This next month is going to be busy, with lots of reading and discussion events. Here’s the list so far:
March 21st Brookline Booksmith, Discussion of When God Isn’t Green, 7pm
March 28th Boston University School of Law, When God Isn’t Green Mini-Symposium, 12:45-2 (featuring commentary by Paul Horwitz, John Nagle, and Sarah Schindler)
March 30th Kramerbooks, Washington DC, Discussion of When God Isn’t Green, 6:30 pm
April 5th Georgetown Law School, Washington DC, panel discussion about writing about the Supreme Court, 5:30 pm (moderated by Tony Mauro, guests include Irin Carmon, Anthony Franze, David Lat, and Kim Roosevelt)
April 21st NYU Bookstore, New York City, Discussion of When God Isn’t Green, 6pm
May 2nd Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Rochester NY Chapter, talk about Our Non-Christian Nation, time TBA
I hope you can make it if you live nearby one of these places. It would be great to see you and maybe drink some Jameson with you from a red plastic cup. Cheers!
As the pub date for Tuttle in the Balance approaches, I’ve set up a few events in the northeast to read and discuss the book and celebrate its entrance into the world and sign copies. Here are the details.
(1) Boston. Tuesday Dec. 8 at 7 pm at the Harvard Bookstore.
(2) New York. Thursday Dec. 10 at Cardozo Law, Room 303, at 7:00, in conversation with special guest awesome and funny federal district court judge Paul Oetken, sponsored by the American Constitution Society.
(3) Washington DC. Monday, Dec 14 at 6 at Teaism Penn Quarter, sponsored by the American Constitution Society.
(4) Philadelphia. Tuesday Dec. 15, at the Ethical Society building in Rittenhouse Square, at 7, with special guest comedian, writer, and all around funny guy Brian Foley
Please come out–I love to meet readers, and I always draw a picture when I sign a book, and the picture is usually of a talking piece of fruit.
Well, first of all, we just got back from a two week journey around Patagonia, so here’s a picture of me and a penguin:
It looks like my God is Not Always Green: When Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide will not be published until Spring of 2016, rather than the fall of 2015 date I had hoped for. The manuscript is done, but it needs some more work, and taking time with it will, in the long run, be worth it, I’m sure. The novel, Tuttle in the Balance, is still slated for an official pub date of December 2015, but it may be available somewhat earlier, maybe November sometime. In the next few weeks, we’ll be working not only on finalizing the text of the book, but also on the cover art.
I’ve got a few good conference appearances scheduled so far for 2015. I’m speaking on topics related to the God is Not Always Green book at two academic conferences in May. On May 8-9, I’ll be talking at a conference on law, religion, and public health, put on by the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, and in late May I’ll be giving a paper at the annual Law and Society Conference in Seattle. Later in the year, I’ll be reading and teaching a short workshop in “Humor Outside the Humor Piece,” at the always awesome Sanibel Island Writer’s Conference.
One of the fun things about being a Fulbright fellow is that the State Department will set up talks for you to give around town. When I was in Krakow last time around, I got to do a few talks in Warsaw, including one in front of a couple of justices of the Constitutional Court there. Here in Buenos Aires, the Department has set up four talks for me in the next month or so on a variety of topics. They are:
November 7 at 11 am at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentina on environmental law.
November 17 at 8 pm at the Universidad de Moron on constitutional law.
November 20 at 9 am at the Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano on law, religion, and politics in the US.
December 10 at 9 am at the Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales on law, religion, and politics in the US