The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work At 72

Molly Peacock

Readings and Appearances

For the most up-to-date information on Molly's readings
and appearances, including details about her poetry readings,
please visit Molly Peacock's website.


Greenwich, Connecticut

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 10:00 am

"Mrs. Delany in the Garden"
Green Fingers Garden Club

Boston / Wellesley

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 10:00 am

"The Botanical Art of Mrs. Delany"

Wellesley Free Library

530 Washington St.

Wellesley, MA 02482

(781) 235-1610

Sponsored by The New England Society of Botanical Artists

New York City

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 10:00 am
"Truths About Late Life Creativity from the Life of Mary Delany"
New York Society Library

53 E. 79th St., New York, NY 10075

(212) 288-6900

event open to members only


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nina McCreath (formerly of Flying Dragon Bookshop) interviews Molly about The Paper Garden

events at two Toronto Book Clubs

details to come

events open to members only

FALL 2012

Toronto, Ontario area
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:00 pm
Molly talks about Mrs. Delany and The Paper Garden
Fred Varley Art Center Book Club
Markham/Unionville, Ontario

Bradford, Pennsylvania
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Molly reads from The Paper Garden
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – 7:00 pm
Molly lectures on "The Paper Garden: Portraits of Flowers"
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
Marvin Gelber Print and Drawing Study Centre
Members $10 | Public $12 | Students $8
Information and tickets


Troy, New York
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:00 pm
Russell Sage College
Molly Peacock gives the Carol Ann Donohue Memorial Poetry Reading
Bush Memorial Hall
Reception and Signing

Davis, California
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 8:00 pm
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
521 1st Street
Davis, CA 95616
phone: 530.756.3938
Gallery Website
Gallery email

San Rafael, California
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Molly Peacock reads at the Marin Poetry Center
Falkirk Cultural Center
1408 Mission
San Rafael, CA
More information

Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 7:00 pm
Molly Peacock reads at the Evergreen School
15201 Meridian Ave. North
Shoreline, WA 98133
phone: 206.364.2650
fax: 206.365.1827

Toronto, Ontario
Thursday May 31, 2012 - 12:00-1:30 pm
Lunch and Learn at The Gardiner Museum
co-sponsored by the Literary Review of Canada
Molly Peacock will share Mrs. Delany's flower collages from her book, The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72, connecting them to objects within the Gardiner Museum's collection, and discussing how the witty, talented, profound Delany took her craft into art.
The Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C7
phone: 416.586.8080
fax: 416.586.8085
$25 (includes a bag lunch by Jamie Kennedy Kitchens)
Information and link to registration
Gardiner Museum email

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 10:00 am
Molly Peacock talks about Late Life Creativity
at the multi-genre Conference for Writers 50+
with Q & A and book signing
The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN


New York City
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:30 pm
The Leon Levy Center for Biography Salutes Two Books by Fellows: The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 by Molly Peacock and Eric Walrond, the Harlem Renaissance and the Caribbean Diaspora by James Davis
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. at 34th St.
Skylight Room, 9th Floor, Room 9100
No charge - RSVP

March 1 and 3, 2012
Molly is a Featured Presenter at this year's AWP Conference (Association of Writers and Writing Programs)
         Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:00-4:15 pm
— Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:00-4:15 pm
"Page Meets Stage," sponsored by Blue Flower Arts.
Molly gives a poetry reading. Other readers are Taylor Mali, Roger Bonair-Agard, Mark Doty, and Marilyn Nelson.
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
— Saturday, March 3, 2012 - noon-1:15 pm
"Literary Necromancy: The Art of Writing Biography" panel
Molly speaks about The Paper Garden. Other speakers are Evan Balkan, Robert Polito, and Brenda Wineapple.
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Continental A, Lobby Level
Conference information


Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 2:00-4:00 pm
Writers' Trust Tea at Massey College
Molly discusses The Paper Garden
Massey College, University of Toronto
Benefit tea for the Writers' Trust of Canada

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 7:30 pm
Molly gives a reading as part of The Winter’s Tales Author series sponsored by the UPEI English Department
Main Faculty Lounge, Department of English
University of Prince Edward Island
More information

