Washington, D.C. Area Universities
Click here to read more testimonials. To inquire about a personal appearance, click here or on the Contact tab above.
Speak on The Thrill of the Chaste to students and members of the university community at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sponsored by Calvin College.
“As Christian students at Georgetown, we sometimes feel alienated by a campus culture that leaves little room for discourse about chastity, abstinence and the impact of our faith on our romantic relationships. Dawn's talk was invigorating and inspirational for us; she gave us the spiritual ammo to persist in our decision to remain chaste even in the face of the dominant 'hookup culture.' The small-group discussions we held [afterward] were incredibly helpful for us to work through some of the ideas that Dawn's talk presented, to make those ideas applicable to our own daily lives and to provide fellowship for like-minded people of faith. Overall, the event was an overwhelming success and I could not be more grateful to Dawn and all of the others who made it possible for us to bring her to Georgetown University.”
Caitlin Barr, Georgetown University
“We really appreciated Dawn speaking at Seattle University. Mother Angelica of EWTN once said that if she brings one viewer closer to God, then it is a success. Dawn's talk last night was a great success. She was very well-received by the students and friends of Seattle University. She integrated honesty, humor, and faith. Her positive and joyful description of chastity presented it as a dynamic adventure of love for oneself and for others.”
Fr. Sean Raftis, S.J.,Seattle University
“Despite the sounds of Bob Dylan and Nirvana bleeding into our meeting area from the bar's stereo system, Dawn Eden's engaging and entertaining Theology on Tap talk kept us captivated from beginning to end.”
Tony Rossi, co-organizer of Theology on Tap, Queens, New York
“Many thanks for speaking to our college staff yesterday. Our team, comprised of students from across the U.S., was energized by what you had to say about chastity being a thrilling experience for a single woman. Your encouraging words about giving themselves in the present by serving others gave them self-confidence and vision.”
Sharon Hefferan, Metro Achievement Center, Chicago
Taping: "Personally Speaking With Monsignor Jim Lisante," Relevant Radio Networks.
Radio interview with Gus Lloyd of "Seize the Day," The Catholic Channel, SIRIUS Radio Networks.
Radio interview with Jennifer Horn , WSMN.
Radio interview with Bob Dunning, The Catholic Channel, SIRIUS Radio Networks.
Radio interview with Joey Reynolds, WOR 710 AM, 2 a.m.
Discussion, book signing: Borders Books and Music, 576 Second Avenue, New York. 7 p.m.
Radio interview, "The Mike McConnell Show," 10 a.m.
Radio interview, "Jerry Johnson Live," KCBI, Dallas, 6:30 p.m.
Radio interview, "America Tonight with Kate Delaney," 12:15 a.m.
Radio interview with Kevin McCullough, WMCA, 3 p.m.
Talk and signing: Blessed Sacrament Church, Arlington, Virginia, 7 p.m.
Talk and signing: Catholic Information Center, Washington, D.C. 6 p.m.
Talk for young-adult group: St. Stephen Martyr Church, 2436 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 7:30 p.m.
Book signing: Borders Books and Music, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100, Vienna, Virginia. 7:30 p.m. Call (703) 556-7766
Talk and signing, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, 4:30 p.m.
Radio interview, "Clash Radio," 8 p.m.
Radio interview, "The Joy Cardin Show ," Wisconsin Public Radio, 9 a.m.
Radio interview, "The Drew Marshall Show," Toronto, 2:15 p.m.
Talk and signing: The Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28700 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, Ohio. 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Cleveland Catholic Forum and the Diocesan Vocation Office.
Talk and signing: St. Therese Church, 5267 East 105th Street, Garfield Heights, Ohio. 8 p.m. Sponsored by St. Rose Young Adult Group.
Talk and signing: The University Parish of Saint Joseph in Greenwich Village, 371 Sixth Ave. 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the New York University GradLaw group.
Talk and signing: DeSales University, 7:30 p.m.
Talk and signing: Newman Hall at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 7:30 p.m.
Appearance: Sex Out Loud, Illini Union, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Talk and signing: "Sexless in the City: Why the Happiest Singles Are Saving Themselves for Marriage." Fellowship Dallas, 7 p.m.
