Cornelia Seigneur ~ Speaking / Events / Classes / Volunteer

I love to share my heart & experience with groups, large and small. Some of the places I’ve spoken at include churches, MOPS, Hearts at Home, Writing conferences, Moms of Teens, CRU regional gatherings, Women’s church groups, Singles groups, Libraries, Rotary groups, and Historical societies. I also enjoy sharing on radio and on television shows.

I am open to what your group would like and we can discuss the kinds of topics you’d like to have shared and what kinds of conversations you’d like to have!  

Speaking Topics:

Parenting Topics: The Adventure of Parenting; Adventure with kids, Raising Kids with Lifelong Faith; Motherhood, Faith and Doubt; Real-life Motherhood; Deliberate Parenting; Balancing Technology in our Parenting; Double Delight — Raising Twins;  Raising kids who Think; Finding your Parenting philosophy; Family Hospitality & the Dinner Hour; Raising kids with genuine faith;  Raising Grateful Kids.

Faith/Culture/Art talk titles: The Intersection of Faith/Culture/Art ; Finding the Creative Muse; Being a writer mom; Finding & Sharing your Story.

Writing Event/Conference topics: Freelance writing; Memoir writing, Finding your Story; Writing for Publication.

General Topics: Living the Adventure; Being Fully Present-Right Here, Right now; Living the Questions;  Dreaming Big.

Below is a partial list of upcoming and past speaking engagements and locations.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements/Events:

 

Past Speaking Engagements:

Past Speaking Engagements |Book Signings- A partial list:

  • Metro-Portland Chapter of Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries – Canby, Oregon – March 17, 2018.
  • NW Youth Careers Expo Volunteer – Oregon Convention Center – Portland, Oregon – March 2018.
  • “What’s Your Story? Discovering the Gift of Telling & Hearing Our Stories” – Emerald City Bible Fellowship, Seattle,  Washington – November 2017.
  • Mentor for Oregon Christian Writers Conference — Portland, Oregon – August 2017.
  • “The Adventure of Life: “It’s all About the Mindset” — Women of Worth — Rolling Hills Community Church, Tualatin, Oregon – February 2017.
  • “5 Parenting Lessons learned from the Accident” — Mom2Mom — Salem First Baptist Church, Salem, Oregon – October 2016.
  • Prison Essay Writing Event — Oregon State Penetentiary, Salem, Oregon –  August  2015.
  • “On the Accident & Angels & the Rest of My Life” — Faith & Culture Writers Conference Keynote, Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon – April 2015.
  • “Life Lessons from The Accident” — Rose City Forum — KKPZ  – 1330  AM Radio – April 2015.
  • Costco Book Signing – Images of America: WEST LINN — Wilsonville, Oregon – December 2014.
  • Rose City Forum guest — KKPZ  – 1330  AM Radio – Tuesday, December  2014.
  • CRU Vision Dinner — Keynote speaker — Portland State University, Portland, Oregon – November 2014.
  • “Writing Your Life”  Memoir Class – West Linn Public Library, West Linn, Oregon – August 2014.
  • Literary Coordinator & Pitch with the Pros Moderator — Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon – August 2014.
  • Writing Mentor — Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference, Portland, Oregon August 2014.
  • Welcome Address — Faith & Culture Writers Conference — George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon – March 2014.
  • “Entitlement and Kids” — MOMSNext MOPS Group — St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Beaverton, Oregon –  February 2104.
  • “Freelance Writing in a Digital World: Paying and Platform Building Markets online and in print” — Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Multnomah University, Portland, Oregon — April 2013.
  • “Workshop on Advanced Freelance Writing in Workshop” — Willamette Writers Summer, Portland, Oregon –  August 2013.
  • Literary Coordinator, Pitch With The Pro’s Class, Literary Agent Moderator — Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon – August 2013.
  • “Working with—and Perhaps Even for—Your Local News Media and Beyond” — Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon – August 2013.
  • “Parents Are Raising an Entitled Generation” — Huffington Post Live Segment – October 2013.
  • “When You Feel like an Outsider” — Boones Ferry Community Church Youth Group – Tualatin, Oregon – September 2013.
  • “Victoria Secret Targeting Tweens: Who’s to Blame” — Huffington Post Live Segment” – March 2013.

Recent Teaching Load:

  • West Linn High School –
  • Horizon Christian High School English Teacher, Tualatin, Oregon – 2016-2017.
  • Athey Creek Middle School Sixth grade Language Arts & Social studies teacher, West Linn, Oregon – April – June 2014.
  • Multnomah University MUSE student publication, Faculty Advisor, Portland, Oregon – 2011-2013.
  • Multnomah University Adjunct Professor – “Student Publication workshop,”  “Article Writing,” “Newspaper Workshop,” “American Literature” – 2010-2013.
  • George Fox University Adjunct Professor – Public Relations course – Newberg, Oregon – Spring 2008.

