Upcoming Events

I do programs for adults and children, both at my home and further afield. Check in here to see what’s coming up next.

  • Storytime at Tower Hill

    Saturday October 11, 2014 11:30am
    Tower Hill Botanical Garden
    Boylston, MA
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    I’ll be at the glorious Tower Hill Botanic Garden for their Family Fun Harvest Day, to do a storytime – ably assisted by a hen! Come for the program, but plan to spend the day. There are miles of hiking trails, gorgeous gardens, and indoor greenhouses (so come even if the weather is rainy.)

  • Backyard Chicken Keeping For Gardeners

    Friday January 9, 2015 10:00am–12:00pm
    Fitchburg Art Museum
    Fitchburg, MA
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    Keeping chickens in your backyard and having a beautiful lawn and garden are not mutually exclusive! Done right, the flock will not only add fresh eggs to your table, but also can help with bug control and make rich compost. Come to this free lecture at the Fitchburg Art Museum sponsored by the Laurelwood Garden Club of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. I’ll be talking about chicken care and housing, and how to integrate the hens into your home landscape.

  • Thoreau School Visit

    Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am–12:00pm

    A hen and I will be teaching all of the second graders about chickens, how eggs are made, and the science of chicken poop!

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  • Advanced Chicken Keeping Class

    Sunday September 28, 2014 2:00pm–4:00pm
    Little Pond Farm
    Carlisle, MA
    Google Map

    This 2-hour class is for people who already have chickens. I’ll go over all of the major ailments that chickens get, and a few of the more obscure illnesses that I’ve seen. I’ll talk about practical and effective health care, from maintenance to what to do in the case of a sudden health crisis. I’ll talk about the issues that aging hens have, what to do to keep them active and comfortable, and when to euthanize. Internal and external parasites will be covered. I’ll also delve into some of the more problematic chicken behavior, from feather picking to hen-on-hen aggression. This class takes place in my backyard at Little Pond Farm in Carlisle, MA.

    Iced tea and cookies provided! $40 per person. Adults and teenagers only (graphic photographs from autopsies will be shown.)

    The workshop runs rain or shine. Cancellation policy — up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $30. No refunds after September 24. Sign up using the “Pay Now” button.




  • Chicken Keeping Workshop

    Sunday September 28, 2014 10:00am–12:00pm
    Little Pond Farm
    Carlisle, MA
    Google Map

    This 2-hour workshop in my backyard will cover the basics of what you need to know to have your own small flock of laying hens. You’ll learn everything from feeding, to flock dynamics, to predator protection, to coop design, to what to do with manure (you’ll get to see my composting system). You’ll even get to pick up a chicken!

    $40 per person, includes iced tea and homemade cookies.

    Limited to 14 participants. Children age 8 and over are welcome to sign up.

    The workshop runs rain or shine. Cancellation policy — up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $30. No refunds after September 24. Sign up using the “Pay Now” button.




  • Let’s Talk About Food

    Saturday September 27, 2014 12:30pm–1:00pm

    Let’s Talk About Food should be an interesting event. If you want to know more about food policy, it’s the place to go. I’ll be at the Author’s Book Signing Booth from 12:30 to 1 pm.

  • Farm Day at Verrill Farm

    Saturday September 6, 2014 1:00pm–2:00pm
    Verrill Farm
    Concord, MA
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    I will be at the Farm Day at Verrill Farm with a couple of chickens, which children will be able to pet. I’ll also have eggs and feathers that can be handled. Come meet the hens and chat about chickens.

    The Farm Day runs from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be BBQ and pony rides! I will be there from 1 pm until 2 pm.

  • Dewey Square Public Market

    Thursday August 7, 2014 11:30am–1:30pm
    Dewey Square Public Market
    Boston, MA
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    I’ll be in Boston at the Dewey Square Public Market on Thursday, August 7 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. I’ll have a hen with me, and books to sell. I look forward to talking with folks who stop by about good eggs and backyard chicken keeping. Let me know if you’ll be there!

  • HenCam Garden Party

    Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm–4:00pm
    Little Pond Farm
    Carlisle, MA
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    Have you ever gone to a party and wished that the conversation didn’t revolve around children, or politics, or family dramas? Do you wish that everyone talked about chickens? If so, then this event is for you! Join me and other like-minded people for an afternoon at Little Pond Farm. I’ll start the party off with a half-hour talk about incorporating chickens into your garden and landscape. Then, wander the property, scratch the goats, pay homage to The Beast, and sit for a spell, watching the hens while you chat about your own animals. I’ll have a bulletin board for you to post photos of your coop and girls. There will be iced tea and homemade treats (for the humans!).

    Rain or shine (I’ll put up a tent, and we can mill about in the screen porch and barns if the weather is inclement). $15 per person. $5 for children under the age of twelve.



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  • Revisioning Sustainability

    Monday June 23, 2014 7:30am–9:00pm

    On June 22 through 25, UMass Amherst is hosting the Revisioning Sustainability Conference. I’ve been invited to give a presentation to this gathering of food sustainability and permaculture professionals. On Monday evening, June 23, I’ll be talking about Chicken Keeping for Public Spaces and Institutions.

  • Reading and Book Signing at Tower Hill

    Wednesday June 11, 2014 7:00pm–8:00pm
    Tower Hill Botanical Garden
    Boylston, MA
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    Tower Hill Botanic Garden is one of the premier public gardens in my region. I’ll be there on Wednesday, June 11, for a reading from The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook, and afterwards I’ll be available to and answer your questions. This is the perfect excuse to go to Tower HIll, walk the trails, enjoy the Orangerie and Limonaia, and then talk about chickens. I am so looking forward to it, and hope to see you there!

  • New England Mobile Book Fair

    Saturday June 7, 2014 1:00pm–2:00pm
    New England Mobile Book Fair
    Newton Highlands, MA
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    I’m delighted to be doing a Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook program at a beloved indie bookstore – The New England Mobile Book Fair. I’ll be talking about backyard hens and the pleasures of cooking with their good eggs. There will be time for Q & A afterwards. Of course, I’ll have a chicken with with. Stop by and say hello.

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  • Chicken Keeping Workshop

    Saturday May 31, 2014 10:00am–12:00pm
    Little Pond Farm
    Carlisle, MA
    Google Map

    This 2-hour workshop in my backyard will cover the basics of what you need to know to have your own small flock of laying hens. You’ll learn everything from feeding, to flock dynamics, to predator protection, to coop design, to what to do with manure (you’ll get to see my composting system). You’ll even get to pick up a chicken!

