Speaking Engagements and Programs
Book Club ConversationsLively, interactive conversations with Penny Colman about any of her books. If possible, she'll drive to meet with groups, or call in via Skype.
Celebrating Women!A dynamic, multimedia PowerPoint presentation of photographs narrated by award-winning author Penny Colman. Her entertaining, informative and inspiring commentary includes life lessons from yesterday's women to today's. Her unique photographs showcase women's extraordinary contributions to building America. Colman tailors "Celebrating Women!" to highlight the particular interests of her audiences. (Time can range between 30 minutes and 1 hour)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World
How are Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and their fierce fight for woman’s rights relevant today? Penny Colman, author of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World, discusses this question in the context of the legendary friendship between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, an unbreakable friendship that lasted fifty-one years, a powerful friendship that fueled and sustained the nineteenth-century fight for woman’s rights, a fight Stanton and Anthony relentlessly waged despite fierce opposition, daunting conditions, scandalous entanglements, and betrayal by friends and allies. Colman enlivens her discussion with a PowerPoint presentation of images of people, documents, and sketches. She personalizes each talk to the particular interests of her audience.
Rosie the RiveterWho was Rosie the Riveter? Penny Colman, author of the award-winning book, Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II, answers this question and tells the amazing story of womanpower during World War II. Her fascinating presentation includes personal accounts, songs & movie excerpts, and unforgettable photographs.
Thanksgiving: The True StoryAn eye-opening look at the origins of the Thanksgiving that we celebrate today. Using firsthand accounts, poetry and folk songs, magazine and newspaper articles, historic markers, and interviews, Penny Colman reveals a fascinating picture of this cherished holiday and its traditions - - from football to foods - - throughout American history.