(Old) Speaking Schedule

Leslie Leyland Fields has been publishing, speaking and teaching for more than twenty-five years. She speaks at seminars, universities, retreats, schools and conferences on a number of topics related to her books and articles. She can be contacted directly through email (Leslieleylandfields@gmail.com) to schedule an appearance. A sampling of her topics:
  • Every Single Heartbeat: Creating a Culture of Life
  • The Myth of "Successful" Parenting: Why the Best Techniques Don't Produce Christian Kids
  • More than Green: Living Holy Lives in God's Creation
  • The Spirit of Food: Eating and Drinking to the Glory of God
  • A Guide for the Over-Committed to an Authentic Writing Life
  • Eight Reasons the World Still Needs Your Story
  • Sing a New Song: Writing Psalms for Your Journey
  • Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography
  • Seminar: The Courage to Serve
  • Dazzled: The Radiant Literature of the Bible
  • Created to Create: Discovering the Artful Self

Bainbridge Island, Washington Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church: Weekend Seminar January



Cedarville, Ohio


Grace Baptist Church Seminar:
"What are Children For?"

Cedarville University
Chapel: The Art of Keeping Faith

Cedarville University
Master Class:  Writing Your One Necessity

Cedarville University
The Spirit of Food Dramatic Reading
January 16, 6:30-8

January 17

January 17, 3-4

January 17, 7pm
Belton, Texas
Univeristy of Mary Hardin Baylor
Chapel Message: The Art of Keeping Faith
Feb. 6
Belton, Texas
University of Mary Hardin Baylor: Literary Arts Festival
Keynote: Memoirist
Feb. 6 - 8
Lynchburg, Virginia
Liberty University:
Academic Lecture Series
Topic: Giving Up on the Culture Wars
Feb. 11

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
An Evening of Conversation with Leslie Leyland Fields
(Interviewed by Pastor David Etheridge)
Feb. 11
Spring Arbor, Michigan
Spring Arbor University
Keynote: Food as Sacrament
February 13
Spring Arbor
FOCUS Wokshop: TBA
February 13
Escondido, California
Emmanuel Faith Community Church
Seminar: Forgiving Our Mothers and Fathers
May 10
Escondido, California
Emmanuel Faith Community
Seminar: What Are Children For?
May 11
San Francisco KFAX: Year-End Food News Round-Up January 10

WGRC: End of Year Food News Round-up!
The Matter at Hand, with Larry Wiedman
Jan. 12
Community Baptist Church
Good Friday Drama: Beneath the Cross
April 6
Pittsburg, NY
WORD FM: The John and Kathy Show:
Ann Romney: Mommy Wars or Economic Wars?
April 12
Grand Rapids,  MI Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing: The Spirit of Food Lunch Forum
April 20
12:45 - 1:45
Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin Festival: "When Throats Are Parched: Writing (on Deadline) in the the Land of Drought: with Bret Foster and Gina Ochsner

April 20
2:00 - 3:00

Collegeport, PA

WGRC: Interview: "The Matter at Hand" with Larry Wiedman
Ann Romney and the  Mommy Wars
April 30
nationally syndicated
Chris Fabry Live! "The Problem with Story"
Listen here:
June 28

The Matter at Hand: Is the Gospel More than a Story?
With Larry Weidman
Interview with Peter Benson: The Gospel is More than a Story
ABQ Connect
Pittsburg, New York
The John and Kathy Show: WORD FM
The Gospel is More Than a Story
Interview with Shellie Tomlinson: Northern Girl Meets "All Things Southern!" July
KCS: Inservice
The Incarnational Classroom
September 20,21
Lookout Mountain, GA Covenant College: Writer-in-Residence
October 5 - 12
Lookout Mountain, Georgia Covenant College Chapel: The Art of Keeping Faith October  TBA
Lookout Mountain Georgia Covenant College: Public Reading TBA
Lookout Mountain, Georgia Covenant College: Writer-in-Residence
Nov. 12 - 20
Griffin, Georgia
Interview with Peter Chagnon
Fasting, Diet, Health: Spiritual Responsibilities?
January 10, 12 noon
Ottawa, Canada
CHRI  99.1 FM
BookMark with Brock Tozer:
The Spirit of Food
January 12, 9 a.m. EST
Bath, NY
WVIN Family Life Radio
Interview with Kurt Goff
The Spirit of Food
January 12, 11 am EST
San Fransisco
KFAX Lifeline, 1100 AM
January 12,
ABQ Connect with Peter Benson, 1 pm CST
Tiger Mothers: What is Successful Parenting?
February 2
Alabama, Georgia, Florida
The Meeting House with Bob Crittenden: Tiger Mother Parenting

February 4
10:30 am
Kodiak Rotary: The Future of the Book February 8, 12 noon
Lewisburg, Bloomberg Penn.
Interview with Larry Weidman:
Tiger Mother Parenting?

