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If your organization is looking for a speaker, workshop leader, or a memoir writing instructor, please contact me at or go to midsummer books.


Example of One Program I Give:  (TED Talk at Fishers High School)


I've written 10 books and over 60 articles covering a wide and eclectic range of topics and genres, including politics, sports, romance, philanthropy, adventure travel, and the craft of memoir writing. I've been a featured guest on over 75 radio/TV/podcast shows. I have taught an Honors Program course at Butler and Marian Universities about the philosophy of philanthropy, as well as classes on nonfiction writing at Indiana Writers Center and the culture of Nepal for the IUPUI Continuing Ed Program and Oasis.




Scheduled Programs & Classes  


Philanthropy; Why Do We Do It?

Scientech Club of Indianapolis, April 3, 2017, noon


Memoir Writing with a Purpose

Instructor: Jeff Rasley
Date: Saturday, August 5
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members


Memoir Writing for the Older Adult

Closed group for Oasis at 9:30 a.m on June 24


Sample Podcasts: 


Britany Felix did a 2-episode podcast with me on her Living Unconventionally show about unconventional travel and the creation of the Basa Village Foundation:  From Hitchhiking the U.S. to Hiking the Himalayas Part 1  From Hitchhiking the US to Hiking the Himalayas Part 2

Interview on "Different Strokes" talking with host David Clarke about what makes a real hero, skeptical agnosticism and spirituality, the great American philosophy of pragmatism, and the mission of the Basa Village foundation to engage in culturally sensitive development in Basa Nepal:


Discussion with Billy Powell on "Keeping the Nostalgia Alive":  "Author Jeff Rasley joins us to discuss his book on Goshen native, Indiana All-Star, and Indiana University basketball Hoosier - John Ritter. What an amazing and informative read. Don't you sometimes hear a name and wonder what became of them?"


Can the Church and Religions remain relevant in an increasingly secular culture? Points of Inquiry Aussie interviewer talks with author Jeff Rasley about why "beliefs divide us while values unite us":


Podcast of The Bucket List Life with Kenyon Salo about "philanthro-trekking" and living life as an adventure:


"Authors Talk About It" podcast/interview with Janelle Alex at

Podcast Quaker-Author Jeff Rasley interviewed by atheist Rod Moore about the decline of organized religion in the US and the future  of the Church

Why I traded in a 3-piece suit and briefcase for an ice axe & crampons - and founded the Basa Village Foundation USA

Example of a guest blog: Conscious Discussions Blogspot, guest blog/interview with Dave & Lillian Brummett





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