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Michael Kleiner Appearances


Michael Kleiner Past Appearances

Now, you can listen to Michael Kleiner’s past presentations about his book, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway, and/or preview them for your organization with the podcasts below. Click on the Podcast graphic and you will be taken to a Podcast page where you can listen or download the program to listen at your leisure. When you choose to listen now, a pop-up window will appear with information about that presentation. After a few moments, the Podcast's own player will play the program. There will be a control panel on the left-hand side. Enjoy!

Nov. 1-7, 2010: Danielle Hampson of The Internet Authors TV Show
Interviews Michael Kleiner. The interview from YouTube

Sept. 3, 2010: Live interview with Baron Ron Heron on KZSB 1290AM in Santa Barbara, CA, streamed on http://www.newspress.com, Goleta, Carpinteria, Thousand Oaks, LA County. The show will be rebroadcast on KNRY1240 AM in Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Pebble Beach, and on KNWZ-II 1270AM in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Indio, Rancho Mirage. Delayed broadcast in Australia 99.7 FM in Queensland and to another 30+radio stations via COMRadStat.

June 2009: Interviewed on Internet radio show, The Authors Show, by Don McCauley.

October 1-4, 2008Norsk Høstfest, Norwegian Fall Festival, Minot, ND. Michael was invited to participate, promote and sell his book at the largest Scandinavian festival in North America -- estimated crowds of 60,000 people. He was among 14 authors highlighted at the 31st year of the Festival. Below are scenes from the Festival. Check his blog about the event and videos from this special experience. The blog is in chronological order from most recent entry. Photos below.

Norsk Høstfest outside
The outside of the arena with the flags of United States, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Canada.
Svensk dala horse statue
A dala horse statue outside: “Of C’Horse we’re SVENSK (Swedish). See other side.”
Norsk dala horse statue
The other side of the horse: “Of C’Horse we’re NORSK (Norwegian). See other side.”
Norsk Høstfest sign in rosemaling art
You enter Leif Eriksson Millennium Hall. Above the Volunteer stand is Norsk Høstfest in the rosemaling art pattern.
Welcoming troll as you enter from Leif Eriksson Millennium Hall
One of many trolls welcome you at the entrance to the Festival.
Michael Kleiner sits with a troll
“Come and sit a spell,” says this one.
Troll on stilts
Troll on stilts stops by Trondheim Hall.
A view of Trondheim Hall
A look at Trondheim Hall with the Norwegian flags hanging from the ceiling, from the circle where most of the authors were positioned. The Hall hosted the book store, Dale sweaters, souvenir and silver jewelry vendors.
Dale Norwegian sweater shop
Norwegian sweater shop, where they were priced at $250 each.
Michael's table in circle of authors
A view of my table and the authors’ circle.
A look ar Helsinki Hall from Trondheim Hall
A view of Helsinki Hall from Trondheim Hall.
Author Astrid Karlsen Scott
Astrid Karlsen Scott, wearing regional outfit known as a bunad. She was selling an authentic Norwegian cook book, three books about Norwegian heroes of World War II, her personal story living in post-war Norway, two volumes about creating a traditional Norwegian Christmas, DVDs about Christmas in Norway and Cooking Norway Style and a then and now photograhic display of Norway. She was also very helpful, offering me selling pointers. She grew up in Oslo and now lives in Olympia, WA.
Hazel Brink, 98-year old author with daughter Loya Olsen
At right is 98-year old author Hazel Brink, with her daughter, Loya Olsen. Brink wrote “The Runaway Little Red Lawn Mower” about an incident on her parents’ farm in South Dakota. She wrote stories about incidents to make them interesting for her grandchildren. Her daughters convinced her to publish and at 96 she published this book. Her grandson and Loya’s son, Daren LaVoi, illustrated the book.
Author Gerald Revelle with his fiddle
Every now and then, author Gerald Revelle, dressed in a brown bunad with knickers, played his fiddle.
Parade of the Children in Norwegian Sweaters
The parade of the Norwegian sweaters to Trondheim Hall, where the sweaters were being sold.
Children prepare to perform Dances of the Norwegian Sweaters
In Trondheim Hall, the children prepare to perform the Dances of the Norwegian Sweaters.
Young and older children dancing together
Young and older children performing a dance together.
Dance of the Norwegian Sweaters
Dance of the Norwegian Sweaters.
Dance of the Norwegian Sweaters
Dance of the Norwegian Sweaters.
Dance of the Norwegian Sweaters
Dance of the Norwegian Sweaters.
Accordion player Fred Isaak
Accordion player Fred Isaak of Dubuque, IA. He bought my book.
March of the Vikings
March of the Vikings.

Saturday, June 21, 2008, Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA. Mt. Airy Authors Day. The other authors were Lori L. Tharps, Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love and Spain and Liz Farmer Jarvis, debut of Mt. Airy history book. Slides of the country were shown, including travels above the Arctic Circle. More information see flyer.

April 25, 2008, C.W. Henry School, childrens' second-grade class, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, March 7, 2008, What a girl wants & a guy needs, 7125 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA. The shop is “a delicious mix of Fine Chocolates, Gifts and Designer Clothing for men and women.” March Mt. Airy First Friday event.

Friday, September 28, 2007, Infinity Publishing Conference, Panel discussion: From Networking to Marketing: Authors Helping Authors with fellow authors Susan C. Haley (Rainy Day People), Lois W. Stern (Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery: Things You'll Never Learn From Your Plastic Surgeon); Donna Jaske (mother of author Kat Jaske, For Honor series) and Jerry D. Simmons, former VP of Time-Warner Books. Valley Forge, PA.

Friday, September 28, 2007, Infinity Publishing Conference, Authors’ Reading Circle. Valley Forge, PA

Tuesday, August 7, 2007, Summit Children’s Program Camp, where my children attended, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA
I’ve talked there before. This was part of Global Week and the director of the camp, who has written a glowing review of the book, invited me back. She then asked the students to draw a picture and write a sentence about something that impressed them about the presentation. Click here to see their pictures. Children ranged in age from 6 years old to 9 years old.

Friday, April 27, 2007, C.W. Henry School, daughter’s first-grade class, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, April 22, 2007, Jewish Children’s Folkshul Adult Education, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, April 21, 2007, Philadelphia Book Festival, Central Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia, 19th & Vine Streets, Philadelphia, PA (Infinity Publishing reserved a table for Infinity and one for Infinity Authors)

Sunday, March 11, 2007, Sholom Aleichem Club, Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA

Friday, March 2, 2007, C.W. Henry School, son’s first-grade class, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, January 9, 2007, Chestnut Hill Senior Center, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, November 19, 2006, “Philly Writes,” Select group of Philadelphia Jewish authors, as part of the Jewish Community of Greater Philadelphia Jewish Book Festival, Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, August 31, 2006 Stapeley in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, May 26, 2006 Program, book signing at Big Blue Marble Books, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, May 5, 2006 Mt. Airy First Friday, book signing and selling at Rothe Florists, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, May 4, 2006 Mt. Airy Business Association Business Development Workshop,
Writing a Book Can Be a Marketing Tool. Panel discussion with literary lawyer Tonya Evans,
and John Harnish, Special Projects Director, Infinity Publishing, at Cresheim Cottage Café