Book Signings, Presentations, & Speaking Engagements



Upcoming Events for “Growing Up with the River”


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Previous Events for “Growing Up with the River”


5/31/17: Sachs branch of the St. Louis County Library, Chesterfield

Sachs branch of the St. Louis County Library in Chesterfield on Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m.

4/22/17: Unbound Book Festival, Stephens College, Columbia

Presentation and book signing at the Unbound Book Festival, Stephens College in Columbia on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

10/9/16: Conservation Celebration, Riverfront Park, Washington, MO

On a beautiful October Sunday in Washington’s Riverfront Park, the Burkhardts and Bryan Haynes signed and sold copies at Conservation Celebration!


10/16/16: Deutsch Country Days, Marthasville

At Deutsch Country Days in Marthasville on October 16, Dan was asked to autograph “Growing Up with the River” by some very enthusiastic re-enactors who loved the Marthasville chapter!


10/19/16: St. Louis County Library

On October 19, a stormy night didn’t deter 70+ friends of St. Louis County Library from participating in a presentation and book signing by Dan, Connie, and Bryan.

Bonus:  A raffle for a bur oak tree — one of the main characters in “Growing Up with the River” — made the winner very happy (thanks to a generous donation from Forest ReLeaf)!


10/23/16: Peers-to-Treloar Party on the Katy Trail

At the first-ever Peers-to-Treloar Party on October 23, visitors celebrated in two former railroad towns — now on the Katy Trail — with music, bratwurst, and books signed by Bryan, Connie, and Dan.


11/3/16: Philip Slein Gallery, Central West End, St. Louis

Philip Slein is an artist, a collector, and a gallery owner in the Central West End. He has been an admirer of the Missouri River, its valleys, and bluffs for decades and Dan asked him to contribute some comments for the cover of “Growing Up with the River”.

Philip Slein commented,

My introduction to the incredible beauty of the Missouri River valley was as a student at the university of Missouri where I met landscape painter Frank Stack. I bought one of his sun-fills soil paintings of the river and that began my years painting in this majestic valley. I credit this introduction with my life-long appreciation of our namesake river.

Just after the book was published, Phil hosted a reception and book signing at the Philip Slein Gallery which included all of Bryan Haynes’s original paintings as well as some sketches.


11/14/16: Missouri History Museum

12/10/16: Fern & Sycamore, Washington, MO


12/11/16: Bowood Farm and Cafe Osage, Central West End, St. Louis