Client Events, Dawn Schiller

Dawn Schiller: September in Chicago!

As Dawn winds up August as the first month since the release of “The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes.” September will bring her to the Windy City for a round of appearances!

If you are in the Chicago area, make a point to visit Dawn at one of the locations below and pick up a signed copy of the book!

September 18, 5:00pm

The Orchard Community
101 Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60506

September 19, 9:00am & 11:00am
The Orchard Community
101 Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60506

September 22, 12:30pm
Borders Books
150 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

September 22, 7:00pmThe Orchard Community
101 Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60506

September 23, 6:00pm

Meet Dawn, hear excerpts from her extraordinary memoir, and view the 2003 movie Wonderland, which is based on Schiller’s experiences with Holmes, starring Val Kilmer as John Holmes and Kate Bosworth as Dawn Schiller.

$25 includes movie screening, food entrée, soda, Q&A with the author,
and an autographed copy of The Road Through Wonderland.

Hollywood Palms Cinema, Naperville
352 South Route 59
Naperville, IL 60540

For more info and ticket information please visit:


September 24, 7:30pm
Barnes and Noble
Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL

Dawn has also recently launched her new non profit, E.S.T.E.A.M., an outreach and mentoring program to guide “throwaway teens” off the streets and help them find a better life.  To visit her new website CLICK HERE!

Empowering Successful Teens through Education, Awareness & Mentoring (E.S.T.E.A.M.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raise awareness and educate communities about teens who are faced with unfair challenges of abuse and neglect in their lives.  Through a heightened awareness of these at-risk teens, E.S.T.E.A.M. aims to reach out and collaborate with communities in offering support with the hope of empowering them to grow into happy, successful adults.

We at E.S.T.E.A.M. believe that every teen has the potential for greatness regardless of their parental circumstances. They only need to believe they are valuable and can attain their dreams. We hope by checking in on this website and sharing thoughts and ideas, all community members (that’s you) will be able to broaden their understanding of the unique need of these teens and apply solid solutions to help.

To think of images of kids beat down, used or thrown away should break our hearts. What a terrible feeling to be unwanted, not important enough to be asked what you might be thinking or feeling. No one to worry if you are scared or lonely…offer you safety without strings. We recycle our trash, but consider an unwanted teen unsalvageable. Why? They are our poets, artists, musicians, scholars, athletes, chemists, & thespians. They are worth more than the sky. They are all our children. Let’s embrace them.