While I’m not nearly as good a fly tier (or writer) as Keith, I would be pleased to speak virtually at your bookseller, garden club, book club, or civic organization event, and, yes, I will have promotional items as giveaways. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what date and time you have in mind. The usual caveat is “within 3 hours of Charlotte,” but in a virtual world, I can speak to groups from Bangor to Hilo, Anchorage to Key West. As a member of Rotary International and the current president of the Wadesboro Rotary Club, I am especially excited about speaking at Rotary events.
I can tailor a presentation to your specific interests and time constraints, but I typically offer three different topics:
Book Reading and Discussion - I read 2-3 of my short stories and/or essays, discuss the writing process, relate an anecdote or two, and take audience questions.
Introduction to Square Foot Gardening - I discuss the basics of the Square Foot Gardening technique, and how I came to embrace it after several failed attempts at "traditional" gardening.
Faith-based Community Gardening - I discuss the challenges and rewards of community gardens as a ministry based on my own experience and referencing the book Soil and Sacrament by Fred Bahnsen.