Talk and signing: Dallas Christian Leadership Luncheon at Southern Methodist University's Umphrey Lee Ballroom, 12:15 p.m. (214) 349-1109 or (214) 232-7248.
Talk and signing: Catholic Campus Ministries/Catholic Young Adult Ministries, Theology on Tap at Tipperary Inn, 5815 Live Oak (corner of Skillman and Live Oak), 7 p.m.
Talk and signing, Theology on Tap at Metro 53, East 53rd St. at 2nd Ave. Doors open 7 p.m.; talk at 7:30. Free.
Talk and signing: Saint Mary's Parish Center, Greenwich, Connecticut. 8:00 p.m.
National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C.
Book signing: Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1741 South Willow Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. 4 to 5 p.m.
Talk and book signing: Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky. 7 p.m.
Talk and signing: Theology on Tap — Cincinnati; Tickets Sports Cafe, 100 W. Sixth Street, Covington, Kentucky, across from Mother of God Church, 7:30 p.m.
Panel discussion and book signing: "All About Sexual Morality," with Monsignor William Smith; Rectory, St. Paul the Apostle. 415 West 59th St. in Manhattan. 7 p.m.
Speech, New York Young Republicans Club. Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' and Airmens' Club, 283 Lexington Avenue, New York. 7:15 p.m. Also speaking: Star Parker, founder of CURE.
Twenty-second annual Ball for Life, 370 Park Avenue, New York. 7 p.m. Contact Chris Slattery of Expectant Mother Care for a special "Friend of Dawn" ticket discount.
Radio interview, "Seize the Day" with Gus Lloyd, Sirius Catholic Channel, 6:40 a.m. Eastern.
Interview: Catholic Answers Live, EWTN Radio, 6 p.m. Eastern.
June 9 and 10
Speech: God is Love, annual Catholic Youth Conference, All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland.
Speech: "The Girl Who Was Thirsty: How G.K. Chesterton Opened the Door to My Conversion." 26th annual G.K. Chesterton Conference, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. 7 p.m.
Talk and signing, Theology on Tap, Saints and Sinners Pub, Woodside (Queens), New York, 7:30 p.m.
Talk and signing, Views from the Veranda series at St. Alphonsus Church, Chicago, Illinois, 7 p.m.
Talk and book signing, Women for the Third Millennium breakfast, Dallas, Texas. Visit the Women for the Third Millennium Web site for tickets.
Talk and signing, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. Sponsored by Hope Pregnancy Resource Center
Talk and signing, Tan Oak Room, MLK Student Union Building, University of California, Berkeley. 7 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Lepanto League at Cal and the St. Anthony of Padua Institute.
Interview (taped) to air on BBC Radio 4's "The Sex Lives of Us: Recreation vs Procreation," 8 p.m. GMT (3 p.m. EST).
Speak to freshmen at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. Private event.
Tape appearance on Colleen Carroll Campbell's EWTN show "Faith and Culture," New York City.
Speak to Newman Society, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1 p.m.
Debate, University College Dublin, 7 p.m.
October 6 and 7
Theology of the Body conference, Dublin. Contact the John Paul II Centre for details on this or other Dublin appearances.
Speak at Farm Street Church, London, England, 7:30 p.m.
Talk and signing, Brooklyn Theology on Tap, Greenhouse Cafe, 7717 Third Avenue, Bay Ridge, N.Y., 7:30 p.m., free.
Talk on "Preventing Teen Pregnancy: The Catholic Approach," a counter-event to College of the Holy Cross's NARAL/Planned Parenthood-affiliated teen-pregnancy conference. All are invited to show support for Bishop McManus, who has urged Holy Cross to be faithful to its Catholic identity. The Cenacle at St. Paul's Cathedral, Worcester, Mass., 7 p.m., free.
Participate in two panels at Society of Catholic Social Scientists conference, Queens, N.Y. See the conference Web site for details.
Talk, St. Mary's Catholic Church "Sermon on the Mount" series, Alexandria, Va., 7:30 p.m., free.
Talk on "Body and Sex: Beyond Pleasure," Center for Christian Study, Charlottesville, Va., 8 p.m., free.
