When:
Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 2:00p -
3:00p

Where:
Zoom via Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5ea07e782b699a45005bfde2

Register at the link to attend the Zoom event: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5ea07e782b699a45005bfde2


Join us for an online talk with Lisa Gruenberg, author of My City of Dreams. We are requiring registration because this talk will be happening via Zoom, the meeting details of which will be emailed to registrants. Note that Gruenberg was originally going to speak at the Central Library on Tuesday, April 21 as part of our Author Talk Series but was unable to do so because of our system-wide closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


In this second-generation Holocaust memoir, Gruenberg, confronted with her elderly father's flashbacks, begins to inhabit the story of his sister Mia, who disappeared into Germany in 1941. After her father’s death in 2005, Gruenberg traveled to Vienna, Germany and Israel to explore this lost landscape, and to trace the fates of Mia, their extended family, friends and neighbors. She wove her own story with theirs, linking them together with photographs, archival and primary source material, family letters, diaries, her father’s writing, his genealogy research, and the joyful tales he told her long ago. Learn more about My City of Dreams here.


Alex Beam, author of Broken Glass writes:
"Gruenberg wields all the tools in the writer's armamentarium--memoir, fiction, poetry, dream journals and reportage--to rebuild the lost city of her past. This is the city we all live in, but very few of us have the courage to explore the crooked streets, the blind alleys, and uncharted byways of how we came to be who we are."


Dr. Lisa Gruenberg is a physician, medical educator, and writer based in Boston. Her essays have been published in Ploughshares, Vital Signs, Hospital Drive, The Intima, a Journal of Narrative Medicine, and The Michigan Quarterly Review. Her short story, Keiskamma, won the 2012 Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her first book, My City of Dreams, was published in September 2019 by Cambridge-based TidePool Press.

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