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Events

 


2021 events

 

 

17 Jan 2021 "Reel Talk: My Octopus Teacher," Film Series Zoom presentation and public discussion, Wallonsburg Grange, 7:30 PM.

 

13, 20, 27 Feb 2021 "Literature of the Sea Seminar: Middle Passage by Charles Johnson," which includes a full session with Charles Johnson himself, 3-week seminar, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

 

2 March 2021 "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," Zoom talk and discussion, University of Washington Bookstore, 6 pm PST.

 

14, 21, 28 March 2021 "Literature of the Sea Seminar: Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett," which includes a full session with Andrea Barrett herself, 3-week seminar, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

 

10, 17, 24 April 2021 "Literature of the Sea Seminar: Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson," 3-week seminar, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

 

8, 15, 22 May 2021  "Literature of the Sea Seminar: Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum," 3-week seminar, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

 

24 June 2021 "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," talk and book-signing, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine, 12-1:00 pm

 

July 5-August 6 2021: "Ocean and Society" within two SEA Quest courses ("Coral Reefs/Climate Change," and "Biodiversity/Marine Debris") for high school students, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA

 

 

 

 

2020 events

 

 

16 Jan 2020 "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," talk and book-signing, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, RI, 7:00 pm

 

21 Jan 2020 "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," talk and book-signing, along with other authors: E.J. Koh, Kiley Reid, Caroline Zancan, and Anna Weiner, with the Cardigan Connection and Brown University Bookstore, at Askew, Providence, RI, 7:00 pm

 

14 Feb 2020 "The World in Time podcast: Ahab's Rolling Sea," discussion with Lewis H. Lapham of Lapham's Quarterly

 

13 April 2020 "Constant Wonder radio show: Ahab's Rolling Sea," BYU radio 

 

16 April 2020 "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," talk and book-signing, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA (postponed: new date TBD)

 

18 April 2020 "Melville the Environmentalist?," talk and book signing, Mystic Seaport Earth Day (postponed: new date TBD)

 

29 April 2020 "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," Zoomcast, Mystic Seaport, 10 am EST

 

21 May 2020 "Writing Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," talk and book-signing, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, ME (postponed: new date TBD)

 

17 June 2020 "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," talk and book-signing, National Maritime Historical Society Speaker Series, Peekskill, NY, Zoomcast, 6:30 pm.

 

27 Aug 2020 "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," talk and book-signing, Tales of Cape Cod Speaker Series, Barnstable, MA (rescheduled for 16 Aug 2021).

 

12, 19, 26 September 2020 "Literature of the Sea SeminarWhale Rider by Witi Ihimaera," 3-week seminar, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT 

 

21 September 2020, "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," Zoomcast, "Friends Center City," Philadelphia, PA, 4-5pm.

 

28 September 2020, "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick," Zoomcast/Podcast, North American Society of Oceanic History with Salvatore Mercogliano

 

15 October 2020, "Connecticut Book Awards virtual dinner," Connecticut Center for the Book, 5:30-7:00

 

28 October 2020, "The Albro Sperm Whale Tooth and the Whaleman's Natural History," Mystic Seaport MuseumSailor Made lecture series, 1 pm

 

9 November 2020, "Ahab's Rolling Sea: Tracing Our Perceptions of the Ocean through Moby-Dick," Zoomcast, Delaware County Institute of Science Lecture Series, Media, PA, 7:30-8:30 pm.