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).

May 2022

Jibboom Club -- New London Custom House Museum

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

1 PM

150 Bank Street

New London, CT

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

 

Abbot Public Library

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

7 PM

235 Pleasant Street

Marblehead, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

North Hill Independent Living

Thursday, May 26, 2022

4 PM

865 Central Ave

Needham, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

June 2022

Porter Square Books

Monday, June 6, 2022

7 PM

25 White Street

Cambridge, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Wellesley Council on Aging

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

7 PM

500 Washington Street

Wellesley, MA

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

Marblehead Museum

Thursday, June 9, 2022

7 PM

170 Washington Street

Marblehead, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

 

Yellow Umbrella Books

Saturday, June 18

Noon to 3

501 Main Street

Chatham, MA

Father's Day booksigning for Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

HistoryAuthorTalks.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

7 PM

Zoom event. Register by clicking on the underlined title above.

Zoom talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Orchard Cove Independent Living

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

11 AM

1 Del Pond Drive

Canton, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Museum of Old Newbury

Thursday, June 23, 2022

7 PM

98 High Street

Newburyport, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

30th Annual WoodenBoat Show

Saturday, June 25, 2022

3:30 PM

Masin Room

Mystic Seaport Museum

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

The National Archives

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

1 PM

Washington, D.C.

Zoom Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

July 2022

Nantasket Beach Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by The Hull Public Library, the Hull Lifesaving Museum, and the Nantasket Beach Resort

Thursday, July 7, 2022

7 PM

Ballroom at the Nantasket Beach Resort

45 Hull Shore Drive

Hull, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

 

Nantucket Atheneum

Monday, July 11, 2022

6 PM

1 India Street

Nantucket, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Cambria County Library

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

6 PM

248 Main Street

Johnstwon, PA

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

The Commons in Lincoln

Thursday, July 14, 2022

11 AM

One Harvest Circle

Lincoln, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Brewster Historical Society and

the Brewster Book Store

at the Old Sea Pines Inn

Tuesday,  July 19, 2022

7 PM (talk, see below)

2553 Main St

Brewster, MA 

6 PM cocktail hour, 7 PM book talk

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Titcomb's Bookshop

Tuesday,  July 26, 2022

6:30 PM

Sandwich Public Library

142 Main St.

Sandwich, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Martha's Vineyard Museum

Wednesday,  July 27, 2022

7 PM

151 Lagoon Pond Rd.

Martha's Vineyard

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

 

August 2022

Tales of Cape Cod

Monday, August 1, 2022

7 PM

3046 Main St.

Barnstable, MA 

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Newbridge on the Charles

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

2 PM

7000 Great Meadow Road

Dedham, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Prouts Neck Yacht Club

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Time TBD

549 Black Point Rd

Scarborough, ME

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

Yarmouth Town Libraries’ Annual Summer Reading Program

Thursday, August 11, 2022

2-4 PM

At the Yarmouth Senior Center

528 Forest Rd.

West Yarmouth, MA

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

Mattapoisett Free Public Library

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

6:30 PM

7 Barstow St.

Mattapoisett, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Corinthian Yacht Club

Thursday, August 18, 2022

7 PM

1 Nahant St.

Marblehead, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Mississippi Book Festival

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Panel on “Naval History” with Tom Clavin, author of The Uttermost Ends of the Earth and Ben Raines, The Last Slave Ship (awaiting confirmation on Raines) 

Filmed by C-Span

Jackson, Mississippi

Hudson Library and Historical Society

Monday, August 29, 2022

7 PM

Hudson, Ohio

Virtual talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

September 2022

 

Beverly Public Library

Monday, September 12, 2022

9:30 AM

32 Essex Street

Beverly, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

StoneRidge Senior Living

Thursday, September 13, 2022

4 PM

186 Jerry Browne Rd

Mystic, CT

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Pelagic Sailing Club

Thursday, September 15, 2022

6:30 PM

Savin Hill Yacht Club

400 Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 

Hybrid talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution -- the talk will be in-person and via Zoom. 

The Commons in Lincoln

Monday, September 19, 2022

11 AM

One Harvest Circle

Lincoln, MA

Talk on Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NEHGS virtual event “Writing History” series (w/bundled book purchase)

6:00 - 7:15 pm 

6:00 - 6:25 pm: presents book w/slides

6:25 - 6:50 pm: conversation w/moderator on the art of “writing history” - discussing complete works and craft as a topic

6:50 - 7:15 pm: audience Q&A

The Mariner's Museum and Park

Thursday September 22, 2022

7 PM

100 Museum Drive

Newport News, VA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Exeter Inn

90 Front St. 

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution