From the Living to the Telling: An Evening with Two Bestselling Memoirists

What’s it like to hold your life up for the world to examine? How do writers sift through memoires and shape them into a story? Find out from critically acclaimed authors Alysia Abbott and Howard Axelrod at on Thursday January 28, 2016 at 5:30pm at Old South Meeting House.

Abbott authored Fairyland, about growing up with her gay father in 1980s San Francisco – a book the New York Times Book Review calls a “daughter’s compassionate, clear-eyed reckoning” with her “girlhood at the dawn of the gay liberation movement.” Axelrod penned The Point of Vanishing, which describes his two years in solitude in the Vermont woods after a freak accident. Booklist, in a starred review, calls his work an “elegant, questioning memoir.”

Come hear these two local authors speak about their experiences – both living them, and re-telling them decades later at this FREE public event co-presented by Old South Meeting Houe and the Boston Literary District and made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute, and co-sponsored by GrubStreet, Boston Public Library, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Book Festival, Emerson College, Suffolk University, and The Drum Literary Magazine.

Book sales at this event courtesy of More than Words, a Waltham-based nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

Reception with light refreshments from 5:30-6:00 pm. Program begins at 6:00 pm.
(Snow Date Thursday, February 4, 5:30 pm)