Lynne holding a meeting on Zoom.


Speaking Endorsements

Listening to Lynne read at our book club meeting made me feel like I was back in the time and place of the book!  An excellent discussion followed, facilitated by Lynne.  It was such an enjoyable evening.  

- Carolyn Harrison

Lynne Golding has great presentation skills. She is clear, articulate, passionate about her subject and welcomes questions and  feedback.   I marked students’ presentations over the years and I  would definitely give her an A +.

- Cathy Robertson
Deborah Unit, United Church Women,
St. Paul's United Church

We invited Lynne to share her thoughts to a large group of women lawyers about how one can pursue a passion for writing while also being a full time legal professional.  Throughout her presentation, the group was impressed with her dedication and determination and loved her reading from her own writing.  She not only amazed the group, she  left us all determined  to find our own passion! 

- Alix Herber
Ontario Women's Network
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Lynne presented her book, “Beneath the Alders” here in our library and the talk was both engaging and entertaining. The audience was drawn in and could envision themselves as the characters, living in the time period. I would highly recommend attending a talk by Lynne Golding!

- Cathy Fairbairn
CEO/ Librarian

Lake of Bays Township Public Library

Lynne is a frequent speaker on the law, politics, women in society and the health sector. In writing The Innocent and the Beneath The Alders series, Lynne has gained insight into what life was like in Brampton and Canada in the early decades of the 20th Century.

Recent Speaking Engagements and Public Appearances

Rotary Club of Brampton Heart Lake
Topic: Historical roots of Brampton, as set out in The Innocent
June 10, 2021

Book Club
Zoom Meeting at 2:00 pm
July 6, 2021

Muskoka Chautauqua Summer Festival - 2021 Muskoka Authors Panel (live)
Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
August 12, 2021

Brampton Probus Flowertown Club
Location: ZOOM Meeting starting to 10:00 am
September 1, 2021

Women’s Probus Club of Brampton
Century Gardens, 340 Vodden St. E., Brampton
Location: ZOOM meeting Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
September 21, 2021

Brampton Library – Adult Book Club
Location: TBA
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
October 21 2021

Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Public Appearances

Richmond Hill Public Library
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Date: January 13, 2022

East York Probus Club
Location: ZOOM
Time: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
February 16, 2022

Friends of Victoria University Library - Hoeniger Lecture
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
March 23, 2022

Book Club - CFUW Aurora/Newmarket
Time – 7:00 pm
April 26, 2022

RWTO Mississauga Branch (Retired Women Teachers of Ontario)
Location: ZOOM
Time – 1:00 pm
June 8, 2022


*Invitation only

To View 2018 and Early 2019 Speaking Engagements Click Here

Lynne is available to speak on a variety of topics based on the research conducted for the Beneath the Alders series:

1.  A Romp through the Roaring Twenties: Canada in the 1920s
2.  Women in Canada in the early decades of the 20th century
3.  Life in Canada during World War I
4.  History of Brampton: why did it become a thriving city when many similar 19th century communities have ceased to exist?
5.  The life of Jessie Roberts Current: the inspiration behind the Beneath the Alders series
6.  The four types of love in the Beneath the Alders series: imagining and writing the stories
7.  Writing the Beneath the Alders series: inspiration, process and challenges
8.  Life at Victoria College in the 1920s
9.  Fact vs Fiction in each of The Innocent, The Mending & The Beleaguered (one book per talk)
10.  The Famous Five and the Person’s Case

In addition, talks can be delivered on the following subjects covered in the Beneath the Alders series newsletters. (Depending on the length of the talk, some of these topics may have to be combined):

  • Spanish Flu: how it arrived and was experienced in Canada
  • Railway fever in the mid-1800s: How it arose and its consequences
  • Demobilization following WWI: the greatest logistical challenge for the times
  • How Brampton became the county seat of Peel: It wasn’t easy! A tale of political machinations
  • A history of Nursing in Canada
  • The Bull Convalescent hospital for Canadian Officers in London (WWI)
  • University life in in the 1920s
  • Hurricane Hazel and her impact on the Greater Toronto Area
  • The Heart Lake Mystery – About Heart Lake in Brampton
  • The Mighty Etobicoke: the damage caused to Brampton by the Etobicoke Creek; how it was mitigated; and the challenges in doing so
  • The history of the ships featured in the Beneath the Alders series and the evolution of ship travel in the 1800s and early 1900s
  • The Diary Dilemma – The delights and challenges of using old diaries in research
  • Brampton High School in the 1890s, 1910s and 1920s
  • The Transformation of the Education System in Ontario in the 1800s including the role of Egerton Ryerson
  • The Life and Times of Jesse Perry: a 19th century contractor in Brampton
  • A history of the Canadian Postal System
  • All the old churches: why are there so many old churches in Ontario cities?
  • Surplus Women: the extent and reason for the number of unmarried women after WWI
  • Letters from the Front: what we can glean from letters sent home from France in the Winter of 1915
  • Old Christmas Ads: how retailers advertised in the early 1900s based on advertisements in The Conservator, Brampton’s local newspaper
  • Eaton’s Christmas: the history of the department store’s catalogue, parade and windows
  • Potions, Elixirs and Drugs: advertisements before regulatory reform in the 1920s
  • Contagious diseases experienced in Canada in the 1800s and early 1900s and their cure
  • The History of Valentine’s Day Cards

If you are interested in booking Lynne for your event, you can contact her directly by using the form on the  contact page .