There’s nothing quite like telling a great story live. These are a selection of talks I’ve given to academics, party-goers, conference attendees, church groups, businesses and civic associations. Each talk is tailored to the audience and venue but they share a respect for the material, in-depth research, and an approachable style that focuses on the shared humanity and humor.

Sample speaking engagements include:

Femininity of San Miguel de Allende for the Dallas Women’s Club and Holy Name of Jesus Women’s Group

Toone Tours Tombs yearly for the Literary Sala’s Writers’ Conference

Identifying Virgins, Saints and Sinners for the International Rotary Club

Enjoying Mexican Christmas Traditions for the Universalist Unitarian Church

Explaining Holy Week to Foreigners for the Roman Catholic Church

History and Culture of San Miguel for the Footprints of God tours

Witches and Crosses for travel podcasts

Day of the Dead Traditions for the Catrina Museum

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary for the Public Library

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves: Saints Special to Mexico for corporate events

Partying in San Miguel: Indigenous Roots to the Biggest Celebrations for the Public Library

Semi-Sweet Tales: Growing up in Chocolatetown, USA for the Cultural Center

Valley of the Dolls: History of the Mexican Maria Doll for the International Home Schoolers Association

– Mojigangas – Life as a Mexican Muppet for Girl Scout Troop meetings

Easter in Mexico for private birthday parties

Creches in Mexico for the International Creche Herald

Please contact Joseph Toone directly for topics, pricing and availability.