Judy McFarlane is available to speak at conferences and events
and is also available to give presentations to book clubs.



Judy has spoken at a range of public events – from book clubs and libraries to national conferences.

She is available for public speaking engagements to discuss her experience in writing Writing with Grace, working with people with Down Syndrome, the creative writing process, and how to develop one’s voice.

We were thrilled with your presentation! It really gave students a great idea of the wonderfully reciprocal relationship you have with Grace and the enormous impact we can all make when we take the time to build relationships with people.

– Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Ph.D., CRC, CPRP Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Services, University of Scranton

In a Book Club?

Judy is available for in-person book club meetings in the Vancouver area, and can engage with book clubs across North America via Skype as required.

Please complete the Contact Form to get in touch about a booking.



April 2, 2016

United Church Librarians’ Annual Conference – “Seeing Past Difference” 
Presentation at West Vancouver United Church


June 24, 2015

Authors in Our Community, Memoir Panel: In Our Own Words
West Vancouver Public Library

May 29, 2015

North Vancouver Chapters Store
in store display

May 9, 2015

Write Here, Read Now
Surrey City Centre Library meeting and display

April 2015

Canadian Non Fiction Collective Annual Conference “Finding the Line – Tell All or Do No Harm?”
Panel presentation with Susan Olding, Carol Shaben and Jane Silcott

March 7, 2015

Interview on Our Vancouver, CBC TV
with Gloria Macarenko

March 4, 2015

Authors Among Us
reading at the Surrey Guildford Library


Oct. 29, 2014

13th Annual Northeastern Disability Conference, University of Scranton
keynote address

Sept. 17, 2014

Local Authors Series
North Vancouver City Library

Sept 13, 2014

Interview on North by Northwest, CBC radio
with Sheryl McKay

August 26. 2014

Reading at Book Warehouse
4118 Main Street, Vancouver, BC.

May 4, 2014

Launch at Shelf Life
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