Donna Bryson is available to address classes, book clubs
and festivals.

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Upcoming Events


                                                             Thursday, October 11. 2018

Book talk at the University Club, Denver.



Past Events

October 11, 2018

Members of the book club at Denver’s University Club welcomed Donna at the opening of their 2018-19 reading season with a discussion of Home of the Brave.

September 22, 2018

Donna joined filmmaker Miles Lagoze for a panel discussion about telling war stories as part of the DocuWest Film and Music Festival. Lagoze, a former a combat cameraman in Afghanistan, used his and others’ footage to create the documentary “Combat Obscura,” which was screened before the panel discussion.

July 29, 2018

Donna joined poets Rocky Rhoads and Norma Johnson and memoirists Martha M. Urioste and Delta Donohue in an evening of readings curated by Dr. Marilyn Hosea, a Regis University professor. The selections explored how to settle into yourself and your surroundings and make others feel empowered and welcome.

July 25, 2018

Donna presented alongside 9News reporter Anastasiya Bolton to a committee preparing to commemorate the Junior League of Denver’s 100th anniversary. Committee members writing a League history wanted tips on interviewing and storytelling.

June 25, 2018

A lively conversation organized by WorldDenver to discuss how local journalism underpins democracy. Donna took questions from an Afghan national security adviser, an Argentinian customs official, an Egyptian think tank researcher, an Ethiopian mayor, an Israeli open records campaigner and a Nepali development worker.

JUNE 20, 2018

Donna joined a panel discussion with Denverite editor Dave Burdick, Westword co-founder Patti Calhoun and KGNU news director Maeve Conran, discussing what the Denver Post has called "a crisis in community journalism." It was part of an episode of Dat-Mocracy Tho! a new live television show and podcast. 

MAY 18, 2018

Engaging conversation hosted by WorldDenver with journalists from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Chile, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malawi, Turkey and Venezuela who were visiting the U.S. on a State Department-sponsored tour.

April 24, 2018

A talk at the Community College of Denver drew a lot of staff members, many of them veterans. It was clear they see their new mission as caring for students, and that they carry out that mission with commitment and compassion

April 12, 2018

Writer, editor and curator extraordinaire Liz Prato put together an enriching evening of conversation between Donna and combat veteran, fiction writer and Oregon Book Award finalist Matthew Robinson at novelist Lidia Yuknavitch's Corporeal Writing Center in Portland, Oregon.  

April 8, 2018

Book talk sponsored by Critical Social Issues and the Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean at Denver's always welcoming Mercury Cafe.

March 28, 2018

Thanks in particular to the vets who came to  this talk on Home of the Brave. They generously shared their experience and expertise. At The Bookworm of Edwards, a gem in the Rockies. 

March 26, 2018

A talk that turned into what felt like a book club in which all the members were old friends. At the charming Twig, a book shop in Antonio, Texas.

MArch 3, 2018: book talk

At the Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans' new Warrior Resource Center, Montrose, Colorado.

February 25, 2018: book talk

At the always welcoming Tattered Cover Colfax, Denver.

February 22, 2018: BOOK TALK

Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, Colorado hosted an intimate discussion of Home of the Brave at the nearby Bean Cycle coffee shop.

February 17, 2018: BOOK TALK

A lively afternoon talking about veterans and community at the Denver Pubic Library's Park Hill Branch.

February 9, 2018: BOOK TALK

Donna read from Home of the Brave and took questions at BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street Denver.


Donna was interviewed about Home of the Brave on a podcast dedicated to fostering community engagement. Listen here.


Donna shared a story about maps, finding your way and family. Read her story here.

April 17, 2017: NPR-affiliate WABE

Donna spoke about South Africa 23 years after apartheid's end. Listen in at 14:54.