POSTPONED: Maine history talk – South Portland, Maine – May 26

South Portland Public Library 482 Broadway, South Portland, ME

UPDATE: Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in Cumberland County, Maine, this event has been postponed. Further details to come. I'll be speaking about the past, present and future of coastal Maine in South Portland on Thursday, May 26th. This a rescheduled talk originally intended to have been delivered during Maine's Bicentennial summer of... Read more »

Speaking on the Caribbean Pirates (virtually), NYC, June 23

Queens Public Library Queens, NY

I'll be speaking about Blackbeard and the great Golden age pirate gang in a virtual presentation hosted by the Queens Public Library in New York's Cambria Heights neighborhood on June 23 at 4pm. The event is free and open to the public worldwide. Details to follow.

Speaking on the Lobster Coast, Deer Isle, Maine, June 27

Chase Emerson Memorial Library Deer Isle, ME

I'll be speaking about the past, present and future of Coastal Maine -- a topic I took up in both The Lobster Coast and the "Colony" series for the Portland Press Herald -- at the Chase Emerson Memorial Library in lovely Deer Isle, Maine at 5pm on June 27th.  It's free and open to the... Read more »

Speaking on Lobster Coast, Boothbay Harbor, Maine; Aug. 16 (Private)

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Boothbay Harbor, ME

On August 16th I'll be giving a talk on the past, present and future of coastal Maine, topic of my book, The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It's a member's only event, so you'll need to join or pull... Read more »

Speaking on American Nations, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 25 (Private)

National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Illinois Chicago, IL

I'll be speaking about U.S. regionalism and American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America at the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Illinois' annual meeting in Chicago on October 25. It's a members-only event, but if you're in Chicago and wanting to connect, give me a... Read more »