The Writer's Life Series 2013 | From Idea to Bookshelf: Authors Share Their Publishing Stories

    Wed, Apr 17, 2013

    Times: 8:00 - 9:30pm

    Venue: The Cambridge Center for Adult Education

    56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Three authors discuss their recently published books and their journey from conception to publishing. Join them as they talk about what went right, what went wrong, and what was unexpected. Susan Naimark is an independent consultant who works with public school parents, grassroots groups, and nonprofit and public agencies to create responsive community institutions. She was a founder of the Boston Parent Organizing Network, a member of the Boston School Committee, and has served in leadership roles with several national nonprofit community development organizations. Susan's home since 1977 has been the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, where she and her husband raised two now-adult sons. Her memoir is The Education of a White Parent: Wrestling with Race and Opportunity in the Boston Public Schools. (naimark.org) Maryanne O'Hara is the author of Cascade, a Slate "Best Books 2012, Editor's Choice" selection, Library Journal "Best Bet," and People magazine "People Pick." She was the longtime associate fiction editor at Ploughshares, and has had short fiction published in periodicals like The North American Review, Five Points, Redbook, and in several anthologies. A graduate of Emerson College's MFA program, where she was winner of the Graduate Dean's Award, she has been a recipient of grants from the St. Botolph Club Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. American and Irish, she lives on a river near Boston. (maryanneohara.com) Charlotte Silver is the author of Charlotte au Chocolat: Memories of a Restaurant Girlhood (Riverhead, 2012). She grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before attending Bennington College. She studied writing at The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and has been published in The New York Times. Her second book, a young adult novel called The Summer Invitation, will be published by Roaring Brook Press. Charlotte lives in New York. $6 per person

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