Upcoming Events

Contact Tim about scheduling new events HERE

July 26, 2017 – Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: “Nantucket: Art, Literature, and the Sea.”

August 26, 2017 – Grub Street: Fictional Love Stories

August 28, 2017 – Cornelia Street Café, New York City: Cuba Writers Program Reading with Ann Hood, Alden Jones, and Michael Ruhlman (reading from A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING)

September 21 – 24, 2017Historical Writers of America Annual Conference, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. Talk: “World Building in Historical Fiction.” 

September 28, 2017. Cimarron Coffee & Books, Ridgway. Colorado. Reading from A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING

October 1, 2017, 2PM. Tattered Cover Bookstore, Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado. Reading from A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING

October 7, 2017 – Grub Street Novel Revision Series: Dialogue & the Scene

October 12 – 15, 2017 – Brattleboro Literary Festival. Short Story Showcase: Reading from A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING

October 19, 2017 – The Thompson Center, Woodstock, VT. Vermont Humanities Council Lecture: “A Playground for Empire: Historical Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S.A.”

October 21, 2017 – Northern Woodlands Conference, Fairlee, Vermont. Reading and Discussion of A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING

November 4, 2017 – Grub Street Novel Revision Series: Minor & Supporting Characters

November 6 – 16, 2017 – Featured Expert, National Geographic Expeditions: Exploring Patagonia

November 26 – December 4, 2017 – Art & Writing in Cuba (with Eric Aho) SPACE AVAILABLE

December 16, 2017 – Grub Street Novel Revision Series: Killer Openings & Symphonic Endings

January 15 – 25, 2018 – Featured Expert, National Geographic Expeditions: Exploring Patagonia

March 18 – 27, 2018 – Havana, Camagüey, and the North Coast (with Brattleboro Museum & Art Center) SPACE AVAILABLE

April 22 – May 1, 2018 – Writing, Culture, and Place in Cuba (with Green Writers Press) SPACE AVAILABLE

May 14 – 22, 2018 – Cuba Writers Program (with Alden Jones & Ann Hood) SPACE AVAILABLE

 
 

EVENTS PAST: A SCRAPBOOK


July 22, 2017

Grub Street Novel Revision Series: Point of View & Voicemoby7

July 5 – 11, 2017

Featured Expert, National Geographic Student Expeditions in Cuba: Trinidad, Santa Clara, & the northern coast19983834_10155468233854344_5830137272681372404_o

July 1, 2017

New Hampshire’s Toadstool bookstores: Keene (11AM) & Peterborough (2PM)Reading from A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHINGIMG_1372

June 29, 2017

 Harvard Book Store, Cambridge. MA. Discussion & reading from A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING (with Crystal King & FEAST OF SORROW)IMG_1366

June 24, 2017

Grub Street Novel Revision Series: Interiority, Backstory & FlashbackIMG_1202

June 22, 2017

Mitchell’s Book Corner, Nantucket, MA. 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Book signing: A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING & WILL POOLE’S ISLAND19399507_1545051202201208_8109909465495854784_n

June 14, 2017

Bixby Library, Vergennes, VT. Vermont Humanities Council Lecture: “A Playground for Empire: Historical Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S.A.”havana-tank

May 27, 2017

Orvis Flagship Store, Manchester, VT. A joint Orvis/Northshire Bookstore event, 11AM – 2PM: A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHINGIMG_1019

May 20, 2017

Grub Street Novel Revision Series: Descriptive Writing & Image SystemsIMG_1163

May 16, 2017

 The Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, VT. Reading from A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING (with Dede Cummings of Green Writers Press)IMG_7938

May 13, 2017

– Stratton Mountain School, Stratton. Vermont Humanities Council Lecture: “A Playground for Empire: Historical Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S.A.”The_Administration's_Promises_Have_Been_Kept

May 5 – 7, 2017 

Grub Street’s The Muse and The Marketplace Conference, Boston. Craft Talk: “Essentials of Voice”

April 27 – May 5, 2017

Cuba Writers Program: Havana & Cienfuegos (with Ann Hood, Michael Ruhlman, & Alden Jones)

April 15, 2017 

Grub Street Novel Revision Series: Dramatic Structure & Narrative Drive100_1484

April 7, 2017

Green Writers Press Spring Book Release Party, Next Stage, Putney, VT17634382_10156077206452907_4262802853035488038_n

March 10 – 19, 2017

Green Writers Press Cuba: Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, & The CoastIMG_7078

February 11, 2017

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Sentence-Level Music”img_4028

