Monday, November 2, 2010, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., at Faith United Methodist Church, Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT. Mark Pendergrast will talk about Inside the Outbreaks and the work of the Epidemic Intelligence Service.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Bishop Booth Center at Rock Point, Burlington, VT. Mark Pendergrast will speak to fellow members of the League of Vermont Writers about the process of researching and writing Inside the Outbreaks, as well as commenting on the current perilous state of publishing. For other speakers and information the event, see http://www.leaguevtwriters.org/. Members $38. Non-members $42. Morning Danish and beverages plus lunch included.
Saturday, September 25, 2010, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, VT. Mark Pendergrast will talk about Inside the Outbreaks, followed by a book signing, as part of the Burlington Book Festival. For other authors, see http://www.burlingtonbookfestival.com/
Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m. — Mark Pendergrast will speak about Inside the Outbreaks and offer a slide show and video clips of his research trip to Africa at the Living Room on West Lakeshore Drive in the little mall opposite Mazza’s General Store (http://www.livingroomvt.com/). Entrance fee is $10, with half of the money going to the Living Room and half to the CDC Foundation to support the work of the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Unlike most book-related events, this literary evening offers an intimate setting — i.e., like a living room — and a more leisurely, in-depth presentation. There will be a 15 minute break for wine and cheese around 8:30 p.m., followed by a more wide-ranging informal chat about Pendergrast’s other books, the process of research, writing, and getting published, the uncertain future of the book, etc. Limit of 30 people. Advanced ticket reservations suggested through the Living Room website. This will be the first of a series of such literary evenings on alternate Tuesday nights, hosted by Pendergrast.
Sunday, May 30, 11:30 a.m. — Mark Pendergrast will speak about Inside the Outbreaks at the Unitarian Universalist church at the head of Church Street, on Pearl Street in Burlington
Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 7 p.m. — In the Theater of the Carter Library & Museum (located at the Carter Center, http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/), Atlanta native Mark Pendergrast will speak about Inside the Outbreaks, his history of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, the front-line disease detectives of the CDC. Presentation will include photos and video clips. Books provided by Acappella Books, http://www.acappellabooks.com/.
Sunday, September 5, 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. — Mark Pendergrast will be speaking at the Decatur Book Festival (http://www.decaturbookfestival.com) at Decatur High School in Decatur, GA, about Inside the Outbreaks and his other books.
Tuesday, June 15, 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC — Mark Pendergrast will be speaking about Inside the Outbreaks in the “Speaker’s Corner” in the Exhibition Hall of the annual Global Health Council Conference. He will discuss the history and impact of the Epidemic Intelligence Service and will look at likely future trends and problems faced by public health practitioners.
Monday, May 17, 2010, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Mark Pendergrast will attend and sign copies of Inside the Outbreaks at “A Generation Without Smallpox,” at the Old Chapel, Tewksbury Hospital, 365 East St., Tewksbury, MA 01876. This event celebrates the 30th anniversary of the certification of smallpox eradication and will feature those who helped make it happen. For more information, contact Marilyn DelValle, 781-774-6733, email@example.com
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, 7 p.m. — Mark Pendergrast will discuss Inside the Outbreaks followed by a signing at Phoenix Books and Cafe in the Essex Shoppes & Cinema Mall, 21 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452. Phone: 802-872-7111.