    $40 per person, includes iced tea and homemade cookies.

    Limited to 12 participants. Children age 8 and over are welcome to sign up.

    The workshop runs rain or shine. Cancellation policy — up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $30. No refunds after May 24. Sign up using the “Pay Now” button.




  • Book Signing at Verrill Farm

    Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm–2:00pm
    Verrill Farm
    Concord, MA
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    I’ll be at the Verrill Farm Asparagus Festival. This family working farm in Concord, MA, has nurtured their asparagus beds for generations. The granddaughter of the man who planted the asparagus is a talented chef who works in the farmstand’s kitchen. I’ll be at Verrill Farm to help celebrate the harvest and the coming growing season. Look for me, and one of my hens, at the entrance to the farmstand. There is a fee for the asparagus lunch (and well worth it!) but you don’t have to pay to meet one of my hens and chat about chickens.  All of my books will be available for sale and signing. Stop by!

  • Lunenburg Elementary School

    Thursday May 22, 2014 8:00am–5:00pm

    I’ll be spending a half-day with the first graders in Lunenburg, MA. I look forward to meeting them, reading Tillie Lays an Egg, and talking about chickens!

  • Northshire Bookstore Cookbook Group Program

    Sunday May 18, 2014 11:00am–12:00pm
    Northshire Book Store
    Manchester Center, VT
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    The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont, has a cookbook group (why don’t all bookstores have this? Brilliant!), and I’ll be their guest on Sunday, May 18th at 11 am. The cookbook group will choose recipes ahead of the event and will bring dishes from The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook to share with each other and general event attendees. I’ll speak to the group about the book, my hens, eggs, developing recipes, and more. Q & A with audience, and a book signing will follow.

    The Northshire Bookstore is in a beautiful corner of western Vermont. It’s worth the drive!

  • Advanced Chicken Keeping Class

    Saturday May 17, 2014 1:00pm–3:00pm
    Little Pond Farm
    Carlisle, MA
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    UPDATE: This class is full. If there is enough interest, I will create a morning session. Please email me if you’d like to be on the wait list for the afternoon program, or to sign up for a possible morning class. 

    This 2-hour class is for people who already have chickens. I’ll go over all of the major ailments that chickens get, and a few of the more obscure illnesses that I’ve seen. I’ll talk about practical and effective health care, from maintenance to what to do in the case of a sudden health crisis. I’ll talk about the issues that aging hens have, what to do to keep them active and comfortable, and when to euthanize. Internal and external parasites will be covered. I’ll also delve into some of the more problematic chicken behavior, from feather picking to hen-on-hen aggression. This class takes place in my backyard at Little Pond Farm in Carlisle, MA.

    Iced tea and cookies provided! $40 per person. Adults and teenagers only (graphic photographs from autopsies will be shown.)

    The class runs rain or shine. Refund policy: refund of $35 up to May 14. No refunds after May 14.




  • Birches School

    Thursday May 8, 2014 8:00am–5:00pm

    The Birches is a nature-based school in Lincoln, MA. They are hatching chicks and will be keeping them on campus as a permanent flock. I’ll be spending an hour with the students talking about chickens and their care.

  • Kindergarten Visit

    Wednesday May 7, 2014

    A hen and I will be doing Tillie Lays an Egg storytimes for all of the kindergartners at the Peter Noyes School in Sudbury, Ma.

  • 2nd Grade Visit

    Friday May 2, 2014 8:00am–5:00pm

    I’ll be visiting with the second graders at the Thoreau School in Concord, MA and teaching them all about chickens and eggs. Of course, I’ll have a hen with me!

  • Meet and Greet in Roslindale!

    Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm–3:00pm
    Joanne Rossman
    Roslindale, MA
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    I’ll be in Roslindale Village (just outside of Boston) in Joanne Rossman’s original, quirky and creative shop. I’ll be there to meet and greet and chat. Come by anytime between noon and three pm.

  • School Vacation Storytime

    Thursday April 24, 2014 10:00am–10:30am
    Billerica Public Library
    Billerica, MA
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    I will be at the Billerica Public Library for a school vacation storytime on Thursday, April 24, at a10 am. Of course, I’ll have a hen with me.

  • Talk and Book Signing

    Tuesday April 8, 2014 7:00pm–8:00pm
    Porter Square Books
    Cambridge, MA
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    I’ll be at one of my favorite indie bookstores, Porter Square Books, to do a talk and book signing.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop

    Saturday April 5, 2014 2:00pm–4:00pm
    Little Pond Farm
    Carlisle, MA
    Google Map

    This 2-hour workshop in my backyard will cover the basics of what you need to know to have your own small flock of laying hens. You’ll learn everything from feeding, to flock dynamics, to predator protection, to coop design, to what to do with manure (you’ll get to see my composting system.) You’ll even get to pick up a chicken!

    $40 per person, includes iced tea and homemade cookies.

    Limited to 12 participants. Children age 8 and over are welcome to sign up.
    The workshop runs rain or shine. Cancellation policy — up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $30. No refunds after March 29. Sign up using the “Pay Now” button.




  • Chicken Keeping Talk

    Sunday March 30, 2014 10:00am–11:00am
    Chelmsford Agway
    Chelmsford, MA
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    I’ll be at the Chelmsford Agway for a morning talk about backyard chicken keeping. This seminar is free and open to the public. Terry 2Bring your questions!

  • Chicken Keeping Talk

    Saturday March 29, 2014 10:00am–12:00pm
    Newbury Public Library
    Byfield, MA
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    I’ll be giving a Backyard Chicken Keeping Talk at the Newbury Town Library. This program is free and open to the public.

  • Talk and Book Signing at the Toadstool

    Saturday March 22, 2014 2:00pm–3:00pm
    Toadstool Bookshop
    Milford, NH
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    To celebrate the publication of The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook, I’ll be at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford, NH for a discussion about hens, eggs and cooking. Come at 2 pm for the talk, and then stay to chat.

  • Talk and Book Signing

    Sunday March 16, 2014 3:00pm–4:00pm
    The Concord Bookshop
    Concord, MA
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    I’ll be talking about all things chicken and eggs at The Concord Bookshop. There will be a hen! And homemade eggy snacks! There will be copies of The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook for sale! And my books of vintage animal photographs. And Tillie Lays an Egg. Please come.

