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Past Appearances

April 11, 2012
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Book signing
Performance Bicycle
4436 South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone 704-837-0508

April 12, 13, and 14, 2012
"Floyd Collins" musical
Carolina Actors' Studio Theatre
2424 North Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(Show runs April 12-May 12)
Roger will appear at the opening night reception and do a book signing on April 12. He will do Q&A's with the audience following the performances on April 13 and 14. Showtime 8:00 p.m.)

CAST brings the true tale of 'Floyd Collins' to life

'FLOYD COLLINS' coming to Charlotte

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
"Floyd Collins" musical
Southwark Playhouse
Shipwright Yard
(Corner of Tooley St. & Bermondsey St.)
London, SE1 2TF
(Show runs Feb. 22 - March 31)
Roger will do a Q&A via Skype following the March 13 performance. Showtime 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
"Floyd Collins" musical
American Repertory Theater of WNY
1410 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
6:45-7:45 p.m. (Q&A), musical at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: 716-884-4858

Thursday, July 1, 2010
8:30 p.m.
"Floyd Collins" musical (Q&A and book signing after the show)
Stephen Foster Amphitheatre
Stephen Foster State Park
Bardstown, KY

Friday, March 5, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Greater Cincinnati Grotto meeting (Non-members welcome; Books available for purchase)
Braunstein Hall, Room 201
University of Cincinnati

Saturday, April 17, 2010
Southern Kentucky Book Fest
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Carroll Knicely Conference Center
Bowling Green, KY

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
7:00 p.m.
The Book House of Stuvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 489-4761

Sunday, November 8, 2009
2:00-4:00 p.m. Central
Book Signing
Mammoth Cave Hotel
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
Hotel reservations: 270-758-2225

November 7, 2009
Kentucky Book Fair
405 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY
Hours: 9 to 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free

Roger will sign copies of Grand, Gloomy, and Peculiar: Stephen Bishop at Mammoth Cave

September 12 & 13, 2009
Music Theatre of Madison (Wisconsin)
Roger spoke after the musical "Floyd Collins."
Thanks to director Meghan Randolph, the cast and crew for a terrific production and their hospitality. For information about future productions, visit

October 27, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Cir # B
Lexington, KY 40503-3325
(859) 273-2911

October 25, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
1680 Campbell Lane
Bowling Green KY 42104
(270) 746-9247

October 17, 2009
Books by the Banks
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

November 7, 2008
For a second consecutive year, Roger accepted an invitation to participate in the Roots in the Cave genealogy conference at Mammoth Cave National Park. Descendants of landowners who gave up their property in the early 1900s for the creation of the park shared stories and historic photos. During a lantern-light trip into Mammoth Cave, Roger read several pages from his forthcoming historical novel Grand, Gloomy and Peculiar: Stephen Bishop at Mammoth Cave.

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February 10, 2008
Roger was honored to take part in a talk-back with the audience, following a performance of the stage musical Floyd Collins at New York University. Thanks go out to cavers who came from as far away as Upstate New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to see the show and meet Roger.

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January 26, 2008
Roger was the keynote speaker at the 27th annual Carter Caves State Resort Park Crawlathon in Kentucky, where he talked about his fifth and upcoming book, "Grand, Gloomy, and Peculiar: Stephen Bishop at Mammoth Cave," a novel based on the true story of the famed slave-guide who was responsible for many early discoveries in the world’s longest cave.

November 3, 2007
Roger was honored to address approximately 50 attendees at the Roots in the Cave genealogy conference at Mammoth Cave National Park. This event brought together descendants of many farmers and other landowners who gave up their property in the early 1900s for the creation of the park. Roger talked about three important explorers: Stephen Bishop, George Morrison and Floyd Collins, each of whom influenced many other explorers, guides and cave developers.

October, 2005
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's production of "Floyd Collins" in October, 2005, for doing an outstanding job. It was a privilege for me to attend the opening night performance and hold a Q&A with the audience. Thank you to everyone who came, and thanks to director R. Terrell Finney and Katie Rankin of the CCM public relations department for their hospitality and kind words about "Trapped! The Story of Floyd Collins."
-- Roger

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CCM musical immortalizes local dreamer
News Record, October 13, 2005

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