Calendar of Events

Joyce Lohse’s 2017
Events & Appearances

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 – CCIRA
(Colorado Chapter International Reading Association) Conference on Literacy, Marriott Denver Tech Center
Teachers, readers, and book enthusiast attendees, come visit the Filter Press booth! While Doris and Tom Baker showcase their books, I will answer questions about Spencer Penrose and other colorful characters from Colorado’s exciting history.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 – Denver D.A.R. Members Lunch Meeting – “Denver’s Dynamic Duo: Dr. Justina Ford and Educator Emily Griffith”
With Women’s History Month approaching, program tells about ladies from Denver’s early days.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 10 a.m. – Castle Rock Genealogical Society, Philip S. Miller Library – “Colorado History: Truth and Mystery”
Members will learn about sorting truth from legends in Colorado’s history. Examples will be presented from the lives of Baby Doe Tabor and Spencer Penrose, and how genealogy research tools helped bring their stories to life. Guests are welcome.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – Tuesday, 1:00 p.m., Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society, Centennial –“Spencer Penrose: Researching a Legacy”
Program presents adventures and lessons learned while researching this colorful character, a building pioneer in Pikes Peak Region history. Guests are welcome.

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Mountain of Authors, PPLD Library 21c, Colorado Springs
Author Joyce Lohse will visit with attendees at the Women Writing the West display. Come meet and greet local authors, and see the latest books from the Pikes Peak Region. Public is welcome.

May 18, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – Penrose Library, Colorado Springs, “The Penrose Legacy: Ventures, Vogue, & Vagary”
Joyce Lohse will be featured guest speaker for a book launch of Pikes Peak Library District’s history symposium compilation: Bigwigs and Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region.

July 12, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. – Pikes Peak Genealogical Society at Penrose Library, Colorado Springs, “Everything I Learned About Writing and Research, I Learned From Genealogy”
This program will highlight experiences while Joyce Lohse researched her latest biography, Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor, published by Filter Press in 2016. She is especially pleased to bring the story behind the biography to Penrose Library. This is not a writing class, but shares tips learned from genealogy research.

Thurs., July 20, 2017 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Castlewood Library, Centennial, or
Sat., July 22, 2017 – 10:30-12:00 p.m. – Southglenn Library, Centennial “Writing In The West” –
a class for western writers of all levels and aspirations.
This class takes you inside a western writer’s life with instructions, inspiration, and hints for survival in the competitive book industry. In this program, author Joyce Lohse will present information and resources for writers of all levels to navigate the joys and perils of writing in the West, pursuing goals, maintaining sanity, and enjoying the ride.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7 p.m. – Parker 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 – “Creation and Construction of 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.

October 26-29, 2017 – Women Writing the West Conference, Tucson, AZ
“Public Speaking for Timid Authors,” panel of authors

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 underway!

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 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 · Pikes Peak Genealogical Society · Pikes Peak Library District History Symposium · 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, 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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