Booking Laurie Kahn

You can book Laurie Kahn for speaking engagements at your university, library, national conference—or for a variety of other events. For booking inquiries, please contact Erin Sorenson at or 312.560.6999.



Laurie is a Boston-based filmmaker whose primary area of focus is women’s work, women’s history, and female communities. Her documentary films on this subject matter have garnered awards and nominations around the world, including

  • National EMMY for Outstanding Non-fiction, A Midwife's Tale, 1997
  • George Foster Peabody Award, Tupperware!, 2004
  • Best Feature at the Newburyport International Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary at the LA Femme International Film Festival, Love Between the Covers, 2015

Laurie’s films are used at colleges and universities internationally, in courses in a variety of disciplines:

  • women's studies
  • film studies and production
  • medical history
  • American history
  • business and marketing
  • sociology
  • literature

Laurie has led interdisciplinary events in a variety of settings, including:

  • libraries

    • What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age – Laurie organized the Popular Romance Project Conference at The Library of Congress which brought novelists, romance scholars, historians, psychologists, publishers, and readers together in conversation.
    • Princeton Public Library
    • American Antiquarian Society
  • museums

    • The Museum of Modern Art
    • The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • Smithsonian, National Museum of American History
    • The National Plastics Center and Museum
    • Columbus Art Museum
    • Portland Museum of Art, Maine
    • Denver Arts Center
  • colleges and universities

    • Harvard
    • MIT
    • Princeton
    • Boston University
    • Northeastern University
    • New York University
    • Brandeis University
    • University of Michigan
    • Harvard Medical School
    • CUNY LaGuardia Community College
    • Simmons College
    • Ohio State University
    • Rutgers University
    • University of Missouri
    • College of the Holy Cross
  • national conferences

    • Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association National Conference
    • American Historical Association
    • Organization of American Historians
    • American Association for State and Local History
    • Berkshire Conference on Women's History
    • Association of Moving Image Archivists
    • International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
    • Midwives Association of America

Laurie can take people behind the scenes into the creation of her films and media projects:

  • A Midwife’s Tale
  • Tupperware!
  • The Popular Romance Project
  • Love Between the Covers

Laurie’s work brings a range of audiences—and experts in many disciplines—together


Please get in touch with Erin Sorenson at:
(c) 312.560.6999