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!  My hostess for this event was involved in an accident, so we'll postpone it until she has recovered.  Stay tuned!  Thanks for understanding.  Sunday, July 5 -- Highland Manor, Birmingham, 2 p.m.  I will perform as Sylvia here.  Thank you for arranging this, Harriet and Amber!

THE CLUB HAS HAD TO CANCEL ITS AUGUST MEETING, SO THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.  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.

Monday, November 16 -- My Traditional Titanic Show at Mt Laurel Library, 111 Olmsted Street, Birmingham, AL, 6 p.m.

Thursday, November 19 -- North Shelby Library, 5521 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, AL, 6 p.m.  The library number is 205-439-5512.  I will perform as Sylvia here.


Tuesday, March 15 -- I'll speak about the Wright Brothers' time in Alabama for the Hoover Historical Society, Hoover, Alabama.  Further details to follow.

Tuesday, April 12 -- Riverchase United Methodist Church, Birmingham, noon.  I'll give my traditional PowerPoint show here.  If you'd like to attend, contact Patti at 205-987-4030 or

Thursday, April 7 -- I'll do one of my Titanic shows (to be determined) at Cathedral Church of the Advent Seniors Ministry in downtown Birmingham, AL.  The program will start at 11:30 a.m.  Phone Katherine Kilpatrick at 205-443-8559 if you'd like to attend, as they serve lunch, and I'm sure you need to be on her list. 

Possible in the future:

Titanic Museum Germany, Dortmund, Germany, at a convention that happens around the third week in September each year.  So far we haven't been able to arrange this, but it's always a hope!