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Nov 13


Lecture: University of Utah
So far in the future, even I don't know what I'm speaking about yet!



May 17

Lecture: John C. Livingston Endowed Lectureship, University of Denver
Endowed by the estate of former DU professor John Livingston, this lecture and alumni reception is a big deal. Come to here me talk about the "Search for a Jewish Homeland in Australia," stay for the hors d'oeuvres

Mar 21


Lecture: Freeman Center, Duke University, Durham, NC @ 6:00
Come here me talk about the New Jerusalem of Tasmania! It's free!


Oct 27

Book Talk: Warm Cookies of the Revolution, Denver @ 6:00
 I'll be talking about Jewish nationalism at Denver's bestest civic engagement salon. And yes, there are cookies.


Feb 22

Book Talk: Alpert JCC in Long Beach, CA @ 7:30
Come to my public lecture sponsored by California State University-Long Beach. Snoop Dogg will be in the house! Maybe. 

Feb 17


Book Talk: Temple Sinai, Denver @ 6:30 p.m.
I'll be heading down I-25 to speak to Lifelong Jewish Learning program participants. You should come, too.



Writers Read; The Sidewalk Cafe @ 6:00 p.m.
94 Avenue A in New York City
I'm excited to be reading with my friend Joel Hinman (editor, Epiphany Magazine), and with Dana Shavin (The Body Tourist) and poet musician Marcia Pelletiere. They say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Even Angola.



Book Talk; San Francisco JCC Library @ 7:00 p.m.; 1835 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA


Do you live in the Bay Area? Yes? Well then, you should come and say hello.

Mar 29

16th Annual John C. Livingston Lecture; Lindsay Auditorium (Sturm Hall 281); University of Denver


I'll be speaking about the project for a Jewish micro-nation in upstate New York for The Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society & Beck Archives. Come and hear me talk about "Noah's Ark on the Niagara."

Feb 21-22


Book Talk; Temple Beth El, Newark, DE


My good friend Rabbi Micah Klein invited me to speak at his synagogue and it was fantastic. Good crowd, and my chief operations officer, Bruce Weber, was on hand to help out with the technology. Thanks!

Jan 21


Book Talk; Korbel School, Ben M. Cherrington Hall; Room SIÉ 150; 12:00 p.m.


Come and hear me talk and read from my book. At the very least, you'll get some free pizza courtesy of the Center for Middle East Studies.

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Nov 2

Book Talk; UW University Book Store; 7:00 p.m.


There's nothing better to do in Seattle on a January night than stay indoors and hear me talk about my book. Intrepid photographer Michael Kollins, who took the photos for my book, will be on hand to discuss his heroic rescue of yours truly from the jaws of a (possibly) rabid dog in Suriname.


Lecture; Oxford, England, UK


I'll be presenting a book talk as part of the prestigious David Patterson Seminar series at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Oxford University. Entrance is free but you may have to cough up the price of a trans-Atlantic plane ticket to come.

In Conversation w/Ari Shavit; Denver, CO


Israeli journalist Ari Shavit, author of the best-selling My Promised Land, will read from his work and speak with me in front of a sold out crowd as part of a very special Neustadt JAAMMfest event at the Mizel Arts & Cultural Center at the JCC. 

Book Launch; Denver, CO


Come out to the official book launch for In the Shadow of ZionThere'll be a talk, a reading, Q&A, and if we're all very lucky, a special guest appearance by my intrepid photographer, Michael Kollins.

Oct 17


In Conversation w/ Michael Chabon; Denver, CO


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon will be coming to the Jewish Community Center as part of JAAMMfest and I'm lucky enough to be hosting the public interview with the man who put the notion of alternate Jewish homelands "on the map."

Book Talk & Reading; Wynnewood, PA

I'll be appearing in a special pre-publication event as part of the Jewish Book Council's author network at the Main Line Reform Temple.

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