Author & Scholar of Badass Women of The Gilded Age




May 25, 2019
Received 2019 Victorian Society in America Book Award for Sargent’s Women at The Union League of Philadelphia. Award ceremony and dinner.

May 23, 2019
Keswick Book Club, Keswick, VA (private event)

May 3–5, 2019
Conducted a weekend writing workshop at the Staunton Hill Center for Thought, Creativity and Production

April 24, 2019
Acorn Club, Philadelphia, PA (private event)

March 23, 2019
Virginia Festival of the Book, City Council Chambers, Charlottesville, VA, 12-1:30 p.m., moderating panel “Extraordinary Lives in Group Portraits”

March 4, 2019
The Woman's Club, Richmond, VA, 2 p.m. lecture followed by reception (private event)

February 7, 2019
Luncheon talk for the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Greencroft Club, Charlottesville, VA (private event)

January 24, 2019
Albemarle Antiquarians Club, Albemarle County, VA, 10 a.m. (private event)

November 9, 2018
Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA, 4 p.m.

October 20, 2018
Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration, Library of Virginia, Richmond, 6–10:30 p.m. Sargent's Women honored as the 2018 winner of The Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. The book was a finalist for the best nonfiction book of the year.

October 19, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Marble Hall, Richmond, VA,
6–8 p.m. Award ceremony and reception honoring Sargent's Women as the 2018 winner of Art in Literature: the Mary Lynn Kotz Award. Lecture and reception.

October 9, 2018
Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, Malkin Lecture, 6:30 p.m.

September 28–30, 2018
Conducted a weekend writing workshop at the Staunton Hill Center for Thought, Creativity and Production

September 16, 2018
Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th St, Denver, CO

September 15, 2018
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, CO, 2 p.m. discussion and reception

September 14, 2018
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

September 9, 2018
Newport Art Museum, Special event on the terrace at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, RI, 4 – 6 p.m.

September 5, 2018
Fluvanna County Public Library, Fluvanna, VA, 10 a.m.

August 29, 2018
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, 10:30 a.m.– 2 p.m. Tour, lecture, and luncheon for Wheaton College alumni (private event)

August 28, 2018
Edith Wharton's The Mount, Lenox, MA, Summer Lecture Series, 11 a.m.

August 27, 2018
Edith Wharton's The Mount, Lenox, MA, Summer Lecture Series, 4 p.m.

August 14, 2018
Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, N.C., 6 p.m. Conversation with Denise Kiernan, bestselling author of The Last Castle and The Girls of Atomic City

June 12, 2018
Broadway Arts Festival, The Fish Hotel, Farncombe Estate, Broadway, England, 2:30–5:30 p.m., lecture and afternoon tea

May 16, 2018
Sotheby's International Realty, Greenwich, CT,  Women in Leadership Lecture Series sponsored by UBS (private event)

April 28, 2018
New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA, 2–4 p.m. Guest author for the celebration of National Independent Bookstore Day

April 22, 2018
Castle Hill, Keswick, VA, 1 p.m. book talk, part of Historic Garden Week in Virginia

April 13, 2018
Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, MA (private event)

April 12, 2018
St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA (private event)

April 11, 2018
Chilton Club, Boston, MA (private event)

March 24, 2018
Virginia Festival of the Book, UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections, UVa Central Grounds, Charlottesville, VA, 2–3:30 p.m. panel, "The Gilded Age: Exploring the Arts, Architecture, and Social Activism"

March 21, 2018
The Bookstore, Lenox, MA, book signing, 3 p.m. 

March 20, 2018
Edith Wharton's The Mount, moderator for "Writers in the House: A Conversation,"  4–6 p.m. 

February 12, 2018
Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

November 30, 2017
Page & Palette Bookstore, Fairhope, AL

November 1 & 2, 2017
Ventnor Arts Club, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England

November 9, 2017
Common House, Charlottesville, VA

October 27, 2017
Ightham Mote, Kent, England

October 18, 2017
Perrot Memorial Library, Old Greenwich, CT

October 11, 2017
The Century Association, New York, NY

October 1, 2017
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

September 28, 2017
Concord Bookshop, Concord, MA

September 27, 2017
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

September 27, 2017
The Tavern Club, Boston, MA (private event)

September 26, 2017
The Somerset Club, Boston, MA (private event)

September 14, 2017
New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA

September 12, 2017
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.