Big Painting, Little Book Tour

Bon Mots, Museum love

PanoramaBack in the day, the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress was a road show–its showrunners bundled it up and trundled it off to theaters in cities from New York and Boston to Detroit and New Orleans.

PanoramaNowadays you have to come to it–and you can do just that, in a performance at Saco City Hall on August 8 (see below)–but even so, in a manner of speaking, the panorama will be hitting the road this fall.  I’ll be speaking and signing books at several museum locations in August and September, and I hope you’ll be there!  Here’s the schedule and some links:

Panorama Performance!
August 8, 5 p.m.
Saco City Hall Auditorium (hosted by the Dyer Library/Saco Museum)
300 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072
From the DLSM’s press materials: “Join us for an exciting performance of the full-scale, modern replica of the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress. Come recreate the historic experience of seeing a moving panorama in action with live piano music by Jeff Rapsis and narration by Colby Harrison. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the authors and get a signed copy of the new panorama book, The Painters’ Panorama: Narrative, Art, and Faith in the Moving Panorama of Pilgrims Progress.” Admission: $5 at the door. More info here; phone is (207) 283-3861.

Book talk and signing
September 10, 7 p.m.
Portsmouth Athenaeum
9 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Free and open to the public
FMI: 431-2538

Book talk and signing
September 14,  7 p.m.
Pejepscot Historical Society,159 Park Row, Brunswick, ME  04011
FMI: / (207) 729-6606

Book talk and signing
September 15, noon
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland ME  04101
FMI: / (207) 774-1822

If you are interested in having me come speak at your place, be in touch!

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