Speaking Engagements

Dawn Brotherton is an award-winning author and featured speaker at writing and publishing seminars. When it comes to exceptional writing, Dawn draws on her experience as a retired colonel in the US Air Force as well as a softball player, coach, and umpire.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Yorktown Market Days
401 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690

Saturday, August 8, 9am-1pm
Saturday, September 12, 9am-1pm


Smithfield Farmers' Market
115 Main St
Smithfield, VA

Jun 20, 9-noon
Aug 22, 9-noon
Dec 19, 9-noon

Coffeehouse Reads

Williamsburg Plantation
4870 Longhill Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 am


Coffeehouse Reads

The Colonies at Williamsburg
5380 Olde Towne Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am



Hampton Roads Writers Traveling Pen

Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College
Blackwater Building, Room CW-134

Saturday, 9:15 am – noon
Oct 17, 2020

Writes of Spring Book Event

5625 Richmond Rd STE F-130
Williamsburg, VA 23188

TBD- Rescheduled


Virginia Beach Christmas Market

Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Friday-Saturday, Nov 28-29, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, Nov 29, 10 am - 5 pm

Interested in Having Dawn Speak at Your Next Event?

If you want Dawn to come talk to your school, Girl Scout troop, book club, or other organization, drop her an email at Dawn@DawnBrothertonAuthor.com

"Dawn Brotherton’s Generating Writing Ideas presentation not only engaged and captivated my students and me, but also provided accessible and useful tips for what many describe as the most difficult part of the writing process: sparking ideas. Moreover, Dawn revealed the breadth and depth of her expertise by sharing her observations about becoming an author, her personal writing process, and her experiences with editing and publishing books. For this reason, this engagement would appeal to the greenest of writers as well as the most seasoned authors. Thanks, Dawn, for the wonderful experience!"

Carrie Schlatt
Lakeview High School English teacher
Youngstown State University English and Communications CCP Instructor

Past Speaking Engagements

Warm Hearth Village, Blacksburg, VA
Marriott Manor Club, Williamsburg, VA
Army-Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA
Windsor Meade Community, Williamsburg, VA
Windsor at Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA
Williamsburg Public Library, Williamsburg, VA
Fenwick Street Used Books and More, Leonardtown, MD
Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester, VA
Ft Eustis Exchange, Newport News, VA
Langley AFB Exchange, VA
Lakeview High School and Middle School, Cortland, OH
Champion Beach House, Champion, OH
Montessori School of Mahoning Valley, Youngstown, OH
Tabb High School, Yorktown, VA
Fredericksburg Book Festival, VA
Williamsburg Book Festival, VA
NaNoWriMo, James City County Library, VA
Ward Elementary School, Hanover, VA
Berkley Middle School, Williamsburg, VA
Slover Library, Norfolk, VA
Langley Air Force Base BX, Hampton, VA
Girl Scout Ambassadors Workshop, Chesapeake, VA
Newport News Rotary Club, VA