Authors' Brunch, April 22

Jan 29, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Associate will host its annual Authors’ Brunch on April 22, 12 p.m.

During the brunch, three local authors will discuss their works and field questions from the audience. Tickets are $35, and can be reserved by contacting Rita Raymond at (508) 995-3528.

Megan Marshal, who teaches nonfiction writing and archival research at the MFA Program at Emerson College, will discuss her biographies of 19th century women. Her books have chronicled the lives of Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody in The Peabody Sisters, and Margaret Fuller. A third biography highlights poet Elizabeth Bishop.

Boston University English Literature professor Susan L. Mizruchi will discuss her works, which concentrates on 19th and 20th century American literature, religion and culture, literary and social theory, literary history, and the history of social sciences. Her works include a biography of Marlon Brando.

Former Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated writer Leigh Montville will discuss his works, which includes biographies on Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. He is also the author of Why Not Us? about the end of the Red Sox’ 86-year World Series drought in 2004. His most recent biography, Sting Like a Bee: Muhammed Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971 focuses on the cultural and political implication of Ali’s refusal to serve in the military.

The brunch will be held at the Woodland Commons building at the main campus, 285 Old Westport Road. Parking is available in Lot 7. For further information, contact Maria Sanguinetti at msanguinetti@umassd.edu or by calling (508) 991-5096.

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