Public Speaker

Speech is the voice of the heart.
Anna Quindlen



Discussions about Writing, My Books, and War Stories

I am often asked to recite my poem Sweet Bird of Youth at veterans events and other venues. I also speak about the writing process and my books upon request, as well as the Vietnam War and issues relating to it. (Most folks don’t mind some fishing stories thrown in.)

I have spoken to many youth groups, and other groups of all ages.

I charge no fees for speaking; however I do ask for expense compensation if travel is required. ~Joe

Check out my event schedule and contact me regarding a speaking engagement.

Note: an organization has been contacting me as a third party for people seeking speaking engagements. They charge a fee to those seeking speakers. This is not necessary as I can be contacted directly through this website, no fee involved.  ~Joe


Some of the Speaking Engagements I Have Been Involved With


In May of 2021, I was honored to be the emcee at the 1st Annual Wounded Warriors on the Water event banquet in Minocqua, Wisconsin









Grewenow Elementary School of Kenosha celebrate Veteran's DayOn Veteran’s Day 2016 I was privileged to speak at the Grewenow Elementary school of Kenosha, Wisconsin during their Veteran’s Day program.





Guest on JoAnn Forrester’s radio show “Empress of Biz” August 31, 2016


Guest speaker at Abbot Junior High School, Waukegan, Illiniois
Speaking at Abbot Junior High School Waukegan Illiniois







Presenting my book on the Kenosha Today with Scott Barter television show

In November 2014 I was a guest on the “Kenosha Today with Scott Barter” television show.