In Person


Past Events

Thursday, October 27, 7:00ET: Mechanics’ Hall, Portland, ME

  • 519 Congress Street, Portland. Sponsored by Longfellow Books and Maine Historical Society. In conversation with Meadow Dibble, Executive Director of Atlantic Black Box Project.

Saturday, October 29, 5:00ET: Boston Book Festival

  • Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston. In conversation with Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Kerri Greenidge, and Holly Jackson.

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00ET: King’s College.

  • In conversation with Bernard Prusak, Thomas Mackaman, Julie Schumacher Cohen, and Hannah Maruhnich. Video here.

Monday, November 14, 4:00ET: Brewster Reading Room, Miller Library, Colby College

Wednesday, November 16, 6:00ET: Massachusetts Historical Society

  • 1154 Boylston Street, Boston. In conversation with Pulitzer-prize winning biographer Megan Marshall. Video here.

Thursday, November 17, 7:00ET: Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA

  • In conversation with Open Source host Christopher Lydon

Saturday, November 19, 1:00-3:00ET: Book signing at Sherman’s Book Shop, 128 Main Street, Freeport

Wednesday, November 30, 7:00ET: Historic Northampton and the David Ruggles Center

Thursday, December 1, 6:30ET: Mark Twain House and The Amistad Center

Thursday, December 8, 7:00ET: Black Spring Books, Brooklyn, NY

  • In conversation with Regan Penaluna, author of How to Think Like a Woman and Skye Cleary, author of How to Be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Fulfillment

Tuesday, January 24, 12:00: Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, February 5, 2:30: First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA. In partnership with Wayland Museum and Historical Society.

Thursday, February 16, 7:00ET: Jesup Library, 34 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Maine. In partnership with Sherman’s Bookstore of Bar Harbor.

Thursday, March 2, 7:00ET: Odyssey Books, 9 College Street, South Hadley, MA. Details here.

Friday, March 3, 12:00ET: Network NOVA Friday Power Lunch. Register here.

Sunday, March 12, 6:15ET: Open Book with Scott Simon. Live on Twitter at Scott Simon’s Twitter page.

Thursday, March 16, 4:30 ET: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room E51-095, Cambridge, MA. Co-sponsored by WGS, History, and Philosophy.

Monday, March 20, 6:00ET: The Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA. Register here.

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30ET: Norridgewock Historical Society, 11 Mercer Street, Norridgewock, Maine.

Saturday, May 6, 1:00-3:00ET, David Ruggles Center Founders Day Symposium, Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity, 130 Pine Street, Florence, MA. Join us at 10:00am at Grow Food Northampton for a tour of the beets being grown in Child’s honor!

Monday, June 19, 7:00ET, Greeley High School, Cumberland, Maine: reading at “Juneteenth: An Allied Celebration of Freedom.”

August 24-September 3, “Pulling at the Roots,” three “Plays in Place,” including one about David and Lydia Maria Child, commissioned by Historic Northampton. I will be there August 24!

Thursday, September 14, 7:00ET: Medford Historical Society, 10 Governors Avenue, Medford, MA.

Friday, October 6, 12ET: Amherst Historical Society (virtual)

Boston Book Festival, October 14, 2023, 3:45: moderating panel Desire: The Promise and Price of Wanting  (

January 26, 2024, 12:00. Maine Conservation Voters “Lunch and Learn” series. Link here.

December 21, 2023, 7:00. Pilgrim Hall Museum’s 203rd Forefather’s Day Dinner, Plymouth, MA

Tuesday, March 26, 6:00pm: Purple Crow Bookstore, Hillsborough, North Carolina

Tuesday, April 9, 6:00pm: Skowhegan Historical Society, Margaret Chase Smith Library