Lots more events in the works! Please check back if you'd like to see an updated calendar.


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Nov 16  Friday, 6 pm. An Evening with the National Book Awards winners and Finalists. Miami Book Fair. Miami, Fl. Info and tickets (available October 29 at 10 am) here.

nov 17 Saturday. Miami Book Fair. Miami, Fl. Panel details soon. Open to the public.

Dec 3    Monday, 6 PM. Columbia University irving Medical Center, long Health sciences library. 701 West 168th Street, New York, ny. open to the public. REgister here.

Dec 5    Wednesday. Garden Club of America. New York, NY. Private Event.

Dec 10  monday. Boston Junior League Garden Club. Boston, MA. Private Event.

Dec 11  Tuesday. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Boston, MA. open to the public.


Jan 15 Tuesday. Charleston Library Society. Charleston, SC. Open to the public.

Jan 17  THURSDAY, 6-8 pm. Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Miami, Fl. Open to the public. 

Jan 24  THURSDAY. Lenoir-Rhyne University. Asheville, nc. joint event with novelist (& my sister!) Elizabeth kostova. Open to the public. 

Jan 30  Wednesday, 6-8 pm. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Talk Location: Temple university Ambler Campus, Learning Center, 580 Meetinghouse Rd., Ambler, PA. Open to the public. 

Feb 7    THURSDAY. HUDSON LIBRARY and Historical Society. Hudson, Oh. Open to the public. 

Feb 12    TUESDAY, 7:30 PM. The Linnaean Society of New York, New York, NY. Location: American Museum of Natural History. Central Park West at 79th Street. Open to the public. 

Feb 14    Thursday. The Colony Club, New York, NY. private Event. 

Feb 17    Sunday, 1:30 pm. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA. open to the public. 

Feb 20   Wednesday, 6 pm. Joint event with Elizabeth barlow Rogers, author of Saving Central Park (Knopf 2018). SHakespeare & co. Bookstore, 939 Lexington Avenue (between 68th and 69th Streets), New York, NY.

Mar 16   Saturday. Hardy Plant Society, Mid-Atlantic Group. â€˜March into Spring' Symposium, 8am-4pm. Media, PA. Details to Come. 

April 6  Saturday. Queens Botanical Garden. New York, NY. open to the public.

April 9  TUESDAY, 10:30 am. The Garden Club of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pa. open to the public.

April 13 Saturday. New-York Historical Society. New York, NY.

May 3    Friday. Missouri Botanical Garden. St. Louis, MO. open to the public.   

may 17  friday. 10 am-12 pm. uC Botanical Garden at berkeley. Berkeley, Ca. open to the public.

may 19  Sunday. uC santa cruz arboretum & Botanic Garden. santa cruz, Ca. open to the public.

June 18 Tuesday. ROyal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.

June 20 Thursday, Linnean Society. London, England.

June 24 Monday, 6-7 pm. Worshipful society of apothecaries. London, England.

July 4  Thursday, 7:30 PM. Curtis Museum. Allen Gallery, Church Street, Alton, England. open to the public.

Sept 1  Sunday. mountain top arboretum. Tannersville, Ny. open to the public.

 Photo by Marlon Co for The New York Botanical Garden

Photo by Marlon Co for The New York Botanical Garden




June 6     THE New York Public Library. New York, NY, Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers. Interview by MAYA JASANOFF, Author of Liberty's Exiles and the Dawn Watch

June 22   The New York Botanical Garden. New York, NY. Talk co-presented with The New York Academy of Medicine. 

June 30   Politics and Prose Bookstore. Washington, D.C. 


JULY 12    Kansas City Public library. kansas City, MO.

July 19    Piedmont Physic Garden. union, Sc.

July 24    north Carolina Arboretum. asheville, nc.

Sept 13    Westport Library & Westport Garden Club. Westport, CT.

Sept 15   united States Botanic Garden. Washington, DC.

oct 5     John Carter Brown library. brown university, providence, ri.

oct 9    The Heberden Society, Weill Cornell Medicine. New York Academy of Medicine. New York, NY.

Oct 16    Lehman Center for American history, Columbia University, New York, NY. 

Oct 18    andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture FOR The new York botanical Garden. SPECIAL LOCATION: CHristie's, 20 Rockefeller plaza. New York, NY.

Oct 21    frelinghuysen Arboretum. Morris Township, nj.

Oct 27   Connecticut Botanical Society. Rockfall, CT.

Nov 1    University of Delaware Botanic Gardens. Newark, De. 

Nov 2    Botanic Garden of smith College. northampton, ma.

Nov 10  Portland Art Museum. Pop-up event for the portland book festival, Portland, OR.

Nov 10 An evening with the national Book awards. PoRTLAND BOOK FESTIVAL. Portland, OR.

Nov 13   National Book Awards Reading. The New School. New York, NY.

 Photo by David DelPoio for the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

Photo by David DelPoio for the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University