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“We invited Annabelle Gurwitch to speak at our Annual Global Sales Meeting 2023. 
Annabelle gave a captivating and motivational talk, bravely sharing her recent battle with lung cancer. I would encourage all of my colleagues in the life sciences and diagnostic industry to invite Annabelle to speak. Thank you, Annabelle, for giving such a moving speech. You are a true inspiration to everyone!”

— Brian McKelligon, CEO Akoya Biosciences
Annabelle offers comedy nights, keynotes, guest lectures, 
and MCs at events across the country.
Past events include:​
  • Jewish Free Loans of Los Angeles Gala 2019, MC

  • UJA Spring Event, Long Island, keynote

  • Spring Lecturer for The Charlotte Jewish Federation

  • Reason Rally on the National Mall 2016

  • George Washington University, Jewish Literature Lecturer

  • Canyon Ranch, Tucson, artist in residence 

  • Services for the Underserved Annual Gala, MC, Rainbow Room, NYC

  • Prevention Magazine Summit, MC, Austin, Texas

  • Cedar-Sinai Women’s Luncheon, Beverly Hills, MC, honoring Marilu Henner and Jackie Collins

  • UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, MC, honoring Jared Diamond

  • 75th Gala for National Wildlife Federation, MC

opening plenary: IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer, Vienna


“Annabelle Gurwitch held Literary Orange attendees spellbound, yes spellbound. She was at once: touching, soulful, irreverent, and comedic.” 

— Marie Twombly, Director, Literary Orange, Literary festival of Orange County

 “Her humorous and empowering message really resonated with our discerning guests. Annabelle was just what the doctor ordered!”

— Sheryl Press, Canyon Ranch Director of Public Relations
Book and Library Fairs
  • Rancho Mirage Writers Fest

  • Los Angeles Festival of Books

  • Thurber House Spring Speaker Series

  • Miami Book Fair

  • Ann Arbor Library

  • Literary Orange keynote

  • The Nashville Library

  • Annapolis Book Fest

  • Erma Bombeck Writers Conference keynote

  • South by SouthWest

  • US Comedy Arts Fest

  • The Jewish Book Council Book Tour ‘10-‘11 & ‘14-‘15, ‘17-‘18

  • Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival

  • The Nation Magazine Cruise to Alaska

  • New York Comedy Festival

on the role of patient advocates: press conference: IASLC World Conference 2023, Singapore

speech for the Jewish Federation of San Gabriel Valley

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