January 15, 2017

“Writers Resist,” Brattleboro, Vermontc2psp4ouoaekxuw

January 10, 2017

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Killer Openings & Symphonic Endings”img_0272

December 10, 2016

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Dialogue & the Scene” img_0256

November 28 – December 6, 2016

Art and Culture of Cuba: Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad. Brattleboro Museum & Art Centerimg_0158

October 22, 2016

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Point of View & Voice”img_8353

October 14-16, 2016

Brattleboro Literary Festivalimg_0098

September 17, 2016

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Interiority, Backstory, & Flashback”img_9796

September 16, 2016

Landgrove Historic Association, VT. Vermont Humanities Council Lecture: “A Playground for Empire: Historical Perspectives on Cuba & the USA”img_9997

August 27, 2016

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Descriptive Writing & Image Systems”img_9890

July 30, 2016

Bookstock Lit Festival, Woodstock, VT: “Will Poole’s Island: The Making of an Historical Novel.”

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Special thanks to Pam Ahlen, Jennie Shurtleff, Cassie Horner, and the Yankee Bookshop!

July 21, 2016

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center: “The Life and Times of Francisco de Goya.”09 GOYA Maja desnuda

July 16, 2016

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Dramatic Tension & Narrative Structure”img_9740

July 6 – 15, 2016

Featured Expert

National Geographic Student Expeditions: Santa Clara & Havana, Cuba

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June 25, 2016

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Zeroing in on Genre & Theme”img_9068

May 21, 2016

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Killer Openings & Symphonic Endings”img_7738

May 10 -18, 2016

First Annual Cuba Writers Program (with Alden Jones & Ann Hood)

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What a great group of writers, and so much fun! Definitely doing this again next year. (If you’re interested, Google the website for details.)

May 8, 2016

Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT. Vermont Humanities Council Lecture: “A Playground for Empire: Historical Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S.A.”IMG_9205

April 29 – May 1, 2016

Teaching Scholar, Muse and The Marketplace Conference (GrubStreet), Boston. Lectures: “What’s Your Book ‘About’?” & “Fiction’s Inner Landscape”IMG_9185

April 2, 2016

Rockingham Public Library, Bellows Falls, VT. Vermont Humanities Council Lecture: “A Playground for Empire: Historical Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S.A.” (Listen to an audio recording of this lecture here.)

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March 26, 2016

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Dialogue & the Scene”IMG_7201

March 7 – 15, 2016

Private Cuba Trip (Brattleboro Museum & Art Center)

Havana, Trinidad, Playa Larga

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February 26, 2016

Grub Street, Boston: “Novel Revision Series: Minor & Supporting Characters”IMG_9183

February 25, 2016

Brattlleboro Museum and Arts Center: 7pm Lecture: “Georgia O’Keeffe: American Visionary”Slide67

January 25, 2016

Book and history talks: Will Poole’s Island. The Laurentian Club of Canada (& combined Mont Tremblant book clubs)

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Special thanks to the lovely Beryl Puddifer for orchestrating a most enjoyable mini-book tour in the Laurentians. Thanks also to the well-read members of the Laurentian Club and the Mont Tremblant book clubs. You all are an inspiration! 

December 27, 2015 – January 8, 2016

Featured Expert
National Geographic Expeditions: Exploring Patagonia

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December 6 – 14, 2015

Featured Expert
National Geographic Expeditions: CubaIMG_7781

November 14 – 22

Private Cuba Trip (Brattleboro Museum & Art Center)

Havana, Trinidad, Playa Larga

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Thanks to the indefatigable Dede Cummings for putting this group together and helping me share some of what I love about fascinating, contradictory Cuba. Great fun to travel with you all!

November 1 – 9

Private Cuba Trip (Creative Travel Arts)

Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos

Very much enjoyed this trip! Thanks to Cherry, Chris, Suzanne, Dan, Roger, Miriam, Mark, Ellen, Debbie, Julie, and Dayron for being such great traveling companions

Thanks to Cherry, Chris, Suzanne, Dan, Roger, Miriam, Mark, Ellen, Debbie, Julie, Dayron, and Haarlen for being such great traveling companions!

October 17, 2015

Book and writing talk: Will Poole’s Island

Monadnock Writers’ Group Speakers Program

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Really enjoyed meeting this group of writers! Special thanks to Denny Caldwell for making it happen.

September 17 – 27, 2015

Featured Expert

National Geographic Expeditions: Northern Spain by Private Rail

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Saying goodbye to the great crew of the Transcantábrico Gran Lujo in Bilbao. What a journey!

