EVENTS

 

 

 For speaking engagements, presentations, and signings, e-mail me at authorrcdurkee@gmail.com or use the contact page. 
My program, which can include a PowerPoint presentation or talk can be tailored to audience type and time restrictions. Topics are my historical novel RUM RUN, Lake Erie Prohibition history, rum running or writing experience. It is geared for adults and young adults. 
Fees may be applicable according to program type & travel distance.
 
Upcoming Programs & Events
2020
January 18- Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Emma A. Chester Chapter
guest speaker
March 4- Brownhelm Historical Association
Monthly Meeting at Old Brownhelm Schoolhouse
1150 North Ridge Road, Vermilion
My Program is Good Guys or Bad Guys- The Rum Runners of Lake Erie
April 11- Maritime Museum of Sandusky
PROGRAM IS CANCELED DUE TO CLOSURE OF MUSEUM BECAUSE OF CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC
Program to be scheduled for  summer 2021.
CHECK BACK FOR DATE
 
125 Meigs St., Sandusky
My program is, Lake Erie Rum Runners: The Colorful Characters who ran Contraband Alcohol  During Prohibition
Public welcome
Program approximately 40 minutes long with slide presentation, and a question/answer session following. A book signing, for Rum Run also follows. 
 
There is an admission fee for the museum of $7.00 adult ($6.00 senior). Before or after the program, enjoy exploring the museum and gift shop.
For more information, contact the museum at 419-624-0274 or sanduskymaritime@gmail.com
July 23- Vermilion's Ritter Public Library
5680 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion 44089
440-967-5482
Open to public
Program: Good Guys or Bad Guys: the Rum Runners of Lake Erie
7 p.m.
a book signing follows
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2019
   January 26 - Sandusky Maritime Museum
125 Meigs St., Sandusky, OH
Guest speaker about Lake Erie Rum Running during Prohibition
open to public
March 9- Sons of the American Revolution
Vermilion 
guest speaker
April 8- Heritage Avon Lake 
 
Avon Lake Public Library, 32679 Electric Blvd.
guest speaker on local Prohibition & Rum Running History for HAL History Series
July 19- Shipwreck Camp
Leonard Gelfand Stem Center,
Case Western Reserve University
guest speaker
October- Catawba Island Book Club
Catawba Point Association's Bookworms
guest speaker for club's read of Rum Run
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2018
JANUARY 13- Sandusky Harbor Bay Yacht Club
Guest speaker, Sawmill Creek in Huron
MARCH 15- Knights of Columbus
Guest speaker, Avon K of C Hall
MAY 6- Daughters of the American Revolution,
Firelands Chapter
Guestspeaker, Vermilion Valley Vineyard
July 20- Shipwreck Camp 2018
Leonard Gelfand Stem Center, Case Western Reserve University
guest speaker
2017
APRIL- Read & Feed Book Club
MAY-Columbia Station Historical Society
Program Speaker
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JUNE-Daughters of the American Revolution Sally de Forest Chapter, Norwalk
Program Speaker
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JULY- Heritage Trail Program at GMPLibrary
Program Speaker, Topic- "Grafton Mayhem"
Main Street, Grafton
open to public
Shipwreck Camp At Case Western Reserve University
Program Speaker  
registered participants only
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AUGUST-ALL CLASSICS BOAT & CAR SHOW
Huron Boat Basin
book signing
SEPTEMBER-  AVON LAKE KIWANIS
Guest Speaker
NOVEMBER- Firelands Historical Society
Guest Speaker
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2016
July 22- Shipwreck Camp -Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.  Program.
registered participants only
 
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July 23-Ohio Readers & Writers Expo,
Saturday  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Holiday Inn Akron West, 4073 Medina Road,
Akron, Ohio
Book fair with author signings, panel discussions & workshops  
open to public  
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August 9- Book Club Talk at Castillo Mexicano
Restaurant aka Castle at the Lake, Lorain
private
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August 27- Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show
Promenade Park Docks, Downtown Toledo
Book Booth
 
open to public
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November 18th- Lakeland's Womens' Club
Deluca's in Lorain. Program.
private
 
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Past Events
May 16th- American Association of University
 
Women, Elyria Branch. Program
 
April 16th- Books & Brunch, Keystone-Lagrange Public Library, Lagrange, OH  
Bookfair & signing     9 am- noon
open to public
 
March 29th- Elder College, BGSU Firelands Campus
Huron, OH   1-3 p.m.  program  registration required
 
February 22nd -Bay Village Book Club Talk
 
February 21st- Amherst Public Library  2 p.m.
Spring Street, Amherst, OH
Program & signing     open to public
 
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Rum Run selected for the 2015 Ohioana Book Festival
2015
November 4th- Brownhelm Historical Association
 Mill Hollow Reservation, Lorain Couny Metro Parks, OH  at
the Carriage Barn
 
November 7th- 5th Annual CASCADE OF AUTHORS
Elyria Public Library's West River Branch
Author interviews, book sales & signings  1-3 p.m.
Showcasing 8 Northeast Ohio Authors - OPEN TO PUBLIC 
 
 
November 8th- Cleveland Amateur Boat Building Society
at Berea Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library
Members only
 
 
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OCTOBER 2015
 
 12th-Ritter Public Library, Vermilion, OH, 7 p.m.
Program & signing 
   
7th- Rocky River Coterie Club
 
1st-  1910 Book Club, Elyria
 
SEPTEMBER 2015
 
 22nd- Elyria Book Club
 
 15th- Westlake Porter Library, OH, 7p.m.
       Program & signing   OPEN TO PUBLIC
                   pre-registration recommended at 440-871-2600 (library)
 
 AUGUST 2015
6th- Huron Public Library, 6:30p.m.
Author Program followed by book signing
 
 15th- All Classics Festival in Huron,OH
Antique & Classic Boats & Automobiles show at Huron Municipal Marina.
Author will have booth selling & signing novel, Rum Run
 
June & July 2015
No bookings scheduled as I am doing research for the next book.  If you would like to book a program, signing or talk, contact me and I will  work it in.
 
May 2015 events
2- Book Signing at Lee's Landing, Vermilion, O (during the Chocolate & Wine Walk)   1-3:30 p.m.
 
9-Westlake Book Club Talk
private event
24- Guest speaker for Memeorial Day Service
 Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Lorain County
 
April 2015 events
 
The 2015 Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, Ohio
10 am-4:30 pm              25th, Saturday
 
Gathering of 100 authors representing the state of Ohio held at the Sheraton in downtown Columbus. Browse  hundreds of fiction, non-fiction, young adult, children and poetry titles, meet your favorite authors, have your books signed and attend interesting panel discussions. Many events throughout the day.
 
 
March 2015 events:
 
12th- Author Chat at GMPL Adult Social Hour
 
22nd-  Grafton-Midview Public Library
Presentation & Signing  2 p.m.
 
February 2015 events:
 
Westlake Book Club Talk
 
January 2015 events:
 
18th-Author Fireside Chat and book signing at Avon Lake Public Library. 
 
20th- Normandy Senior Living Book Club talk
 
 
A book launch reception  to officially kick-off the book was held at German's Villa located in Vermilion- one of many settings in the book.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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RUM RUN is published by MOONSHINE COVE PUBLISHING.

 

Copyright 2014 R.C. Durkee