Book and Lecture Events

Book and Lecture Events


January 22 – Tipton-Haynes Historic Site in Johnson City, TN – Mark will present “The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee” where he will discuss how some of the most common native plants and trees were used by the Cherokee and Muskogee for food, medicine, insect repellent, crafts, shelter and fire. Click here for more details!

January 24 – Adventure Bound Books in Morganton, NC – Mark will again present “The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee.” This program includes a slide presentation and a “show and tell” of Mark’s handmade crafts inspired by Native American traditions. Here’s the scoop! 

January 25 – Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC – Mark will give two short presentations, one on his Western trilogy, “Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey” followed by a program on his nature series “Secrets of the Forest.” Join us for a discussion on all things Earp, and stay for a talk on Cherokee  traditions and how they can be used today. More info here!

February 5 – Georgia Botanical Gardens, Athens, GA – Mark will be presenting on native plants and how they were used by the Cherokee at this Native Plant Symposium. This is an all-day program consisting of several classes and presenters and participants must register. Get the details and the registration link here.

February 13 – Eagle Eye Book Shop, Decatur, GA – Mark will be offering a new program called Storytelling & Ceremony: Secret Tips for Parents, Grandparents, Scout Leaders, Schoolteachers, and Other Educators! “The right story is like a seed planted in a fertile mind, providing a perfect stepping-off place for any adventure.” Join us for the adventure!

February 18 – UGA Extension, Carrollton, GA – The West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Native plant society will host Mark for a program on ““Using Native Plants and Trees in the Way of the Early Cherokee and Muscogee Tribes.” This event is free and open to the public. More information here!

March 3 – Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center, Sautee, GA – A talk and Show-and-tell on the Cherokees of Southern Appalachia. Join us to learn how the land shaped the Native cultures. Bring a dish to share for this friendly community event and lunch and learn! Here’s the scoop! 

March 4 – Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA – Mark will present as “Guest Historian” at one of our finest Western Art Museums in the country. This is an “Art for Lunch” program where Mark will give a slide show on “What Made Wyatt Earp Tick?” You can enjoy a delicious catered lunch or just come for the presentation. For more information and for a link to register Click Here!

March 6 and 7 – Dahlonega Literary Festival, Dahlonega, GA – Mark will participate as a “Featured Author” at this popular yearly festival. Join us for panel discussions, workshops and signings. Guess what, famous Georgia author Terry Kay will be there too! Check it out!

March 21 – Dunwoody Preservation Trust, Dunwoody, GA – Mark will present “The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee.” Learn about our native plants and trees and how they were used by the Cherokee for food, medicine and crafts. Here’s the info!

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