  • Wayland Farmers’ Market

    Saturday March 15, 2014 10:00am–2:00pm
    Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market
    Wayland, MA
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    I’ll have a table at the Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market. I’ll have my books to sign and sell, and I’ll have the time to chat about chickens and eggs with anyone who stops by. Please do!

  • Chicken Keeping Lecture

    Sunday March 2, 2014 2:30pm–4:00pm
    Townsend Public Library
    Townsend, MA
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    I’ll be talking all about backyard chicken keeping at the Townsend Public Library. Come for my hour talk, and stay for Q & A afterwards!

  • Tillie Lays an Egg Storytime

    Sunday March 2, 2014 1:30pm–2:00pm
    Townsend Public Library
    Townsend, MA
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    I’ll be reading Tillie Lays an Egg, and talking all about chickens, at the Townsend Public LIbrary. I won’t be alone – I’ll have a live and friendly hen with me!

  • Chick Care Workshop

    Saturday February 22, 2014 11:00am–11:45am
    Chelmsford Agway
    Chelmsford, MA
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    I’ll be at the Chelmsford Agway to talk about chick care. I’ll be discussing how to take care of chicks during their first 8 weeks. I’ll cover bedding, heat, feed, supplements and handling. This is free and open to the public!

  • Northeast Poultry Congress

    Saturday January 18, 2014
    The Big E
    Springfield, MA

    I’ll have a table at the Northeast Poultry Congress with my books for sale. Stop by. Pull up a chair to chat. The Congress is worth the drive. A thousand birds! Fancy feathers! Crazy chicken people! Let me know if you’re coming.

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  • School Visit

    Friday January 17, 2014 8:00am–12:00pm

    I’ll be bringing a hen to the North Grafton Elementary School to do Tillie Lays an Egg storytimes. I’m scheduling springtime school visits now. Go here to read more about my school programs.

  • Meet Jan Brett (and Me!)

    Monday November 25, 2013 4:00pm–6:00pm
    Amato Center For the Performing Arts
    Milford, NH
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    Jan Brett will be doing a book signing for her new book, Cinders, A Chicken Cinderella Story, in Milford NH on Monday, November 25. I’ve been invited to join a couple of other chicken bloggers to chat about backyard chicken keeping and to keep the people in the long line waiting to meet Jan, entertained. I will have copies of Tillie Lays an Egg, and my vintage photograph books, available for sale.

    *note that this is sponsored by The Toadstool Bookshop, but will be at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts, and not at the bookstore!

  • Pie Baking Class

    Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm–4:00pm
    LIttle Pond Farm
    Carlisle, MA
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    When people ask me what is your favorite thing to cook?, I answer PIE! At Thanksgiving I’ll bake over twenty pies (of more than a dozen varieties.) My pies have even been written up in Woman’s Day Magazine. For me, pies are easy, throw-together, joyous foods to make. But, many of you have pie anxiety. The crust trips you up. The thought of soggy filling stops you from trying. If you want to bake pie, but the thought of it fills you with trepidation, then this class is for you. I’ll show you how to make perfect crust. You’ll learn how to roll out the dough, pre-bake a crust, and also how to freeze pastry for future use. I’ll even teach you how to press in a graham cracker crust. After my demo, you’ll be making your own crusts! It takes experience, and you’ll have the time learn the technique and the feel in my kitchen.

    Next, we’ll make two pies, a classic apple, and a lemon tart. You’ll learn how to do a crumble topping, and also a lattice weave. Leftover crust will be turned into cookies!

    You’ll go home with your own apple pie in a glass baking dish, ready to bake off.

    Class size is strictly limited to six people.

    $80 per person includes a pie in a glass dish to take home. Cancellation policy — up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $60. No refunds after October 19.

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  • From The Backyard To The Kitchen

    Saturday October 19, 2013 11:00am–1:00pm
    Verrill Farm
    Concord, MA
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    For two weeks this fall the Concord Festival of Authors will have programs celebrating the written word. I’ll be on a panel discussion: From the Backyard To The Kitchen. Please join me for this event. It takes place at Verrill Farm, a family  owned and run farm stand with homegrown produce and a superb prepared food department (cooked by Jennifer Verrill and her talented staff.)

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop

    Saturday September 21, 2013 1:00pm–3:00pm
    Little Pond Farm
    Carlisle, MA
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    This 2-hour workshop in my backyard will cover the basics of what you need to know to have your own small flock of laying hens. You’ll learn everything from feeding, to flock dynamics, to predator protection, to coop design, to what to do with manure (you’ll get to see my composting system.) You’ll even get to pick up a chicken!

    $40 per person, includes iced tea and homemade cookies.

    Limited to 14 participants. Children age 8 and over are welcome to sign up.
    The workshop runs rain or shine. Cancellation policy — up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $30. No refunds after September 15. Sign up using the “Pay Now” button.




  • Chicken Keeping Lecture at Cluck!

    Tuesday September 10, 2013 6:30pm–8:00pm
    Cluck!
    Providence, RI
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    There’s a new urban farm store in Providence, RI, called Cluck! and with a name like that, of course I have to go there to give a Chicken Keeping Lecture. Join me for an hour talk, and stay for a Q & A.

    $15 for adults, children are free. Contact Cluck! to register.

  • Programs at The Wild Center

    Tuesday August 27, 2013
    The Wild Center
    Tupper Lake, NY

    I’ll be spending the day at The Wild Center, in the heart of the Adirondacks. I’ll be doing two programs, a Backyard Chicken Keeping Talk, and a Tillie Lays an Egg Storytime. Check the Wild Center’s website for details.

  • Backyard Chicken Talk in Kingston, Ontario

    Monday August 26, 2013 12:00pm–1:00pm
    Ban Righ Centre
    Kingston, Ontario
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    I’ve been invited to talk about backyard chickens at the Ban Righ Centre, in Kingston, Ontario. They have a lunchtime speaker series, and I’ll be kicking off this season’s lineup. The program is free (soup available for a donation) and open to the public.

  • NY Now Gift Show

    Sunday August 18, 2013 — Tuesday August 20, 2013

    I’ll be an exhibitor at NY Now showing off two new titles in my series of postcard books of vintage photographs, Vintage Farm Animals and Vintage Dog Photos. If you’re in the Big Apple for the show, stop in and see me at the Ellie and Friends booth, number 7517 on Level 1. Email to let me know you’re coming.

