Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Chastity will get you everywhere

Arrived home today from Dublin/London tour and am exhausted. Tour went wonderfully, capping off with a talk last night before a very positive and engaged, standing-room-only crowd of nearly 100 in the hall of Farm Street Church in Mayfair, London. (Oli, a Dawn Patrol reader whom I had the pleasure of meeting there, has some details.) Many thanks to everyone who came to that talk and my Ireland appearances.

I will have a few photos to post in the coming week, and will share more about the tour after getting rest. In the meantime, I thought it might be interesting to run down most (not all) of the appearances I've made since The Thrill of the Chaste came out. These are from the Appearances page on thrillofthechaste.com, which will be updated shortly with upcoming dates. I have been truly blessed to be able to speak about my book in so many different places and before such a variety of audiences.


December 7
Discussion, book signing: Borders Books and Music, 576 Second Avenue, New York. 7 p.m.

December 13
Talk and signing: Blessed Sacrament Church, Arlington, Virginia, 7 p.m.

December 14
Talk and signing: Catholic Information Center, Washington, D.C. 6 p.m.

Talk for young-adult group: St. Stephen Martyr Church, 2436 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 7:30 p.m.

December 15
Book signing: Borders Books and Music, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100, Vienna, Virginia. 7:30 p.m. Call (703) 556-7766

December 16
Talk and signing, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, 4:30 p.m.


January 3
Debate with Virginia Vitzthum, author of the upcoming book I Love You, Let's Meet: Adventures in Online Dating. Topic: "Is Chastity a Good Idea for Singles?" Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St. at Allen St., Manhattan. 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Jinx Athenaeum Society.

January 24
Speech: "Theology on Tap," New Haven, Connecticut.

February 5
Talk and signing: The Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28700 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, Ohio. 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Cleveland Catholic Forum and the Diocesan Vocation Office.

February 6
Talk and signing: St. Therese Church, 5267 East 105th Street, Garfield Heights, Ohio. 8 p.m. Sponsored by St. Rose Young Adult Group.

February 11
Talk and signing: The University Parish of Saint Joseph in Greenwich Village, 371 Sixth Ave. 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the New York University GradLaw group.

February 21
Talk and signing: DeSales University, 7:30 p.m.

March 13
Talk and signing: Newman Hall at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 7:30 p.m.

March 14
Appearance: Sex Out Loud, Illini Union, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

March 20
Talk and signing: "Sexless in the City: Why the Happiest Singles Are Saving Themselves for Marriage." Fellowship Dallas, 7 p.m.

March 22
Talk and signing: Dallas Christian Leadership Luncheon at Southern Methodist University's Umphrey Lee Ballroom, 12:15 p.m. (214) 349-1109 or (214) 232-7248.

Talk and signing: Catholic Campus Ministries/Catholic Young Adult Ministries, Theology on Tap at Tipperary Inn, 5815 Live Oak (corner of Skillman and Live Oak), 7 p.m. Talk and signing, Theology on Tap at Metro 53, East 53rd St. at 2nd Ave. Doors open 7 p.m.; talk at 7:30. Free.

April 12
Talk and signing: Saint Mary's Parish Center, Greenwich, Connecticut. 8:00 p.m.

April 13
National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C.

April 14
Book signing: Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1741 South Willow Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. 4 to 5 p.m.

April 17
Talk and book signing: Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky. 7 p.m.

April 19
Talk and signing: Theology on Tap — Cincinnati; Tickets Sports Cafe, 100 W. Sixth Street, Covington, Kentucky, across from Mother of God Church, 7:30 p.m.

April 25
Panel discussion and book signing: "All About Sexual Morality," with Monsignor William Smith; Rectory, St. Paul the Apostle. 415 West 59th St. in Manhattan. 7 p.m.

May 10
Speech, New York Young Republicans Club. Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' and Airmens' Club, 283 Lexington Avenue, New York. 7:15 p.m. Also speaking: Star Parker, founder of CURE.

May 11
Twenty-second annual Ball for Life, 370 Park Avenue, New York. 7 p.m. Contact Chris Slattery of Expectant Mother Care for a special "Friend of Dawn" ticket discount.

May 21
Radio interview, "Seize the Day" with Gus Lloyd, Sirius Catholic Channel, 6:40 a.m. Eastern.

June 6
Interview: Catholic Answers Live, EWTN Radio, 6 p.m. Eastern.

June 9 and 10
Speech: God is Love, annual Catholic Youth Conference, All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland.

June 15
Speech: "The Girl Who Was Thirsty: How G.K. Chesterton Opened the Door to My Conversion." 26th annual G.K. Chesterton Conference, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. 7 p.m.

June 28
Talk and signing, Theology on Tap, Saints and Sinners Pub, Woodside (Queens), New York, 7:30 p.m.

July 10
Talk and signing, Views from the Veranda series at St. Alphonsus Church, Chicago, Illinois, 7 p.m.

September 15
Talk and book signing, Women for the Third Millennium breakfast, Dallas, Texas. Visit the Women for the Third Millennium Web site for tickets.

September 18
Talk and signing, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. Sponsored by Hope Pregnancy Resource Center

September 19
Talk and signing, Tan Oak Room, MLK Student Union Building, University of California, Berkeley. 7 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Lepanto League at Cal and the St. Anthony of Padua Institute.

September 25
Speak to freshmen at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. Private event.

October 3
Speak to Newman Society, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1 p.m.

October 4
Debate, University College Dublin, 7 p.m.

October 6 and 7
Theology of the Body conference, Dublin. Contact the John Paul II Centre for details on this or other Dublin appearances.

October 8
Speak at Farm Street Church, London, England, 7:30 p.m.