February 11
11:30 am. EST
Betty Springer Hall
Mother-Daughter Tea:
"The Cost of Life"
February 12
Uprising Church
"The Spirit of Food and Body"

February 22
7 pm.
Kansas City
Keynote: Youthfront: Engage!
The 9 Most Dangerous Myths of Parenting
February 26
Kansas City
Jacob's Well Church
Sunday Sermon: The Courage to Serve
February 27
Colorado Springs
Interview with Brett Stevens: Christian Tiger Mothers?

March 2
8:50 am CST
WKES: Interview with Ron  Maxwell:
Should Christian Celebrate Earth Day? (Yes!)
March 24
KGNW: Live from Seattle with Doug Bursch
The Spirit of Food
March 24
Online podcast
IAM (international Arts Movement) Podcast Interview with Christy Tennant
April 15
Chris Fabry Live! Interview: Feasting for the Soul!
April 18
San Fransisco
KFAX:Interview with Craig Roberts:
Good Friday, Earth Day: Redemption and Reconciliation
April 20
The Morning Show with Birga Allen:
Good Friday/Earth Day: Redemption and Reconciliation
April 22
Colorado Springs, CO
Taping with Jim Daly at Focus on the Family
Is Parenting Our Highest Calling?
Air date: TBA
April 22
Anchorage, AK
Fishing People of the  North Symposium
The Heart of Fishing: Reading

September 15
Snow City Cafe, 7 pm
Searcy, Arkansas
Pure Heart Ministries:  Harding University
Webinar: The Relevant Church
September 27
Kodiak, AK Talk of the Rock Interview: Hooked! True Stories of Obession, Death and Love from Alaska's Commercial Fishing Men and WOmen
September 27
12:30 - 1 pm
Kodiak, AK
Hooked! Losses, Love and Obsession with LLF, Toby Sullivan, Debbie Nielsen, Mary Jacobs and Dale Pruitt

October 1
7 pm
Los Angeles
Azusa Pacific University
Chapel: Beyond Creation Care
October 19
Corvallis, Oregon
Options Pregnancy Center: 25th Anniversary Fundraising Banquet
Contact: Karen Tameling 541-758-3662
October 20
Santa Barbara, CA
Westmont College: Chapel
October 24
Santa Barbara
Westmont College
Reading: Gender and Identity:
"One Skiff, Two Women, Wild Ocean"
October 25
Albuquerque, NM
KNKT 107.1 FM
ABQ Connect with Peter Benson
Interview + Call-in : "Is 'Successful' Parenting Possible"?

January 20
1:15 MT

91.3 FM Lewisburg    90.7 FM&107.1 FM Williamsport   90.9 FM Lewistown   91.9 FM Pottsville   101.7 FM State College   107.7 FM Bloomsburg              Pennsylvania

Interview on Award-winning talk show, The Matter at Hand: "Why Parenting Techniques Don't Produce Christian Kids"

January 22
11 am - 12:00 EST
Naperville, Illinois
Our Savior Lutheran Church
"Are Children Here for Our Happiness?"

Monday, February 22,
9:00 - 11:00
Contact Chrissy Ball:630-551-1525
Whidbey Island, Washington MFA Residency: teaching and Readings March 17 - 27
Chicago, Illinois Women's Retreat: Holy Trinity Church: "Our One Necessity" April 18
WMBI, "This is The Day"
Interview with Nancy Turner:     What is Successful Parenting?

April 12,
10:30, CST
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing
"The Art of Bloodletting: Narrating Suffering onto the Shared Page"
April 17 - 19
Wheaton, Illinois Wheaton College: Reading: "A Constant Harvest" April 21
Wheaton, Illinois
Wheaton College:
Lowell-Grabill Judge, Master Class
April 21
West Liberty, Ohio
West Liberty
First Fridays: Successful Parenting?
May 5
Malibu, California
Family of Faith Network Conference: workshop leader:
1. Myths of Christian Parenting
2.Protecting the Family--for the Right Reasons
June 10 - 12
Claremont, California
Baseline Community Church
June 13
Sante Fe, New Mexico St. John's College: MFA residency July 24 - August 3
Anchorage, Alaska
Women's Retreat: Honest to God
(sponsored by Faith Christian                         Community. Sold out!)
Sept. 24 - 26
Enlighten Cafe and Art Gallery
Celebration of "The Spirit of Food": Returning Integrity to the Act of Eating

October 7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage CPC: Keynote: Fall Fundraiser
"What Pro-Life Really Means"

Contact Sherry Buller sherri@cpcanchorage.com
October 21
National Teleconference: Freedom from Parenting Myths
Hosted by Pure Vision

October 28
(More info TBA)

