Workshops and Book Talks


Gail gave a great presentation on her World War II historical novels. Full of audience participation and interesting facts, Gail’s presentation gives her audience the heartwarming opportunity to reminisce, share, and learn together about an important part of the past. Kristy Hruska, Assistant Director, Clear Lake Iowa Public Library, July 2017

I highly recommend Gail Kittleson as a public speaker. She commands the room with her passion and energy for the stories she tells. She brings to life the women of her stories, especially Dorothy Woebbeking from her book, Until Then. She is open and friendly with the attendees of her book talks and presentations. She communicates what she writes about in a way that reaches all of her attendees and encourages them to share the stories that move them.

Kathryn Kuntz
Davenport, IA 52801  October, 2019

Workshops vary from 11/2 hours to three hours to a full day. Here is an example of Gail’s presentation style from ACFW-DFW workshop on March 14, 2020.

·     Understanding the unique transformative power of memoir work and the requirements for memoir writing

·     Delving into recollections from the past by borrowing fiction-writing techniques

Workshop participant comments: 

“Gail’s presentation was informative and inspiring. I gained several good tips to incorporate in my memoir writing.”

From participants at the Sioux Center Public Library/ Kari Ringelberg, Dir. 

“She really got me thinking! I am anxious to write now!” 

“She knows her stuff. Very creative!”

From Patricia Jarog, Lockport Branch Manager/White Oak Library District, Lockport, IL

I wanted to let you know that you got rave reviews from attendees at your Memoir Writing workshop on November 3 (2018)!  Thank you so much for your preparation and efforts.