Launch Party for City of Grit and Gold

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

1-4 pm

Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore

7419 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL

Free and open to the public!


Beyond Challah and Dreidels: an authors' conversation

Sunday, May 7 

7 PM - 8:30 PM

The Hidden Shamrock

2723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL

Beyond Challah and Dreidels: a conversation with authors Maud Macrory Powell and D. M. Pirrone about writing fiction set in historical Jewish Chicago.

This event is free and open to the public.


Speaking Out: New Titles for Younger Readers on Timely Topics
a book discussion with Maud Macrory Powell and Natasha Tarpley

Friday, May 12th, 2017
4:30 pm

Roscoe Books
2142 W Roscoe St. Chicago, IL

Authors Maud Macrory Powell and Natasha Tartly have written books for younger readers that deal with historical topics, while also addressing very timely issues.The authors will also read short selections from their current titles, and sign copies.

Book Reading for City of Grit and Gold

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

2-4 pm

Wilding Community Center

4873 Little Applegate Road

Jacksonville, OR


With dramatic readings from the book by community members

Light refreshments (19th century-style)



Book reading and signing of Maud Macrory Powell's new middle grade historical novel, City of Grit and Gold

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

2-4 pm

Tree House Books 

15 N Main St, Ashland, OR


Details: Ocean Ferneau will read from the book followed by a Q&A with the author and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. Because the book is set in 1886 and the narrator's father owns a hat shop, please do come wearing a hat from the era! Prize for the person who comes wearing the best hat!