Mary Shelley

Past Performances

Susan Marie Frontczak has delivered presentations of "Mary Shelley Speaks" across fifteen of the United States and in Canada. She is on the Chautauqua Speakers Roster for Colorado Humanities. A partial list of past performances is offered here. The program was originally presented in connection with the traveling exhibit "Frankenstein, Penetrating the Secrets of Nature" created jointly by the American Library Association and the National Library of Medicine - indicated by an asterisk (*), below. 

Highlights

  • Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia NY. Apr ’17
  • Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, Tarpon Springs, FL. Nov ’08, Nov ’15
  • International Precious Metals Institute Conference, Orlando FL. Jun ’14
Frontczak as Shelley in Hastings Nebraska

Chautauquas

  • Ohio Chautauqua - The theme The Natural World included presentations by Theodore Roosevelt, Mary Shelley, Dian Fossey, Chief Cornstalk, and Marie Curie.
    • Tour of Burton, Clifton, Warren, and Milan OH. Jun ’17 
    • Tour of Brimfield, Hamilton, Gallipolis, and Rossford OH. Jun ’16 
  • High Plains Chautauqua, Greeley CO. Aug ’13
  • Two Rivers Chautauqua, Grand Junction CO. Sep ’12

University Audiences

  • Denver University - Bioethics Class, Denver CO. Mar ’13, Feb ’14, Feb ’15, Feb ’16, May ’18, Apr ’19
  • Princeton University - Celebration of 200th Anniversary of publication of Frankenstein, Princeton NJ. Feb ’18
  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg FL. Feb ’15
  • Marietta College, Marietta OH. Oct ’10
  • Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison CO. Apr ’06
  • University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada. Feb ’06
  • Stetson University, Deland FL. Mar ’05 (*)
  • University of Washington, Seattle WA. Mar ’05 (*)

Libraries

  • Eaton Public Library, Eaton CO. Oct ’19
  • Wheeling Public Library, Wheeling WV, Oct ’18
  • Erie Public Library, Longmont CO. Oct ’18
  • Longmont Public Library, Longmont CO. Mar ’18
  • Eisenhower Library, Harwood Heights IL. Mar ’15
  • Farr Regional Library, Weld County CO. Aug ’13
  • Hopkinton Library, Contoocook NH. Apr ’13
  • George Reynolds Branch, Boulder Library, Boulder CO. Oct ’11
  • Fort Morgan Public Library and Museum, Fort Morgan CO. Jul ’11
  • Estes Park Public Library, Estes Park CO. Oct ’09
  • Longmont Public Library, Longmont CO. Oct ’09
  • Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO. Jan ’09
  • Harmony Library, Fort Collins CO. Oct ’08
  • Louisville Public Library, Louisville CO. Oct ’08
  • Fort Lupton Public Library, For Lupton CO. Apr ’07
  • Denver Public Library, Denver CO. Oct ’06
  • Hastings Public Library, Hastings NE. Apr ’06
  • Johnson City Public Library, Johnson City TN. Mar ’06 (*)
  • Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette CO. Feb ’06 (*)
  • Douglas County Library, CO. Apr ’05
  • Brookings Public Library, Brookings SD. Mar ’05 (*)
  • West Custer County Library, Westcliffe CO. Oct ’05
  • Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO. Oct ’05 (*)
  • Evergreen Public Library, Evergreen CO. Oct ’04
  • Columbine Library, Littleton CO. Oct ’04
  • Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs CO. Oct ’03
  • Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City MO. Aug ’03 (*)
Shelley Living History in TN
—  Frontczak as Mary Shelley in Johnson City, TN  —

Seniors

  • Boulder Senior Center, Boulder CO. Virtual/Online Program. Mar '21
  • Boulder Senior Center, Boulder CO. Jul ’19
  • Carillon Senior Living, Boulder CO. Oct ’16
  • Front Range Reads, Fort Collins CO, Jun ’15
  • Frasier Meadows, Boulder CO. Apr ’15
  • Academia Hernando, Weeki Wachee FL. Feb ’15
  • Wheat Ridge Senior Center, Wheat Ridge CO. Jun ’13

Youth

  • Pullman High School, Pullman WA. Virtual/Online Program. Oct ’20
  • Caprock Academy, Grand Junction CO. Mar ’18
  • Estes Park Young Chautauquans, Estes Park CO. Jan ’18
  • Avoca Central Schools, Avoca NY. Sep ’17
  • Women in Science Day, for girls in grades 7-12, University of Wyoming. May ’14
  • Gifted Students, Colorado Springs CO. Apr ’13
  • Fairview High School, Boulder CO. Nov ’12
  • East Middle School, Grand Junction CO. Apr ’12
  • Watershed School, Boulder CO. Oct ’11
  • Westminster High School, Westminster CO. Feb ’10
  • Gulf Coast Academy, Spring Hill FL. Oct ’08
  • Denver School of Science and Technology, Denver CO. Mar ’08
  • Northglenn High School, Northglenn CO Nov ’06
  • Young Chautauqua Training, Greeley CO. Feb ’06
  • Young Chautauqua Training, Grand Junction CO. Feb ’06
  • Dakota Ridge High School, Littleton CO. Oct ’05
  • Johnson Program alternative high school, Golden CO. Dec ’04
  • Carleton and Flynn Middle Schools, Warren MI. Mar ’04

Other

  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, St. Louis MO. Nov ’18
  • Kappa Gamma Delta annual meeting, Denver CO. Mar ’06
  • Colorado Center for the Book, Denver CO. Sep ’03