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Nicole Dennis-Benn

Award-Winning Author Known for "Here Comes the Sun"

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Nicole Dennis-Benn Biography

Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of "Here Comes The Sun," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a 2017 Lambda Literary Award winner, and the Bestselling novel, "Patsy," which is a 2020 Lambda Literary Award winner, a New York Times Editors' Choice, a Financial Times Critics Choice, a Stonewall Book Awards Honor Book, and a Today Show Read With Jenna Book Club selection. "Patsy" has been named Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, TIME, NPR, PEOPLE Magazine, Washington Post, Apple Books, Oprah Magazine, The Guardian, Goodhousekeeping, BuzzFeed, ELLE, among others.

In addition to being a two-time Lambda Literary Award Winner for her novels, Dennis-Benn is a recipient of the National Foundation for the Arts Grant. She was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize; and has recently been long-listed for The Pen/Faulkner Award in Fiction and short-listed for the Aspen Words Literary Prize.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Lenny Letter, The Rumpus, Catapult, Red Rock Review, and Kweli Literary Journal, Mosaic, Ebony, and the Feminist Wire. She has previously taught in the writing programs at Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, and City College; and has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Lambda, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Hurston/Wright, and Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Dennis-Benn was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a graduate of St. Andrew High School for Girls and Cornell University; and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Dennis-Benn is the founder of the Stuyvesant Writing Workshop and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York.

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    Speaking fees for Nicole Dennis-Benn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Nicole Dennis-Benn are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Nicole Dennis-Benn, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Nicole Dennis-Benn speak about?

    Nicole Dennis-Benn is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Black History, Diversity Speakers, Literary, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Nicole Dennis-Benn travel from?

    Nicole Dennis-Benn generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Nicole Dennis-Benn’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Nicole Dennis-Benn for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nicole Dennis-Benn for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Nicole Dennis-Benn or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Award-Winning Author Known for "Here Comes the Sun"

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Nicole Dennis-Benn Biography

Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of "Here Comes The Sun," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a 2017 Lambda Literary Award winner, and the Bestselling novel, "Patsy," which is a 2020 Lambda Literary Award winner, a New York Times Editors' Choice, a Financial Times Critics Choice, a Stonewall Book Awards Honor Book, and a Today Show Read With Jenna Book Club selection. "Patsy" has been named Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, TIME, NPR, PEOPLE Magazine, Washington Post, Apple Books, Oprah Magazine, The Guardian, Goodhousekeeping, BuzzFeed, ELLE, among others.

In addition to being a two-time Lambda Literary Award Winner for her novels, Dennis-Benn is a recipient of the National Foundation for the Arts Grant. She was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize; and has recently been long-listed for The Pen/Faulkner Award in Fiction and short-listed for the Aspen Words Literary Prize.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Lenny Letter, The Rumpus, Catapult, Red Rock Review, and Kweli Literary Journal, Mosaic, Ebony, and the Feminist Wire. She has previously taught in the writing programs at Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, and City College; and has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Lambda, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Hurston/Wright, and Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Dennis-Benn was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a graduate of St. Andrew High School for Girls and Cornell University; and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Dennis-Benn is the founder of the Stuyvesant Writing Workshop and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York.

Nicole Dennis-Benn Videos

  • Nicole Dennis-Benn speaking at Ms. Magazine with Carmen Rios
    Nicole Dennis Benn at Ms Magazine with Carmen Rios Join us in Los Angeles on August 12 for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Lambda...
  • Critical Caribbean Feminisms: Erna Brodber and Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Erna Brodber, author of Nothing’s Mat (2014) and The Rainmaker’s Mistake (2007), among other works, and Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes...
  • Working-class people need to be seen, says Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Nicole Dennis-Benn says she never could have become a writer if she had stayed in Jamaica -- that took living in the U.S. and encouragement from her...

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  • How do I book Nicole Dennis-Benn to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Nicole Dennis-Benn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Nicole Dennis-Benn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Nicole Dennis-Benn or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Nicole Dennis-Benn

    Speaking fees for Nicole Dennis-Benn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Nicole Dennis-Benn are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Nicole Dennis-Benn, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Nicole Dennis-Benn speak about?

    Nicole Dennis-Benn is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Black History, Diversity Speakers, Literary, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Nicole Dennis-Benn travel from?

    Nicole Dennis-Benn generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Nicole Dennis-Benn’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Nicole Dennis-Benn for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nicole Dennis-Benn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Nicole Dennis-Benn or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Nicole Dennis-Benn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nicole Dennis-Benn for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Nicole Dennis-Benn generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michelle Duster, Alaina E. Roberts, Randi Pink, Damon Young and Naima Coster. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nicole Dennis-Benn for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Nicole Dennis-Benn Speaker Videos

  • Nicole Dennis-Benn speaking at Ms. Magazine with Carmen Rios
    Nicole Dennis Benn at Ms Magazine with Carmen Rios Join us in Los Angeles on August 12 for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Lambda Literary Award-winning author Nicole Dennis-Benn. Her...
    Critical Caribbean Feminisms: Erna Brodber and Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Erna Brodber, author of Nothing’s Mat (2014) and The Rainmaker’s Mistake (2007), among other works, and Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun (2016), join us for a reading, followed by...
  • Working-class people need to be seen, says Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Nicole Dennis-Benn says she never could have become a writer if she had stayed in Jamaica -- that took living in the U.S. and encouragement from her wife. But returning to the land of her birth, she...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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