Co-Chair, Narratives of Citizenship Conference 2007
University of Alberta
"Minister Faust was a featured performer at the Artists' Gala of our international conference,
Narratives of Citizenship. I was astounded by the felicity with which he managed to switch
between lively, raucous readings of his comic work and sober, detailed and inspiring political
commentary, all without missing a beat. I can't recommend him highly enough."
GAIL SIDONIE SOBAT
Author, The Book of Mary
Creator/coordinator of YouthWrite and WordsWorth
Camps for kids who love to write
"Minister Faust is an eloquent presenter and workshop facilitator. Actor, orator, storyteller, he
captivates his audience, leaving listeners spellbound. Whether mentoring young people or
adults, Minister Faust perfectly aims his delivery and is earnest in his efforts to inspire and
encourage. Knowledgeable, witty, and engaged, Minister Faust promotes creative exploration
of the written word."
Associate, Urban Land, Stantec
"Minister Faust was a guest speaker at the October luncheon meeting of the Alberta
Association of the Canadian Institute of Planner (AACIP). He passionately described some of
the urban issues and challenges that planners, city builders and urban designer's all face in
developing communities and neighbourhoods. He captured the diverse and detailed
characteristics of the urban fabric and related this to creating better urban places.
"Minister Faust is a skilled orator, using a passionate and lively narrative to captivate his
audience. He has a clear understanding of urban places and the cultural opportunities they
present, and he eloquently translated this vision into words for his audience. His
thought-provoking visual descriptions of Edmonton provided everyone listening with the
opportunity to contemplate and ponder the marvelous possibilities waiting right in front of us.
He created a completely enjoyable and enlightening experience."
Anti-Racism Project Lead
NorQuest College, Edmonton, Alberta
"I've had occasion to hear Minister Faust speak on several occasions; most recently he
presented the keynote address at our March 21 Anti-racism event at NorQuest College. Minister
Faust is an animated and passionate speaker, who presents a considered and thoughtful
message in a way that engages and holds the attention of the listener.
"I was especially impressed with the way Minister Faust adjusted the language level of his
message to reach the audience of mainly ESL students, showing that he is indeed a practiced
and gifted orator, able to communicate clearly in diverse situations. I highly recommend
Minister Faust as a speaker."
Programme Coordinator, Writers Guild of Alberta
"Minister Faust graciously agreed to speak to a group of writers at a WGA event on the topic of
"the writing life." Minister Faust came well-prepared with an array of advice and tips for
writers, including a ton of information on writing techniques, courses, query letters, agents,
and much more.
"He was an extremely engaging and personable speaker, and he fielded questions from the
audience thoughtfully and helpfully. Minister Faust was also recently one of our Blue Pencil Café
authors, and met with several aspiring and emerging writers to offer on-the-spot feedback and
give insight into the writing life."
Chair, Writing Across Borders
President, Get Publishing Communications Society
"All eyes and ears were directed forward - not a lagging moment! We would look forward to
having him join us again."
Book Minister Faust
as your next keynote speaker
With a combined 20,000 hours of teaching, workshop leadership,
broadcasting, and speaking in front of organisations, conventions,
conferences, TEDx Edmonton, and crowds in the tens of thousands,
Minister Faust creates the ideal mixture of the humourous, wise,
technical, and inspirational.
Contact him regarding topics, rates, availability, and travel plans.