Betty Jean Steinshouer Chautauqua
Speaking of Twain
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Harriet Beecher Stowe
America at War
On Hemingway
The Passing Show
On the Road
Voices from Literature & History
Sarah Orne Jewett
Willa Cather Speaks
Homeless in America
Gertrude Stein
Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Keynotes and Community Programs

"Passion, knowledge, competence - first rate."
“Very simply: It nourished my soul & my mind. I was mesmerized!”
“First rate - as always Betty Jean was a font of information
and entertainment. She is very gifted.”
“Wonderful - knowledge is enriching.”
"She was the best I've ever listened to."
"Rawlings to perfection - excellent - riveting - fantastic."
"I learned more about these authors than I learned in college."
"Willa Cather - excellent, funny, beautiful speech."
"It flowed beautifully - very enlighteing & educational. Q & A was fabulous. She inspired me to go back and re-read many works.  Superb actress, lecturer, researcher"
"I've seen her several times and she only gets better!"
"Delightful presentations of these famous women - authentic performances due to outstanding research.  The acting was very well done. Loved her sense of humor."



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