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Lost Boy Author/ Former Lost Boy Speaking Events 

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Armstrong State University, Savannah, Ga.

Creekside High School, Jacksonville, Fl.

Deermeadows Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fl.

Bethel Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fl.

Hasbrouck Heights High School- Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Valley View Middle School, New Jersey

Landrum Middle School, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.

Author Speaking Event with former Lost Boy, Peter Apai

Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois

Author Speaking Event with former Child Soldier/Lost Boy, Isaac Gang

Fieldstone Middle School

Montvale, NJ

 Department of Children and Justice, Orange Park, Florida

Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, TN –Author/Lost Boy Speaking Event

Valleyview Middle School, Watchung, New Jersey -Author Lost/ Boy Speaking Event

Hasbrouck Heights High School, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Chase Bank Charity Event, Jacksonville, Fl.

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fl. – Joan Hecht and John Kuai

Limestone College, Gaffney, South Carolina- Joan Hecht/ Dr. Isaac Gang Ph D.

Fort Hayes State University, Hayes, Kansas – Author Speaking Event, Joan Hecht

Youth Rally, Diocese of St. Augustine

Landrum Middle School, Ponte Vedra Bch., Fl.

South Dakota University, Brookings, South Dakota- Author/former Lost Boy Speaking event

Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, New Jersey

Baldwin School Of Puerto Rico, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Robert Lazar Middle School, Montville, New Jersey

Splunge Event, Diocese of Saint Augustine

September 12th-University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fl.

September 26th- University of North Florida

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Wycoff, New Jersey

October 28th- Student Leadership Summit, University of North Florida

“Making A Difference- Turning your passion Into Action”

Alice B. Landrum Middle School, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.

Deermeadows Baptist Church Jacksonville, Fl.

Gainesville State College Oakwood, Ga.

Gainesville State College Oconee Campus Watkensville, Ga.

Cuyahoga Community College Highland Hills Village, Ohio

Waynesburg University Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Worcester State College Worcester, Mass.

Colby Sawyer College Ware Campus Center New London, NH

Valleyview Middle School Watchung, NJ.

Landrum Middle School Ponte Vedra Bch., Fl.

Splunge- Peace Keepers Jacksonville, Fl.

Garland County Library Little Rock, Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs High School

Hot Springs Middle School

Lake Side High School

Lakeside Middle School

Belk’s Charity Event Jacksonville, Fl.

Armstrong Atlantic University Savannah, Georgia

University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska

Story Corps Interview

Kirby Smith Middle School Jacksonville, Fl.

Sulzbacher Homeless Center Jacksonville, Fl.

Sulzbacher Homeless Center Jacksonville, Fl.

West Virginia University Parkersburg, West Virginia

“SPLUNGE” Social Justice & Peacemakers Event Jacksonville, Fl.

The Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan: The National Network Conference and Reunion  Point Loma University San Diego, CA

“Green Festival” Sponsored by the Center for Education and Economic Development Jacksonville, F

Fieldstone Middle School Montvale, NJ

Englewood High School  Jacksonville, FL

STAND  Stetson University Deland, FL

Landrum Middle School  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Fruit Cove Middle School Jacksonville, FL

Hasbrouck Heights Middle School Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

National League of American Pen Women  Jacksonville Chapter

Genesis Cafe Jacksonville, FL

Killian Elementary School  Columbia, SC

University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL

Much ADO About Books  Prime Osborn Center  Jacksonville, FL

ESOL Florida State Teachers Conference Daytona Beach, FL

Narratives of Courage Day Valley View Middle School Watchung, NJ

Amnesty International – Sudanese Awareness Dinner Douglas Anderson School of the Arts  Jacksonville, FL

South Orange Middle School South Orange, NJ

Eisenhower Middle School Wyckoff, NJ 

Holy Family Catholic School Jacksonville, FL.

University of Tampa  Tampa, Fl.

St. Johns Country Day School Orange Park, FL

Women’s Center of Jacksonville, Fl.

Joan Hecht, Featured Speaker
Welcoming reception for Her Excellency, Barbara Masekela, South African Ambassador to the United States
Jacksonville, FL

CSPAN Book TV Author Interview Jacksonville, Fl.

Mandarin Library Jacksonville, FL

New York State High School Student Leadership Conference  Saratoga Springs, NY

Wolfson Children’s Hospital Red Wagon Parade Jacksonville, Fl. 

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral Jacksonville, FL

ESOL High School Teachers Conference Jacksonville, FL

Scarsdale High School Scarsdale, New York

Fieldstone Middle School Montvale, NJ

Christian Heritage Academy Jacksonville, Fl. 
West Jacksonville Elementary Jacksonville, FL

NFL Jacksonville Jaguars Pre-Game Chapel Service

California State University Northridge Los Angeles, California

Horace Greeley High School Chappaqua, New York

Temple Beth El Chappaqua, New York

Temple Bet Torah Mount Kisco, New York

Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Nashville, TN

Promoting Outstanding Writers! POW!

POW Writers Conference Joan Hecht -Featured speaker

Florida State Dept. TB and Refugee Health Joan Hecht- Featured Speaker State Conference Orlando, FL

Florida State Department TB and Refugee Health Joan Hecht-Featured Speaker Tallahassee, FL

The Island Girls Book Club St. Augustine, FL

Fleming Island High School Orange Park, FL

Foundation Academy Jacksonville Beach, Fl.

University of North Florida Campus Ministry Group

University of North Florida Open Campus Presentation

POW! Book Awards 2005 and 2006

POW! Radio Show

Much ADO About Books Book Festival Joan Hecht – Featured Speaker

Florida First Coast Writers Festival Jacksonville Joan Hecht- Featured speaker/lecturer

First Coast News WTLV-12

Channel 4 News WJXT-4




Jacksonville Book Signings:

Barnes and Noble Town Center

Barnes and Noble Mandarin

Borders Books

All Souls Episcopal Church

Book Mark Atlantic Beach, FL

New Leaf School Neptune Beach, FL

Rawlings Elementary School Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Ponte Vedra Elementary School Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Nease High School Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Palmer Catholic Academy Ponte Vedra Beach, FL