Authors on Stage
When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Coffee 9:45 a.m. Program 10:30 a.m.
Where: Wellesley College Club
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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 these outstanding authors this May:
Jenny Allen—Would Everybody Please Stop: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas
Writer and performer Jenny Allen’s new book is a collection of humorous essays about her attempts to make sense of the baffling and oftentimes annoying vicissitudes of daily life. Whether about mindfulness, parenting, feeling gratitude, recovering from the end of a long marriage or serious illness, her wit and compassion provide both counterpoint and companionship in navigating contemporary life. Her essays have appeared in a wide range of publications, from The New Yorker to More and the recent anthology Fifty Funniest American Writers. She lives in New York. (Author photo © David Welch)
Alan Burdick—Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation
Did you know that the most commonly used noun in the English language is time? In this fascinating and intimate exploration of time, Alan Burdick takes us on a personal quest to better understand the clocks inside us. “He is one of those praiseworthy journalists who have an acute sense of what is scientifically relevant... The book is a wealth of stories and surprising facts, each page raising our curiosity and unveiling a novel aspect of our relation with temporality” (New York Times Book Review). Alan Burdick, a prior National Book Award finalist, is a staff writer at The New Yorker. (Author photo © Laura Rose)
Andrew Forsthoefel—Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time
After graduating from Middlebury in 2011, Andrew Forsthoefel embarked on a cross-country trek. This refreshing coming of age memoir is told through the stories of people he met and spoke with—people of all ages, races, and life styles. “A remarkable book that calls to mind William Least Heat Moon’s Blue Highways” (Library Journal, starred review). “Forsthoefel’s conversation with America is fascinating, terrifying, mundane, and at times heartbreaking” (Publishers Weekly). Andrew Forsthoefel is now a writer, radio producer, and public speaker. He lives in Northampton. (Author photo © Luke Forsthoefel)