Speaking Engagements

Recent Events

Stay tuned for more upcoming events soon.

October 11, 2017 (Wednesday, 7 PM): Bill is excited to appear this year at the historic Riverside Public Library (1 Burling Road) to give a PowerPoint presentation and book signing for his “German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music”.  The event will be free and open to the public.

September 10, 2017 (Sunday, 2 PM): Bill is pleased to return this year to the Oak Park Public Library (834 Lake Street) to give a PowerPoint presentation and book signing for his “German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music”.  The event will be free and open to the public.

July 22, 2017: Bill returned to familiar territory to give a PowerPoint presentation and book signing for his “German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music” at the Oak Park Arms retirement community, 408 South Oak Park Avenue.  A signed copy of the book was donated to OPA library in memory of our late friend and dedicated Oxfordian, Ms. Constance Charles (1895-2006).

June 15, 2017: Bill was pleased to present an updated and integrated sound plus vision program for his 2013 book “The German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music” at the Renaissance Court of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street.  On a personal note, the event fulfilled a longtime desire of the author to present at a facility enjoyed by him for many decades.

June 11, 2017: As part of his day job, Bill was invited to present at the International Valuation Conference held this year in Ottawa, Canada, co-sponsored by the American and Canadian Appraisal Institutes.  During his presentation on the history of the USDA (founded in 1862), he was able to work in relevant bits from his 2007 book “Ulysses S. Grant, 1861-1864: His Rise from Obscurity to Military Greatness”.

December 13, 2016: Bill was honored and thrilled to be this year’s keynote speaker at the Chicago Newberry Library’s annual volunteers’ luncheon.  For an audience of over a hundred Bill presented a sound and vision program for his 2013 book “The German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music”.  Many thanks to all who attended and made this such an enjoyable experience.

Other Past Events

More recently, Bill spoke at Redbery Books in Cable, Wisconsin, as a participant in that store’s popular “Read Local” event.  He read excerpts from his 2012 book “Eliot Asinof and the Truth of the Game.”  Thanks Redbery!

To request a speaking presentation, please contact:
farinabooks@gmail.com