Pittsburg, PA
Grantsville, MD

Interview: "Listener's Cafe": The Spirit of Food
November 1
Bellingham, Washington
The Debbie Chavez Show
"How Do we Better Connect Food and Gratitude?
November 2
Interview with Peter Benson
KBQ Connect: On Feasting and Fasting

November 5
1:30 pm MT
Fresno, CA
Interview with Nanette and Jeremy
KDUVfm 88.9 : The Spirit of Food
November 9
Urbana, Illinois
Radio: Illinois Public Media
"Keepin' the Faith"
Interview with Leslie Leyland Fields and Jeanne Murray Walker
"The Spirit of Food"
November 14

Interview:The Larry Wideman Show
Deepening the Connection between Food and Gratitude
November 16
Eagle River
Community Covenant Church:
Sermon: Recovering Our Call
9 am. 11 am, 5 pm

November 14
Contact mark@communitycovenant.net
Eagle River
Recovering Our Call: What is a Parent's Highest Call?
Recovering Our Call: Successful Parenting or Faithful Parenting?

November 14
7 pm
November 15, 7 pm
Eagle River The Spirit of Food Feast! A Celebration of God's Tables
November 15
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Atlanta, Georgia
Interview with Rick Probst: Deepening the Connection between Food and Faith

November 18
11 am EST
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Interview: The Spirit of Food and Thanksgiving

9:00 0 10:00 a.m. November 22
St. Louis, Missouri
Interview: The Spirit of Food and Thanksgiving
November 22
Griffin, Georgia
WMVV 90.7
Interview with Peter Chagnon: The Spirit of Food
November 23

Town Location Dates
St. Paul, MN "Along the Way" KTIS-FM 12:15 - 1:00pm (CT)
Yakima, Washington KBBO/KUSANews + Talk: Parenting Myths January 16
Lookout Mountain, Georgia Covenant College: Writer-in-residence January 19 - 25

Lookout Mountain
Covenant College Chapel January 21

Atlanta, Georgia

"The EveryDay Show with Marcus and Lisa"
CBN Network: airs live @ 11 am.
January 22
Scranton, PA KGRC-FM "THe Matter at Hand" January 27
St. Paul, Fargo, Duluth, Madison KTIS: Along the Way Radio February 5
Lookout Mountain, Covenant College Writer-in-residence February 23-28
Mornings with Lori and Larry Sirius Radio: www.familynetradio.com 7:05 - 7:35 am (EST)
Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Peachtree Bookclub, Surviving the Island of Grace February 24
Atlanta, Georgia Peachtree Presbyterian, MOPS: “What are Children For?” February 24, Evening, TBA
Whidbey Island,Washington MFA Residency, Seattle Pacific University March 15 - 25
Sitka, Alaska Sitka Reads: A Community Reading Event featuring Surviving the Island ofGrace:  Public Reading, Interviews, School Presentations. April 17 - 21
Santa Fe, New Mexico MFA Residency: St John's College July 23 - August 3
Kodiak, Alaska An Evening of Readings September 10
Little Rock, Arkansas Moms and Me: Myths of Parenting
September 15,  9 - 11:30 am
Contact Ann Denny
Little Rock, Arkansas
Fellowship Church
MOPS: What Are Children For?

September 16  9:30 - 11:30 am
Contact: Anita Davis
Little Rock, Arkansas Family Life Radio: Nine Myths of Parenting September 17   taping
Searcy, Arkansas MOPS: Are Children Here for Our Happiness? September 17, 7 - 9 pm
Little Rock, Arkansas
THV TV: Moms Like Me (CBS affiliate)
September 17, to be aired September 23
Conway, Arkansas Myths of Parenting September 18, 2009
Memphis, Tennessee
Christ United Methodist Church
What Are Children For?
September 19
Holland, Ohio
WPOS 102.3 FM
Perspectives on Nurtureshock
October 9, TBA
Minneapolis/St. Paul
KTIS: Along the Way Radio
Interview: Nurtureshock: A Biblical Perspective
October 16, 12:00 - 12:45 (ct)
Albuquerque, NM
ABQ Connect with Peter Benson
Interview: Nurtureshock: A Biblical Perspective
October 28, 1 - 1:35 pm
Anchorage A Theology of Parenting
November 3
All Saints Episcopal Church
The Agony & Delight of the Writing Life
Why Read? Why Write?

