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September 24, 2023

Upcoming 2023-2024

Titled “Happened” below are past reports, often with actuality

SEPTEMBER 28 Columbus Brooke is on a panel with Jon Marshall (moderator), Wayne Dawkins, and Pam Parry, titled “Happily Ever After: Advice for Journalism Historians on Working with Book Editors and Publishers,” at the American Journalism Historians Convention, 10:50am ET.

OCTOBER 10 New York City The Dutch Treat Club, interviewed by David Alpern, 12:30pm ET

OCTOBER 14 Chicago “Books & Browse” panel with Brooke, Mona Gable, Bonnie Newman Davis, and Rachel Louise Snyder, moderated by Michelle Weldon,  Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) Camp, Columbia College, 5:30-7:00 pm CT

OCTOBER 23 Skipped History podcast interview (recording)

OCTOBER 26 Untextbooked podcast interview about Undaunted with Jordan Pettiford (recorded September 5, 2023)

NOVEMBER 8 Southampton, NY, Rogers Memorial Library, interviewed by David Alpern, 1 pm ET


MARCH 7 Zoom America Ancestors & New England Historic Genealogical Society’s American Inspiration Authors Series, with The Boston Public Library and GBH Forum Network, 6pm ET 

MAY 11  Zoom Daughters of the American Revolution of Seattle, 11am PT

Past Events


SEPTEMBER 20 New York City Undaunted book talk for the friends of Patti Kenner (read, photos)

SEPTEMBER 18 New York City private club event

SEPTEMBER 7 New York City Book event host for Jeremy Eichler’s Time’s Echo (read, photos)

AUGUST 26 The Woman’s Eye Women’s Equality Day podcast with Stacey Gualandi (watch, listen)

AUGUST 21 New Books Network/New Books in Women’s History podcast (listen)

AUGUST 16 New York City, Brooke for the Bryant Park Reading Room Non-Fiction Series, sponsored by The Bryant Park Corporation and The New York Historical Society (photos, listen, watch)

AUGUST 15 Zoom Wellesley College Fairfield Villages Book Club discusses Brooke’s 2004 Passing: When People Can’t Be Who They Are

AUGUST 12 East Hampton NY, Brooke was among 100 authors at the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night, in Herrick Park

AUGUST 10 Kansas City via Zoom Oakwood Country Club Book Club (watch)

AUGUST 4  “Get Out of My Way,” Interview, Andrew Keen KeenOn, Lit Hub Radio  (listen)

[JULY 27 Senior Women Web  by Jo Freeman (review)]

JULY 25 The Story Exchange interview (Q&A)

[JULY 20 East Hampton Star review of Undaunted by David Alpern] (read)]

JULY 13 [Undaunted was among the choices of the editors and critics of The New York Times as one of 9 Books We Recommend This Week”] (read)

JULY 13 Radio, Podcast, Undisciplined, Utah Public Radio (listen)

JULY 12 Talk Cocktail Podcast with Jeff Schechtman (listen)

JULY 10 The Fuller Project Newsletter, “For Women Journalists, #MeToo Backlash Adds Fuel to Already Hostile Internet,” By Brooke Kroeger (read)

JULY 10 Park City UT, KCPW Mountain Money (listen)

[JULY 9 (in print) Review  The New York Times Book Review by Jane Kamensky] (read newsprint version)]

[JULY 8 (in print, digital) Review, The Wall Street Journal Books by Meghan Cox Gurdon (read)]

[JULY 7  Union of Professional Journalists from Romania: “Women in Journalism: A Secular Battlefield” (read)]

JUNE 30 PBS To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe’ (watch)

JUNE 27 Closed Briefing, New York Times Alumni Group/ “Polish Tea Room” (post)

[JUNE 23 Buenos Aires AR, Pagina 12 review of Undaunted by Guadelupe Treibel (read)]

JUNE 20 Fairhope AL, Page & Palette bookstore with Dianne Bragg (read, watch)

JUNE 16 Briefing Foreign Press Association (read, watch)

[JUNE 15 LA Times Today video, tv review of Undaunted with Janet Hook interviewed by Lisa McRee (watch)]

JUNE 14 Interview, by Kiran Nazish, founding director of the Coalition For Women In Journalism Instagram Live@womeninjournalism (watch)

JUNE 10 Book conversation with Jim Rutenberg and Lynn Sherr, both in the book, at the East Hampton Library, co-sponsored with Bookhampton.  (video [ to come ], photos, post)

[JUNE 10 The Guardian on Undaunted, reviewed by Clara Bingham] (article)]

JUNE 7 Book Talk, Brooke for The Transition Network (video)

JUNE 6 Interview with Brooke in Gulf Coast Media by Melanie LeCroy (article)

