I'll also post updates as they come up on the page "A Rare Titanic Family" on Facebook. In the following list, speeches in Bold are for A Rare Titanic Family. Speeches in Italics are for my book Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910.
ALL NEW!!! I now appear as Sylvia Caldwell, who tells the Titanic story as though it's summer, 1912. This 50-minute one-woman show was developed for the Florida Chautauqua and has been shown in many other venues as well. I have to admit, it's a LOT of fun. Ask me about it! (That's me in costume as Sylvia, at left.) NOTE: I appear in costume at both types of Titanic shows (traditional or Sylvia show).
Those wishing to hear about the Titanic may select either the traditional PowerPoint show based on the stories of the Titanic my great-uncle told me, or they may choose to have me perform as Sylvia.
I also speak on:
*History of the Mass Media
*Carrie Ingalls, Frontier Journalist (You may remember Carrie from Little House on the Prairie)
Unless noted, all times are in Central Time (US). I'll always bring my book for sale and will take cash, checks, or credit cards. In Alabama, the price with tax is $23. The price varies in each state according to the state sales tax.
If you have a group you'd like me to speak to, do contact me through my publisher, NewSouth Books: email@example.com, or 334-834-3556.
Friday, March 7 -- Argus Club, at The Club, Birmingham, AL, 11:30 a.m. I will perform as Sylvia here.
Tuesday, March 18 -- St. Luke's Episcopal Church Senior Adults, 11 a.m. The church is located at 3736 Montrose Road, Mountain Brook, AL. My presentation is part of their "Telling Stories" series. I will perform as Sylvia here.
Tuesday, March 25 -- North Myrtle Beach, SC, Historical Museum -- The Wright Brothers in Alabama. I'll speak at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Thursday, April 10 -- Shelby County Arts Council, 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana, AL, 7 p.m. I will perform as Sylvia here.
Monday, April 21 -- Vestavia Hills Historical Society, at "The Forest" in Vestavia Hills (AL) Library, 2 p.m. Likely I will perform as Sylvia here.
Monday, April 28 -- First Presbyterian Church, Bessemer, AL. Program starts at 10:30. I'll do my traditional show here.
April 24 -- Rotary Club, Lebanon, Mo., lunchtime. Details to be announced. I will probably do a shorter version of my traditional Titanic show here.
April 24 - 26 -- Cherry Blossom Festival, Marshfield, Missouri. I will be one of six authors to receive Ella Dickey Literacy Award for 2014. The award is presented to authors whose work has helped preserve history. What an honor! The award is presented annually in honor of Marshfield's first librarian. I will receive the award on Thursday, April 24. For more about the festival, which one magazine named as the best festival in Missouri, click here.
Tuesday, July 22 -- Museum of Coastal Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 6 p.m. -- The Wright Brothers in Alabama.
Sunday, July 27 -- Dunn, NC, Book Club, 3-5 p.m. at a local clubhouse. Details will be announced. I will perform as Sylvia here.
Wednesday, July 30 -- Details to be announced about an appearance in Highlands, NC.
Wednesday, August 20 -- First Christian Church, Birmingham -- The Wright Brothers in Alabama. Details to be worked out.
Sept. 18-21 -- Titanic Museum Germany, Dortmund, Germany. I'll be scheduled to speak on Saturday, Sept. 20. Further details to be announced.