Events

Upcoming Presentations by Our Authors

Dennis Okerstrom
Author of Dick Cole’s War
Doolittle’s Raiders: The Final Toast” and book signing (event sold out!)
April 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid)
National Museum of the USAF, 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Clyde H. Farnsworth
Author of Tangled Bylines
Book reading & signing
April 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover Colfax, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO


Unbound Book Festival
April 22, 2017
Stephens College, Columbia, MO
Meet staff members and authors at our table in the Kimball Ballroom!
Authors with presentations that day are:

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Macklanburg, “War Stories” panel includes Gregory Fontenot, author of The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed
  • 1:30-2 p.m., Kimball Ballroom, Gregory Fontenont, book signing
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m., Senior Hall Parlor, Lisa Knopp, author of Bread: A Memoir of Hunger, will have an author conversation with Julie Barton
  • 4-4:30 p.m., Kimball Ballroom, Lisa Knopp, book signing

Lisa Knopp
Author of Bread: A Memoir of Hunger
Keynote Presentation
April 28, 2017, Dinner at 5:30 p.m., keynote speech at 7
Friends of the Burlington (IA) Public Library Annual Meeting, 210 Court St, Burlington, IA (Burlington By the Book will sell books)

Gregory Fontenot
Author of The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed
Lunch Speaker, Officers of the First Division Reunion
April 29, 2017, 2 p.m.
Geary County Convention Center, Sunflower Room, 
310 Hammons Drive
, Junction City, KS

Clyde H. Farnsworth
Author of Tangled Bylines
Book talk & signing
May 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St, Concord, MA

Lisa Knopp
Author of Bread: A Memoir of Hunger
Reading
May 16, 2017, 7 p.m.
Mr. Toad’s Pub, 1002 Howard St, Omaha, NE

Kenneth Winn
Author of Missouri Law and the American Conscience
Presentation
May 18, 2017, 7 p.m.
Missouri State Archives, 600 W Main St #119, Jefferson City, MO

Gregory Fontenot
Author of The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed
Date with History program and book signing
June 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

Gregory Fontenot
Author of The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed
Presentation
June 10, 2017, time TBD
BRO Reunion, Junction City, KS

Gregory Fontenot
Author of The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed
Presentation and book signing
July 14, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, 1775 Legacy Way, Suite 220, Columbus, GA

Kenneth Winn
Author of Missouri Law and the American Conscience
Presentation
July 21, 2017, Noon
Annual Luncheon of the Federal Court Historical Society, Kansas City (exact location TBD)

Gregory Fontenot
Author of The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed
Presentation and book signing
July 26-30, 2017 (exact time during reunion TBD)
Society of the 1st Division Reunion, Kansas City Westin Crown, 1 E Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Play Me Something Quick and Devilish and Fiddler’s Dream
Presentation and book signing
November 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO – Meet the Author Series

Joel Rhodes
Author of Growing Up in a Land Called Honalee
Presentation and book signing
December 16, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO – Meet the Author Series


Past Presentations and Media Appearances by Our Authors
In alphabetical order by author

Henry Adams, Thomas Hart Benton: Discoveries and Interpretations
Book signing, November 5, 2016, Kodner Gallery, St. Louis

Adam Arenson, The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War
Presentation, “St. Louis at the Center: The Civil War and the American West,” November 13, 2016, Missouri Civil War Museum

Frank Blazich, Bataan Survivor
Meet the author & book sale, March 14, 2017, Kansas City Public Library

Michael A. Diamond, Discovering Organizational Identity: Dynamics of Relational Attachment
Book discussion (CE credits), February 22, 2017, IPTAR Conference Room, New York City

James W. Endersby and William T. Horner, Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation
Book discussion, October 26, 2016, Kansas City Public Library
Book discussion, February 9, 2017, Columbia Public Library
Media appearance: February 9, 2017 on KRCG-TV to promote event at Columbia Public Library
Book discussion, February 16, 2017, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City
Missouri Conference on History Book Award, March 24, 2017, Springfield
Lecture and book signing, The African American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series, presented by The State Historical Society of Missouri, April 4, 2017, Columbia

Clyde H. Farnsworth, Tangled Bylines
Book launch & signing, March 23, 2017, Macomb St, Washington, D.C.

William Least Heat-Moon, Writing Blue Highways
Writing in the “Fourth Quarter” first class session, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, MU Extension, March 6, 2017, Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Preservation Area, Moss B, Columbia, MO

Nancy Hill, A Very Private Public Citizen: The Life of Grenville Clark
Book presentation, November 2, 2016, Women’s Club of Wisconsin

Steve Hilty, Dirt, Sweat, and Diesel: A Family Farm in the Twenty-First Century
WIBW Radio/Kansas Ag Issues Podcast, Topeka, KS on October 14, 2016 (listen here)
KRES Radio/CentralMoInfo.com interview, Moberly, MO in October 2016

Bryan Jack, The St. Louis African American Community and the Exodusters 
Talk: “Crossing the Red Sea: Saint Louis and the Exodus of 1879,” November 9, 2016, Jesse Auditorium, University of Missouri-Columbia

Lisa Knopp, Bread: A Memoir of Hunger
Radio interview, Ric Bratton, “This Week in America,” November 9, 2016
Reading, March 7, 2017, Weitz CEC, Rooms 230 & 231, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Gary Kremer, Race & Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri
KOPN 89.5 FM interview with Steven Spellman, February 14, 2017
Presentation, February 18, 2017, Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO – Meet the Author Series

Lisa Ossian
Author of three books with the University of Missouri Press
Presentation, December 7, 2016, Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St, Clear Lake, IA

Jo Ann Trogdon, The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark
Book discussion, November 19, 2016, Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO

Daniel Watermeier, American Tragedian: The Life of Edwin Booth
Book discussion and signing, October 29th, 2016, Naples, FL Barnes & Noble

Kenneth Winn, Missouri Law and the American Conscience
Book discussion, October 22, 2016, Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO – Meet the Author Series