First we take Manhattan. So said the prophet.
In enthusiastic response, I will soon bring the Big Franklin Book to New York City for two events.
On March 21, thanks to the organizational abilities of Adventure Canada, I will give a slideshow presentation at the headquarters of the Explorers Club. Yes, I speak of the world-famous, multifarious society founded in 1904 and dedicated to exploration in all its guises.
I’ve been a Fellow since 2015 but have taken the stage there only once — to lead a rendition of Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers — and never with a view to celebrating a new book. So I’m excited to do so with Searching for Franklin: New Answers to the Great Arctic Mystery (Douglas & McIntyre).
Following the presentation, Philip Turner — New-York-City-based publisher, bookseller, literary agent, and Man About Town — will interrogate me onstage. (He’s also a wildly successful activist on behalf of Canadian writers.) Then we’ll move to a Q&A.
The following afternoon, March 22, I head over to the New York Public Library (E. 42nd & 5th Ave.) to give another presentation. This one helps launch a major new art exhibition, The Awe of the Arctic: A Visual History, and I will chat on stage with curator Elizabeth Cronin.
Meanwhile, the Big Franklin will start filtering into American bookstores. Even now, folks can pre-order at amazon or from their favorite independent bookseller: https://bookshop.org/pages/
The event at the Explorers Club (46 E 70th St.) will include a reception. Ticket details will turn up here in due course.
As yet we have no plans for Berlin.