Lori L. Tharps is a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic speaker, workshop leader and panelist. Whether she’s speaking to an intimate group or lecturing to a crowd of many, Tharps displays a natural talent for engaging her audience. She has delivered speeches and led workshops to middle and high school students across the country, as well as at universities ( Princeton, Colgate, Haverford College, Barnard College and Simmons College), conferences and national conventions. She has also presented and moderated panels at writing conferences and literary festivals including, The Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival, the Celebration of Black Writing, The Miami Book Fair and the Virginia Festival of the Book.

Popular Speech Topics Tharps can present include, but are not limited to:

•The Politics of Black Hair: From Then Until Now

•Checking Outside the Box: Identity Politics in the 21st Century

•Parenting in Black & White, Red, Yellow and Brown: Multicultural Parenting in Modern-Day America

•Can We Talk?: How to Talk About Race in the Workplace

Lori L. Tharps is also a skilled creative writing workshop leader and has taught classes in:

•Memoir Writing

•Biography Writing

•Creative Nonfiction

If you’d like to hire Lori as a speaker, moderator or workshop leader for your next event, please send an inquiry via the contact form below.