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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.

 

There will be two sessions in the 2016-2017 series.

 

Schedule

November

Biography Seminar Conversation with Fredrik Logevall 10 November 2016.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM RSVP required Fredrik Logevall, Harvard University Moderator: Carol Bundy Carol Bundy (The Nature of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1835-64) ...

Carol Bundy (The Nature of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1835-64) will moderate this discussion with Fredrik Logevall, the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Professor of History at Harvard University. His book Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History. Logevall will discuss his current book project, a biography of John F. Kennedy.

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January
Biography Seminar Publishing Lives: How It’s Done, and Who Does It 19 January 2017.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM RSVP required Laura Claridge, Jill Kneerim, and Deanne Urmy Moderator: Megan Marshall Claridge is the author of The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf. Kneerim is a literary ...

Claridge is the author of The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf. Kneerim is a literary agent, and Urmy is Senior Executive Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Biography Seminar Conversation with Fredrik Logevall Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required. 10 November 2016.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Fredrik Logevall, Harvard University Moderator: Carol Bundy

Carol Bundy (The Nature of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1835-64) will moderate this discussion with Fredrik Logevall, the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Professor of History at Harvard University. His book Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History. Logevall will discuss his current book project, a biography of John F. Kennedy.

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Biography Seminar Publishing Lives: How It’s Done, and Who Does It Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required. 19 January 2017.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Laura Claridge, Jill Kneerim, and Deanne Urmy Moderator: Megan Marshall

Claridge is the author of The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf. Kneerim is a literary agent, and Urmy is Senior Executive Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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