November 4
Grace Christian School
12:50 - 2 pm
Moline, Illinois Interview with Deborah Gustafson: Is Parenting Our Highest Calling?
November 5, 11:30 am
Moody Radio 89.3 fm
Anchorage Are Children Here to Bless Us?
November 5, 7 pm
South Anchorage Assembly of God
Eagle River, AK Myths of Parenting: contact jill_knox@yahoo.com
N0vember 6
9:30 am - 11 am
Anchorage, AK Myths of Parenting
November 6
7 pm: Chapel by the Sea
Palmer, AK Parnting: Our Highest Calling?
November 8, 9:30 - 10:45 am
Lazy Mountain Bible Church
Town Location Dates
Whidby Island, WA Seattle Pacific, MFA Residency March 16-26
Atlanta, GA Peachtree Presbyterian Church
• Reading: Surviving Grace
• “What Does It Mean to be Called
• The Courage to Serve
April 1 11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids, MI Calvin College, Calvin Festival of Faith & Writing April 17-19
Grand Rapids, MI Calvin College
• "Can Christian Writers Tell the Truth?"
• "Light at the End of the Tunnel: Metaphors of the Writing Process”
April 18, 11:15 - 12:15 p.m, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Sante Fe, NM St. John's College,Seattle Pacific University MFA Residency July 25 - August 5
Kodiak, AK Kodiak College Reading: "Passing It On" September, TBA
Anchorage, AK "New Psalms for the Journey October
Anchorage, Alaska Title Wave Bookstore, Reading and Slideshow: Inside Fishcamp: An Intimate Look at 30 Years of Salmon Fishing October 16 7 – 9 pm
Willow North Star Camp New Psalms for the Journey Oct. 17 – 19
Wasilla Pandemonium Bookstore, Reading: Surviving the Island of Grace October 19
Anchorage Barnes and Noble, Signing: Surviving the Island of Grace October 20
Santa Barbara Westmont College, Considering the MFA November 14
Kodiak KMXT public radio - "Talk of the Rock": Interview November 25
Kodiak KVOK radio Interview November 25
Kodiak The Next Page Bookstore - Book signing and Reading November 28
Town Location Dates
Guatemala City The Courage to Teach, The Courage to Learn Seminar January 9
El Salvador The Courage to Teach Seminar January 19
Tegucigalpa, Honduras The Courage to Teach Seminar January 23
San Pedro Sula, Honduras The Courage to Teach Seminar January 25
Houston, Texas Houston Baptist University "Writing the Mystery" March 12, Student Union
Houston, Texas HBU Reading: "Passing it On: Where Memory Takes us" March 13
Whidbey Island, Washington MFA Residency March 15 - 25
Wheaton, IL Wheaton College Reading: "Surviving Grace and Other Mysteries" March 28, 4:00 p.m.
Wheaton, IL Wheaton College Lunch with Creative Writing Students: Inside the MFA March 29
Houghton, NY Houghton College Writing Festival: Writing a Woman's Life April 18 - 20
Sante Fe, NM MFA Residency Homily: "Eat this Book": "What is Required of Us?" Reading: Body Double July 25-August 5
Kodiak, AK Alaska Ministries, Keynote Speaker: "The Courage to Serve" Workshops: Incarnational Teaching September 28,29
Lookout Mountain, GA Covenant College Creative Nonfiction: Finding Our Names October 24 12:00, 1:00 pm
Lookout Mountain, GA Covenant College Dramatic Reading: "Mountains Unmoving" October 24 7:00 pm President's Room
Lookout Mountain, GA Covenant College An Open Conversation with Leslie Leyland Fields October 25, 12:00 pm, The Blink
Town Location Dates
Kodiak, Alaska KVOK Surprise Child Interview February 23, 10:00 a.m.
Kodiak, Alaska KMXT Interview February 24, 9:15 a.m.
Kodiak, Alaska Reading and Signing: The Next Page February 24, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta WNIV: The John Young Show March 7, 3:40 p.m. EST
Atlanta WNAMB: Strength for Living March 8 5:00 p.m. EST
Whidbey Island Reading: Surprise Child March 17, 7:30 p.m.
Grand Rapids, MI Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, Reading: Surprise Child and Surviving the Island of Grace April 20, 1:45 - 2:45 Prince Conference Center
Grand Rapids, MI Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing "Writing Against the Odds" April 20, 1:45 - 2:45 Prince Conference Center
Grand Rapids, MI Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing "Writing the Wild" April 22, 3:45 - 4:45 Meeker Center
Kodiak, Alaska Kodiak College: Writing for Publication May 3, 7:00 p.m. Room 111
Fort Wayne, IN WBCL May 19, 9:05 EST (Live call-in)
Cedarville, OH WCDR Interview: Surprise Child May 22
Lewiston, PA "The Larry Wideman Show" June 5 11:00 a.m. EST (Live call-in)
Janet Parshall's America (radio) Call-in Show July 11 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Santa Fe, NM Glen Workshop Lectures and Readings July 27 - August 8
Kodiak, Alaska Kodiak College: An Evening with Leslie Leyland Fields September 28, 8:00 p.m.
Santa Barbara Westmont College Public Reading, Class Lectures November 14, 15
Malibu, CA Pepperdine University "The Spirit of Art" November 17 Library Reading Room 12:00