JUNE 5 St. Louis HEC-TV BOOKS Interview with Angie Weidinger in three 9-minute segments (video, tv, post) and an under a minute “eye roll”(watch)

JUNE 5 New York City, National Arts Club,  Book Talk, Brooke, Undaunted, with Sarah Watling, Tomorrow, Perhaps the Future, moderated by Laurie Gwen Shapiro (read)

[JUNE 2 People featured Undaunted as one of the “Best New Books” in its June 12, 2023 issue, released June 2, 2023 (“Best New Books” page)]

MAY 31 The Guardian featured Undaunted with an interview by Veronica Esposito (read)

[MAY 31 Undaunted is NPR‘s “Book of the Day” (listen)]

MAY 30 Journalisten, Interview, the Oslo-based media magazine, featured Undaunted and Brooke in a piece by Emil Mohr] (read)

[MAY 25 LitHub posts excerpt from Undaunted: “From Rarefied to Beloved: The Path from Molly Ivins to Joan Didion” and repeated it May 28 for its weekend edition. (read)]

MAY 24 Scott Simon of NPR Interview with Brooke on his Open Book family podcast on Twitter (listen, watch)

MAY 24 St. Louis Speech at the St. Louis County Library Foundation breakfast (read, listen)

MAY 23 St. Louis Interview on The Jennifer & Wendy Show, KTRS (listen)

MAY 23 St. Louis, Conversation with KMOX anchor Debbie Monterrey, St. Louis County Library Foundation, Westfall Politics & History Series (read, listen)

MAY 22 St. Louis Interview with Debbie Monterrey AM KMOX Total Information (listen)

MAY 20 Interview with Scott Simon NPR Weekend Edition Saturday; producer Samantha Balaban, May 20, 2023 (listen)

MAY 18 New York City Reading and launch celebration, starting at The Corner Bookstore (read, see, watch)

MAY 18 Cameo in Nebraska Public Media‘s “Seven Years a Correspondent,” a mini-documentary about Beverly Deepe, a young woman freelancer who showed up in Vietnam in 1962, the early days of American engagement in the war, and stayed the longest of any US correspondent. (read, listen, watch)

[MAY 17 BooksWorld lists Undaunted among “47+ Best History Books Reviewed“]

[MAY 17 National Book Review lists Undaunted among “5 Hot New Books“]


MAY 15 New York City Book Talk with Kate Bolick at the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (read, listen)

[MAY 13 Review, digital, The New York Times Book Review by Jane Kamensky (read)]

MAY 6  Montclair, NJ Panel: “The Fight for Equality” at the Montclair Literary Festival with Kate Zernicke, The Exceptions and Regan Penaluna, How to Think Like a Woman. Moderated by Gabrielle Glaser, Montclair Public Library Auditorium (read, see, listen)

MAY 5 Podcast Interview, “Cafe Terrance Your Friend in Paris,” Episode 50 (listen)

MAY 4 Speech New York City Author Evening PEN America, hosted by Gail Gregg (read, listen)

MAY 1 “Book Award Interview,” Historiography of Journalism and Mass Communications, Q&A with Brooke (read)

MAY 1 “Book Essay: Undaunted: How Women Changed American Journalism“American Journalism Historians Association, The Intelligencer (read)

MARCH 23 Book Talk Zoom NYU American Journalism Online with Kim Todd, author of Sensational: The Hidden History of the Stunt Girls, and Jonathan Segal, editor of Undaunted and A.A. Knopf vice president and executive editor (read)

MARCH 20 Speech New York City New York Society Library Donor Appreciation Reception (read)

MARCH 12 Book Talk Zoom National Capital Lawyers Auxiliary with Diana Belchase (read)

FEBRUARY 16 Cameo KFAI, Brooke appears in Ben Heath’s audio documentary of Eva Gay aka Eva McDonald Valesh for the station’s Minneculture series (listen)

FEBRUARY 14 Interview ABC Radio Adelaide, Live radio interview, “Guess Who’s Coming to Brunch?” (Nellie Bly) on Mornings with David Bevan (listen)

JANUARY 26 Speech, Zoom only, not recorded, Dartmouth College, Brooke on Nellie Bly for the classes of Alexis Jetter

JANUARY 30 Presenter, New York City The Newswomen’s Club of New York, Front Page Awards, Centennial Gala (read)


NOVEMBER 18 Moderator, New York City, New York Historical Society, Moderator for Allison Gilbert and Julie Golia, Women’s History Salon (read, see)

OCTOBER 1 Moderator, Memphis TN, American Journalism Historians Association Convention 2022, “Meet Us at the Corner Where Journalism, Race, and Gender Intersect” (read, see)

JUNE 3 Zoom Presentation American Journalism Historians Association, “J-History Salon First Friday”, preview of Undaunted: How Women Changed American Journalism (read)