michelle’s research and how she connected the current ‘tidying’ trend with social behavior….Some attendees were moved to tears because they were so touched emotionally by the topic. She was very encouraging and inspiring as well as enlightening.” – event host

Almost every audience member participated in the conversation, it was a very engaging topic, and easy for people to engage with.” – event host

“She was great… I wish we could have her again and again.” – audience member

I would love to speak at your event! I have given more than 50 engaging, entertaining, and informative talks about my books and other topics to a wide variety of audiences and in a wide variety of settings, from scholars in university auditoriums to book clubs in local living rooms, from retirees to middle school children, from professional workshops to fundraising luncheons. I can give formal keynote addresses or facilitate informal discussions or workshops for any group size.

2021 Upcoming Speaking Events:

Whatcom County Read & Share Program, September 30 @ 7 p.m. online (register at

Here are some of the other places where I’ve given talks or facilitated discussions or workshops:

Community First Village and AIA Austin (Texas) DesignVoice Housing Project, Magic City Books in Tulsa (Oklahoma),  Auntie’s Books in Spokane (Washington), Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita (Oregon), American Swedish Institute (Minneapolis), California Lutheran University, St. Olaf College (Minnesota), University of Maryland College Park, Rutger’s University Camden, Baylor University, The Swedish Club (Seattle), Blue Mountain Community College, Walla Walla Community College, University of Texas, University of York (England), Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Walla Walla University, Whitman College, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies (Sofia, Bulgaria).

WW public library talk