Live Events

Upcoming events:

  • Sunday, April 8th, 2 p.m.:
    On Sunday April 8th at 2 PM Mick Carlon, a local author and educator, will be presenting a book talk entitled: Heinz Praeger (1911-1997): Righteous Cape Codder .In his latest published novel, “Girl Singer”, one of the main characters is based on the real life experiences of Heinz Praeger, a Holocaust survivor. Mick became a personal friend of Heinz, and over time he learned his life story including events leading up to the persecution of Jews and WWII. Mick describes Heinz as brave and resilient, and someone who inspired many on the Cape through his involvement with the community, including the Big Brother/Big Sister organization.

    Mick Carlon has had three novels published and recently was awarded the Massachusetts Reading Association’s 2018 Celebrate Literacy Award. He teaches English at Barnstable Intermediate School. The event is free, though donations are welcome. Coffee and cookies will be provided. Titcomb’s Bookshop will have copies of Mick’s books for purchase.

    This is the last of the 2018 series of “History Talks at the Grange” sponsored by the Nye Family of America Association. The Grange hall is located at 91 Old County Road, East Sandwich, where it has served the community continuously since 1889. To learn about the Nye Family Association, visit

Past events:

  • Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m.:
    Marstons Mills (MA) Public Library
    Forum discussion:
    Finding Truth in the Age of Social Media
    (with Justin Silverman and K.R. Conway)
  • Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to noon:
    Cape Cod Resort & Conference Center, Hyannis, MA
    Mick Carlon Workshop: Writing for Young Adults
  • August 4, 5, 6, 2017: 17th Annual Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans: Mick Carlon speaks on: “A Glorious Collaboration: Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers.”
  • Friday, January 13, 2017: Duke Ellington concert with John Murelle (vocals), William Merrill (piano), and Mick Carlon, 5:30 p.m. at the Jacob Sears Library, Dennis, Massachusetts
  • Winslow House, Marshfield, MA, Friday, August 26: John Murelle (vocals) & John Salerno (piano) & Mick with a Duke Ellington talk
  • Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans, Sunday, August 7 at 3:30pm: interview with Jack Bradley
  • Hyannis Public Library, Wednesday, June 15, 6 pm: talk on the life of Heinz Praeger
  • Sunday, February 28, 2 pm: A Duke Ellington concert with John Murelle and William Merrill at Linden Place Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island.
  • Saturday, February 27, 2-4 pm: A benefit for the Hyannis Public Library/Zion Museum. Soul food, gospel music, and a Carlon talk at Hyannis’ Zion Museum.
  • Saturday, January 30, 2016, Titcomb’s Books, Sandwich, MA 2-3 pm: talk and book signing
  • Saturday, January 23, 2016, Centerville Public Library 10 am: talk and book signing
  • Friday November 27, 2015 at 2pm: GIRL SINGER Book signing at Barnes & Noble (769 Iyannough Rd. Hyannis, MA)
  • Saturday October 12, 2013 at 4pm: Book signing at Broad Street Books (Broadway & 112th, New York, NY)
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013: Duke Ellington talk (with singer John Murelle and pianist William Merrill performing) at Boston University
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013: Book signing at the Louis Armstrong House Museum–NYC
  • August 2-4, 2013:, Panelist/speaker at Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans, LA
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013: Author talk and book signing at Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Camp and Atlantic City Free Library–Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Monday, June 24, 2013: Author talk at the Cotuit Center for the Arts–Cotuit, Massachusetts
  • Thursday, April 4, 2013 Mick will be a guest speaker at the Massachusetts Reading Association’s yearly meeting in Boston. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday, February 2, 2013: 2-4 p.m: An afternoon of jazz, books, and red beans and rice at Hyannis’ Zion Heritage Museum (to benefit both the museum and the Hyannis Public Library).
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013: Speaking at Duke Ellington Society at St. Peter’s Church, Madison Avenue, New York City
  • Saturday, February 23, 2013 2-4 pm: Book Signing at Louis Armstrong House Museum, Corona, Queens
  • Saturday, December 1, 2012: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Book signing of Travels With Louis to support one of Massachusetts’ finest libraries: The Hyannis Public Library.
  • Thanksgiving Day: 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on NPR station WCAI (94.3): Mick Carlon interviewed on Mindy Todd’s The Point–also available as a podcast. Listen to the podcast here.
  • October 13-15th: Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis, MN
  • Saturday, September 29th, 3-5pm: Market Street Books, Mashpee, MA
  • Saturday, September 22nd, 4-5pm: Titcomb’s Books, Sandwich, MA
  • August 4-5th: Newport Jazz Festival
  • Saturday, February 11th, 2012 (2pm) – Barnes & Noble (Hyannis, MA)
  • Saturday, February 4th, 2012 – HYANNIS – Music by local groups, memories of Duke Ellington related by Mick
    Carlon, author of “Riding on the Duke’s Train,” plus soul food by John Reed are the
    highlights featured at a family-style benefit to be held Saturday, February 4, from 1 to 4p.m. at the Zion Union Heritage Museum, 276 North Street. (Click here for a preview from the Barnstable Patriot)
  • Saturday, December 10th, 2011 (2pm – 3pm)Titcomb’s Bookshop (Sandwich, MA)
  • Friday, December 9th, 2011 (5pm – 7pm) – Book signing at Books by the Sea (846 Main St. Osterville, MA)
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 (2pm – 4pm) – Market Street Book Store (Mashpee, MA) – more info
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 (11am – 1pm) – Eight Cousins Book Store (Falmouth, MA) – more info
  • Sunday, November 13th, 2011 – West Falmouth Library (Falmouth, MA) – John Murelle sings the songs of Duke Ellington