Leo Tolstoy said, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
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One of the great challenges of writing personal memoirs and essays is being able to see yourself as a character in the story and not merely the person telling the story.
The Eight Edition of the Festival America celebrates the literature of the United States in all its richness and diversity. Fifty American writers, as many as the states that make up the country, will meet in Vincennes for four days of round tables, conversations, and meetings with their French readers. Read more
How do writers sift through memories and shape them into a story? Find out on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from critically acclaimed authors. Alysia Abbott and Howard Axelrod.
Abbott authored Fairyland, a book the New York Times Book Review calls a “daughter’s compassionate, clear-eyed reckoning” with her “girlhood at the dawn of the gay liberation movement. Axelrod penned The Point of Vanishing, which described his two years in solitude after a freak accident. Booklist calls his work an “elegant, questioning memoir.”
Come hear these two local authors speak about their experiences – both living them and re-telling them decades later.