  • Goddard School Visit

    Wednesday August 7, 2013 10:00am

    I’ll be bringing a chicken to meet the children at the Goddard School in Westford, MA.

  • PJ Storytime for CI-using Children

    Saturday July 27, 2013 6:45pm–7:15pm
    Boxborough Holiday Inn
    Boxborough, MA
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    I’ll be at the Northeast Cochlear Implant Convention to do a PJ Storytime for cochlear implant-using children. I’m planning on leading a chorus of cock-a-doddle-dos and cluck-clucks! I’ll be reading Tillie Lays an Egg, too.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop

    Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00pm–3:00pm

    This 2-hour workshop in my backyard will cover the basics of what you need to know to have your own small flock of laying hens. You’ll learn everything from feeding, to flock dynamics, to predator protection, to coop design, to what to do with manure (you’ll get to see my composting system.) You’ll even get to pick up a chicken!

    $40 per person, includes iced tea and homemade cookies.

    Limited to 14 participants. Children age 8 and over are welcome to sign up.
    The workshop runs rain or shine. Cancellation policy — up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $30. No refunds after July 24. Sign up using the “Pay Now” button.




  • A Hen Visits the Girl Scouts

    Wednesday July 24, 2013 7:00pm–8:00pm
    Camp Maude Eaton
    Andover, MA

    I’ll be doing an hour-long program for the Girl Scouts at Camp Maude Eaton in Andover, Ma. I’ll be talking all about chickens, chicken care, and the science of chicken poop and egg laying. Perfect camp topics! I’ll be bringing a hen, too.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop

    Saturday June 8, 2013 10:00am–12:00pm

    This 2 hour workshop in my backyard will cover the basics of what you need to know to have your own small flock of laying hens. You’ll learn everything from feeding, to flock dynamics, to predator protection, to what to do with manure (you’ll get to see my composting system.)  You’ll even get to pick up a chicken!

    $40 per person, includes iced tea and homemade cookies.

    Limited to 14 participants. Children age 8 and over are welcome to sign up.
    The workshop runs rain or shine. Cancellation policy — up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $30. No refunds after June 4. Sign up using the “Pay Now” button.




  • School Visit

    Thursday June 6, 2013 9:00am–11:00am

    I’ll be bringing Amber to the Haynes School in Sudbury for their Chicken Festival.

  • Milldam Preschool Visit

    Tuesday May 28, 2013 — Monday June 3, 2013 10:00am–11:00am

    I’ll be at the Milldam nursery school for a Tillie Lays an Egg Storytime. With a hen, of course!

  • School Visit

    Thursday May 23, 2013 8:00am–5:00pm

    I’ll be visiting the kindergarten students at Our Lady’s Academy in Waltham. With a chicken, of course!

  • School Visit

    Wednesday May 15, 2013

    I’ll be at the Peter Noyes School, in Sudbury, MA, to read Tillie Lays an Egg and talk about chickens. I’ll be meeting all of the Kindergarten students who will have been hatching eggs and learning about farm animals. Of course, I’ll be bringing a hen!

  • Storytime in the Backyard

    Friday May 10, 2013 2:00pm–3:00pm

    I’ll be hosting 6 five-year olds for a private storytime in my backyard. The goats are sure to get some attention.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop

    Saturday April 27, 2013 1:00pm–3:00pm

    This workshop is FULL. Spaces remain in the June 8 workshop. Keep an eye on this events page, as I’ll be adding more programs!

    This 2 hour workshop in my backyard will cover the basics of what you need to know to have your own small flock of laying hens. You’ll learn everything from feeding, to flock dynamics, to predator protection, to what to do with manure (you’ll get to see my composting system.) I’ll have 25 chicks in a brooder, so you’ll be able to observe first-hand how to care for young birds. And, I’ll show you how to handle the older hens. You’ll even get to pick up a chicken!

    $40 per person, includes iced tea and homemade cookies.

    Limited to 14 participants. Children age 8 and over are welcome to sign up.
    The workshop runs rain or shine. Cancellation policy — up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $30. No refunds after April 23. Sign up using the “Pay Now” button.




  • Spring Chickens: Basics of Urban Chicken Keeping

    Wednesday April 24, 2013 7:00pm–8:30pm
    Groundwork Somerville
    Somerville,
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    I’ll be in Somerville, MA, to talk about urban chicken keeping. During this slide show/lecture I’ll cover everything you’ll need to know to get started with a small flock of hens in a city setting.

  • School Visit

    Wednesday April 10, 2013

    I’ll be bringing a hen to Our Lady’s Academy in Waltham, MA, where we’ll meet the pre-K and K classes.

  • Thoreau School Visit

    Friday April 5, 2013 8:00am–2:00pm

    The second graders are hatching chicks! I get to be part of the educational fun of this springtime program. I’ll bring a hen so the children can see what the chicks will grow into.

  • Meet Me In Austin!

    Friday March 29, 2013 — Saturday March 30, 2013

    I’m flying down to Austin, Texas! Lauren Scheuer and I will be in the Lone Star State for the Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour. Join us at the Driskill Bar at 5:30 on Friday, March 29. We know it’s a fancy place, but, we’ve never been. We’re tourists! On Saturday, March 30, we’ll be at Buck Moore Feed from 10 am until 2 pm (when we’ll skedaddle and try to see as many coops as we can.) Lauren will be signing copies of her new book, and I’ll have copies of Vintage Chicken Photographs: 30 Postcards for sale. Please email me if you’re going to join us.

  • Bay Path College Early Educators Class

    Saturday March 23, 2013 3:00pm–4:00pm

    I’ll be talking to a group of educators about what makes an engaging storytime, and how to go use a picture book as a jump-off for learning and writing. I’ll be bringing a chicken as an assistant!

  • Preschool Storytime

    Friday March 22, 2013 10:00am–11:30am

    I’ll be at the Concord Carousel for a preschool storytime. With a hen, of course!

  • Storytime at the Concord Library

    Saturday March 16, 2013 10:00am–10:45am
    Concord Library
    Concord, MA
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    I’ll be bringing a hen to the Concord Library for this storytime. It’s part of the Concord Reads About Farming And Food program in concert with the Concord Museum’s  exhibit, The Greatest Source of Wealth: Agriculture in Concord.

