A programming note: I'll be joining fellow authors Tony Horwitz (Confederates in the Attic, Baghdad Without A Map) and Michael Willrich (Pox: An American History) for a panel discussion on the crafting of narrative history this Saturday, Mar. 31, at 11 am.
The event, part of the Maine Festival of the Book, takes place at the Abromson Center of the University of Southern Maine here in Portland. All the day's events are free, with free parking available as well. Also in the line-up Saturday: Angus King, Tom Allen, Lou Ureneck, Clark Blaise, Susan Henderson, Douglas Coffin and many others.
The festival officially kicks off tonight at 7pm, with a talk by the Library of Congress' John Cole. Tony Horwitz's-- tickets required -- is tomorrow, Mar 30, at 7pm.
For more, here's a write up on Saturday's events from the Portland Press Herald, and on the Festival at large from The Forecaster.