Other Past Speaking Engagements: 

  • BLOG-TALK Radio,  April 2013 – BLOG-TALK RADIO Show- Link- Monday April 1, 2013
  • “Tips and Ideas for creating new Family Holiday Traditions” – Family Matters Segment, AM Northwest — Channel 2 ~ KATU.
  • 1190 KEX Radio with Paul Linnman.
  • The Woman to Woman show with LouAnn Edwards.
  • “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write”– Portland chapter of the Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries (PNACL) meeting,  November 2012.
  • Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem Oregon – Moderator for Annual Essay Competition – September 2012.
  • Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference – “Writing as Ministry: Writing Faith Stories for Secular as Well as Christian Publications” Salem, Oregon – August 2012.
  •  Willamette Writers Conference — “Faith / Spiritual/ Religion  Writing, ” Portland Oregon – August 2012.
  • “Writing Your Life” – Oasis class- Rolling Hills Community Church –  July 2012.
  • West Linn Old Time Fair, Book signing at Centennial Booth – West Linn, Oregon –  July 2012.
  • “Journalism and Freelance Writing / Professor at university” – Rosemont Ridge Middle School ~ West Linn, Oregon – April  2012
  • Writers Connection – Rolling Hills Community Church, Tualatin, Oregon – April 2012.
  • “Deliberate Parenting” – Moms of Teens Group- Rolling Hills Community Church, Tualatin, Oregon – February 2012
  •  John 17:23 Network- Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, Remembering Rob Ingram
  • Costco Book Signing, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. From 1- 3 p.m., Wilsonville Oregon
  • Television interview about the release of my new book WriterMom Tales – Woman to Woman Show –  July 2011.
  • Costco Book Signing — Wilsonville Oregon Costco – June 2011.
  • Hearts at Home — Rolling Hills Community  Church – “Adventure with Kids: Getting Beyond, Is It Safe?”  May 2011
  •  The John 17:23 Network – May 2011.
  • Faith & Culture Writers Conference-Taking our writing to the streets, the coffee shops, and yes, the church,” Founding Conference Director, Saturday, April 2, 2011, Western Seminary; And Workshop leader:  “Freelance Writing: Getting Published, Impacting Culture, and Building Your Platform”
  • Moms Club,  Montavilla Baptist Church, “Recognizing and Disengaging in Power Struggles” January 2011.
  • Rolling Hills Community Church, “Bringing the Trinity Down to Earth,” – Ignite Group, Sunday, September  2010.
  • Rolling Hills Community Church, Talk: “Living your story” – Ignite Group, January  2010.
  • “Writing as Ministry” – Oregon  Christian Writers Conference, Multnomah University, Portland, Oregon – October  2010.
  • PIC_0017Eastminster Presbyterian Church, “A Tale of Three Women – Creating Dialogue while Living the Questions for Such a Time as This,” September 2010.
  • Rolling Hills Community Church, “Bringing the Trinity Down to Earth,” – Ignite Group, September  2010.
  • Village Baptist Church,”For Such a Time as This,” Women’s Summer Book Club, July 2010.
  • Oregon Christian Writers, “Beginning/Intermediate Non-Fiction Critique- COACH,” Summer Coaching Conference, Canby, Oregon, August 2010.
  • “Milwaukie Authors’ Quarterly” —  Ledding Library, Milwaukie, Oregon – January 2011.
  • Book Signing, Wilsonville Costco, Saturday, December 2010.
  • Willamette Writers Authors’ Faire,  Portland, Oregon – December 2010
  • Blog Talk Radio- Monday, March 14, 2010 “Portland’s First Faith & Culture Writers Conference Discussion” – On “We Love God-Talk Radio-Sisters on Assignment” Blog Radio Show-http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wlgt/2011/03/14/todays-topic-faith-culture-writers-conference
  • West Linn Rotary Club – West Linn Lutheran Church –  “West Linn History,” July 2010.
  • Rolling Hills Community Church, Talk: “Living your story” – Ignite Group – January 2010.
  • West Linn High School Class of 1959 Gathering –  June  2010.
  • West Linn Riverview Lions Club-  West Linn, Oregon – March  2010.
  • Gladstone Historical Society –  April  2010.
  • Rosemont Ridge Middle School, Language Arts Classes – December 2009.
  • “Penning Regional-Local-Niche-How-to-and Series Books” – Willamette Writers Conference,  Portland, Oregon – August 2009.
  • “WritingMoms~The fine art of fusing motherhood and writing for a living” – Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference, Canby, Oregon – July  2009.
  • “About Writing Images of America: WEST LINN” – Clackamas County Historical Society, Oregon City, Oregon –  June 2009.
  • “25 tips for Freelance Writing” – Oregon Christian Writers Winter Conference, Salem Oregon – February 2009.
  • “The Art Of Memoir Writing” ~ Willamette Writers Conference,  Portland Oregon- August 2008.
  • “The ABC’s of column writing” ~ Willamette Writers Conference, Portland Oregon – August 2008.
  • “Creating family traditions” – Hearts at Home – Rolling Hills Community Church, Tualatin, Oregon – December 2008
  • “Tips and Ideas for creating new Family Holiday Traditions”  Family Matters segment, AM Northwest, KATU – December. 2007.
  • JOURNALISM 101 – Portland State University,  January  2007.
  • MEMOIR WRITING – Portland State University,  March  2007.

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