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Ongoing Events with David Taylor

David A. Taylor
David Taylor regularly teaches at
The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD
and in the Science Writing certificate program
at Johns Hopkins University.
In his workshops, participants
explore how people with a scientific background
can begin writing for broad audiences and
how non-scientists can weave
scientific thought into their writing.
Check The Writer’s Center for upcoming workshops
and Johns Hopkins for course offerings.
 

Also join David for these special appearances:

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January 2019

CORK WARS Reading and Book Signing

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20008-3111 United States
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Cork Wars by David A. Taylor

David will read from his new book, CORK WARS: INTRIGUE AND INDUSTRY IN WORLD WAR II and sign copies.

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Short Film Screening at the Baltimore Creative Alliance

January 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Baltimore Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
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Free

David will screen five short films related to his new book, CORK WARS: INTRIGUE AND INDUSTRY IN WORLD WAR II and talk with the film team from FlowState Films. He will also be signing copies of the book.

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CORK WARS Reading and Book Signing

January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Baltimore Library, 415 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
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David will read from his new book, CORK WARS: INTRIGUE AND INDUSTRY IN WORLD WAR II and sign copies.

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February 2019

CORK WARS Reading and Book Signing

February 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA, 1312 East Cary St.
Richmond, 23219 United States
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David will read from his new book, CORK WARS: INTRIGUE AND INDUSTRY IN WORLD WAR II and sign copies.

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Cork Wars featured in Reston Reading Series

February 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza N
Reston, VA 20190 United States
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David will read from his new book, CORK WARS: INTRIGUE AND INDUSTRY IN WORLD WAR II with other authors in the Reston Reading series for February.

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March 2019

Virginia Festival of the Book

March 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Virginia Festival of the Book, City Council Chambers, 605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA
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FREE

David will discuss his new book, CORK WARS: INTRIGUE AND INDUSTRY IN WORLD WAR II in conversation with Matthew Roth, author of MAGIC BEAN, in a session, Commonplace to Critical. Afterward he will sign copies.

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CORK WARS Reading and Book Signing

March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD
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David will read from his new book, CORK WARS: INTRIGUE AND INDUSTRY IN WORLD WAR II and sign copies.

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May 2019

Writing Your Documentary Treatment

May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Docs in Progress
$35

This 3-hour workshop focuses on writing your documentary treatment with exercises to bring out your film’s storytelling strengths, identify audiences (for the film and the treatment), and identify research that leads to narrative. It includes exercises that explore main characters and scene visualization, and concludes with a brief look at loglines that crystallize a film's story.

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New York Immigrant Families and their Inter-Generational Narratives

May 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
$29

David will discuss CORK WARS and its story of three generations of immigration, in conversation with Yukie Ohta, founder of the SoHo Memory Project. There will also be a book signing.

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CORK WARS Reading and Book Signing

May 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
FDR Presidential Library and Museum
FREE

David will give a slide talk and read from his new book, CORK WARS: INTRIGUE AND INDUSTRY IN WORLD WAR II. A book signing will follow.

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BookStory online discussion of Cork Wars

May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Online
FREE

For members of the BackStory podcast's online book club, we'll have a Livestream to talk about the story and intrigue of Cork Wars. We'll also discuss its historical context. Sign up for BookStory and join us on May 30.

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September 2019

Osher at JHU

September 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

David will give a talk about Cork Wars and international intrigue during World War II at the Osher Lifelong Learning at JHU fall event.

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October 2019

CORK WARS Talk and Book Signing

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
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FREE

David shares the story and research behind CORK WARS. This talk explores the research process and how you can access these resources yourself. Includes book signing.

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November 2019

Society of American Foresters 2019

November 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Kentucky International Convention Center Louisville, KY + Google Map

"When Trees Are National Security" - a talk about a tree-planting campaign in World War II at the Society of American Foresters 2019 convention in Louisville, KY.

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March 2020

Cork Wars with the Spy Museum

March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Cork Wine Bar, 1805 14th Street NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20009 United States
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Join me and the Spy Museum at the Cork Wine Bar, sipping wine and talking about how the Nazis and the Allies competed for a crucial ingredient for defense. This true tale of espionage unfolds from secret missions in North Africa to undercover agents in the cork industry in Portugal and Spain. Ticket includes wine tasting, cheeses and charcuterie, and book signing of Cork Wars. To register visit: http://bit.ly/CorkSpies

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June 2020

Creativity in Dark Times: Artists and Writers of the New Deal – NEW DATE

June 30, 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington, DC United States
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$25

FDR said, “One hundred years from now, my administration will be known for its art, not its relief.” How did that turn out? This talk looks at artists and writers who recorded American life for the New Deal programs. Those artists could stir controversy, and some of their works have been banned by officials and citizens’ committees up to the present. By tracing how these artists and writers cut against the grain of convention, we'll explore art’s power to shift American identities. Copies of my book Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America, now in paperback, will be available for sale and signing afterward. Advance registration required: http://bit.ly/CreativityDT2

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September 2020

Documentary Roundtable: Trailer Night

September 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
$10.00

Docs In Progress and Women in Film and Video-DC co-host the Documentary Roundtable via Zoom. This evening organized by Docs In Progress will focus on peer feedback with presentations and review of several directors' 'Trailers.' This evening's will invite feedback on, among others, Melchor Marsa's story. There is a $10 fee for the general public. If you're a WIFV member or Docs Premium Insider click here to RSVP.  

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November 2020

Community Stories Film Festival

November 20, 2020 - November 22, 2020
Docs in Progress

Docs In Progress, with support from the City of Takoma Park, hosts the Community Stories Film Festival via Zoom, November 20-22, 2020. Celebrate 10+ years of stories of people, places, and events, including a screening of my short documentary, Enemy Alien: Italian-American in Baltimore. The film features one of the family stories in my book Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War II. For details visit https://www.docsinprogress.org/communitystories

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September 2021

Virtual film screening – Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
FREE

Free virtual screening of Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story, with panel discussion afterward. Hosted online by the Los Angeles Public Library. Visit www.lapl.org/events for more information. This screening is a timely reminder of why the 21st-Century Federal Writers’ Project Act (HR 3054) is gathering support from members of congress and their constituents. Los Angeles Congressman Ted Lieu, who wrote the bill with Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez of New Mexico, will introduce the film.

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October 2021

Fiction reading – This is What America Looks Like

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Sandy Spring Museum
Free

Please join a special night with the editors and writers of the 2021 anthology, This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry and Fiction from DC, Maryland, and Virginia from Washington Writers’ Publishing House. Virtual live readings of original selections from the anthology by poets Laura Shovan, Myra Sklarew, Nancy Naomi Carlson, and Robert Herschbach, and fiction writers Garinè Isassi, David Taylor, and Eva K. Sullivan. Visit www.washingtonwriters.org/this-is-what-america-looks-like/ for more information about Washington Writers’ Publishing House or to purchase a copy…

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