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

Billsburg Book Club
Billsburg Brewery
2054 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA
First Wed of the month, 6:30pm

2024 Book Tour
10 Feb - 24 Mar

Creatures, Crimes, & Creativity
Garden behind The Ivy Bookshop
5928 Falls Rd
Baltimore, MD
30 Mar (3-5pm)

Yorktown Market Days
401 Water St
Yorktown, VA
13 Apr (8-noon)
27 Jul (8-noon)
10 Aug (8-noon)
21 Sept (8-noon)
19 Oct (9-1pm)
16 Nov (9-3 Harvest Festival)
14 Dec (9-3 Mistletoe Market)


Farmers Market
Heathville Historic Town Square
20 Apr Wine Fest (11-4)
20 Jul (9-1)

Malice Domestic
North Mariott Hotel & Conference Center
Bethesda, MD
26-28 Apr

Buckroe Beach Farmers Market
Hampton, VA
4 May (9-1)
25 May (9-1)
17 and 31 Aug (9-1)
28 Sep

Vacation Village
4870 Longhill Rd
Williamsburg, VA
Wednesdays, 10-noon
17, 24, 31 Jul
7, 14, 21, 28 Aug

Harvest Faire
15981 Breezy Hill Ln
Smithfield, VA 23430
Sat-Sun, 7-8 Sep

7691 Richmond Rd
Toano, VA 23168
Sun, Sep 22, 9am-7pm
Sat-Sun, 5-6 Oct, 9am-7pm
Sun, 20 Oct, 9am-7pm

Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar (TBD)
Princess Anne Recreation Center
1400 Nimmo Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Sat-Sun, Nov 2 (9-5pm), 3 (10-4pm)

Williamsburg Christmas Market
Thurs-Sun, Dec 5-8
Thurs-Sun, Dec 19-22
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

College of William and Mary Osher Lifelong Learning
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
Virginia Writers' Club Symposium
Military Writers' Society of America
Rappahannock Writers' Conference
Hampton Roads Writers Traveling Pen