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Friday, October 27 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Book Revue: An Author Variety Show

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Have you ever hankered to hear a football-playing astronaut read his own poetry? Or dreamed of learning to draw from a prize-winning illustrator? Come let our talented authors perform and entertain you at this literary variety show featuring music, monologues, and more! You'll see acts from poet and performer Krysten Hill, actress and author Marianne Leone, former NFL player and astronaut Leland Melvin, Guggenheim fellow and artist Eileen Myles, illustrator and native Mainer Chris Van Dusen, and other special guests. You won't want to miss this one-night-only special event, hosted by Love Letters advice columnist and entertainment reporter Meredith Goldstein. The Book Revue is made possible by the Boston Globe.



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Meredith Goldstein

Meredith Goldstein covers entertainment and writes the advice column Love Letters for the Boston Globe. Her daily dispatch of comfort for the lovelorn turns nine in January, and inspired the memoir/essay collection, Can't Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions of a Modern Advice... Read More →

Presenters
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Chris Van Dusen

Born in Portland, Maine, Chris Van Dusen started drawing at an early age. Some of his first illustrations came from passing time with his brothers. He went on to study fine art at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and graduated with a BFA. Eventually he started drawing cartoons for a magazine for teenagers. For more than ten years, he worked as a freelance illustrator specializing in art for kids. His illustrations appeared in magazines like Nickelodeon, FamilyFun, and Disney... Read More →
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Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. Her work can be found or is... Read More →
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Marianne Leone

Marianne Leone is an actress and author known in particular for her role on the hit HBO television series The Sopranos. As an author, Leone has recounted the love and difficulties in her own Italian family in two memoirs, Jesse and Ma Speaks Up. The first is about her son, Jesse, who had severe cerebral palsy, was a quadriplegic who was unable to speak, and passed away suddenly at the age of seventeen. Ma Speaks Up is a memoir of... Read More →
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Hugh Macdonald

Hugh Macdonald is a twenty-year-old singer/songwriter, constantly on the move. Raised in Cape Town, London, and Paris, he currently lives in Boston, where he studies songwriting, production, and business at Berklee College of Music. From the age of five, when he played a shaky version of Yellow Submarine on guitar and voice, he has always loved performing. After being... Read More →
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Leland Melvin

Leland Melvin is known on the Internet for his official NASA photo featuring his beloved dogs Scout and Jake, but in his memoir, Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances, he shares the story of his own fascinating life. Melvin started his career as a football player, playing for the University of Richmond before he was drafted in the eleventh round of the NFL college draft by the Detroit Lions. Hamstring injuries ended his career prematurely, and in 1991 he earned his masters in materials science engineering from the University of Virginia. Melvin began his career with NASA in 1989 at the Langley Research Center. Melvin reported for astronaut training in 1998, and eventually logged 565 hours in space over two space missions in 2008 and 2009. He retired from NASA in 2014 and now advocates for gender equality and representation of minorities in STEAM fields. Chasing Space is published in both an adult and young readers... Read More →
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Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles is a polymath artist, institution in contemporary poetry, and a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. They have written poetry, fiction, criticism, plays, performance texts, and even a libretto. They are also known as the one-time “openly female” write-in candidate for the presidency in 1992. They moved to New York City in 1974 and became involved with the St... Read More →

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Friday October 27, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Old South Church Sanctuary 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA