Events

I'm on the road most of the year talking to audiences at bookstores, garden clubs, botanical gardens, and university and museum lecture series. Visit the Speaking Engagements page to find out what's involved with setting up an event in your hometown.

And if we can't get together in person? There's another option that is easy and affordable! Go here to find out about arranging a 'virtual' meeting using webcam, videoconference, or telephone.

Please do check with the venue to confirm date, time, and location before heading out to join me at an event.

January 06 2015 -- North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association,
Webcam event -- Drunken Botanist

April 03 2015 -- Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley, CA
Details to come.

April 10 2015 -- The Garden Club of Nashville,
Two events over two days!  The Drunken Botanist on April 10 and Flower Confidential on April 11. Details to come.

April 16 2015 -- Miami University, Oxford, OH
Annual Belk Lecture--The Drunken Botanist

April 18 2015 01:00 PM -- Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA
A lecture in conjunction with the Wicked Plants national traveling exhibit.

May 16 2015 12:00 AM -- Broccolo Garden Center, Fairport, NY
The Drunken Botanist, co-sponsored with Black Button Distilling and Writers and Books.

June 06 2015 -- Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, CA
Stay tuned for details

May 18 2016 -- Texas Master Gardeners Conference, McKinney, TX


Archive

October 18 2014
Check back for details.
Sisters in Crime, Sacramento, CA

October 11 2014 06:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist--ticket purchase required
Fernwood Botanical Garden, Niles, MI

October 10 2014 06:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist--ticket purchase required
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO

October 03 2014 04:00 PM
Lecture in conjunction with the Wicked Plants exhibit
Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV

September 26 2014 06:30 PM
Wicked Plants
North Country Garden Club, Old Westbury, NY

September 17 2014
The Drunken Botanist
Cornell Plantations, Ithaca, NY

September 04 2014 04:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist webcam event. Join us and make a drink along with us!
Bibliocommons, California

August 23 2014
Wicked Plants Exhibit
Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, MA

August 07 2014
A series of events on Aug 7-8. See website for registration details
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh, PA

August 02 2014
A full day of events--see website for registration details
Garden Day, MIchigan State University, East Lansing, MI

July 29 2014 07:00 PM
Webcam event, Drunken Botanist
Farmington Community Library, Farmington, MI

June 22 2014
Wicked Plants Exhibit
Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, MA

June 20 2014 01:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist
Herb Society of America Conference, Concord, CA

June 19 2014 06:30 PM
A fabulous evening at the Lafayette library.  Join us!
Commonwealth Club of California, Lafayette, CA

May 30 2014
The Drunken Botanist. Stay tuned for details. May 30-31.
Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

May 29 2014 06:00 PM
A very special event celebrating women botanists, artists, and writers. Cocktail reception, art exhibit, and Amy Stewart and Elizabeth Gilbert in conversation. Ticket purchase required.
New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY

May 27 2014 07:00 PM
A webcam event for Drunken Botanist
Southeast Regional Library, Gilbert, AZ

May 16 2014 06:00 PM
Garden to Glass
NIcholas Conservatory & Gardens, Rockford, IL

May 15 2014 06:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist
Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL

May 07 2014
Nonfiction writing workshop May 7-10, 2014
The Center for Literature & Theater at Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL

May 06 2014 11:00 AM
Stay tuned--Details to come!
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami, FL

May 02 2014 07:00 PM
Explorer Series: The Drunken Botanist
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH

May 01 2014
The Drunken Botanist
Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown, OH

April 12 2014 01:30 PM
The Drunken Botanist
Mobile County Master Gardeners, Mobile, AL

April 11 2014 09:30 AM
The Drunken Botanist. Please check website for details.
Laguna Beach Garden Club, Laguna Beach, CA

April 07 2014 06:00 PM
A special event for Stegner Circle and Patron Subscribers. Ticket purchase required.
Peninsula Open Space Trust, Mountain View, CA

April 01 2014
The Drunken Botanist
Palo Alto Garden Club, Palo Alto, CA

March 06 2014 07:45 PM
The Drunken Botanist at the Piedmont Arts Center
Highlander Garden Club, Piedmont, CA

March 05 2014
Webcam event
University of Illinois, Springfield, IL

February 23 2014
A special garden program for guests of the spa Feb 23-26. Check back for details.
Lake Austin Spa, Austin, TX

February 22 2014 01:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist. Advance ticket purchase required.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Dallas, TX

February 21 2014

Fort Worth Garden Club, Fort Worth, TX

February 20 2014 06:30 PM
The Drunken Botanist
Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX

February 11 2014 07:00 PM
Webcam event
Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

January 17 2014 06:00 PM
If I can't get to Kansas in January, we'll do it online! A special Drunken Botanist cyber-event.
Skype Event at Bluebird Books, Hutchinson, KS

December 09 2013 06:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist This event is open to the public, but please check the website for details.
San Diego Horticultural Society, San Diego, CA

November 09 2013
Books, Bites, and Brews.  Ticket purchase required.
Douglas County Library, Highlands Ranch, CO

October 26 2013 04:00 PM
A talk on Wicked Plants in conjunction with the Wicked Plants exhibit.
Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC

October 25 2013 05:30 PM
The Drunken Botanist.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL

October 23 2013
Cocktail-themed events Oct 23 & 24!  The Drunken Botanist at the Wing Haven Symposium
Wing Haven Gardens, Charlotte, NC

October 22 2013 12:00 AM
The Drunken Botanist
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA

October 21 2013
The Drunken Botanist
Georgia Center for the Book, Atlanta, GA

October 20 2013 01:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA

October 17 2013 06:30 PM
The Drunken Botanist, along with botanical cocktail tastings and refreshments
Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

October 16 2013 06:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist talk and reception, with food and drink! Ticket purchase required.
Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, MD

October 15 2013 06:30 PM
Please make note of new location! This event will take place at Casey Trees and is sponsored by the National Fund for the US Botanic Garden.  Pre-registration online required.
United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC

October 11 2013 09:00 AM
Drunken Botanist hands-on garden-to-glass workshop
Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO

October 10 2013 06:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist. Stay tuned for details.
The Bookworm, Edwards, CO

October 09 2013 06:00 PM
Drunken Botanist lecture
Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO

October 08 2013 07:30 PM
The Drunken Botanist. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA.
Rae Dorough Speakers Series, Livermore, CA

October 03 2013 06:00 PM
An evening of botanical cocktail wonderfulness. Advance registration required.
Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, CA

October 02 2013
Wicked Plants
Bel Air Garden Club, Los Angeles, CA

September 23 2013 04:00 PM
A BOTANIST WALKS INTO A BAR: How to Turn Any Topic Into a Lively (and Sharable) Story
Garden Bloggers Conference, Atlanta, GA

September 08 2013 03:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA

August 23 2013 10:00 AM
The Drunken Botanist. Advance registration required.
Midtown Cocktail Week, Sacramento, CA

August 11 2013 10:00 AM
Nonfiction writing workshop. Advance registration required.
Seaside Writers Retreat, Trinidad, CA

July 27 2013 05:30 PM
The Drunken Botanist
Edgartown Books, Martha's Vineyard

July 26 2013

Nantucket Garden Festival, Nantucket, MA

July 25 2013 01:00 PM
A Drunken Botanist event at Scenic Roots sponsored by Titcomb's Bookshop.
Titcomb's Bookshop at Scenic Roots, East Sandwich, MA

July 24 2013 06:30 PM
Drunken Botanist.  Details to come.
Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA

July 20 2013 12:30 PM
Barking Up the Right Tree.  Advance ticket purchase required.
Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, LA

July 19 2013 10:30 AM
Grow Your Own: Successful Bar Gardens.  Advance ticket purchase required.
Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, LA

July 18 2013 06:30 PM
The Drunken Botanist, in conjunction with the Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit, and the New Orleans Botanical Gardens Foundation
Longue Vue House & Gardens, New Orleans, LA

July 18 2013 12:30 PM
Panelist, "Digging into the Secrets of Tequila".
Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, LA

June 17 2013 06:00 PM
Drunken Botanist event with Talking Leaves at Mike A's Lounge, Hotel @The Lafayette, 391 Washington Street.
Talking Leaves, Buffalo, NY

June 13 2013 07:00 PM
A cocktail demo and conversation with Rosie Schaap, author of Drinking with Men and cocktail writer for the New York Times. 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY.
WORD Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

June 09 2013 02:00 PM
Yes, it's a flower shop AND a bar. So naturally, I'm doing an event there!
Sycamore Bar & Flowershop,

June 06 2013 06:30 PM
The Drunken Botanist
The Horticultural Society of New York, New York, NY

April 27 2013 02:00 PM
Flower Confidential
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

April 24 2013 06:00 PM
Special cocktail event with The Crunkleton and Fearrington Inn with the amazing bartender Charlotte Voisey of William Grant & Sons.
Culinary Arts & Letters, Chapel Hill, NC

April 23 2013 08:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist at Warburg Lounge. Ticket purchase required.
92nd Street Y, New York City, NY

April 22 2013 06:30 PM
A special Museum of Science event held at Grand Ten Distilling.  Talk, tour, and tasting included in ticket price, and fabulous food available for purchase from The Dining Car food truck.  Advance ticket purchase required.
Distilling Science, Boston, MA

April 19 2013 07:00 PM
This event will be at ArtBar, 119 Gold Ave SW. Albuquerque, where we will drink some fabulous cocktails. Bookworks is sponsoring the event.
ArtBar with Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM

April 18 2013 06:00 PM
This is a private event for Director's Circle Members only.
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ

April 17 2013 07:00 PM
Join us for a talk about The Drunken Botanist--and a fabulous cocktail made with Dripping Springs Vodka.
Changing Hands Books, Tempe, AZ

April 16 2013 07:00 PM
Come sample a botanical cocktail from Tito's Handmade Vodka, mixed with Liber & Co tonic, and learn about cocktail-friendly plants with the folks from Great Outdoors Nursery.
Book People, Austin, TX

April 13 2013 07:00 PM
The Drunken Botanist
Books & Books, Grand Cayman

April 12 2013 08:00 PM
Drunken Botanist book tour
Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL

April 11 2013 07:30 PM
Drunken Botanist book tour
Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis, MN

April 10 2013 07:00 PM
Join me and the folks from Boswell Books at Great Lakes Distillery for a free tasting and talk!  Co-sponsored by Boerner Botanical Gardens.
Boswell Books at Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee, WI

April 09 2013 07:00 PM
A Drunken Botanist party with an assortment of cocktail-friendly plants from  The Growing Place garden center and a tasting of Koval Distillery's floral liqueurs and botanical spirits.
Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL

April 09 2013 11:30 AM
A Lunch & Learn member event in partnership with The Book Stall. 11:30 reception, noon luncheon & discussion.
The Standard Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

April 08 2013 07:00 PM
Drunken Botanist book tour
The Bookstall, Winnetka, IL

April 06 2013 05:00 PM
5 PM:  Lecture & slide show in the theater.  6-9 PM:  Drinks served, book signing.   The event is free; drink sales benefit the restoration of the historic Eureka Theater.  A partnership with Eureka Books.
Eureka Theater Book Launch Party, Eureka, CA

March 29 2013 07:00 PM
A talk about The Drunken Botanist accompanied by cocktail-friendly plants from Christianson's Nursery.
Village Books, Bellingham, WA

March 28 2013 07:00 PM
A talk about The Drunken Botanist, plus cocktail-friendly plants from Molbak's Garden & Home.
Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, Seattle, WA

March 27 2013 07:30 PM
With a special appearance by House Spirits Distillery's Christian Krogstad, who will talk about the botanical nature of his delightful Aviation Gin, and a selection of cocktail-friendly plants from Cornell Farm.
Powell's (Burnside location), Portland, OR

March 26 2013 12:00 PM

Google Author Series, Venice, CA

March 25 2013 07:00 PM
Drunken Botanist book tour


Vroman's, Pasadena, CA

March 24 2013 05:30 PM
A talk about The Drunken Botanist
Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

March 23 2013 10:45 AM
The Drunken Botanist.  See website for ticket information.


