Speaking Engagements

Dawn Brotherton is an award-winning author and featured speaker at writing and publishing seminars. When it comes to exceptional writing, Dawn draws on her experience as a retired colonel in the US Air Force as well as a softball player, coach, and umpire.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Yorktown Market Days
401 Water St, Yorktown, VA
May 27 (8-noon)
Jun 10 (8-noon)
Jul 8 (8-noon)
Sep 16 (8-noon)
Sep 23 (8-noon)
Nov 11 (9-3 Maritime Classic)
Dec 9 (9-3 Mistletoe Market)


Smithfield Farmers’ Market
115 Main St, Smithfield, VA
Saturdays 9-12:30
May 13
Jun 24
Jul 15 and 29
Sep 9
Oct 21
Nov 4

Vacation Villages
4870 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA
Wednesdays (10am to noon)
Jun 7 through Aug 30

VA Women Veterans Summit Moderator
Women Veterans Memorial
Richmond, VA
Sun-Tues, Jun 11-13

Virginia Writers’ Club Conference (speaker)
Randolph Macon
Aug 5

Medieval Fall Festival
25374 New Market Rd, Courtland, VA
Sept 9-10, 10am-5pm

Patriots’ Colony
6000 Patriots Colony Dr, Williamsburg, VA
Oct 11, 11am-1pm

Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild
4897 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA
Nov 4, 11am

Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar
Kempsville Recreation Center
800 Monmouth Lane, VA Beach
Sat-Sun, Nov 18 (9-5pm) 19 (10-4pm)

Williamsburg Christmas Market
Thurs-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 3
Thurs-Sun, Dec 15-18
Thurs 11-6pm
Fri-Sat 11-8pm
Sun 11-6pm

Interested in Having Dawn Speak at Your Next Event?

If you want Dawn to come talk to your school, Girl Scout troop, book club, or other organization, drop her an email at Dawn@DawnBrothertonAuthor.com

"Dawn Brotherton’s Generating Writing Ideas presentation not only engaged and captivated my students and me, but also provided accessible and useful tips for what many describe as the most difficult part of the writing process: sparking ideas. Moreover, Dawn revealed the breadth and depth of her expertise by sharing her observations about becoming an author, her personal writing process, and her experiences with editing and publishing books. For this reason, this engagement would appeal to the greenest of writers as well as the most seasoned authors. Thanks, Dawn, for the wonderful experience!"

Carrie Schlatt
Lakeview High School English teacher
Youngstown State University English and Communications CCP Instructor

Past Speaking Engagements

Warm Hearth Village, Blacksburg, VA
Marriott Manor Club, Williamsburg, VA
Army-Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA
Windsor Meade Community, Williamsburg, VA
Windsor at Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA
Williamsburg Public Library, Williamsburg, VA
Fenwick Street Used Books and More, Leonardtown, MD
Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester, VA
Ft Eustis Exchange, Newport News, VA
Langley AFB Exchange, VA
Lakeview High School and Middle School, Cortland, OH
Champion Beach House, Champion, OH
Montessori School of Mahoning Valley, Youngstown, OH
Tabb High School, Yorktown, VA
Fredericksburg Book Festival, VA
Williamsburg Book Festival, VA
NaNoWriMo, James City County Library, VA
Ward Elementary School, Hanover, VA
Berkley Middle School, Williamsburg, VA
Slover Library, Norfolk, VA
Langley Air Force Base BX, Hampton, VA
Girl Scout Ambassadors Workshop, Chesapeake, VA
Newport News Rotary Club, VA
Rappahannock Writers' Conference
Hampton Roads Writers Traveling Pen