September 17: Jorie Graham
Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Place, Sea Change, Never, Swarm, and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. 4 pm.
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.
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.