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Saturday, October 19 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Readings: Memoir

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A true life story, well told, can be as riveting as any novel. The memoirists who will read in this session offer glimpses into four very different--but equally fascinating--lives. In If You Love Me, Maureen Cavanagh brings her poignantly personal story as a mother to bear on her work as an advocate for families coping with opioid addiction. Mothers and daughters also figure in Adrienne Brodeur's Wild Game, in which a teenage Adrienne was enlisted to orchestrate her mother’s infidelity and spent years coping with the repercussions. Family secrets are also at the center of William Dameron’s The Lie, a memoir about the hard-won battle to embrace his identity as a gay man--only to have his identity stolen for use in a catfishing scam. Finally, Susan Lewis Solomont’s Lost and Found in Spain will have listeners longing for their own Iberian adventure, as the wife of a former US Ambassador recounts how her time in that country expanded her sense of self and community. Our host for this session of memorable readings is Sean Tuohy, co-host of the Writer’s Bone podcast.

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Sean Tuohy

Sean Tuohy is the co-host of Writer’s Bone, a creative arts podcast, along with Daniel Ford. He is also a screenwriter and stand-up comedian. Tuohy currently lives in Boston.

Presenters
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Adrienne Brodeur

Adrienne Brodeur is an award-winning author and editor with years of experience in the literary sphere. A former acquiring editor at Harcourt and HMH Books, Brodeur has earned the National Magazine Award for Best Fiction four times with Zoetrope, a literary magazine she founded with... Read More →
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Maureen Cavanagh

Maureen Cavanagh is an educator, recovery coach, and public speaker. She co-founded Magnolia New Beginnings, a nonprofit peer-support group for those living with or affected by substance use disorder. She is currently pursuing certification as a drug and alcohol counselor at UMass... Read More →
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Susan Lewis Solomont

Susan Lewis Solomont is an award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, and community leader who has advised and worked with WGBH, Tufts University, Berklee College of Music, and many other institutions. From 2009 to 2013, she lived in Madrid with her husband, Alan D. Solomont, the... Read More →
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William Dameron

William Dameron is an award-winning blogger, memoirist, and essayist. His work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Salon, and the Huffington Post, as well as in the book Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life. He... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
BPL Newsfeed Cafe 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116

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