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Saturday, October 28 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Memoir: Arrivals and Departures

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We are excited to pair two captivating storytellers for an exploration of life’s arrivals and departures. Beloved New Yorker magazine writer and bestselling author of Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik chronicles his early days in NYC his latest work, At the Stranger’s Gate. Gopnik transports readers to New York in the 1980s, when the ascent of greed colored everything, including and especially the art world, where Gopnik and his soon-to-be wife hoped to make their mark. His memoir, called “incandescent” by Booklist in its starred review, discusses creativity, character, style, and the ethics of ambition. Kristen Radtke, managing editor of Sarabande Books and film and video editor of TriQuarterly Magazine, will present her beautiful visual memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This, a meditation on loss, grief, and the impermanence of life told through the exploration of abandoned ruins from the American Midwest to an Icelandic town covered in ash. Praised for both her astounding illustrations and her masterful prose, Radtke’s debut has been heralded by starred reviews in Kirkus, Library Journal, and elsewhere. Join these masters of memoir for a presentation and conversation with the host of WBUR’s Radio Boston, the effervescent Meghna Chakrabarti.

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Meghna Chakrabarti

Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s acclaimed weekday show with a focus on news, in-depth interviews with extraordinary people, and analysis on broader issues that have an impact on Boston and beyond. She is also host of Modern Love: The Podcast, a collaborative... Read More →

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Adam Gopnik

For more than thirty years, Adam Gopnik has written about artistic culture from every angle in the pages of the New Yorker and of his own books. After graduating from McGill University, Gopnik moved to New York City in 1986 and began his career at the New Yorker. He served as the... Read More →
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Kristen Radtke

Kristen Radtke is a photo-based illustrator, designer, and writer who is also the art director and New York editor of The Believer magazine. Her illustrations are often featured in national publications such as the New Yorker, The Daily Beast, Electric Literature, and others. She... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Old South Church Sanctuary