May 7

Terri Tate at the NANP Conference and Expo 2017

  • Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel

The National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) will hold its 2017 Annual Conference & Expo, Blazing Trails in Holistic Nutrition, May 4-7, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Terri will give her keynote speech, "Care for the Trail Blazers" on May 5. 

For nearly forty years, humorist Terri Tate has been traveling the country, speaking to health care audiences about the importance of self-care. She preached [and deeply believed] that we can’t take any better care of our patients than we do of ourselves. Then, in 1990, Terri became a patient. She discovered that her mantra was even truer than she had known. Two bouts of disfiguring oral cancer from which she had a 2% chance of survival took her to a deeper level of understanding of what it means to love and care for yourself. She will share the insights gained on her harrowing and often hilarious journey and read excerpts from A Crooked Smile. We will explore how to love and care for ourselves as we set out to blaze new trails!.


Visit for additional information or to register!

7:00 pm19:00

Book Event: Third Place Books

  • Third Place Books at Lake Forest Park Towne Center

Join Terri on Tuesday, May 2 at 7pm for a Book Event at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA! See the website for more details here!

6:30 pm18:30

8th Annual Nibbles & Noshes

  • Kirkland: EvergreenHealth

Join Terri on Thursday, April 27 for the 8th Annual Nibbles & Noshes, hosted by Cancer Lifeline and the Evergreen Health in Seattle, WA, a free social and educational event for patients, survivors and caregivers living with Oral, Head and Neck cancers. 

Registration will begin in mid-March; please call the Evergreen Healthline at 425-899-3000 for more information and to register. 

7:00 pm19:00

Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows Speaker Series

  • Ocean View Lodge 143 · Independent Order of Odd Fellows

On Wednesday, April 12, join Terri for the Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows Speaker Series in Half Moon Bay, CA for a presentation and a book signing! The Speaker Series is an ongoing monthly series of speakers covering topics from science, history, politics, citizenship, and more. More details here!


5:00 pm17:00

Sunday Salon: “Laughing Matters”

  • O'Hanlan Center for the Arts

On Sunday, April 2, join Terri for a Sunday Salon: “Laughing Matters” at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, CA! Potluck starts at 5pm and performances start at 6pm. Cost is $10, see more details on the website here.

7:00 pm19:00

"Getting Old with Roche & Tate" Comedy Show

  • O'Hanlon Center For the Arts in Mill Valley

“Getting Old with Roche & Tate” Comedy show with David Roche at the O’Hanlon Center in Mill Valley.

Having been blessed with disease and disfigurement that allowed them to get a jump on aging, humorists David Roche and Terri Tate feel qualified to advise their peers who are catching up with them! In casual conversation, Terri and David will share their hard-won wisdom on changing appearance and bodily functions, eating problems, facing death and sex (or lack thereof). 

Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit O'Hanlan Center of the Arts. Tickets can be purchased by calling 415.388.4331. More information can be found on their website here

7:00 pm19:00

Terri Tate talks at the San Anselmo Public Library

  • San Anselmo Public Library

Terri will be at the San Anselmo Public Library to talk about A Crooked Smile on February 8! Doors open at 6:30pm for a cookie reception and a meet-and-greet with the author. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

7:00 pm19:00

Keynote and Book Discussion

  • Marin County Aging and Adult Services

Terri will give a talk at the annual staff gathering of the Marin County Aging and Adults Services on January 31.

7:00 pm19:00

COMIVC Book Forum Discussion

  • College of Marin - Indian Valley Campus: ESCOM CENTER

The College of Marin Indian Valley Campus has included A Crooked Smile in their 2017 Reading List and accompanying Book Forum. Join the students at COM for a discussion on A Crooked Smile at the ESCOM CENTER - IVC in Building 10.

6:00 pm18:00

Book Launch for "A Crooked Smile" in Grosse Pointe, MI

  • Barnes & Noble - Grosse Pointe

Terri returns to her homeland and visits the Barnes and Noble built on the site of 7-Mack Center where she got her basic training in shopping in the fifties! This was where she learned the basic tenets presented in her solo show, Shopping as a Spiritual Path. Check out clips of the show on the storytelling page to see how well that training paid off!

"The Healing Power of Laughter" in Sacramento, CA
7:00 pm19:00

"The Healing Power of Laughter" in Sacramento, CA

  • Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento

Laughter therapy is the use of humor to promote overall health and wellness. Medical journals have acknowledged that laughter therapy can help improve quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses or cancer. 

On November 10, Sutter Medical Foundation, through its Sutter Health Institute for Health & Healing and Oncology Departments, is coordinating with Jan Adrian, founder and Executive Director of Healing Journeys, and author and comedian, Terri Tate, to bring you an educational, inspiring – and hilarious lecture.

Join Terri at the Sutter Cancer Center for "The Healing Power of Laughter." Please register here to attend!

Keynote Speaker at ICONS Fall Conference
7:30 am07:30

Keynote Speaker at ICONS Fall Conference

  • Gardner Village

Terri will deliver the Keynote Address “A Crooked Smile: Facing Change with Grace and Humor” at the Intermountain Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society Fall Conference. The theme of the conference is "Challenging Dogmas: New Directions in Cancer Care."