Upcoming Presentations

October 27, 2024
Author talk & book signing | Arlington County Library, Westover Branch, 2 p.m.

Ahead in 2025

March 2025
Program speaker | Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.
(date and time to be announced)

April 5, 2025
Luncheon speaker | NSDAR, Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Md. (private)

Recent Events (2024)

May 8, 2024
Author meet & greet | Book club in McLean, Va., Army-Navy Club, Arlington, Va.

April 11, 2024
Virtual talk | White House Historical Association, History Happy Hour
See below or watch on YouTube at this link



April 6, 2024
Book talk &  signing | Arlington County Library, Cherrydale Branch, Arlington, Va.

March 26, 2024
Program speaker | Woman’s National Democratic Club, Washington, D.C.

March 24, 2024
Author interview | Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., in conversation with author and biographer Stephanie Deutsch
See below or watch on YouTube at this link



March 22, 2024
Program speaker | Asian-American Forum, Kenwood Country Club, Bethesda, Md.

March 21, 2024
Podcast interview | Immigration Nerdspodcast with host Lauren Clarke

March 20, 2024
Book talk & signing | Montgomery County Library, Wheaton Branch, Silver Spring, Md.

March 18, 2024
Podcast interview | Unsung History podcast with Kelley Therese Pollack

March 13, 2024
Program speaker | Capital Speakers Club, Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Md.

March 12, 2024
Book talk & signing | Washington International Club, Hillwood Museum, Washington, D.C.

March 9, 2024
Book talk & signing | AAUW-Northern Va. District, Alexandria Library, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch

March 5, 2024
Author interview | Library of Congress, “Made at the Library,” virtual talk via Zoom with manuscripts librarian Liz Novara and photo curator Mari Nakahara
Watch Library of Congress talk at this link


February 18, 2024
Book talk & signing | Colonial Dames of Washington, Abner Cloud House, Washington, D.C.


Past Events (2023)

December 16, 2023
Author event | Takoma Park Book Fair, Busboys & Poets bookstore, Takoma Park, Washington, D.C.

November 4, 2023
Workshop presenter | “Shaping Your Book of Narrative Nonfiction,” The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, Md.

October 27, 2023
Author meet & greet | American Association of University Women, McLean (Va.) Branch

Oct. 17, 2023
Book talk & signing | Marietta Garden Club, Betsey Mills Club, Marietta, Ohio

June 4, 2023
Book talk & signing | The Fountains of Hilltop and local book club, Grand Junction, Col.

May 19-21, 2023
Workshop presenter | “Structuring and Revising Your Manuscript,” Biographers International Organization (BIO) conference in New York

May 13, 2023
Panelist | Washington Writers Conference, “Women’s Voices Across Genres”

May 11, 2023
Virtual talk | Japan America Society of Chicago

April 20, 2023
Book talk & signing | Association of Oldest Inhabitants in Washington, D.C.

April 15, 2023
Book talk & signing | Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Falls Church, Va

April 5, 2023
Book talk & signing | American News Women’s Club, Washington, D.C.

March 30, 2023
Guest presenter | Trust for the National Mall donor reception, Washington, D.C.

March 29, 2023
Virtual talk | U.S. National Arboretum/Friends of the Arboretum, “Eliza Scidmore: Botanical Ambassador for Japan and Its Cherry Trees” 
Watch the talk below or at this link



March 27, 2023
Book launch & signing | Politics & Prose bookstore, Washington, D.C.
Watch via C-Span2’s American History TV



March 23, 2023
Panelist | University Club, Washington, D.C.; “Still Blooming” luncheon discussion with presidential great-granddaughter Patricia H. Taft and author Ann McClellan; sponsored by National Cherry Blossom Festival

Feb. 27, 2023
Virtual talk | George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, “Eliza Scidmore Beyond the Cherry Trees”
Watch the talk below or at this link



Earlier Events

April 7, 2021
Virtual talk on Eliza Scidmore, Washington Walks

July 31, 2018
Public lecture | Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
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April 17, 2018
Teleconference briefing with staff at Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

March 1, 2017
Luncheon speaker | Ikebana International regional meeting, Alexandria, Va.

April 2, 2015
Program speaker | Journalism & Women’s Symposium (JAWS), National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

April 4, 2014
Classroom discussion with students in The Lab School’s Discovery Club, Washington, D.C.

Feb. 20, 2014
Luncheon speaker | Washington-Tokyo Women’s Club, Arlington, Va.

April 10, 2013
Presenter | Japan Cherry Blossom Association, Parliamentary Museum, Tokyo

April 7, 2013
Program speaker | Eliza Scidmore Cherry Blossom Society, Yokohama, Japan

March 7, 2013
Presenter | Women’s History Discussion Group, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

October 19, 2012
Panelist | 39th D.C. Historical Studies Conference, Washington, D.C., on centennial of city’s Japanese cherry trees

June 30, 2012 2012
Reader of work-in-progress, New Mercury Author Series, Baltimore, Md.

Book talk during afternoon tea with the Welcome to Washington International Club, March 12, 2023, at Hillwood Museum.

Book talk to Marietta (Ohio) Garden Club, Oct. 17, 2023, with my sisters Karen and Cheryl and host Judy Piersall.

Author talk to Oldest Inhabitants of Washington, D.C., in April 2023,

Author talk to Association of Oldest Inhabitants of Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2023.

Molly Peacock and Diana Parsell

Meetup at May 2023 BIO conference in New York with Molly Peacock, author of the biography The Paper Garden and the touching memoir Paradise Piece by Piece.


With author Ann McClellan and presidential great-granddaughter Patricia Taft at University Club on March 23, 2023, for National Cherry Blossom Festival’s “Still Blooming” luncheon.