Speaking & Events


June 2018

Monday, June 4, 12:00-2:00 PM. “First Monday” Program: Devastation on the Delaware. Easton Area Community Center, 901 Washington Street, Easton, PA. I’ll be giving a narrated slide talk on the Delaware River Flood of 1955, and selling and signing copies of my book of the same title afterward. 

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October 2017

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8:00 PM – Historical Book Research Class (Session 1 of 2). Palisades Community School. Palisades High School Bldg, 35 Church Hill Road, Rm. B4.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30-8:00 PM – Historical Book Research Class (Session 2 of 2). Palisades Community School. Palisades High School Bldg, 35 Church Hill Road, Rm. B4.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 1:00-4:00 PM – Durham Community Day. Village Green, Durham, PA. I’ll be in the Word Forge Books tent selling and signing copies of my books. Stop by to say hi!

Sunday, Oct. 15, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – River Reads Book Festival. Prallsville Mills, Rt. 29 in Stockton, NJ. I’ll be selling and signing copies of my books with 45 other local authors at this beautiful and historic venue along the Delaware & Raritan Canal. There will also be food, wine tastings, kids’ activities and other book-related activities. It’s the second year for this event, which I believe will grow into a much-loved annual affair.

November 2017

Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30-8:30 PM – Historical Book Research Class (Condensed version). New Hope-Solebury Community School.New Hope-Solebury High School Bldg, 180 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA.

December 2017

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 2-3, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. I will be in an out of the Holiday Kringle Shoppe hosted by the Haycock Historical Society at the new Community Center on in site of the former elementary school on Bethlehem Pike in Applebachsville, PA, where my books will be for sale.


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Author Mary A. Shafer

Author Mary A. Shafer
Photo by Wendy Badman

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Need a savvy speaker to discuss the Flood of 1955 or more recent flooding on the Delaware River?

Media Interviews

  • Ms. Shafer is available for in-person, telephone or email interviews about her book and its topic, the 1955 flood in the Delaware River Valley.
  • Photos of the author, flood photos, and map images are available in digital format in our Press Room to illustrate your articles.

Looking for an interesting event for your organization’s next meeting?

Narrated digital slide presentations and book signings  

  • Ms. Shafer is available for book signings, readings and slide shows.
  • Mary speaks in accompaniment to a 45-minute Powerpoint® digital slide presentation containing supplemental information and historical and contemporary photos, many of which don’t appear in the book. The slide show is followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A session, making this an ideal one-hour presentation for all ages. Presentations are customized to your locale.
  • Mary will appear at bookstores, gift shops, fairs and festivals, libraries, schools, civic group meetings, historical societies, special events and at other gatherings of those interested in the flood.

Speaker’s requirements for digital slide show:

The author will bring:

  • laptop computer
  • digital projector
  • 3-prong power strip
  • small projection screen, if needed

Host to provide:

  • a small table at least 24 in. square, positioned 10-15 feet from projection surface (a blank, light-colored wall will do just fine)
  • a 3-prong, grounded extension cord to reach the table
  • a room large enough to seat the group comfortably for an hour, which can be suitably darkened for a slide show
  • sound system if room is too large for adequate voice projection (usually any more than 50 people)

Please call 610-847-2456 or contact us with any questions about the presentation and author speaking fee.