San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, San Mateo, CA

March 22 2013 07:00 PM
Drunken Botanist book tour
Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA

March 21 2013 07:30 PM
Drunken Botanist book tour


Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, CA

March 21 2013 09:00 AM

Garden Club Event, Phoenix, AZ

March 20 2013 07:00 PM
A special Copperfield's event at Spoonbar at h2hotel on 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA.  The event is free and open to the public, but priority seating goes to those who purchase an advance ticket for $30 that includes a discounted copy of the book with one specialty cocktail. Tickets available at Copperfield's Books in Healdsburg or online at www.copperfieldsbooks.com. Additional drink tickets sold at $10 each during the event. Non alcoholic options also available. We'll also be giving away cocktail-friendly plants from the Drunken Botanist Plant Collection, courtesy of King's Nursery.
Copperfield's Books at h2hotel, Healdsburg, CA

March 17 2013 04:00 PM
A talk about The Drunken Botanist, with cocktails!  We'll also be giving away plants from the Drunken Botanist Plant Collection, courtesy of Golden Nursery, so don't miss it.
Mrs. Dalloway's, Berkeley, CA

March 02 2013
Visit the show website for details.
Fresno Home & Garden Show, Fresno, CA

February 22 2013 04:30 PM
The Drunken Botanist: An Intoxicating Look at the World of Plants
Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA

February 22 2013 01:30 PM
The Backyard Bartender: Secrets to Mixing Creative Cocktails
Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA

February 21 2013 03:15 PM
The Backyard Bartender: Secrets to Mixing Creative Cocktails
Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA

January 22 2013

Garden Club Event, Los Angeles, CA

October 28 2012 02:30 PM
Wicked Plants lecture
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

October 24 2012 07:00 PM
Wicked Plants & Wicked Bugs lecture
Howard County Library, Ellicott City, MD

October 20 2012
Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show
SCIBA Show, Los Angeles, CA

October 11 2012
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association
NCIBA Show, Oakland, CA

September 22 2012
Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show
MPIBA Show, Denver, CO

September 08 2012
3 PM:  A Natural Murder: Using Poisonous Plants and Venomous Bugs to Create the Perfect Crime

5:30 PM:  Meet & Greet, light dinner, Wicked Plants Lecture

Ticket purchase required--click link to register.


Fernwood Botanical Garden, Niles, MI

September 07 2012 04:00 PM
"A Midwestern Night in the Garden of (not so) Good and Evil"
Illinois State University Horticulture Center, Normal, IL

August 18 2012 01:00 PM
A sneak preview of The Drunken Botanist!
Humboldt County Library, Eureka, CA

July 25 2012
Presenting "Drunken Botanist: A Preview!"
Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, LA

July 19 2012
A Natural Murder: Using Poisonous Plants and Venomous Bugs To Create the Perfect Crime
Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, Corte Madera, CA

July 13 2012
Check website for a complete listing of events.
Iowa City Book Festival, Iowa City, IA

June 23 2012 11:00 AM
Wicked Plants lecture
The Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

May 11 2012 06:30 PM
A special event sponsored by Portland State University, Tin House, and the Unitarian Church. Eliot Chapel, Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th  Admission: $10, free for students with ID.
A Wicked Evening with Amy Stewart, Portland, OR

May 06 2012 01:30 PM
A special Wicked Plants lecture in conjunction with the Arboretum's exhibit based on the book!
North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC

May 04 2012 06:00 PM
A Wicked Evening!
Los Angeles Natural History Museum First Friday Series, Los Angeles, CA

April 21 2012 02:00 PM
Wicked Plants lecture and slide show
Flower, Garden, and Nature Society of Northwest Arkansas, Springdale, AR

April 19 2012 07:00 PM
Wicked Plants lecture and slide show
Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE

March 03 2012 12:00 AM
Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs
Miami Valley Gardening Conference,