If you are in the Columbia, Missouri area, I hope you’ll check out some wonderful literary events featuring Matthew Goodman and his book, Eighty Days.

Organizer and local author, Cathy Salter, sent me this information:

Two Indomitable 19th Century American Women Journalists—Largely Forgotten—Come Alive Again As Author Matthew Goodman Chronicles Their Amazing True Story in His 2013 Historical Narrative:
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World

Preview of Oct. 14-17, 2013 Book Events with Brooklyn-Based Author Matthew Goodman

•Oct. 14: Ragtag documentary, “Farewell”: Archival footage of 1929 Round the World journey of journalist Lady Grace Drummond Hay on the dramatic Graf Zeppelin airship.
5:30 p.m. Ragtag’s large theatre, free to public, $5 donations will help cover event costs.


•Oct. 15: Author’s Reception at Boone County Museum 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments and libations, view Nellie Bly exhibit in the History Museum & meet author Matthew Goodman who will discuss his narrative and sign copies of Eighty Days.

•Oct. 16: MU Reynolds Journalism Institute: 3:30 p.m. Students & community talk with Author about Bly, Bisland, & writing in RJI’s Fred W. Smith Forum; 7:30 p.m. Author talks with Investigative Reporter/Author Steve Weinberg in Gannett Hall’s Fisher Aud.

•Oct. 17: Daniel Boone Regional Library: 10 a.m. Matthew Goodman joins a panel of women who discuss their own personal journeys; and 7 p.m. Author’s Book Talk on Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland–two remarkable women journalists of the 1880s!



••Copies of Eighty Days on Sale at the Museum, RJI, and DBRL Events••
Many thanks to those working on the Matthew Goodman Events: Cathy and Kit Salter, Anne Deaton, Mary Kay Blakely, Nancy West, Melissa Carr, Patricia Miller, Jenifer Flink, Steve Weinberg, Dean Mills, Hank Waters, Vicki Russell, Jim Robertson, Jane Flink, Bruce Wallace, Tracy Lane and Ragtag Theater.