Public Speaking

Gail is a sought-after public speaker, who counts more than 100 speaking engagements at a variety of Twin Cities organizations, book clubs, school groups and service clubs in recent years. Gail’s topics include:


  • The future of newspapers
  • The five most common myths perpetuated by the media
  • The importance of storytelling – especially in the 21st century
  • How to find your voice and become a writer


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In addition, Gail serves often as a warm and witty EMCEE for a range of groups, and is a popular moderator for national speakers coming to town. Perhaps her favorite assignment is being an inspirational voice and mentor for young people considering a career in journalism.



  • Face It Foundation
  • Loft Literary Center
  • Lori and Julia/ 107 FM
  • “Mom Enough” with Marti and Erin Erickson
  • National Public Radio StoryCorps with the Rev. Tim Hart-Andersen
  • Stan Turner, host on KLBB Radio
  • The Esme Murphy Show, WCCO
  • National Council of Jewish Women/Rose Rees Luncheon Keynote Speaker
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis
  • St. Paul Public Library
  • Women of Influence luncheon/Minnesota Monthly w/Sue Zelickson
  • Sholom Home Food for the Soul Dinner
  • The Loft Literary Center
  • University of St. Catherine
  • BOND
  • MIBA Trade Show
  • Room to Read moderator
  • Edina Chamber of Commerce
  • College of Visual Arts
  • Midwest Booksellers
  • Upper Midwest Booksellers
  • City of Hope
  • National Scholastic Press Association
  • Edina/Morningside Rotary Club
  • Beth El Synagogue
  • Weber/Shandwick
  • Center for Social Media
  • Richfield Lutheran Church
  • Cambridge Writing Group
  • Adath Jeshurun
  • American Association of University Women, Hastings/Keynote
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Aquila Elementary School/Career Fair
  • Minnesota School of Science
  • Robbinsdale Middle School
  • Alliance Francaise
  • Mount Sinai Foundation/moderator
  • Macalester College/speaker
  • Southwest High School
  • Moreland Elementary School
  • Southwest Community Education/Tin Chef Judge
  • KIPP Academy
  • Soroptimists/Keynote