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When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Coffee 9:45 a.m. Program 10:30 a.m.
Where: Wellesley College Club
Cost: $27

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Fill your morning with engaging presentations by three authors discussing how they came to write their recently published books. WCAB Authors on Stage presents three outstanding authors this November:


janealexanderJane Alexander—Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth

wildthingswildplacesActress Jane Alexander is also a lifelong environmental activist, passionate about wildlife conservation.  She has traveled to some of the world’s most remote and forbidding places with scientists focused on helping endangered species to stay alive and thrive, and this moving memoir shows her keen grasp of the issues. “The force of the book resides in the author’s articulation of her exhilaration of the wonders of nature.” (Publishers Weekly) Jane Alexander is former chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, multiple Academy Award nominee, and Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning actress. (Author photo © Cheryl Graul)

sebastiansmeeSebastian Smee—The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

artofrivalry_0527Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe turns our attention to four key relationships in the history of Modern art—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon – in which conflicted, competitive friendships spurred the artists to new creative heights.  The Art of Rivalry has been hailed as “a fresh and fruitful approach to art history . . . the double portraits are deeply moving, even haunting”  (Publishers Weekly starred review) and  “gripping...Smee’s skills as a critic are evident throughout. He is persuasive and vivid…” (NY Times) (Author photo © Pat Greenhouse)


spiegelman--willard--c--miriam-berkleyWillard Spiegelman—Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead


seniormomentsWillard Spiegelman draws on more than six decades' of his esteemed career as a writer and professor to reflect with both humor and sophistication, on the process of aging. He celebrates the pleasures of reading, looking at art, talking, and indulging in occasional fits of nostalgia. The essays have been praised as “lucid and propulsive” (Kirkus Reviews) by “an agreeable, wise and witty companion -- edifying, fun and fearless.” (Dallas Morning News) Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal. (Author photo © Miriam Berkley)