In 2015, Sara Day resumed working on her nonfiction epic, working title Convenient Amnesia, or not Irish enough: An Anglo-Irish Family in Ireland. She meticulously traces her father’s large Anglo-Irish Protestant family, including other merchants and civic leaders in Waterford in the 17th century to landed gentry in their “Big Houses” in County Tipperary. This nearly 300-year roller-coaster narrative ended dramatically the night of July 1 and 2, 1921. She will also follow what has happened to this and related families since Irish independence and will publish news of her progress and publication information on this site.
Sara Day spoke at the Edward Everett Hale House in Matunuck, Rhode Island, on September 4, 2015. Her subject was “Pioneers in Conservation: Edward Everett Hale and Harriet E. Freeman.
Sara Day’s article “Harriet E. Freeman: White Mountain Conservationist” was published in the spring/winter 2016 edition of Appalachia, the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
May 2014, Day spoke at the Cosmos Club. Members can listen to the talk here.
June 2014, Day was a guest on “The Point with Mindy Todd” on WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Station. The interview was rebroadcast in January 2015. Listen to the interview here.
June 2014, Day discussed her book at the Library of Congress. Watch the talk here.
October 2014, Day wrote a blog post about her research for the Oxford University Press in support of her profile of Harriet E. Freeman on American National Biography Online. Read both here.
In October 2014, Day spoke at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library of the Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA. The Library curated an exhibit of materials from its Harriet E. Freeman Papers to accompany the talk and other events for Theological Libraries Month.
In May 2015, Day spoke at the Brewster Ladies’ Library in Brewster on Cape Cod. Watch the talk here.