Sherry Smith regularly speaks to university and public audiences on Native American, U.S. West, Women’s history, and other topics. She is currently a member of the Western History Association Distinguished Speakers Bureau and formerly the Organization of American Historians Lecturers Bureau.

To schedule a talk, podcast or interview please contact Sherry directly at sherrys@smu.edu.


“Getting It Right: Research Counts,” Jackson Hole Writers Conference, Jackson, Wyoming, June 24, 2023.

“Get It Right,” Nonfiction Writing Workshop, sponsored by Jackson Hole Writers Conference, Center for the Arts, Jackson, Wyoming, May 6, 2023.

Sonoma Valley Historical Society, Book Talk on Bohemians West, Saturday, November 12, 2022, 2:00 p.m., Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa Street, Sonoma, California. IN PERSON

Western History Association Annual Conference, “Writing Intimacy: Free Love, Family, and Fall Out,” as part of a session titled “Writing Unorthodox ‘Western’ Biography,” Portland, Oregon, October 30, 2021, must register with the WHA.

Western History Association Annual Conference On-Line, “On the Road: Stumping for Women’s Suffrage and Finding Free Love in the Pacific Northwest,” October 19, 2021, must register with the WHA.

California Historical Society, “Bohemian San Francisco,” conversation with Sherry Smith and Jasmin Darznik on their books, Bohemians West and The Bohemians, September 7, 2021 [VIRTUAL], https://californiahistoricalsociety.org/visit/past-programs/.

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History — MAH, Santa Cruz, California, conversation with Wyatt Young on Bohemians West, May 2021, [VIRTUAL] https://soundcloud.com/santacruzmah/mahcast-ep-08-sherry-l-smith

The Autry Museum, Los Angeles, California, conversation with Carolyn Brucken on Bohemians West, March 2021, [VIRTUAL] recording available on https://theautry.org/bohemians-west

Northern California Public Media, “A Novel Idea” interview program with Suzanne Lang on Bohemians West, February 2021, recording available at: http://norcalpublicmedia.org/radio-programs/a-novel-idea

Book Passage Bookstore Author Event Sherry Smith in conversation with Peter Coyote on Bohemians West, January 2021, [VIRTUAL] Find link to recording under “Archived Events Here” on home page of: http://www.bookpassage.com

Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, Webinar on Bohemians West with Bill Deverell, January 2021 [VIRTUAL]. Link to recorded version: https://vimeo.com/californiaandthewest

“Sex , Sexuality and Suffrage,” Sherry Smith in conversation with Kimberly Hamlin and Wendy Rouse, California Historical Society, San Francisco, California, video available on CHS youtube.com, starting January 19, 2021. For more information on the program and link to video click: http://californiahistoricalsociety.org/blog/sex-and-suffrage

Bookshop Santa Cruz Author Event, Sherry L. Smith in conversation with Geoffrey Dunn on Bohemians West December 2020, [Virtual] link to recording: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/sherrysmith.

“History Pub With Sherry Smith,” co-sponsored by Lane County History Museum & University of Oregon History Department, Eugene, Oregon, October 2020, [Virtual].

Bohemians West,” Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon, September 28, 2020 [VIRTUAL].

Bohemians West: Free Love, Family and Radicals in the Twentieth Century, with Dr. Peter Blodgett, Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco, California, September 2020, [VIRTUAL].

Women’s Suffrage and the Sexual Revolution,” with Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin, Wyoming Humanities Council, September 2020, [VIRTUAL].

“Wyoming, The West, and Women’s Suffrage,” with Dr. Mary Murphy, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, Jackson, Wyoming, August 2020, [VIRTUAL].


Writing Westward podcast, http://reddcenter-byu.edu/Blogs/redd-center-blog/Post/writing-westward-podcast-026-sherry-smith, October 2020.

New Books in History podcast, September 2020.

The Curious Man podcast, “Sherry L. Smith Interview,” August 2020.

Within The Realm podcast, “Bohemians West: A Story of Political and Personal Freedom,” September 2020.

Herstory on the Rocks podcast, “Roundtable with Sherry Smith on Bohemians West,” August 2020.

The Rogue Historian podcast, “Free Love and Radicals with Sherry L. Smith,” August 2020. (Listen on anchor.fm)

What’s Your Why podcast, Wyoming Humanities Council, “Sherry Smith: Discover History Before It Discovers You,” July 2020

radio and tv

C-SPAN3 American History TV, Sex, Sexuality and Suffrage, first aired February 27, 2021, and available thereafter at https://www.c-span.org/video/?508893-2/sex-sexuality-suffrage

C-SPAN “Counterculture and San Francisco, 1967,” January 2017.

Backstory Radio Show, “You’ve Come a Long Way? A History of Women in Politics,” July 2016.