September 3, 2015

Brattlleboro Museum and Arts Center Lecture: “Hemingway in Spain & Cuba”

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Thanks to Danny Lichtenfeld, the staff and volunteers at BMAC, and all the wonderful people who showed up for the talk. A most enjoyable evening!

July 18 – 24, 2015

Guest Author

Writing in Prague program (Putney Student Travel)

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An inspiring travel and writing experience with my colleagues Brenna Casey and Nate MacNamara, and a coterie of highly talented young writers. Look out, world!

July 12 – 17, 2015

“Life Stories: Creative Adventurers, Adventurous Creators” (5-part lecture series)

All-Star 2 Family Conference

Star Island, Isles of Shoals, NH

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Special thanks to Gene and Nancy Taylor, to the participants of AS2 for your generous welcome, and to Peter Erickson for showing me the ropes of fly fishing his sublime granite islet . . .

May 1 – 3, 2015

Talk on “Voice and Dialog in Historical Fiction”
GrubStreet’s Muse & The Marketplace Conference, Boston, MAIMG_9188

April 24 – 26, 2015

Talks on the Jungian Shadow in YA Fiction and Image Systems in Fiction
New England Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Conference. Springfield, MA

Really enjoyed this conference – thanks to Pam Vaughn for the photo and to all those who participated for your attentiveness and great questions!

Really enjoyed this conference – thanks to Pam Vaughn for the photo and to all those who participated for your attentiveness and great questions!

 March 18, 2015

Reading from WILL POOLE’S ISLAND (with Warren Wilson Alumni): Cambridge Boat Club, Cambridge, MA

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Thanks to Tracy Wynn, Helen Fremont, my fellow readers, and all the Wallies that came out on a raw and windy March evening beside the frozen Charles!

March 8, 2015

Book and history talkWillow Dell Historical Association“The Barn.” South Kingstown Land Trust, RI

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What a great event! I forgot to get a picture so this one will have to stand in. My heartfelt thanks to Janet, Dede, and all the wonderful, well-read, and friendly members of WDHA who came out!

November 30, 2014

Reading & Book Talk: Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, Massachusetts

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Most grateful to Carol Jankowski of the Library and Brooke McDonough of Westwinds Books for the warm welcome, and to Bill Benjes for making the connection!

November 22, 2014

Book Signing: World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield, MA

Special thanks to Mary Mayshark-Staveley and the kind staff at World Eye Bookshop!

Special thanks to Mary Mayshark-Staveley and the kind staff at World Eye Bookshop!

October 25, 2014

Book Talks/Signings: The Toadstool Bookshops in Peterborough and Keene, NH

 

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Nice to be back in New Hampshire. Thanks to all who came out, and to the wonderful folks at Toadstool Peterborough and Toadstool Keene!

October 23, 2014

Signing: Bank Square BooksMystic, Connecticut

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What fun to hang out and talk books with these two scholarly gentlemen, John Francisconi of Bank Square Books and my old friend Ron Samul!

October 4, 2014

Book Talk & Reading: Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro, Vermont

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A most enjoyable reading, book talk, and Q & A with the talented fellow Vermont writer Don Bredes – just one episode in a stellar literary weekend

September 20, 2014

Book Talk: Burlington Book Festival, Burlington, Vermont

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My sincere thanks to all the wonderful Fletcher and BBF organizers and volunteers!

September 7, 2014

Official Book Launch and Reading, WILL POOLE’S ISLAND
Next Stage Arts Project, Putney, Vermont

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Speaking to the hometown crowd. Very proud to live in such a warm and supportive community! Gratitude to Dede Cummings for the photo and so much more.

August 23, 2014

Signing: Nantucket Bookworks, Nantucket, Massachusetts

A beautiful morning on the Rock with the wonderful Suzanne Keller and Dick Burns

A sunny morning on the Rock with the wonderful Suzanne Keller and Dick Burns!

August 5, 2014

Reading & Signing: Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut

 

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After the reading, with the talented Jennifer Powers!

June 21, 2014

Signing: Nantucket Book Festival: “Under the Tent: Local and Notable Authors in the Atheneum Garden.”

The Atheneum Garden, downtown Nantucket, MA

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Great day Under the Tent with the indefatigable Dede Cummings

May 2, 2014

Grub Street’s Muse and the Marketplace 2014, Boston, MA

“Narrative as Time Machine: World-Building in Historical Fiction”

At Muse14 with my wonderful cousin, the author Eleanor Henderson

At Muse14 with my wonderful cousin, the author Eleanor Henderson

  

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