  • Chicken Keeping Talk

    Tuesday March 12, 2013 7:00pm–9:00pm
    Dover-Sherborn Community Education
    Dover, MA
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    I’ll be doing a backyard chicken keeping talk and slideshow in Dover. Sign-up is through Dover-Sherborn Community Education. I’m on page 7 of this catalog.

  • World Read Aloud Day

    Wednesday March 6, 2013 10:00am–3:00pm

    I’ll be doing four free Skype visits at schools from California to New Hampshire to celebrate WRAD. This year, I’ll be reading Tillie Lays an Egg while sitting amongst the Gems. Chaos? Likely. Fun? Definitely. Watch on the BarnCam. The first Skype visit will be at 11 am EST, the last at 2:30 pm.

  • Chick Care Workshop

    Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00am–12:00pm
    Chelmsford Agway
    Chelmsford, MA
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    I’ll be talking about chick selection and chick care at the Chelmsford Agway on Saturday, Feb 16. The workshop is at 11 and there will be time afterwards for Q & A about all things chicken.

  • Backyard Chicken Talk at NOFA-NJ

    Sunday January 27, 2013
    Brookdale Community College
    Lincroft, NJ
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    The Northeast Organic Farming Association of NJ runs an outstanding winter conference. I’ll be there on Sunday, January 27 to talk about backyard chicken keeping.

  • HenCam Meet Up at Poultry Congress

    Saturday January 19, 2013 12:00pm–1:00pm
    Northeastern Poultry Congress
    Springfield, MA
    Google Map

    Every year I try to go to the Northeastern Poultry Congress in Springfield, Massachusetts where I can see hundreds of beautiful birds and learn from expert breeders. This year, let’s walk the aisles together! Meet me in front of the food concession stand at noon. Bring a lunch and we can chat. Then we’ll go and look at the chickens. I’ll be wearing a beige baseball cap embroidered with the HenCam logo. Let me know if you’ll be there!

    Note: Tell the parking lot attendant that you’re coming for the poultry show and parking will be free.

  • Chicken Q & A

    Saturday December 15, 2012 10:00am–2:00pm
    Carlisle Winter Farmer’s Market
    Carlisle, MA
    Google Map

    I’ll be at the Carlisle Farmer’s Market Winter Fair to answer questions about backyard chicken keeping. Come to my table between 10 am and 2 pm to talk poultry. I’ll also be selling totes made of feed bags, and will have my books for sale, including my newest, Vintage Chicken Photographs: 30 Postcards!

  • Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

    Saturday October 20, 2012 11:00am
    Chelmsford Agway
    Chelmsford, MA
    Google Map

    I’ll be at the Chelmsford, MA Agway to talk about winter chicken care for your backyard flock. This seminar is free!

  • Nursing Home Visit

    Tuesday October 16, 2012
    Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley
    Littleton, MA

    I’ll be visiting the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley (in Littleton, MA) and will have a hen with me for the memory loss residents to meet.

  • Urban Chicken Keeping Lecture

    Wednesday October 3, 2012 6:30pm–8:30pm
    Groundwork Somerville
    Somerville, MA
    Google Map

    This slide show and lecture is for the city hen keeper. I’ll show you how a small flock of hens can be housed and cared for in an urban/suburban plot. It’s sponsored by NOFA and will be held at Groundwork Somerville. Register here.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop

    Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm–3:00pm

    Spend two hours in my backyard learning everything you need to know to get started with your own flock of hens. I’ll cover a wide range of topics, from chicken behavior, to housing, to health. You’ll see firsthand how I protect my chickens from predators, compost the manure, and keep the coops clean and tidy. You’ll learn how to handle these birds and even pick up a hen! The workshop is rain or shine, and as always, includes iced tea and homemade cookies. $40 per person. Limited to 14 participants. Sign up using the “Pay Now” button.

     

    Cancellation policy—up to one week before the event you will get a refund of $30. No refund after September 16.

  • Book Signing

    Sunday September 9, 2012 2:00pm–3:00pm
    Ferns Country Store
    Carlisle, MA
    Google Map

    I live in a small community with an unusually high proportion of published authors. Ferns, the general store in the center of town (it’s the only store in town!) is hosting a Carlisle Author’s Booksigning. I’ll be there with copies of Tillie Lays an Egg. Stop by!

  • Chelmsford Farmers Market

    Thursday August 2, 2012 3:30pm–4:30pm
    Chelmsford Farmers Market
    Chelmsford, MA

    I’ll be talking about backyard chicken keeping for the Farmers Market education events program. Come for the presentation and stay for Q & A.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop

    Saturday July 7, 2012 1:00pm–3:00pm
    Carlisle, MA

    Spend two hours learning what to do in order to have a happy, peaceful, healthy flock of laying hens in your backyard. Everything from coop design to chicken health and behavior will be covered. You’ll learn how to pick up a chicken, see what caring for chickens entails, and tour my gardens and compost system. Ice tea and homemade cookies included! $35 per person. This workshop is full.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop here in my backyard!

    Sunday June 10, 2012 1:00pm–3:00pm
    Carlisle, MA

    You’ll get a tour of the coops and see first-hand how to keep a healthy, peaceful flock of hens in your backyard. Homemade cookies included. $25. This workshop is full.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop here in my backyard!

    Saturday June 9, 2012 1:00pm–3:00pm
    Carlisle, MA

    You’ll get a tour of the coops and see first-hand how to keep a healthy, peaceful flock of hens in your backyard. Homemade cookies included. $25. This workshop is full.

  • Storytime at The Somerville Growing Center

    Friday June 8, 2012 10:30am
    Somerville Growing Center
    Somerville, MA

    I’ll be at this community garden and educational center, with a friendly hen, for a Tillie Lays an Egg Storytime. No registration necessary – just drop in! Also, courtesy of the Growing Center, I’ll be visiting a preschool at The Somerville Childcare Center.

  • Rhode Island Storytime

    Friday June 1, 2012 5:30pm–7:30pm
    Providence Children’s Museum
    Providence, RI
    Google Map

    I’ll be there with a chicken! Details here!

  • Concord Museum Garden Tour

    Friday June 1, 2012 — Saturday June 2, 2012
    Concord Museum

    Eight gardens are on this tour, including mine! This is your chance to tour my yard, see the chickens, goats and vegetable garden, and even spy the Beast. All for a very good cause.

  • A Visit to the Peter Noyes School

    Wednesday May 23, 2012
    Peter Noyes Elementary School
    Sudbury, MA

    I’ll be doing my Tillie Lays an Egg program for 4 Kindergarten classes. With Agatha!

