Speaking Engagements

Over the past ten years I have given more than 350 talks and slide shows on a variety of my books. A partial list of the venues where I have spoken includes the following: American Museum of Natural History, Mystic Seaport, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mariner's Museum and Park, Tenement Museum, South Street Seaport, National Archives, Politics & Prose Bookstore, Porter Square Bookstore, Harvard Bookstore, Concord Bookshop, Larchmont Yacht Club, Nantucket Whaling Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Cape Cod Natural History Museum, Yale University, House of Seven Gables, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Public Library, Concord Festival of Writers, Town Hall Seattle, and scores of libraries throughout New England. 

If you are interested in having me as a speaker for any of my books, please contact me via the contact form on this website (see tab above). During this time of COVID-19, I have been giving a lot of virtual (Zoom) talks, and am happy to do those. But, as of June 2021, I am open to in-person talks as well. Thank you for your interest.

March 2021

Guilford Free Library - Non-Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, March 17, 2021

2 PM

Guilford, CT

Discussion about A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

Jamestown Historical Society

Tuesday, March 25, 2021

7 PM

Jamestown, RI

Virtual talk on Brilliant Beacons: The History of the American Lighthouse

Friends Of The Library of Collier County

Non-Fiction Author Lecture Series

Monday, March 29, 2021

9 AM

Moorings Golf and Country Club

2500 Crayton Road

Naples Florida

Virtual talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

The Commons in Lincoln

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

2 PM

Lincoln, MA

Virtual talk on When America First Met China

April 2021

 

Newburyport Literary Festival

Sunday, April 25, 2021

11 AM

Newburyport, MA

Virtual talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

June 2021

 

The Insurance Library

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

12:30 PM

Boston, MA

Virtual talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

Blue Hills Observatory

Thursday, June 10, 2021

7 PM

Milton, MA

Virtual talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

Essex Meadows Independent Living

Sunday, June 13,  2021

4 PM

Essex, CT

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

Tewksbury Public Library

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

7 PM

Tewksbury, MA

Virtual talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

July 2021

 

Orchard Cove Senior Living

Thursday, July 8, 2021

7:30 PM

1 Dell Pond Drive

Canton, MA 

Talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

History Camp America

Saturday, July 10, 2021

9:50 AM  

Virtual talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

Tales of Cape Cod

Monday, July 12, 2021

7 PM

3046 Main St

Barnstable, MA  

Talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

Corinthian Yacht Club

Thursday, July 29, 2021

7 PM

1 Nahant St.

Marblehead, MA

Talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

August 2021

 

WoodenBoat Show

Saturday, August 21, 2021

1 PM

Masin Room

Mystic Seaport

Mystic, CT

Talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes 

Essex Meadows Independent Living

Sunday, August 22,  2021

4 PM

Essex, CT

A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes 

September 2021

 

New England Lighthouse Lovers

Sunday, September 19, 2021

10 AM

Sunapee Lake Lodge

Talk on Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

Nantucket Atheneum

Monday, September 20, 2021

7 PM

Nantucket, MA

Virtual talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes (might be changed to an in-person talk)

Stoneridge

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

4 PM

Mystic, CT

Talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

Warner Free Lecture Series

Friday, September 24, 2021

7 PM

Harvard, MA

Talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

Marblehead Museum Book Club

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

7 PM

Marblehead, MA

Joining the book discussion of Brilliant Beacons: The History of the American Lighthouse

October 2021

 

Historic Beverly

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

7 PM

117 Cabot St.

Beverly, MA

Talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

North Hill Independent Living

Thursday, October 14, 2021

4 PM

865 Central Avenue

Needham, MA

Talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

November 2021

 

Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

7 PM

Pollard Memorial Library

276 Broadway

Lowell, MA

Talk on A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

Needham History Center and Museum

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

7 PM

1147 Central Avenue

Needham, MA

Talk on Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates OR Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse (topic to be decided closer to talk)

Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Noon

Union Club

Eight Park St.

Boston, MA

Talk on Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates