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

Apr 24, 8-3
May 22, 8-1
Jun 19, 8-1
Jul 17, 8-1
Aug 7, 8-1
Oct 23, 8-1
Nov 20, 8-3
Dec 11, 8-3

Smithfield Farmers' Market

115 Main St
Smithfield, VA
Saturdays, 8 - noon

Mar 20
Apr 17
Jun 5
Aug 14
Sep 18

Harbour View Association Craft Fair

Bill Jesse Park
North James Rd
Suffolk, VA

Saturday, May 15

Buckroe Beach

First Street
Hampton, VA

Saturday, Jun 26

Coffeehouse Reads

The Colonies at Williamsburg
5380 Olde Towne Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Will return in the Spring

Coffeehouse Reads

Williamsburg Vacation Village
4870 Longhill Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 am

Will return in the Spring

VA Lake Festival

Downtown Clarksville, VA
Saturday, Jul 17,  9 am-5 pm

Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

Chincoteague Center · 6155 Community Dr.
Chincoteague Island, VA

Jul 22-24, 9 am - 4:30 pm

Occoquan Fall Festival
Historic District
Occoquan, VA

Sept 25-26, 10 am-5 pm
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Nov 26-27, 10 am-6 pm
Nov 28, 10 am-5 pm

Williamsburg Christmas Market

Corner of Francis St and Henry St
Williamsburg, VA
Dec 3-5

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