When:
Monday, Sep 14, 2020 1:00p -
2:00p

Where:
Online event
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5f3fdf6c773d7e0304ce8fb9

Join the Boston Public Library for a talk with Nancy Pearl, co-author of The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives. Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director of Massachusetts Center for the Book, will moderate this program. To attend, please register at https://boston-public-library.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wWHxrcFQSlKYoDuKJ3-AxQ.


With a Foreword by Susan Orlean, twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful collection from "American's Librarian" Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all.


"Pearl and Schwager bring boundless enthusiasm and curiosity to this eclectic and probing book of interviews. The 22 authors represented are a varied and never boring cohort.... Readers of this delightful compendium will relish the chance to find many of those shared loves, as well as discover new ones."
— Publishers Weekly


To purchase a copy of The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives, please visit our community program partners at Trident Booksellers & Cafe by using this link (https://www.tridentbookscafe.com/book/9780062968500) and the free shipping (media mail only) coupon code BPLSHIP, which can be applied under the "Coupon discount" field on the order form used during checkout.


Bestselling author, librarian, literary critic, and devoted reader Nancy Pearl regularly speaks about the importance and pleasure of reading at libraries, literacy organizations, and community groups around the world. She can be heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and KWGS-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma, discussing her favorite books. Her monthly television show on the Seattle Channel, Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, features interviews with authors, poets, and other literary figures. Among her many honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Nancy is the creator of the internationally recognized program If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and was the inspiration for the Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure."


Sharon Shaloo is the Executive Director of Massachusetts Center for the Book. In this capacity she oversees the annual commonwealth book awards, now in their 21st year, student reading/writing initiatives, and cultural tourism offerings that highlight the significant literary heritage of Massachusetts. This Fall, the Center will collaborate with Boston Book Festival on a "Mass Book Bites" initiative and launch the Massachusetts component of virtual National Book Festival.

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