When:
Monday, Jun 08, 2020 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Online Zoom with the Boston Public Library, American Ancestors NEHGS, and the WGBH Forum Network
99-101 Newbury Boston
Boston, MA 02116

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5eb992096ae8e7450013827f

American Ancestors and NEHGS together with the Boston Public Library and the State Library of Massachusetts present this virtual program in the American Stories, Inspiration Today author series. This virtual author event is free and open the public. Please keep checking this calendar listing and the official event website for the upcoming link to the Zoom registration page. Visit https://www.forum-network.org/lectures/honor-moore-iour-revolutioni/ for more information. We ask that interested attendees register at https://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VPivIIVFSH2tlU25ObCFTw.

Hear from this celebrated author about her new biography-memoir—the story of her mother and herself, their relationship and changing lives as 20th-Century women. Hope Moore will be in conversation with novelist Claire Messud, a Senior Lecturer in English at Harvard University and author of such celebrated novels as The Emperor’s Children. In past acclaimed books, Moore presented her bishop father, Paul Moore in The Bishop’s Daughter, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and her Boston painter grandmother, Margarett Sargent in The White Blackbird, a New York Times notable book. Now, with the sweep of an epic novel, she introduces readers to her charismatic and brilliant mother. Jenny McKean Moore was born into privilege on Boston’s North Shore, a descendant of the Sargent and Hunnewell families. Her work and worldview shifted dramatically with the peace and social justice movements of the 1960s; and, after nine children, she realized her ambition to become a writer, a talent and passion she passed on to her daughter. Don’t miss this conversation about the lives of American women then and now.

Honor Moore is the author of The Bishop’s Daughter, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The White Blackbird, a New York Times Notable Book, as well as three collections of poems. Learn more about Moore at https://www.honormoore.com/.

Claire Messud is the author of such acclaimed works as The Burning Girl and The Emperor’s Children. She is Senior Lecturer in English at Harvard University. Learn more about Messud at http://clairemessud.com/.

Learn more about this series at https://www.forum-network.org/series/american-stories-inspiration-today/.

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