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Looking for a humorous speaker for your business, school, organization, fundraiser or event? Top-selling author Hollis Gillespie can inform and entertain your audience. Hollis will energize and motivate with a custom-developed presentation or workshop on business and life topics. Contact Hollis to learn more.

 

client list

Atlanta keynote speaker, humorous keynote speakerJunior League of Atlanta

  • Keynote speaker

The Wonder of Women Fundraiser, Connecticut

  • Keynote speaker

The Lovett School

  • Writer in residence

The Punchline Comedy Club Charity Benefit to Fight Child Trafficking in Georgia

  • Headline performer

Grant Park Cooperative Preschool Fundraiser

  • Emcee

Atlanta Film Festival 365/IMAGE Film and Video Center (multiple engagements)

  • Emcee for Spike Lee awards ceremony
  • Featured speaker

MTV Networks

  • Featured speaker
  • Writing workshop

Ladies Who Launch

  • Featured speaker

TEDxPeachtree

  • Featured speaker

Ann Arbor Book Festival

  • Featured speaker

Hartford Connecticut Tunxis Community College Writer’s Festival

  • Featured speaker

Mercer University Press

  • Featured speaker

Marcus Jewish Community Center

  • Featured speaker

Central Georgia Technical College Foundation

  • Featured speaker

Friends of the Atlanta Central Library

  • Featured speaker

Heart of Louisiana (Baton Rouge chapter of Romance Writers of America)

  • Featured speaker

The Wren's Nest, Home of Joel Chandler Harris

  • Featured speaker

WSB Radio

  • Featured speaker

Decatur Book Festival (multiple engagements)

  • Featured speaker
  • Writing workshop

Margaret Mitchell House (multiple engagements)

  • Featured speaker
  • Writing workshop

Dekalb School of the Arts

  • Featured speaker
  • Writing workshop

Atlanta Writer's Club (multiple engagements)

  • Writing workshop
  • Featured speaker

Agnes Scott College

  • Writing workshop

Grady High School (multiple engagements)

  • Writing workshop

TBS Broadcasting

  • Writing workshop

AIDS Survival Project, Art of Dining Fundraiser

  • Honarary chair

 

ENDORSEMENTS [top]

"Hollis Gillespie can inspire an audience like no one else I've ever seen. There's a wild adept alchemy to how she does it: speaking bluntly and with audacious irreverence of all the ways we can fall down and fall apart—of all the ways in which she herself has done so—only to turn the world upside down so that our falling becomes flight and we can put ourselves back together again, stronger, as they say, at the broken places."
Thomas Bell, Program Director, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival

"We continue to beg Hollis Gillespie to return to teach more writing workshops here. Her students ate up every bit of her priceless, practical instruction and her class produced solid results. She is one of Atlanta's absolutely unique gems: saucy personality, superb writer, and gung-ho journalist with a terrifically likable irreverance."
Julie Bookman, Director, Margaret Mitchell House & Museum Literary Center

"My students and I were so entertained, we barely noticed that we had gotten first-rate instruction about how to write and how to get our writing published. But the writing she made my students do after her presentation made it impossible for us to ignore. Her visit was incredible, a high point in our class and in my students' lives as writers."
Dave Winter, Journalism Instructor, Grady High School

"I attended Hollis' seminar with three coworkers. We had a great time and Hollis not only has a very effective program that goes from writer's block to publishing, but she also has great tips on where each one can find their story and what's unique about them."
Manoela Muraro, Creative Manager, Cartoon Network Latin America

"Having Hollis Gillespie for Lovett’s writer in resident turned out to be more entertaining than anyone had anticipated. She was funny and informative. She took the students at Lovett into her work, and did not just blandly read an article, short story, or chapter from a book. It will be hard for other speakers to follow what Gillespie brought to the table this year."
The Lion, Lovett School online newspaper. Read full article here.

 

SPEAKER VIDEO [top]

Visit the media room for samples of Hollis' hosting and public speaking style. Clips include her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a travelogue for cable network TBS.

 

CONTACT [top]

Please use the contact page on this website to hire Hollis for your event.