  • Chicken Keeping Talk at the Farmers’ Museum

    Wednesday May 16, 2012 7:00pm
    The Farmers’ Museum
    Cooperstown, NY

    I’ll be in Cooperstown, NY at this living history museum to talk about backyard chicken keeping.

  • A Visit to Our Lady’s Academy

    Thursday May 3, 2012
    Waltham, MA

    I’ll be doing my Tillie Lays an Egg program for the pre-K. With Agatha!

  • Chicken Keeping Talk

    Tuesday April 24, 2012 6:30pm
    Billerica Public Library
    Billerica, MA

    Free and open to the public! I’ll be speaking about getting started with your backyard flock.

  • Sargent Memorial Library

    Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:00pm
    Sargent Memorial Library
    Boxborough, MA

    Storytime during school vacation week! Come and say hello to me and one of my hens.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop here in my backyard!

    Saturday April 14, 2012 1:00pm–3:00pm
    Carlisle, MA

    You’ll get a tour of the coops and see first-hand how to keep a healthy, peaceful flock of hens in your backyard. Homemade cookies included. $25. Tor register, email me.

  • Skype Visit to the Grand Prairie School in Texas

    Thursday April 12, 2012

    I’ll be taking the students on a tour of the barns via Skype and my iPad!

  • Abbey Kelley Foster Charter School

    Wednesday April 11, 2012

    I’ll be meeting all of the first graders at this school in Worcester, MA.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop here in my backyard!

    Saturday March 31, 2012 1:00pm–3:00pm
    Carlisle, MA

    You’ll get a tour of the coops and see first-hand how to keep a healthy, peaceful flock of hens in your backyard. Homemade cookies included. $25. Tor register, email me.

  • Skype Visit to the La Canada School in California

    Friday March 16, 2012

    I’ll be taking the students on a tour of the barns via Skype and my iPad!

  • Chicken Keeping Talk

    Saturday February 25, 2012 11:00am
    Chelmsford Agway
    Chelmsford, MA

    Free and open to the public! I’ll be speaking about getting started with your backyard flock.

  • North Grafton Elementary School

    Wednesday January 11, 2012

    I’ll be spending a half day at the North Grafton School.

  • Lesley Ellis School Visit

    Tuesday November 8, 2011

    I’ll be bringing Agatha and Betsy to meet the pre-K through 6th grades.

  • Getting Your Coop Ready for Winter Workshop at the Chelmsford Agway

    Saturday October 8, 2011 11:00am
    Chelmsford Agway
    Chelmsford, MA

    I’ll be talking about how to keep your chickens healthy this winter. I’ll discuss housing, feed and water. There will be time for Q & A, too!

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop here at Little Pond Farm

    Saturday September 24, 2011 2:00pm–4:00pm
    Carlisle, MA

    You are invited learn about backyard chicken keeping here at Little Pond Farm. I’ll go over all of the basics of how to get started with your own flock. We’ll cover housing, feeding, and health issues, breed selection and buying poultry, You’ll even learn how to pick up a chicken! You’ll get to tour my property, see the gardens, the compost, and meet the goats. $20 per person (includes iced tea and cookies) 15 people maximum. Email to sign up and for more details.

  • Skype Visit

    Wednesday September 21, 2011

    I’ve been in touch with the librarians and students in the Temecula, California elementary school for a few years, and now I’m finally going to meet them via Skype!

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop here at Little Pond Farm

    Saturday July 30, 2011 2:00pm–4:00pm
    Carlisle, MA

    You are invited learn about backyard chicken keeping here at Little Pond Farm. I’ll go over all of the basics of how to get started with your own flock. We’ll cover housing, feeding, and health issues, breed selection and buying poultry, You’ll even learn how to pick up a chicken! You’ll get to tour my property, see the gardens, the compost, and meet the goats. $20 per person (includes iced tea and cookies) 15 people maximum. Email to sign up and for more details.

  • Springboard School

    Friday July 22, 2011
    Chelmsford, MA

    Tillie and I will be visiting this preschool.

  • Storytime at the Elephant’s Trunk Bookshop!

    Wednesday June 29, 2011 10:30am
    Elephant’s Trunk Bookshop
    Lexington, MA

    Tillie and I will be visiting this childrens’ bookshop at 10:30 am. I’ll read Tillie Lays an Egg, and then everyone can pet Tillie!

  • Preschool Programs in Westford

    Monday May 23, 2011 — Tuesday May 24, 2011
    Westford, MA

    Tillie and I will be visiting the preschool children.

  • St. Mary School

    Wednesday May 4, 2011
    Shrewsbury, MA

    I’ll be meeting the pre-K through third grade classes.

  • Peter Noyes Elementary School

    Tuesday May 3, 2011

    Tillie and I will be in Sudbury, MA, meeting the kindergarten students!

  • Earth Day programs at Earthplace

    Saturday April 30, 2011
    Earthplace
    Westport, CT

    I’ll be on hand at Earthplace for two programs, a storytime with Tillie Lays an Egg, and a Q & A table and workshop on Getting Started Wtih Backyard Chickens.

  • Wayland Library

    Wednesday April 20, 2011 1:00pm
    Wayland, MA

    Tillie and I will be doing a storytime. Come and join us on this special event for vacation week.

  • Chicken Keeping Workshop at the Chelmsford Agway

    Saturday April 9, 2011 10:00am–12:00pm
    Chelmsford Agway
    Chelmsford, MA

    Come at 10 am for a 30 minute talk about getting started with chickens. I’ll be at the Agway until noon to answer your questions.

  • Central Cooperative Preschool

    Monday April 4, 2011 — Tuesday April 5, 2011

    Storytime with Tillie in Chelmsford, MA!

  • Chicken Keeping Talk at the Westford Green Fair

    Saturday April 2, 2011 11:30am–12:15pm
    Westford Green Fair
    Westford, MA

    I’ll be sharing what I know about getting started with backyard chickens during this 45-minute slide show and lecture. The fair runs 10 am to 2 pm.

  • Groveland Library

    Saturday March 26, 2011 10:30am

    Tillie and I will be doing a storytime at the Groveland Library.

