This year, more than most, I am elated to see that March is upon us. Lion or lamb, it will be an improvement over the frigid February we experienced here in Washington, DC in 2015.
I’m delighted to share that I will be giving a cherry blossom talk at the Caroline County Library Community Services Center in Milford, Virginia on Saturday, March 14th at 4:00 pm. This talk will be open to the public and is one of several the Library System is holding, honoring Japanese culture. Hope to see you there!
My other public talk this year will be in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on April 23rd at 2 pm at RiverMead Retirement Community. Members of the public are invited to attend as well as RiverMead residents.
My other “official” talks this year are private events, but if you want to meet me and chat about all things cherry blossom, I will be signing books by the Tidal Basin for several weekends during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. You can find me at the National Park Store Tent from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29 — then again Friday, April 3; Saturday, April 4; Sunday, April 5; Friday, April 10 and lastly Saturday, April 11 — all from 1 to 3 pm.
Just in case you think cherry blossoms are my only interest, here’s an image from my foray to the Smithsonian American Art Museum yesterday. My novel set in 16th century France is shaping up and the legend of Jeanne d’Arc plays a big role in it. Stay tuned!
by J. William Fosdick, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2015
And here’s another clue — King Francis the First of France on view at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.