Calendar of Events

Joyce Lohse’s 2017
Events & Appearances

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7 p.m. — Parker Public Library – “Spencer Penrose: Researching A Legacy”
Learn about the research methods used to find important information about the legacy created by this important early Pikes Peak area builder and developer, and some of his unlikely methods for attracting attention and investors to his projects.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11 a.m. – Denver D.A.R. Luncheon presentation – “When Colorado Became the Centennial State”
A glimpse of Colorado’s historical past is presented in this program, which features a time when the territory became a state, a constitution was produced, and a voters elected their first governor, John L. Routt. He and his wife, Eliza, proved to be diligent public servants during Colorado’s formative years.

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2 p.m. – Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum – “Mining for the Real Spencer Penrose”
This lecture will highlight the life of Spencer Penrose, a building and developing force in the early Pikes Peak Region. His successful mining ventures will be highlighted for participants in the museum’s family “Dig Day.” Public is welcome.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 — Castle Rock Writers Conference — Research Tips and Tricks — Award-winning author Joyce B. Lohse will share her research methods for collecting primary critical data and weighing evidence when producing all types of writing. She will also share lessons learned on her journey as an author.

October 26-29, 2017 – Women Writing the West Conference, Tucson, AZ
“Public Speaking for Timid Authors” — a panel of authors will share experiences, pitfalls and benefits of emerging from behind their computers to share their stories with audiences.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Denver Country Club –“Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor,” presentation by Joyce Lohse.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Parker Newcomers – “Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor,” presentation by Joyce Lohse.

Dates are always subject to change.

Watch for more projects and programs later in 2018!


Reaction to Joyce Lohse’s Presentations

On behalf of all of us at the Denver Woman’s Press Club I cannot thank you enough for coming to speak to us on Saturday about Young Adult literature. The program was an absolute hit and I don’t think anyone wanted to leave! They were enthralled with everything you and Doris [Doris Baker, Filter Press] were talking about. It was a highlight of our program year!

Vanessa Yohe,
DWPC Programs Chair


Thank you for all the research you obviously do. Your lectures are thorough and very interesting. I hope we have the opportunity to invite you back to Estes soon.

Betsy Evans, President
Estes Park Genealogical Society


Thank you for your excellent Justina Ford lecture today. We had about 90 people in attendance, many of whom came out to buy your book soon after you finished. Your talk went very smoothly and was well received. It is always a pleasure to work with a professional like you. We especially appreciated your well-placed humor.

Carol Kennis Lopez,
Former Programs Coordinator
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Previous Speech Topics:

Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor
Mining for the Real Spencer Penrose
Eliza Routt: Colorado’s Original First Lady
Mining for the Real Baby Doe Tabor
Pioneer History: Truth and Mystery
Historic Voices: Bringing Genealogy to Life
General William Palmer: Railroad Pioneer
William Hook: Pioneer Photographer
Pioneers Speak: The Craft of Biography

Baby Doe Tabor: Homemaker or Home Breaker?
A Pioneer Biographer Shares Skills and Secrets
Justina Ford: The Lady Doctor
Routts To Colorado
Eliza Routt: An Unpretentious Activist
Red Hot Activism: Molly Brown Style
Legendary Ladies Who Won the West
Legendary Colorado Pioneers
Genealogist As Journalist
Colorado Women of the West
Women of the West: Lives and Legends
Colorado History: Truth and Mystery
Family History: Truth and Mystery
Lurking in Cemeteries: A Researcher’s Guide
Rock Solid Book Proposals
Everything … I Learned from Genealogy!
and more …

Past Appearances

20 Mile Coffee House, Parker · AAUW Colorado Springs · Arno Arts Club, Denver · Aurora Public Library · Barnes & Noble, Westminster · Bemis Public Library, Littleton · Black American West Museum, Denver · Book Mine Bookstore, Leadville · Read! Colorado, Invesco Field, Denver · Bookapalooza! Parker Public Library · Borders, Colorado Springs & Englewood · Boulder Genealogical Society · Broomfield Genealogical Society · Castle Rock Writers Conference · Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village · Chinook Book Shop, Colorado Springs · Colorado Genealogy Society, Denver · Colorado Ghost Town Club, Denver · Colorado History Museum, Denver · Colorado Association of Librarians Conferences (CAL), Keystone & Denver · “Colorado Matters” Radio Interview · Colorado Press Women, Lakewood · Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum · Colorado Women Flyfishers · Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Induction · Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society, Littleton · Columbine Rotary & Rotary Partners, Littleton · D.A.R. Arvada, Aurora · Denver D.A.R. · Denver Public Library, Schlessman Branch · Denver Woman’s Press Club · Englewood Public Library, Authors’ Open House · Erie Public Library · Estes Park Genealogical Society · Fairplay Burro Days · Filter Press Fall Book Harvest, Palmer Lake · Foothills Genealogical Society · Fort Collins Public Library · Fountain Public Library · Four Mile Historic Park Book Club · Friday Morning Breakfast Club, Denver· Georgetown Public Library · Greeley History Museum, Colorado Day · Healy House Museum, Leadville· Highlands Ranch Genealogy Society · Hooked On Books at Castle Rock Public Library · Colorado Chapter International Reading Association (CCIRA), Denver · JAX Author Open House, Fort Collins · Koelbel Public Library, Centennial · Larimer County Genealogy Society · Longmont Genealogy Society · Leadville Boom Days · Mayflower Society · Molly Brown House Museum · Molly Brown Summer House, Denver · P.E.O. Castle Rock & Fort Collins · Palmer Lake Historical Society · Parker Area Historical Society · Parker Days · Parker Genealogy Society · Parker Public Library · Pikes Peak Genealogical Society · Pikes Peak Library District History Symposia · Radio Interview on Alice 105.3, KQMT The Mountain 99.5, and KOSI 101.1 in Denver · Read! Colorado, Invesco Field at Mile High · Rotary of Colorado Springs InterQuest · Southglenn Public Library, Centennial · Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver & Highlands Ranch · Tread of the Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs · West Side Books, Denver · Westcliffe Historical & Genealogical Society · Women Writing the West Conference: Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Worth, Albuquerque, Tucson, San Antonio, Santa Fe, Seattle, Wickenburg · Wyoming Book Festival, Cheyenne · and many more.

Contact Joyce Lohse for speaking availability and honorarium for programs and presentations on Denver’s Front Range in Colorado.


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