Talk on "The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On" and signing, Justin's Grill, East Syracuse, N.Y., 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by Advocating the Vocation of Women (AVOW). For information, contact Karen Stein, (315) 655-3837.
Talk on "Chastity: An Alternative Lifestyle," Arlington Diocese Theology on Tap at Pat Troy's, Alexandria, Virginia, 7:30 p.m., free.
Blogs for Life conference, Family Research Council, Washington, D.C., 8 a.m.
Holy Name Catholic Church, Beech Grove, Indiana, 7 p.m., free.
Georgetown University, ICC (Intercultural Center) Room 107, Washington, D.C. 8 p.m., free admission, open to nonstudents. Sponsored by Protestant Student Forum, Catholic Daughters of America @ Georgetown, GU Knights of Columbus, and Campus Knights of Columbus/Georgetown University.
Panel discussion on "Sex and Spirituality," part of Sex Week at Yale, WLH 119, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 6 p.m., free. Open to students, with very limited admission available for nonstudents - arrive early for a seat.
Talk on "The Thrill of the Chaste" at Yale University, WLH 116, 7 p.m., free. Sponsored by Yale Christian Fellowship and Veritas Forum. It's a small room, so arrive early. Nonstudents welcome.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church young-adult dinner, Spring Hill, Fla., 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for singles; $20 for couples, and may be purchased after the Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 Masses, at the door or by e-mail.
Book signing, Daughters of St. Paul bookstore, 243 King St, Charleston, South Carolina, 3-5 p.m.
Talk on "The Thrill of the Chaste," Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, South Carolina, 7 p.m., free. Sponsored by the diocesan Family Life Office and hosted by the Society of Our Lady of Joyful Hope.
Church of the Holy Communion's Parish Lenten Retreat, Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Edith Stein Project's third annual conference, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, details TBA.
Pre-Cana Day, Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich, Connecticut.
Legatus dinner, Wilmington, Delaware (private event).
Connecticut Christian Singles Network seminar, details TBA, 10 a.m.
Talk: "How Sexual Honesty Prepares You for Marriage," part of the Archdiocese of Washington Young Adult Ministry and Family Life office's "Marriage Preparation for the Unengaged" series at Ebenezer's Coffeehouse, Washington, D.C., 7 p.m. Admission $5; $7 for couples.
Talk: "The Thrill of the Chaste," Theology on Tap, Kenai, Alaska; details TBA.
Talk: "The Thrill of the Chaste," Theology on Tap, Mat-Su, Alaska; details TBA.
Talk: "The Girl Who Was Thirsty: How G. K. Chesterton Led Me to Faith," Seattle Chesterton Society, Falcon Lounge, Seattle Pacific University, 7:30 p.m., free.
Talk: "The Thrill of the Chaste," Seattle University, Bannan 200 (Wyckoff Auditorium), 7 p.m., free. Note: Event is advertised for adults 18 and older.
Book signing, Holy Family Parish, West Seattle, after 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Masses.
Book signing, Holy Family Parish, West Seattle, after 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses.
Speak on "Sexual Atheism" at 2009 Summer Conference of Patrick Madrid's Envoy Institute, "Answering Atheism and the Culture of Doubt," at Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, North Carolina.
Baylor University (speaking at Chapel to students, faculty, and staff).
St. Timothy Parish, Chantilly, Virginia.
Speak on The Thrill of the Chaste to the Anscombe Society at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island.
Speak on The Thrill of the Chaste to students at Columbia University. Sponsored by Columbia Catholic Ministry in collaboration with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
Speak on The Thrill of the Chaste and on "The Woman Who Was Thirsty: My Conversion Story" to Frassati Society Annual Conference, Carmel, Indiana. For tickets and information, contact the Frassati Society.
Speak on The Thrill of the Chaste to students at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center and University Parish.
Speak on "My Tangled Road from Judaism to Rome" at Christ the King Chapel, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Theology Department.
Saturday, September 18
Speak on "The Theology of the Body: A Thoughtful Critique of Christopher West" followed by Q&A, at Christ the King Chapel, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 11:15 a.m. (immediately following Mass). Sponsored by the Theology Department.