Frances Dinkelspiel is an accomplished speaker who has delivered more than 200 talks at respected institutions around the country, including the Bancroft Library, the Huntington Library, the California Historical Society, and at the ALOUD program at the Los Angeles Public Library as well as at numerous synagogues and Jewish community centers.
Her topics include the early history of Los Angeles, the role the Jews played in the building of California, and the role Jews played in making both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Dinkelspiel can also talk about the early California wine industry and the role Jews played in the wine business.
Dinkelspiel can also talk about the current state of the news business and what it takes to create a successful online news site like Berkeleyside.
Dinkelspiel would be happy to discuss possible speaking engagements with you. Please complete the online request form to get in touch with her. Here are some further testimonials from people who have worked with her at their events.
“Frances’ presentation about her great-grandfather, a brilliant Gold Rush era entrepreneur, as part of our award-winning lecture series at the Los Angeles Public Library illuminated a crucial piece of Southern California history. Frances is both top-notch investigative journalist and a most dynamic presenter— bringing hitherto unknown California stories to the light of day for her audiences.
—Louise Steinman, Cultural Programs Director, Curator, ALOUD series
“Frances is a brilliant writer and a lively speaker. From sparkling talks about the subjects of her own books, to enthralling lectures on history, to deeply probing interviews with other writers and thinkers, Frances keeps audiences captive.”
—Alla Efimova, director of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley, 2003– 2014