October 20, 2021
It’s difficult to capture traumatic personal events in a memoir. How do you do it? We ask two memoirists from Red Hen Press’s Fall 2021 season: Jan Beatty, author of AMERICAN BASTARD, explores her journey trying to find her birth parents. Joan Nockels Wilson’s THE BOOK OF TIMOTHY: THE DEVIL, MY BROTHER, AND ME shares her experiences as she searches for the priest who molested her brother as a child.
Both of these memorists explore their pain and family trauma in powerful ways. We’ll discuss what the process was like, putting their deeply personal experiences on paper.
Viewable LIVE on Wednesday, October 20 at 4:00pm PT at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.
Journalist and bestselling author Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty — his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. In “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty,” co-authored with historian Katherine Howe, Cooper traces the journey of his great-great-great-grandfather, “Commodore” Cornelius Vanderbilt who built shipping and railroad empires and became the richest man in America. Cooper’s unique insider’s viewpoint captures the family’s outsized influence and unfettered wealth, and a look at the modern day family who would have been unrecognizable to the tycoon who started it all.
The in-person event takes place Monday, September 27, 2021, 8pmPT; the virtual event is
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6pmPT/9pmPT. Tickets to the in-person event include a signed copy of “Vanderbilt:The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty” ($50) and a link to the virtual event. Tickets to the virtual event ($40) also include a signed copy of the book
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