Speaking Inquiries

Jessica DuLong has given scores of custom-tailored talks, keynotes, readings, and workshops.

She has spoken internationally at variety of corporate, educational, and nonprofit conferences, trainings, and functions.

The wildly diverse audiences she has addressed range from firefighters, roofers, and highway superintendents to students, journalists, historians, and practitioners of narrative nonfiction.

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Russell Shorto and historians, including Jessica DuLong, Benjamin Carp (The Great New York Fire of 1776) and Barnet Schecter (George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps), gathered aboard the Tall Ship Wavertree on June 5, 2022 at the South Street Seaport Museum for a panel discussion on the beginnings of New Amsterdam and how the choices of the Dutch shaped what became New York. 

Common Read Lecture at SUNY Maritime
Bronx, NY
November 9, 2021

Praise from Events

“Jessica DuLong was an incredible speaker. She spoke vulnerably and gave a speech that opened my eyes …”

“Our audience of 400 really liked …  your availability, generous sharing, and deep knowledge of our field”

“What an MVP you were… Your name came up so many times in our post-conference survey.”

“Thank you for such a riveting and deep discussion of the craft… I was so impressed with all the examples you shared and how much care and thought you’d given to [the topic.] … Next time they should give you the keynote…”

“Your presentation came at the perfect time in my writing process and left me wishing it had been an all-day workshop.”

Presented by McNally Jackson Bookstore on September 13, 2021, Jessica DuLong, author of "Saved at the Seawall" discusses the September 11 boat lift with Garrett Graff, bestselling author of The Only Plane in the Sky.

On the 21st anniversary (2022) of the terrorist attacks of September 11, the Sousa Mendes Foundation hosted Jessica DuLong and Joshua Levine for a discussion of the two greatest boatlifts in history.

Pen Parentis Literary Salon: Writing about Trauma (November 2022).  Jessica DuLong, poet Richard Newman and author Anna Malaika Tubbs.

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Check back soon for future talks, book signings, and more. In the meantime, how about a custom-signed bookplate?

More Praise

“Jessica DuLong really provided some great strategies and examples.”

“Thank you for reinforcing that we heal from tragedy by sharing our stories and our hope and helping others.”

“What a wonderful night! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us!”

“That was a phenomenal program. The love notes are already starting to come in.”

“Boy, were you popular. …your session was affirming of writers, suggesting hope for what could go right.”

“Profound learnings which we should remember in today’s toxic discourse! Thank you, Jessica.”

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