2016

September 29 – Mary Newman at “Edible Flowers,” Milan Public Library, Milan, OH

October 1 – Mary Newman at “Authors in Your Neighborhood,” Claremont County Public Library, Union Township, OH

October 21 – Mary Newman and Constance Kirker at “Authors and Art,” AYDesign Studio, St. Bernard, OH

November 5 – Mary Newman at Buckeye Book Festival, Wooster,OH

 

2017

January 1 – WVXU program Around Cincinnati with Barbara Gray interview with Mary Newman on “Around Cincinnati”. Archived at:

http://wvxu.org/post/recounting-use-edible-flowers-food-preparation

January 17 – American Center of the US Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam.  Constance Kirker lecture titled “Research and Rabbit Holes: Writing and Publishing”

February 3 – Queensland Library, Singapore, 2 PM.  Constance Kirker will talk and sign copies of Edible Flowers: A Global History  (Free, no registration required)

February 15 – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA  Constance Kirker will present a workshop on “Edible Flowers: Floral Teas and Sugars.”  10am-noon  ($40 members, $50 non-members, registration at PHSonline.org events page)

February 22 – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA  Constance Kirker lecture,   “Edible Flower Power”, reception and book signing. 6-8 pm  ($10 members, $20 non-members, registration at PHSonline.org events page)

March 2 – Old Eagle Garden Club, Philadelphia, PA. Constance Kirker will discuss her new book, The History of the Cherry Tree, and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History

March 11- Mary Newman at  St. John’s edible flower luncheon, Cincinnati, OH – SOLD OUT

March 14 – Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA  3 PM  Mary Newman and Constance Kirker edible flower demonstration ( flower show entrance fee $28 online at PHSonline.org events page)

March 16 – Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA  Noon, Mary Newman and Constance Kirker at “container Garden Challenge”   ( flower show entrance fee $28 online at PHSonline.org events page)

March 16 – Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA  7 PM  Mary Newman and Constance Kirker at “Girls’ Night” edible flower demonstration ( flower show entrance fee $28 online at PHSonline.org events page)

March 20 – Philadelphia Free Library, Culinary Literacy Center.  Constance Kirker and Mary Newman will present a workshop on “Edible Flowers: Floral Teas and Sugars.”

March 25 – New York City. At Eataly store at the World Trade Center, Constance Kirker and Mary Newman will demonstrate edible flowers and sign books.  Demonstrations at 2 pm and 4 pm. (free, no registration required)

March 31 – U.S. Botanical Gardens, Washington, DC, noon-1 pm.  Constance Kirker and Mary Newman will present “Edible Flowers of America and Beyond”. (free, no registration required)

April 8 – Mary Newman at Ohioana Book Festival, Columbus, OH

April 10 – Mary Newman at “Books and Cooks” event 6-8 PM at Madison Public Library, Madison, Ohio.

April 22 – Philadelphia City Institute, Philadelphia Free Library, 1905 Locust St., Philadelphia.  Constance Kirker will present “Edible Flower Power” and sign books

April 26 – Ashland Public Library, Ashland, OH. Mary Newman will lecture and sign books. (FREE, no registration required)

May 12 – Transitions Network , Philadelphia PA  1901 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse Plaza – floral tea workshop 10-12:00 $30 membersm $39 guests (for information : https://www.thetransitionnetwork.org/events/2383/phl/)

May 15 – Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke, Massachusetts 6:30 PM.  Mary Newman will present “Edible Flower Power” and sign books (FREE, no registration required)

May 22, 23 and 24 – Lisbon, Portugal. The Arts in Society Research Network conference. Constance Kirker will present her paper “Eating Beauty: The Gesture of an Edible Flower”

June 14, 15, and 16 – Paris, France. International Conference on the Arts in Society at the Sorbonne. Constance Kirker will present her paper “Eating Beauty: The Gesture of an Edible Flower”.

August 14 – St. Bernard Public Library, Cincinnati, OH  Mary Newman will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History (FREE, no registration required)

September 7, Anderson Public Library, 7 PM, 7450 State Rd., Anderson, OH,  Mary Newman will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History (FREE, no registration required)

September 10, Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Morristown, NJ, 1 PM, Constance Kirker  will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History

October 26 and 27 – Rome, Italy. 7th International Conference, Food Studies Research Network. Constance Kirker will present her research on cherries.

 

2018

February 11, 2018 — Mary Newman at  St. John’s edible flower luncheon, Cincinnati, OH – SOLD OUT

February 18, 2018 –  Krohn Conservatory, 10 AM – 5 PM, Mary Newman will sign books.  Stop by the taste some rose-flavored Turkish Delight. 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH

March 6, 2018 —  Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, 6:30 PM, 308 East Main St., Barnesville, OH.  Mary Newman will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History (FREE, no registration required)

March 19, 2018 – Village Green Garden Club, Cincinnati, OH. Mary Newman will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History (private event)

March 31, 2018 —  Clifton Branch, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Saturday 1 PM, 3400 Brookline Ave. Cincinnati, OH.  Mary Newman will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History (FREE, no registration required)

March 2018 – Fukuoka Japan. International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences. Constance Kirker will present a paper on “The Artist, the viewer and the Cherry: Metaphoric Consumption.”

April 14, 2018 — Corryville Branch, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Saturday noon, 2802 Short Vine St., Cincinnati, OH.  Mary Newman will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History (FREE, no registration required)

April 2018 – Constance Kirker will be lecturing on cruise from Singapore to Dubai, “April Food Festivals and Flowers in India.

April 2018 – Kobe Japan, Asian studies conference. Constance Kirker will be presenting a paper on Gardens as Metaphor – Singapore: the Government is Your Gardner”.

May 14, 2018 – Mt. Healthy Branch, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Monday 6:30, 7608 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH.  Mary Newman will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History (FREE, no registration required)

June 6, 2018 – Prosser Public Library, Wednesday 6 PM, One Tunix Avenue, Bloomfield, CT.  Mary Newman will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History (FREE, no registration required)

June 14, 2018–Derby Neck Library, Thursday 6:30 PM, 307 Hawthorne Ave. Derby, CT.  Mary Newman will lecture and sign Edible Flowers: A Global History (FREE, no registration required)

June 28, 2018–Edible flower tasting and lecture – Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford, PA.  Details to follow- open to public

July 14, 2018 –  Historic Foodways of Delaware Valley, Porch Club, tiverton, New Jersey.  Constance Kirker will be lecturing on “Sacred Sweet Tooth”. Open to the public

July 18, 2018 – Awbury Mansion and Arboretum, One Awbury Rd., Philadelphia, PA.  Constance Kirker will be signing books at their Edible Flower Dinner.

September 24-25 – Budapest, Hungary, International Conference on Research in Social Science and Humanities. Constance Kirker will present the paper “Assigning Meaning, Memory and Value to Natural Objects: Coconut as a Sacred Symbol, Status Symbol, Souvenir and Super Food.”

October 9, 2018 – Marvin Memorial Library, Shelby, OH

Authors are available for book signings, demonstrations and presentations.
Topics include “Eating Beauty: The Aesthetics of Edible Flower”, “Everyday Edible Flowers”, “A Global History of Edible Flowers”, “Sacred Sweet Tooth”, “Cherry: metaphoric consumption”, and “Coconut as a Sacred Symbol, Status Symbol, Souvenir and Super Food”, and “Food Flowers and Festivals”.

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