SUBJECTS - Hear about the Boston Marathon’s lineage to the 1896 Modern Olympic Games, and the best ways to enjoy the race; how the Falmouth Road Race began in a bar; the colorful life and career of the late Hall of Fame coach Bill Squires; how the tiny Greater Boston Track Club dominated the sport on the oval and the roads; the life and times of the late U.S. Olympic legend Steve Prefontaine; and more!
PAUL C. CLERICI - Bestselling author, award-winning journalist, trophy-winning runner speaks at libraries, historical societies, bookstores, running clubs, expos, etc., on a variety of subjects related to his books and the sport of running. He entertains and informs with stories and tales from the road. He also tailors his talks to specific requirements; for example, focusing more on the aspect of history for historical societies or the race and course for running clubs.
The combined experience and knowledge as a runner (competing in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon, including 2 triathlons and 43 marathons, among them the Boston Marathon 23 times), journalist (covering the sport of running for nearly 35 years), and writer (for a variety of media outlets) is reflected in his popular books and talks. His new and updated multimedia presentation includes PowerPoint images, and he can speak anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour, plus a Q&A, based on your needs.
(Photo courtesy Run Show USA/Raccoon Media Group)
Barnes & Noble, Kenmore Square, Boston; Barnes & Noble, Prudential Center, Boston; Barnes & Noble, Burlington; Harvard Coop Bookstore, Cambridge; Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury; Barnes & Noble, Framingham; Barnes & Noble, The Derby Street Shoppes, Hingham; Bestsellers Café Bookstore, Medford; Curry College Bookstore, Milton; New England Mobile Book Fair Bookstore, Newton; An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café, Plainville; Whitelam Books, Reading; Barnes & Noble, Walpole.
BOOKSTORES - CAPE COD
Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore, Chatham; Isaiah Thomas Books and Prints, Cotuit; Titcomb’s Bookstore, East Sandwich; Eight Cousins Bookstore, Falmouth; Barnes & Noble, Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis.
Boxford Town Library, Boxford; Public Library of Brookline, Boston Public Library Branch, Brookline; Carver Public Library, Carver; Dedham Public Library, Dedham; Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury; Framingham Public Library, Framingham; Hingham Public Library, Hingham; Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke; Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton; Cary Memorial Library, Lexington; Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, Manchester-by-the-Sea; Medfield Public Library, Medfield; Melrose Public Library, Melrose; Milton Public Library, Milton; Morse Institute Library, Natick; Newton Free Library, Newton; Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk; Richards Memorial Library, North Attleboro; Northborough Free Library, Northborough; Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth; Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy; Sharon Public Library, Sharon; Sherborn Public Library, Sherborn; Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge; Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham; Goodnow Library, Sudbury; Tewksbury Public Library, Tewksbury; Upton Town Library, Upton; Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield; Walpole Public Library, Walpole; Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland; Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley; Wilbraham Public Library, Wilbraham.
LIBRARIES - CAPE COD
Jonathan Bourne Public Library, Bourne; Brewster Ladies' Library, Brewster; Centerville Public Library, Centerville; Eldredge Public Library, Chatham; Cotuit Library, Cotuit; Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth; Hyannis Public Library, Hyannis; Mashpee Public Library, Mashpee; Wareham Free Public Library, Wareham; Woods Hole Public Library, Woods Hole.
Ashland Historical Society, Ashland; Brighton-Allston Historical Society, Brighton; Hopkinton Historical Society, Hopkinton; Natick Historical Society, Natick; Historic Newton Historical Society, Newton; Commonwealth Avenue: A Walk Through History Walking Tour, Historic Newton Historical Society, Newton; Heartbreak Hill Newton Running Tour, Historic Newton Historical Society, Newton.
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES - CAPE COD
Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit, Cotuit; Falmouth Historical Society Museums on the Green, Falmouth.
Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge running group, Boston; Greater Framingham Running Club, Framingham; Greater Lowell Road Runners, Lowell; Heartbreak Hill Striders, Newton; L Street Running Club, South Boston; Mystic Running Club, Wakefield; Team Framingham Boston Marathon team, Framingham; Tri-Valley Front Runners, Milford.
Ashland Half & 5K, Ashland; Boston Marathon, Boston; Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk, Walpole; GBTC Indoor Track Invitational, Harvard University, Allston; James Joyce Ramble 10K, Dedham; Labor Day Road Races, Walpole; Marathon Park Prep Half-Marathon, Ashland; RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo, Boston University; The Run Show Boston, Hynes Convention Center, Boston; Walpole Village Fair 5K, Walpole.
RACES/EXPOS - CAPE COD
Cape Cod Marathon, Falmouth; Falmouth Road Race, Falmouth; Hyannis Marathon, Hyannis.
Boston Book Festival, Copley Square, Boston; Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony, Massachusetts State House, Boston; Greater Boston Track Club 40th Anniversary, Boston College, Chestnut Hill; Greater Boston Track Club 50th Anniversary, Boston College, Chestnut Hill; New England Authors Expo & Book Sale, Danvers; Plymouth Arts & Crafts Festival, Plymouth; Spirit of the Marathon II movie screening, Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton.
SENIOR LIVING RESIDENCES
Bridges by Epoch at Andover, Andover; Waterstone at the Circle, Cleveland Circle, Boston; Brightview Senior Living Canton, Canton; The Residence at Boylston Place, Chestnut Hill; The Residence at Cedar Dell Senior Living, Dartmouth; The Residence at Penniman Hill, Hingham; The Residence at Riverbend, Ipswich; Bridges by Epoch at Lexington, Lexington; Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences, Northborough; Bridges by Epoch at Pembroke, Pembroke; The Residence at Orchard Grove, Shrewsbury; The Residence at Vinnin Square, Swampscott; New Pond Village Senior Living Community, Walpole; Waterstone at Wellesley, Wellesley; Fox Hill Village Senior Living, Westwood.
SENIOR LIVING RESIDENCES - OUTSIDE MASS.
Brightview Commons Senior Living, Wakefield, RI.
Big Sports Card & Memorabilia Show, Mansfield; Cranston Sports Card Show, Coventry, RI; Hopkinton Card & Gift Store, Hopkinton; Wellesley-Weston Lifelong Learning, Wellesley (class lecture).
OTHERS - CAPE COD
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole.
Links to talks and lectures filmed on location or interviews and programs taped in-studio:
Attleboro DoubleACS (Richards Memorial Library - 4/10/17)
Framingham Public Access (Team Framingham - 3/20/17)
Wellesley Public Media Cable (Wellesley library - 2/19/16)