“The Burning” documentary just released! A new film about the Richmond Theater fire

Videographer and Richmond native Darryl Johnson has crafted a compelling documentary on the story of the Richmond Theater fire and its aftermath. Blending interviews with historians, authentic early nineteenth century images, and his own impressive footage, he weaves together a story of tragedy and redemption that shaped Virginia. This is a superb short film and Read more about “The Burning” documentary just released! A new film about the Richmond Theater fire[…]

Meredith in Richmond’s Belle Magazine

  Belle is a fun fashion & style glossy that I pick up at newstands whenever I’m in Richmond. It’s part of the StyleWeekly magazine family that covers the arts and entertainment world in Virginia’s capital. This October, Belle Magazine featured me and the Richmond Theater fire book in their “Style & Substance” section! They Read more about Meredith in Richmond’s Belle Magazine[…]

WFLO Live Morning Show Interview! Listen Here.

I had a fun interview on July 11th with Chris at the WFLO “Call Flo” morning show. He’d obviously read the book thoroughly, had some great questions, and had an impressive grasp of the book’s content.  He ended the interview by giving the book a solid endorsement. Thanks for the interview, Chris, and I hope Read more about WFLO Live Morning Show Interview! Listen Here.[…]

Hillsdale College Alumni Magazine Profile

The old alma mater published a piece about my writing The Richmond Theater Fire in their recent Spring/Summer 2012 edition. (Instead of a quarterly publication, would that be a…half-ly? Whatever. No matter the frequency of publication, we alums all like learning who’s married, if the professors have changed their haircuts, and what else is new.) Read more about Hillsdale College Alumni Magazine Profile[…]

Upcoming Documentary…

“Richmond’s Theater Fire: The Movie”? I’ve long thought that the 1811 Richmond Theater fire would make for a great movie or a documentary. It has it all:  ill-fated romance, bravery, daring escapes, tragedy, and even comedic moments.  There’s a backdrop of wealth and glaring social inequality, and let’s not forget to mention great costuming potential. Read more about Upcoming Documentary…[…]

Confederate Book Review: An Interview

  Robert Redd of the Confederate Book Review kindly interviewed me this month for his blog… and you can read it here! He asked a lot of great questions about massive disasters, Poe, the Landry Award, future projects, etc. (While the Confederate Book Review blog specializes on reviewing books about the South in the Civil War, Read more about Confederate Book Review: An Interview[…]

Video: Meredith interviewed by the Junot Files

Jim Junot, a Richmond journalist, recently started a youtube channel focusing on local history. He interviewed me about the Richmond Theater fire book while I was in town to give a talk at the Library of Virginia.  You can watch the interview here–and learn about the details and impact of the Richmond Theater fire of Read more about Video: Meredith interviewed by the Junot Files[…]

RTF Book Discussed in Richmond Magazine’s “The Hat” blog

On the front page of the Richmond Magazine’s website, Harry Kollatz, Jr.’s popular blog (“The Hat”) today examined the lasting legacy of the Richmond Theater fire and promoted my lecture at the Library of Virginia. It also featured an extensive interview with me about the writing of the book, asking why did this event make Read more about RTF Book Discussed in Richmond Magazine’s “The Hat” blog[…]