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."

Upcoming dates in 2018:

January 11 - Clewiston Musuem
January 22 - Marco Island Historical Society
January 25 - NOVA Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale
October 6 - Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference, Saulk Center, Minnesota





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