  • Family Trees: A Celebration of Childrens Literature

    Friday December 3, 2010 — Sunday January 2, 2011
    Concord Museum
    Concord, MA

    This is the 15th year that the Concord Museum has held this event, and I’m honored that Tillie Lays an Egg has been selected to inspire one of the decorated trees. I’ll be at the museum—sitting by my tree—on December 4. However, the display runs from December 3 through January 2 and it’s worth visiting even if I’m not there! Go to the museum’s web site to find out more about this holiday tradition.

  • Billerica Library

    Saturday November 13, 2010 10:30am

    Tillie and I will be doing a storytime at the Billerica Library.

  • Walpole Public Library

    Wednesday November 10, 2010 10:30am

    Join Tillie and me for storytime!

  • Harvard Farmers Market

    Saturday September 25, 2010 9:00am–12:00pm
    Harvard, MA

    I’ll be at the information table at the Harvard Farmers Market Backyard Chicken Day.

  • Library Visit

    Tuesday June 29, 2010 10:00am
    The Gay-Kimball Library
    Troy, NH

    I’ll be visiting the library with Tillie for storytime.

  • Somerville Library Visit

    Monday June 28, 2010 11:00am
    Central Library
    Somerville, MA

    I’ll be doing a special story time to kick of the library’s summer reading program!

  • School Visit

    Friday May 28, 2010
    The Bishop Elementary School
    Arlington, MA

    I’ll be visiting the kindergarten and first grade classrooms with Tillie!

  • Bright Horizon’s Family Literacy Festival

    Saturday May 22, 2010 11:00am
    The Bright Horizons
    Bedford, MA

    This children’s center is having a special day to celebrate reading. It’s open to the public. I’ll be there at 11 am to read from Tillie Lays an Egg. Tillie will be with me, too. Come and say hello!

  • Preschool Visit

    Thursday May 6, 2010
    The Bright Horizons
    Newburyport, MA

    I’ll be visiting three preschool classrooms with Tillie!

  • School Visit

    Thursday April 15, 2010
    The MLK School, and the Amigos School
    Cambridge, MA

    I’ll be visiting the kindergarten and pre-K classrooms with Tillie courtesy of their wonderful library!

  • Tillie Story Time at D2E

    Saturday April 10, 2010 2:00pm
    The D2E Sustainable Living Expo
    Boston, MA

    I’ll be reading Tillie Lays an Egg and everyone can meet Tillie.

  • Tillie on MARTHA!

    Friday April 2, 2010
    The Martha Stewart Show

    Tillie and I will be driving down to NYC on Monday, March 29. We’ll spend the night at a posh boutique hotel in SoHo. Then, on March 30. we’ll go to the Martha Stewart studios and tape a segment for The Martha Stewart Show! The show will air on April 2 (check your local listings.)

  • Backyard Chicken Keeping

    Saturday March 13, 2010
    The Wild Center
    Tupper Lake, NY

    Join me for this winter talk at The Wild Center in the Adirondacks. I’ll share what I know about keeping a home flock of hens. I’ll also be doing a children’s program in which I’ll read Tillie Lays an Egg and talk about chickens.

  • Preschool Visit

    Wednesday March 10, 2010
    The Frost School
    Westford, MA

    I’ll be visiting three preschool classrooms with Tillie!

  • Backyard Chickens at the Boston Museum of Science

    Wednesday March 3, 2010 7:00pm

    Writer Susan Orlean will be talking about her experiences with her flock of hens (and one surprise rooster). I’ll be there with the “talent” – several chickens for everyone to meet and greet. This is going to be a fun evening! Reservations required.

  • Westford Farmers Market Winter Series: Keeping Chickens

    Sunday February 21, 2010 4:00pm
    Westford Farmers Market
    Westford, MA

    I’ll be part of a panel of chicken-keeping experts. This program is for beginners and experienced flock owners.

  • Preschool Program

    Wednesday January 27, 2010
    The Bright Horizons Childrens Center, Brickstone Place
    Andover, MA

    The children at this preschool have been learning all about farm animals. Tillie and I will be there to talk about chickens!

  • Preschool Program

    Monday November 30, 2009
    The Childrens Place at Phillips Academy
    Andover, MA

    The children at this preschool have been learning all about farm animals. Tillie and I will be there to talk about chickens!

  • Springfield, Vermont Public Library

    Wednesday October 14, 2009 3:30pm

    Join me and Tillie for for this “Discovery Hour” where I’ll read Tillie Lays an Egg and talk about all things chicken.

  • Westford Mass. Farmers’ Market

    Tuesday October 13, 2009 2:00pm

    I’ll be at the Westford Farmers Market to talk about keeping backyard hens. Stop by!

  • Storytime at the Framingham Barnes & Noble

    Tuesday September 22, 2009 12:30pm

    Join me for storytime. I’ll be bringing the real, live, Tillie!

  • Storytime at The Country Club

    Sunday September 20, 2009 4:00pm

    This event is for members only. They’re having their first Farmers’ Market/Family Lawn event. Tillie and I are looking forward to it! We’ll have our own storytime tent.

  • Chelmsford Public Library

    Thursday August 13, 2009 10:00am

    Join me and Tillie for story time!

  • West Coast HenCam Party and Tillie Booksigning

    Sunday August 9, 2009 11:00am–1:00pm
    Chevalier’s Books
    Los Angeles, CA

    This wonderful indie bookstore has offered to host a West Coast HenCam Party! I can’t wait to meet you! Let’s make this a summer gathering of West Coast chicken fans! The local farmers market will be in full swing nearby. I’ll have cookies for guests. It’ll be a wonderful way to spend the morning in LA. Email me i if you’re coming so I can plan ahead and bring enough sweets.

  • Palms Rancho Branch Library

    Thursday August 6, 2009 4:00pm
    Palms Rancho Branch Library

    I’ll be in LA for the SCBWI Conference and have arranged to fly in early to do a special storytime at this LA Public Library. I won’t have Tillie with me, but I will have props from Tillie Lays an Egg.

  • Nantucket Atheneum

    Friday July 24, 2009 11:30am
    Nantucket Atheneum

    I’m taking the ferry to Nantucket just so that I can read Tillie Lays an Egg at this library. Join me for a special storytime in this special place.

  • Sherborn Public Library

    Wednesday July 1, 2009 3:00pm

    Join Tillie and me for a special story time at the library.

  • Chickenstock

    Sunday June 14, 2009 9:00am–2:00pm
    Keene, NH

    Don’t miss this chicken swap and farm crafters sale held in the Agway parking lot 80 Martell Court (google for directions.) It’s being organized by a member of the BYC forum. I’ll be signing copies of Tillie Lays an Egg and the Farmstead Egg Cookbook, and selling pins and magnets made from vintage books – many with farm animal images!

