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Guest Speaker 


Gari is a member of the speakers bureau for RAINN (Rape and Incest National Network).  She is also available as a speaker on writing and publishing. Gari also speaks about topics related to her memoir: sexual harassment, emotional abuse, children of divorce, OCD, anxiety, anorexia and forging a healthy sense of self in spite of these issues.


Pricing varies according to event length and travel.  Please submit speaking requests via the contact form on this website or directly to: 



“Jane presented for us at the South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book and did a wonderful job! She read from her book and discussed her writing process to the attendees who were glued to her every word.  Talking about personal issues can be daunting but Jane made it seamless.  More people need to hear her story.”


        -Curtis R. Rogers, Ed.D., Communications Director,                   South Carolina State  Library

"When Jane Gari came to speak to our group, the Flowertown Writers of Summerville, SC, we were wonderfully surprised by her informative, helpful, professional, and sometimes witty presentation! Her strength and confidence yet humility shone, she focused on the topic about which we asked her to speak [book marketing], and my group still talks about her refreshing and polished presentation! Kudos to Jane for a well-done and professional job." 


        -Debbie G. Brownfield, President, Flowertown Writers             and author of Secret Agendas


"I had the pleasure to present with Jane Gari at a well-attended workshop on writing memoirs and family histories in September of 2015.  Jane was organized, energetic, engaging and knowledgeable. I would recommend her workshop to anyone who has a personal story to tell and is searching for a way to put their history on paper."


        -Brenda Bevan Remmes, author of The Quaker Café                 and Home to Cedar Branch



"Jane Gari’s thirty minute session on the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of writing a memoir packed a walloping punch in the time allotted. Peppered with a mix of facts, insights and personal experiences, the skills honed during her years as an educator kept content on track. Jane’s natural ease and affable style of presentation served to inspire and engage all who attended, especially myself."


        -Laura B. Lilly, Camden Writers member and “First One          Word, Then Another” workshop attendee



"S. Jane Gari is a consummate professional. She not only is a skilled and talented writer, but she teaches her craft with clarity in a way that holds interest, sparking inspiration and imagination in others."


       -Ginny Padgett, President South Carolina Writers                     Workshop 2011-13, SCWW Conference Chair 2012


“Jane Gari not only has command of the written word, she is also an exceptional speaker.  She has the ability to take an immensely personal situation and share it in such a way that it brings hope to others.  Jane’s unapologetic presentation style helps to remove the shame and despair of abuse, giving victims the ability to see a way forward.”


      -Leesa M. Aiken, MA, CPM, SPHR, MPM, Agency Director,        South Carolina State Library





Jane Gari speaks at the South Carolina State Library, October 14, 2015.

Jane Gari signs a book for Abby Lawson, an associate with the South Carolina Department of Education.

Jane Gari at the University of Stony Brook, book talk and signing February, 2015. 

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