Fredericton, New Brunswick
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00 pm
Reading at the University of New Brunswick
Alumni Memorial Lounge
More information

Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:00 pm
Reading at St. Francis Xavier University
Physical Sciences Bldg., Room 3046

St. John's, Newfoundland
Friday. October 21, 2011 - 12;30 pm
Reading at Memorial University
Reid Theatre

Louisville, Kentucky
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 10:30-11:30 am
Molly talks about The Paper Garden at the Woman's Club of Louisville
1320 S. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40208


Eden Mills, Ontario
Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 12:30-1:30 PM
Eden Mills Writers' Festival
The Cottage
Eden Mills, Ontario - directions
Festival information

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 12:30 PM
The Atwater Library Lunchtime Series
Molly Peacock reads from and discusses her book The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72
he Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Ave., Westmount, Québec H3Z 1X4
Free (donations appreciated)
Phone: 514-935-7344

Kingston, Ontario
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Kingston Writersfest
In Praise of Older Women
Molly reads from The Paper Garden along with Lorna Crozier and Merrily Weisbord
Holiday Inn Waterfront, 2 Princess St., Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2 - Islandview Room
General Admission: $12.50/$16.00 at the door

Kingston, Ontario
Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 9:30-10:30 AM
Kingston Writersfest
Enjoy Literary Gardens: A Conversation with Molly Peacock and Merilyn Simonds
Holiday Inn Waterfront, 2 Princess St., Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2 - Islandview Room
General Admission: $12.50/$16.00 at the door


Sag Harbor, New York
Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 4:00 PM
Canio's Books
Molly reads from The Paper Garden
290 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Phone: 631-725-4926

New York City
Wednesday, September 7. 2011 - 6:30 (doors open at 6:00)
The Horticultural Society of New York
The Paper Garden: Talk and Art Demonstration with Molly Peacock
148 West 37th St., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-757-0915
RSVP by email


Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 8:00 PM
Topping and Company Booksellers of Bath
The Paragon, Bath, Somerset BA1 5LS
phone: (01225) 428111

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 7:30 PM (doors open 7:15 PM)
Topping and Company Booksellers of Ely
9 High Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB 7 4LJ
Tickets: £5/6 - redeemable against the book
Phone: (01353) 645005

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 7:00 PM
Woolfson & Tay
12 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN
Tickets: £5/Concession £3
Please book online
Nearest tube station: London Bridge station, followed by a 12-minute walk to Bermondsey Square
Phone: + 44 (0)20 7631 4115

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 6:30 PM
Hodges Figgis
56-58 Dawson Street
Dublin, Ireland 2
Phone: +353 (01) 677 4754


Washington, DC
Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 2:00-3:30 pm
The National Museum for Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Reading and Slides, followed by signing
Reservations recommended:
email or call 202-783-7370

New York City
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:00 pm
The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Avenue at 93 Street,
New York, NY 10128
Reading and Slides, followed by signing
rsvp 212-831-3554 or

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - noon-1:00 pm
The Boston Athenæum
10½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Reading and Slides, followed by signing
Reservations are required but cannot be accepted until Thursday, April 7
Please call the Athenæum's events reservation line, (617) 720-7600

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 6:30 pm
The Philadelphia Central Library
1901 Vine Street
between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Reading and Slides, followed by signing

Molly reads from and talks about The Paper Garden at the Blue Metropolis Festival 2011
1) Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Literary Gardens
Molly speaks along with Merilyn Simonds
Holiday Inn Centreville, 99 Viger Ave. West at St. Urbain St. - Narcisse Room A&B - free
2) Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 11:00 am
Rebuking the Present: Four Writers on History
Molly reads from The Paper Garden - other readers are Anna Porter, Mary Soderstrom, and Eric Enno Tamm
Holiday Inn Centreville, 99 Viger Ave. West at St. Urbain St. - Dahlia Room - $7.00

New York City
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 6:00-9:00 pm
Gala Party
With Enlightenment nibbles and wine
Brief reading and slides about 7:15 pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10002

Louisville, Kentucky
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 6:00-7:00 pm
Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program
Celebration of Recently Published Books
Molly talks about The Paper Garden
Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, Gallery on the 16th floor

