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 talk 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

National Museum of the US Navy

Friday, June 10, 2022

1 PM

 Building 76,

Washington Navy Yard, DC

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Reads & Company Bookshop

Sunday, June 12, 2022

4 PM

 234 Bridge Street

Phoenixville, PA

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

7:30 PM

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

Everett Public Library--Parlin Memorial

Thursday,  July 21, 2022

7 PM

410 Broadway

Everett, MA

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

Tewksbury Public Library

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

7 PM

30 Chandler St.

Tewksbury, MA 

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Yarmouth Town Libraries’ Annual Summer Reading Program

Thursday, August 11, 2022

2 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

Saber and Scroll Historical Society

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

7 PM

Charlestown, West Virginia

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

September 2022

 

Swampscott Public Library

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

7 PM

61 Burrill St.

Swampscott, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

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

Tuesday, 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. 

South Bayfront Sailing Association

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Time TBD

604 Marina Parkway

Chula Vista, CA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

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

The Massachusetts Historical Society

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

7:00 PM (reception at 6)

1154 Boylston St.

Boston, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

The Commons in Lincoln

Thursday, September 29, 2022

11 AM

One Harvest Circle

Lincoln, MA

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

October 2022

Henry L. Ferguson Museum

Saturday, October 8, 2022

4 PM

Fishers Island, NY

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

The James Library & Center for the Arts

Thursday, October 20, 2022

7 PM

24 West Street,

Norwell, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust

Monday, October 24, 2022

6 PM

North Dartmouth Library

211 Cross Rd.
North Dartmouth, MA

Annual Meeting

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

The Darien Public Library and

The Darien Power Squadron

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

7 PM

1441 Post Rd.

Darien, CT

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Jewish Book Month at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore

Thursday, October 27, 2022 

7:00 PM

4 Community Rd.

Marblehead, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

November 2022

Boston Druggists Association

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

7:00 PM

Continental Restaurant

Saugus, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Foxborouth Historical Society

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

7:00 PM

Boyden Public Library

Foxborough, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

December 2022

Sons of the American Revolution (Boston Chapter)

Saturday December 3, 2022

10 A.M.

Location TBD

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

January 2023

Hyannis Yacht Club

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Noon-2

Hyannis, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

 

The Littleton Lyceum

Friday, January 20, 2023

7:30 PM

Littleton, Ma

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

March 2023

The Historical Society of Watertown

Sunday, March 19, 2023

2:00 PM

Watertown Free Public Library

123 Main Street

Watertown, MA

Talk on Brilliant Beacons: The History of the American Lighthouse

The Army And Navy Club

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

6:30 PM

Washington D.C. 

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

May 2023

Eastern Yacht Club

Thursday, May 4, 2023

7 PM

Marblehead, MA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Marblehead Museum

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Fundraiser dinner at the Lee Mansion

Details to come

Michelle Smith Lecture Series

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

7 PM

Mount Vernon, VA

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

July 2023

National Maritime Historical Society

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Time and Place to be determined, but either in or near Peekskill, NY

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

August 2023

General Henry Knox Museum

The Knox Annual Lecture

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Time TBD

Salt Water Fields Event Barn

South Thomaston, ME

Talk on Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

September 2023

Marblehead Museum

Thursday, September 28, 2023

7 PM

170 Washington St.

Marblehead, MA

Talk on Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America