October 2: Henry Petroski
Henry Petroski is the Aleksander S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University and the author of many books, including, most recently, To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure. He will read and talk about his work. 4 pm.
October 7: Nick Flynn
Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an electrician, and as a case-worker with homeless adults. He is a poet, playwright, and has published three memoirs. His most recent book, The Reenactments, chronicles his experience during the making of Being Flynn, a film based on his acclaimed 2004 memoir and starring Robert De Niro. 4 pm.
October 15: Andrew Senchak
Andrew Senchak will speak about 9/11 and the financial crisis. Senchak is head of investment banking at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. and serves as a director of WeatherWise USA, Inc., as well as the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. 4 pm.
October 21: Dominic Green
Dominic Green is the author of several critically acclaimed works of non-fiction, including The Double Life of Dr. Lopez and Three Empires on the Nile. He holds Master’s degrees from Oxford and Harvard, and a PhD in Comparative History from Brandeis. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts, he has taught writing and history at Brandeis and Boston College. He will read from his forthcoming book on the origins of modern spirituality, The Religious Revolution. 4 pm.
Nov. 12-14: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc received a MacArthur Award for her best-selling book, Random Family, a riveting insider’s narrative of love, drugs, trouble, and coming of age in the Bronx. She will be our fall Writer-in-Residence, November 12-14. Event schedule and times TBA.
November 19: Jennifer Haigh
Jennifer Haigh is the author of the short story collection News From Heaven and four critically acclaimed novels: Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble. Her books have won both the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction and the PEN/L.L. Winship Award for work by a New England writer. Her short fiction has been published widely, in The Atlantic, Granta, The Best American Short Stories 2012, and many other publications.