Capitol Hill Bookfest Photos

May 5th was another Literary Hill Bookfest at Eastern Market in Washington DC. Capitol Hill authors came to speak about and sign their books, the DC Library was there providing story time for the little ones, and book vendors had an intriguing spread of reading material. As usual, there were loads of readers who stopped Read more about Capitol Hill Bookfest Photos[…]

Massachusetts Connections

The Massachusetts Historical Society blog had a post about the Richmond Theater fire on the 201st anniversary of the event: December 26th, 2012. It is fascinating how the Theater fire impacted people across America and even overseas. It had some new information (at least to me) about Lt. James Gibbon, who apparently had spent some Read more about Massachusetts Connections[…]

WETA’s “InReads” blog features Richmond Theater Fire book

Washington DC’s influential public radio and television presence WETA has featured my Richmond Theater Fire book on their InReads blog today! And yes, that’s WETA sticker I’m sporting on the back of my Ford–I’m a supporter and a big fan. (Try their streaming classical channel.) And I’m glad I found InReads. They feature interesting cultural and Read more about WETA’s “InReads” blog features Richmond Theater Fire book[…]

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[…]

“Richmond Theater Fire” Book has a Facebook Page

The page is up and loaded with information related to the book, upcoming events, and Richmond history. I’m so glad that you’re interested in my project and hope you enjoy this early 19th c. book’s foray into social media. I hope you like the site. No really, I hope you hit “like” the next time Read more about “Richmond Theater Fire” Book has a Facebook Page[…]