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


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Oct 16    TUESDAY, 12 pm. Lehman Center for American history, Columbia University, New York, NY. open to the public. 

Oct 18    Thursday, 6-8 PM. andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture, Followed by Reception, The new York botanical Garden. SPECIAL LOCATION: CHristie's, 20 Rockefeller plaza. Tickets here.

Oct 21    Sunday, 2:30 pm. frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township, nj. open to the public. Register Here.

Oct 27    Saturday, 11 am. Connecticut Botanical Society, Middlefield, CT. 

Nov 1     THURSDAY, 7 pm. University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, Townsend Hall Commons, University of Delaware, Newark, De. open to the public.

Nov 2     Friday, 7:30 pm. Botanic Garden of smith College, northampton, ma. Open to the public.

Nov 10    Saturday. PoRTLAND BOOK FESTIVAL, PORTLAND, OR. Open to the public.

Nov 13     Tuesday, 7 pm. National Book Awards Reading. The New School. New York, NY. Open to the public. Tickets Here.

Nov 14    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.

Nov 16-17  Friday-Saturday. Miami Book Fair. Miami, Fl. Open to the public.

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

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.


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

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

January 24 THURSDAY. Lenoir-Rhyne University. Asheville, nc. joint event with novelist (& my sister!) Elizabeth kostova. 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. 

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

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

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: Marlon Co for The New York Botanical Garden

Photo: 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.