Come Hear Me Speak!

The following list shows places I'm speaking, although some are for private groups or clubs.  If you know someone in one of the clubs, you can probably ask about being a guest.  Keep watching for updates!  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)            

 *Non-fiction writing

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:, or 334-834-3556.


POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW!!!  Thursday, February 26 -- Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC, morning.  I will give my Traditional Titanic Show here.  I'LL KEEP EVERYONE POSTED AS TO A RESCHEDULED DATE.

Thursday, April 2  -- Ravenscroft School rescheduled!  I'll do my Traditional Titanic show at 8 a.m. at Ravenscroft in Raleigh, NC.  That's 8 a.m. Eastern time.

Monday, April 6 -- Skype interview with Journalism class at University of Toledo, time to be announced.

Monday, April 13 -- I will appear on Antiques Roadshow (US) on PBS, showing my Titanic memorabilia!  JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE:  Watch March 30 and April 6 as well.  The show projects April 13, but those three days will show people and their treasures from Birmingham.

Wednesday, April 22 -- Lebanon, Missouri, library, 6:30 p.m.  I will perform as Sylvia here.

Friday, April 24 --  I'll do one of my Titanic shows and answer questions with the Cherry Blossom Book Club, which is reading A Rare Titanic Family.  This will be held at the wonderful Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, Missouri.  The event will be held at the Marshfield Assembly of God, 1538 Washington St., Marshfield, Mo., at 3:10 p.m.  The event is for book club members, their guests, and potential members.  I'm honored to be taking the lead at the book club's first in-person meeting... it's been meeting on line until now.  Thank you for arranging this, Nicholas Inman!   

MOVED TO MAY  15 -- (Thursday, April 9 -- Shelby County Arts Council.) 

Friday, May 15 -- Shelby County Arts Council, 104 Mildred St., Columbiana, AL, 6 or 7 p.m. (to be determined,, 205-669-0044.  Further details to come.  I will perform as Sylvia here. 

Tuesday, July 21 -- I'll perform my Traditional Titanic show at Museum of Coastal Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, at 6 p.m. Eastern time.  

Thursday, August 20 -- I'll speak about the Wright Brothers' time in Alabama for the Post Card Club, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1400 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL, 7 p.m.

Tentative Sept.  17-20 -- Titanic Museum Germany, Dortmund, Germany.  I'll be scheduled to speak on Saturday, Sept. 19, most likely.  Further details to be announced.