Panel on Mining Memoir: What Does True Mean?
Where: Shakespeare & Co.
939 Lexington Ave. (corner of 69th St.)
212-772-3400 Price: Free
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Author Jeanne McCulloch (ALL HAPPY FAMILIES), founding editorial director of Tin House Books, and poet and vice president of the Poetry Society of America Catherine Woodard discuss layers of truth in mining memoir in a panel moderated by Desiree Alvarez, poet and professor at CUNY and the Julliard school.
All Happy Families by McCulloch is an insightful recollection of her 1983 East Hampton wedding which goes on despite the stroke and subsequent death of her alcoholic father. Opening the Mouth of the Dead is a story in poems by Catherine Woodard, melding autobiographical emotions and situations with a fictional obsession in which a third-grade narrator in a small N.C. town turns to the Egyptian Book of the Dead for clues to help her alcoholic, suicidal father.
Q&A and book signing to follow
The author’s books will be available for purchase and signing.Buy tickets/get more info now