Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Speaking schedule

From someone who heard the Kurdsjuk story:

We have read your book. Heard your speech and now we want more! You sir are without doubt a story teller extraordinaire. You held the audience in the palm of your hand almost two hours and they are asking for more. Thank you over and over again for speaking our group of World War II, Vietnam and Korean veterans. You again prove the miracles of God.

R. B. Hemmenway, Speaker Coordinator for the South West Florida chapter of Destroyer Escort Sailors Association

Anatole approaches his audience in one of two ways. If the audience is younger he teaches them the history of the last century stressing in particular the value and fragility of freedom and opportunity and how we can muster the courage and resolve to face deep hardships. His family story holds the students captive and he has received scores of letters from them expressing their gratitude for sharing it with them.

Older audiences more familiar with the history hear about the strength of the human spirit when challenged by almost insurmountable odds. Some have direct experience through hardships of their own of that sad era. Others know of it by hearing the stories of the parents and grandparents. In either case, the responses to the talks are positive, and encouraging as their testimonials reveal.

Orthodox Speakers Bureau

For speaking requests in and around the Fort Myers, Florida area please contact Anatole directly.

Out of state or overnight requests are handled through the Orthodox Speakers Bureau.




Upcoming Events — 2011

22 Wednesday 6:00pm           Hodges University, Ft. Myers Campus
4581 Colonial Blvd. for Info Call 239-482-0019

29 Wednesday 10:30am         Holocaust Museum, Naples FL — Teachers and Students Seminar

12 Thursday 6:00pm               Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, FL – Public Event

2 – 5 Saturday – Tuesday        Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
9 Saturday 12:00pm                Military Officers Association, Ft. Myers, FL

16 Wednesday 8:30am            United Methodist Church, N. Ft. Myers, FL
17 Thursday 12:00pm             Florida Gulf Coast University, Estero, FL
19 Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm              Reading Festival, Harborside Hall, Ft. Myers, FL
21 Monday 10:00 am               Hodges University, Ft. Myers, FL

Previous Engagements

Moderator of FGCU World War II Symposium –- Courage in the First Person

Ft. Myers First Baptist Church

Lexington Veterans Association at Lexington C. C. Ft. Myers

Edison College Ft. Myers Holocaust Remembrance

Edison College Ft. Myers Holocaust Round Table Discussion

International Men’s Club of Naples Vasari Country Club, Bonita Springs

Lee Cty. School District-Pride & Patriotsmi Barbara B. Mann Theater, Ft. Myers

FGCU World War II Symposium FGCU Campus Student Center, Florida Gulf Coast University

United States Power Squadron-Naples Chapter Naples Yacht Club

Literary Society of Northern Trust Bank

Wabash Valley Education Center, Lafayette, Indiana

SW Florida Reading Festival, Fort Myers, Florida

South Fort Myers Middle School

Lee County School District

Gulf Coast Middle School

Combat Infantrymen’s Association

Naples WW II Historical Society