About Lauren Hehmeyer

Lauren Hehmeyer is an engaging professional speaker, available to present a program or workshop to your group on environmental, literary, cultural, religious, and historical topics. Programs are thoughtful in nature, but presented with a light touch, and tailored to each particular group.

She has over thirty years speaking experience due to a long career in academia. Her talks connect the lives of the Great Thinkers to the way we live and make decisions in today’s world. Her graduate degrees are in library science, English Literature, and History. Publications include articles about classroom teaching techniques in Higher Education and literature, with a particular emphasis on the Transcendental circle.

Her co-edited book, The Forgotten Alcott: Essays on the Artistic Legacy and Literary Life of May Alcott Nieriker (2022) is available through the publisher, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.  She has received multiple grants from the National Endowments for the Humanities, which have included a five-week stint at the East-West Center in Hawaii, studying Japanese culture and the Shinto religion. She has spent many pleasant weeks in Concord, Massachusetts, studying the American Transcendentalists in their native city.

Her current projects include a biography of May Alcott Nieriker and plans for a co-edited book on the minor works of Louisa May Alcott.

A complete resume is available upon request.