Dawn Eden Goldstein gives Sister Jean a copy of Father Ed at Loyola University Chicago, March 14, 2023


Unless otherwise noted, at each of the following appearances, Dr. Goldstein will speak about the life and spirituality of Father Edward Dowling, SJ, the subject of her biography Father Ed: The Story of Bill W.'s Spiritual Sponsor. Copies of Father Ed will be available for purchase. She will also be happy to sign any book of hers that attendees bring.

In addition, unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge, open to the public, and do not require reservations.

Friday, December 7, 2023—ONLINE CONFERENCE OPEN TO ALL! Dr. Goldstein is the first scheduled speaker of the Ignatian Spirituality Project's online conference "Spirituality & Recovery: Strength for the Journey." The conference will be from noon through 6:00 p.m. Central Time, with Dr. Goldstein's talk beginning shortly after noon. All sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants. Click here to register.

This page is frequently updated. Please check back for additional appearances.

To invite Dawn Eden Goldstein to speak, email dawneden [at] gmail.com.



Since Father Ed was published in December 2022, Dr. Goldstein has shared the story of Father Edward Dowling, SJ, in the following places:

December 2022:

Washington, DC (St. Joseph's on Capitol Hill)
Akron, OH (St. Sebastian's Catholic Church)
Cleveland, OH (St. Malachy's Catholic Church)
Charleston, SC (Renaissance Weekend at Charleston Place)

January 2023:

Owings Mills, MD (St. Thomas' Episcopal Church)
Las Vegas, NV (Praxis meeting and Legatus dinner)
Cincinnati, OH (Bellarmine Chapel at Xavier University)
St. Louis, MO (Catholic Studies Center at St. Louis University; St. Anselm Parish at Saint Louis Abbey)

February 2023:

Atchison, KS (Valley Hope Center; Benedictine College)
Hays, KS (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church)
Kilmarnock, VA (Lancaster Community Library)
Boston, MA (Boston College)

March 2023:

Canton, OH (St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church)
Akron, OH (1st Annual Akron Book Fest)
Chicago, IL (Loyola University Chicago)
Baltimore, MD (Basilica of the Assumption)

April 2023:

St. Louis, MO (St. Louis University Mission Book Club luncheon for faculty and staff)

June 2023:

Chester, NJ (St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church)

July 2023:

Lexington, KY (Cathedral of Christ the King)

September 2023:

Houston, TX (Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center)

October 2023:

Boston, MA (Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale)
Attleboro, MA (La Sallette Retreat Center)
Colchester, VT (St. Michael's College)
Rockaway, NJ (St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church)

November 2023:

Norfolk, VA (St. Stephen, Martyr, Roman Catholic Church)