TLC Online Book Tour
Read reviews of The Paper Garden on the TLC Blog Tour
General Information about Molly's TLC Book Tour
Tour Stops:
Monday, April 25th: Unabridged Chick
Wednesday, April 27th: Allison’s Book Marks
Monday, May 2nd: Library of Clean Reads
Wednesday, May 4th: StyleSubstanceSoul
Thursday, May 5th: Sophisticated Dorkiness
Monday, May 9th: Life in Review
Tuesday, May 10th: Broken Teepee
Thursday, May 12th: Dolce Bellezza
Monday, May 16th: In the Next Room
Tuesday, May 17th: Rundpinne
Wednesday, May 18th: Joyfully Retired
Thursday, May 19th: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews
Monday, May 23rd: Picky Girl

FALL 2010

Toronto - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 – 12:00 noon
Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
Literary Table
Molly talks about Mrs. Delany and The Paper Garden
Admission limited to membes of the Arts and Letters
Club of Toronto

Burlington, Ontario - Friday, October 29, 2010 - 7:00 PM
Molly reads from The Paper Garden, and Sandra Birdsell reads from her new novel Waiting for Joe
A Different Drummer Books
513 Locust St.
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1V3
905-639-0925 or email
tickets $10, refreshments served

Toronto - Monday, November 1, 2010 - 7:30-10:00 PM
Rowers Pub Reading Series
Readings by Leanne Averbach, David McGimpsey, A.F. Moritz, and Molly Peacock
Molly reads from The Paper Garden
Harbord House
150 Harbord St. (south of Bloor, west of Spadina)
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H2

Toronto - Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 6:00-8:00 PM
Book Launch of The Paper Garden
Proof Bar
The Intercontinental Hotel
220 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J8
Please RSVP

Victoria, British Columbia - Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 2:00 PM
Molly discusses and reads from The Paper Garden at an afternoon tea
Cadboro Bay Book Company
3840B Cadboro Bay Rd.
Victoria, British Columbia V8N 4G2
250-477-1421 or email

Vancouver, British Columbia - Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 3:30 PM
English Tea in The Paper Garden with Molly Peacock
     Barbara Jo's Books to Cooks is delighted to host an English afternoon tea with acclaimed author and poet, Molly Peacock, in celebration of her new book, The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72. The Paper Garden is both a biography of an extraordinary 18th-century gentlewoman and a meditation on late-life creativity. This afternoon, Molly will read from The Paper Garden as guests enjoy a genteel traditional afternoon tea.
Barbara Jo's Books to Cooks
1740 West 2nd Ave. (half a block east of Burrard)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1H6
Cost: $45.00 and includes a signed copy of The Paper Garden
604-688-6755 or 866-688-6744 - or email

Ottawa, Ontario - Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 2:00 PM
Molly reads from The Paper Garden
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffee Bar
1242 Wellington St. West (at Holland)
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3A4
613-722-1265 or email

London, Ontario - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:30-11:30 AM
Molly discusses and reads from The Paper Garden
University of Western Ontario
University College, Room 30
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

Saint John, New Brunswick - Friday, December 3, 2010 - 7:00 PM
Molly discusses and reads from The Paper Garden in the Backtalk Series
     The "Backtalk" Series includes lectures, on-stage interviews, readings, and panel discussions on literature and the visual arts.
Inprint Bookstore
16 King St.
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1G2
Admission Free. All Welcome
506-648-2315 or

Toronto - Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Molly discuses The Paper Garden as part of the Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Brunch series (sponsored by Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5H 4B2 - 416-361-0032 or email)
King Edward Hotel
37 King St. East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1E9
Tickets $45.00 (taxes included)
Please call 416-361-0032 with your credit card information to reserve a ticket.

Burlington, Ontario - Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 7:00-9:00 PM
Molly discusses The Paper Garden in the Meet the Author series
Burlington Public Library
Centennial Hall, Central Library
2331 New St.
Burlington, Ontario L7R 1J4
Free admission.
Limited seating; pre-register by calling 905-639-3611 ext 134

For the most up-to-date information on Molly's readings
and appearances, please visit

Winter Cherry collage Mary Delany The Paper Garden