Biography Seminar

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Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country

Massachusetts Women in WWI. 12 June 2014 to 24 January 2015

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 The New England Biography Seminar is a forum for writers and readers alike to engage in an ongoing discussion about the historical, literary, and methodological questions that make biography a challenging and rewarding undertaking. By providing an opportunity for those interested in the craft of biography to convene and converse, the seminar aspires to create a community that will support biographical works in progress and serve as a seedbed for future projects.


Leading authors of the genre will offer their insights and inspiration in a setting designed to generate conversation between panelists and the audience. This seminar will feature roundtable discussions rather than focus on pre-circulated papers or formal remarks. Plan to make new acquaintances and continue the conversation by joining us for the wine and cheese reception that follows each program.

We invite you to support this ongoing series as a subscriber. Subscribers help to underwrite the cost of planning and presenting this free series, including the wine and cheese reception that follows each program.

 

Schedule

November

Biography Seminar Understanding the Presidency: Personality, Politics, and Policy 6 November 2014.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM RSVP required Evan Thomas, Kathleen Dalton, and David Michaelis Moderator: Ted Widmer Focusing on the peculiar balance between policy and politics as it affects writing presidential ...

Focusing on the peculiar balance between policy and politics as it affects writing presidential biography, noted biographers Evan Thomas, Kathleen Dalton, and David Michaelis, with guest moderator Ted Widmer, will share their reflections on a wide range of 20th and 21st century presidencies.

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January
Biography Seminar Arts Biography TBA 15 January 2015.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM RSVP required TBA The second of three sessions in the New England Biography Seminar series will be announced soon.

The second of three sessions in the New England Biography Seminar series will be announced soon.

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April
Biography Seminar Dava Sobel, author of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter 2 April 2015.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM RSVP required Dava Sobel in conversation with Susan Ware A conversation with the author of Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the ...

A conversation with the author of Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, and Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love, on the subject of writing scientific biography.

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Biography Seminar Understanding the Presidency: Personality, Politics, and Policy 6 November 2014.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Please RSVP  Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required. Evan Thomas, Kathleen Dalton, and David Michaelis Moderator: Ted Widmer

Focusing on the peculiar balance between policy and politics as it affects writing presidential biography, noted biographers Evan Thomas, Kathleen Dalton, and David Michaelis, with guest moderator Ted Widmer, will share their reflections on a wide range of 20th and 21st century presidencies.

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Biography Seminar Arts Biography TBA 15 January 2015.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Please RSVP  Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required. TBA

The second of three sessions in the New England Biography Seminar series will be announced soon.

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Biography Seminar Dava Sobel, author of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter 2 April 2015.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Please RSVP  Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required. Dava Sobel in conversation with Susan Ware

A conversation with the author of Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, and Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love, on the subject of writing scientific biography.

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