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June 3 — The UK’s Russian Art and Culture spotlights With Light Steam

April 30 — Lecture at University of New Haven in New Haven, CT

April 24 –Reading and book signing at 7 p.m. at Common Grounds Coffeehouse in Oaklyn, N.J.

April 23 — Salon at private home in Frostburg, MD

April 18 — From 12:00 to 2:00 pm I will be at the LOGICAL “Meet the Authors” event at Monroe Township Public Library in Williamstown, N.J.

March 29 — John Scanlon profiles With Light Steam (and me) in the Courier-Post.

March 22 — South Jersey Times columnist Bob Shryock spotlights With Light Steam

March 12 — RBTH highlights With Light Steam among books by foreigners about Russia in its Russia & India Report

March 4 — Paul Connell reviews With Light Steam for Newcity Lit, the website of Chicago’s longstanding cultural magazine.

Feb. 25 — With Light Steam is featured in Rutgers Magazine

Jan. 5 — Russia Beyond The Headlines references With Light Steam in article on the banya as boosting employee health and fitness

January — The International Sauna Association tells members, “Please read this book”

Dec. 26 — NEWSWORKS publishes my essay on the effects of the Ukraine conflict on a Philadelphia-area banya, Southampton Spa

Dec. 26 — WHYY‘s radio/online program, The Pulse, is slated to spotlight friends and me at a Philadelphia-area banya.

Dec. 21 — The Moscow Times excerpts the beginning of the book chapter, The Banya Is Life.

Dec. 16 — Audio posted online of Radio Times interview.

Dec. 15 — Interview with Marty Moss-Coane during second hour of WHYY‘s call-in program, Radio Times, in Philadelphia

Dec. 2 — Reading at 6 p.m. at Book Passage (Ferry Building) in San Francisco

Nov. 29 — Reading (plus steam event) at 12 p.m. at Archimedes Banya in San Francisco

Nov. 21 — Reading (followed by soak and sauna) from 5-6:30 p.m. at The Alberta Guildhall in Portland, hosted by Common Ground Wellness Center

Nov. 20 — Reading at 7 p.m.  at Ravenna Third Place Books in Seattle

Nov. 18 — Columnist Kevin Riordan profiles me, and the book, in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nov. 18 — Steam event (plus reading) at Banya5 in Seattle

Nov. 16 — Sauna, soak and steam blog, Tinygogo, spotlights With Light Steam

Nov. 2 — The Philadelphia Inquirer features With Light Steam launch party as peg for a larger story on how steam culture unites disparate immigrants, Americans.

October — Penn Book Center features With Light Steam in its listing, “New from Local Authors”

Oct. 25 — Reading from 5-7 p.m. at The Windup Space as part of Baltimore’s nonfiction series, The New Mercury Readings

Oct. 13, 2014 — Book Launch Party at Southampton Spa (from 2 – 7 p.m.)
Come early for the signature steam of a special guest (and steam-maker) from Moscow, or come later for food, booze, and words at Philadelphia’s only authentic Russian bath, or banya. There will be a brief reading and signing. Books will be available.

Oct. 11, 2014 — I will be at the Collingswood Book Festival, Table 73

Oct. 1 — “With Light Steam” officially hit shelves virtual and real

March 11-12, 2014 — Presenting at first-ever Perfect Sweat Summit in San Francisco, which is being organized by sweat guru, Mikkel Aaland, and filmed by Doug Pray as part of a reality-based, travel and health-oriented TV series.

Oct. 9, 2012 — Reading with Peter Murphy and Christian TeBordo at 8 p.m. at Perch Pub in Philadelphia as part of the Painted Bride Quarterly series.

Spring 2012 — Book excerpt, The Banya Is Holy, featured in The Literary Review (Vol. 55, No. 02)

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