  • Barnes and Noble

    Thursday June 11, 2009 10:30am
    Saugus, MA

    I’ll be reading Tillie Lays an Egg at the regular storytime at the Saugus, MA store. I can’t bring a live chicken because of the cafe, but I will have real eggs to show off and some of the props from the book. I hope to see you there!

  • Hampstead, NH Central School

    Friday June 5, 2009 9:30am

    Kindergarten class visit. Hopefully, their eggs will have all hatched by the time Tillie and I arrive.

  • Deviled Egg Cookoff

    Monday June 1, 2009 7:30pm
    Somerville, MA

    Tillie will be a celebrity hen at this deviled egg cookoff/party at PA’s Lounge in Somerville, MA. I think that this is the first time that a live chicken has been invited to a bar! We’re looking forward to meeting a whole different demographic than the three-year olds that we usually hang with. Besides, I LOVE deviled eggs. I’ll be bringing some of my own. Go here and here for more info.

  • Robbins Library

    Wednesday May 20, 2009 10:30am
    Arlington, MA

    Tillie and I will be in Arlington for the regular story hour. Please join us! There will be books available to purchase. I’m happy to chat with adults after the event – I know that there’s a movement afoot in Arlington to allow chickens in backyards. This is a your chance to introduce your neighbors to a real chicken.

  • The Tobin School

    Monday May 18, 2009

    Tillie and I will be meeting several classrooms of children. Tillie Lays an Egg will be available for sale through Porter Square Books (one of my all-time favorite indie booksellers.)

  • Reading and Booksigning at the Toadstool Bookshop

    Saturday May 16, 2009 2:00pm
    Toadstool Bookshop

    Join me during the town-wide Children and the Arts Festival for a Tillie Lays an Egg reading at this delightful indie bookstore.

  • Monadnock Writers Group

    Saturday May 16, 2009 9:45am

    I’ll be talking to this active group of writers about food writing.

  • Upton Public Library

    Thursday May 14, 2009 2:30pm
    Upton Public Library

    Join Tillie and me for a special story time. We’ll be at the Town Hall (route 140 in the town center) so that there’s enough room for everybody. Upton’s indie bookstore, Kaleidoscope Books, will have Tillie Lays an Egg at the event and at their store for sale. After story time, I look forward to meeting with 4-H members from Upton.

  • Winchester Public Library

    Friday April 24, 2009 2:00pm
    Winchester Public Library

    Tillie and I will do a reading and booksigning.

  • Groton Public Library

    Thursday April 23, 2009 10:30am
    Groton Public Library

    Tillie and I will do a reading and booksigning. For ages 3 and up.

  • Reading and Booksigning at Northshire Book Store

    Saturday April 11, 2009 2:00pm
    Northshire Book Store
    Manchester Center, VT

    Northshire Book Store is an amazing indie bookstore in the gorgeous town of Manchester Center, Vermont. Make a day trip of it! This event is the day before Easter, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy a story about a chicken and her eggs. Tillie likes to travel in the car, and although it’s a long drive, we’ll both be there.

  • Reading and Booksigning at Book Ends

    Sunday April 5, 2009 3:00pm
    Book Ends
    Winchester, MA

    I’ll be reading and signing books. Tillie will join me at this great indie store!

  • Booksigning at the Spring Artisan Craft Fair

    Saturday April 4, 2009 9:00am–2:00pm
    Union Congregational Church
    Groton, MA

    I make pins and magnets out of discarded books and will be selling them at this country fair. I’ll also have a stack of Tillie Lays an Egg books to sign and sell. Groton is a quintessential New England town. One of my favorite plant nurseries is nearby. It’s worth a visit.

  • Partners Village Store

    Saturday March 28, 2009 10:30am–12:00pm
    Partners Village Store
    Westport, MA

    Come and meet Tillie and me at this delightful store.

  • Carlisle Public Library

    Wednesday March 25, 2009 7:00pm
    Gleason Public Library
    Carlisle, MA

    Join Tillie and me for PJ story hour. (You don’t have to come in pajamas, but if you’d like to wear fuzzy slippers, you can!) Open to ages four and above.

  • Wellesley Booksmith

    Saturday March 21, 2009 2:00pm
    Wellesley Booksmith
    Wellesley, MA

    Tillie and a couple of other hens from Little Pond Farm will be at this terrific bookstore. I’ll readTillie Lays an Egg and sign books – but you know that the real stars of the show will be my chickens!

  • Westford Farmers Market Winter Program

    Sunday March 8, 2009 5:00pm–7:30pm
    First Parish Church
    Westford, MA

    How to Raise Chickens in Your Backyard and Egg Recipes! A Westford resident, with years of chicken-keeping experience, will talk about getting started with a backyard flock. I’ll talk about how to cook with fresh, delicious eggs from your own hens. Go to the market’s web site for details.

  • Acton-Boxborough Rotary Club Talk

    Wednesday February 4, 2009 12:15pm
    Scupperjack’s
    Acton, MA

    I’ll talk to the Rotarians about the publishing world from the author’s perspective.

  • Reading and Booksigning at Porter Square Books

    Tuesday February 3, 2009 10:00am–11:00am
    Porter Square Books
    Cambridge, MA

    I’ll be reading Tillie Lays an Egg and then you can meet Tillie! Your choice of the first or second reading time. A couple of classrooms of kindergarteners from a local school will add to the fun energy of this program. Come and join us at Porter Square Books – one of my favorite Indie Bookstores! (They have the best lattes in Cambridge. Come early and get one.)

  • Center Elementary School

    Tuesday January 27, 2009 11:00am
    Wilmington, CT

    I’ll be reading Tillie Lays an Egg to kindergarten and first grade classes. Sponsored by the UConn COOP.

  • Booksigning at the Northeast Poultry Congress

    Saturday January 17, 2009 10:00am–1:00pm

    If you’ve never been to a poultry show, this is your chance to see one of the best! The Congress takes place in the poultry building at the Big E fairground in Springfield, MA. Proceeds from this signing will go to the APA-ABA Youth Program.

  • Hatching Party for Tillie Lays an Egg

    Sunday January 11, 2009 3:00pm
    The Concord Bookshop
    Concord, MA

    Come and meet me and Tillie at this book launch party. Egg nog, champagne and cookies!