Public Speaker

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:


944118_198401033650798_1329336094_nOn 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








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