I greatly enjoy doing readings, workshops and other presentations on writing, poetry, genealogy and home education topics. Please contact me if you are interested in having me present to your writing group, genealogical society, home education support group, or any group of passionate learners! Here’s what I have coming up…

On the calendar –

I am excited to be part of the line up for the Legacy Family Tree 2017 free webinar series. I will present Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records on December 6, 2017. Register now!

I’ll be giving two presentations at the 2017 Texas State Genealogical Society Family History Conference in Houston in October. More details to come.

You can also join me for two Fall 2017 presentations at local Houston-area meetings: one at Houston Genealogical Forum and one at the Montgomery County Genealogical Society. See their websites for details.


Recent past presentations include the following venues:

Recent genealogy topics presented:

  • All I Ever Needed to Know About Genealogy I Learned in Kindergarten: A Back-to-Basics Look at the Genealogical Research Process
  • On Shamrocks & Seanchaís (shawn-a-kees): A Tribute to the Geography, Culture and History of the Emerald Isle
  • Telling the Tales of Your Family Tree: How to Share Your Research in Story Form
Lisa at the Poetry Society of Texas


I had the honor of presenting the inaugural reading of my Eakin Award-winning collection of poetry at the 2015 Summer Conference of the Poetry Society of Texas in Beaumont on July 17, 2015. Since that date, I have presented an additional reading at the Poetry Society of Texas monthly meeting in Dallas, and traveled throughout the state doing presentations for many chapters of the society. These include:

Recent poetry topics presented:

  • “Smallest Leaf”: A Reading from my Eakin Award-winning Collection
  • Fun With Poetic Form
  • A Birdwatcher’s Guide to Fitting Poetry into Your Days
  • Wonder and Word Play: Viewing the World as a Children’s Poet
  • Poetry: An Atmosphere, a Discipline and a Life
Smallest Leaf