Author Talks

Hagley regularly arranges talks by authors of recent books that draw on or relate to Hagley research collections and that will be of interest to the general public. With topics ranging broadly in the areas of business, culture, and history, these author talks provide a captivating way to learn more about the stories contained in Hagley’s collections.

Author talks begin promptly at 7 p.m. and are held in Hagley’s Soda House building. The talk is followed by an opportunity for audience discussion and purchases of the author’s book. Light refreshments are provided. The event ends by 8:15 p.m.

Use Hagley's Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. Advance registration is free but required; proof of registration may be needed to enter event. Registrations must be made by using the Eventbrite links on each author talk page.

Upcoming Author Talks

2021 - 2022 Series

  • December 2, 2021: Eric S. Hintz. American Independent Inventors in an Era of Corporate R&D


    Eric Hintz will close the fall series with a talk based on his book, American Independent Inventors in an Era of Corporate R&D. Hintz will discuss how America's individual inventors persisted alongside corporate R&D labs as an important source of inventions.

Past Author Talks

2019 - 2020 Series -- View Series PDF

2017 - 2018 Series -- View Series PDF

2016 - 2017 Series -- View Series PDF

2015 - 2016 Series -- View Series PDF

2014 - 2015 Series -- View Series PDF

2013 - 2014 Series -- View Series PDF