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I’m not leaving today, but I am leaving this Friday.  I’m heading to New York City.  On Wednesday, June 6, I will be leading a memoir panel discussion at Bryant Park.  12:30 pm.  It’s free and open to the public.  At first they approached me asking if I’d be a panelist, and then they asked if I wouldn’t mind leading the discussion.  Sure, why not?  I didn’t take a moment to think about what that would mean.  It means reading and coming up with questions, and making introductions.  Something a new mother of twins never should have agreed to do.  But at least I’ll be in excellent company at the Bryant Park Word for Word event.  Here are the details:

  • Wednesday, June 6
  • 12:30pm – 1:45pm
  • Bryant Park Reading Room

Josh Kilmer-Purcell, I Am Not Myself These Days
Carole Radziwill, WHAT REMAINS: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love
Kevin Sessums, Mississippi Sissy
Danielle Trussoni, Falling Through the Earth
Hosted by: Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty

Memoirists give inspiration and words of wisdom to promising writers – and readers – everywhere.  The country’s most celebrated authors speak about recent successes and their thoughts on being a writer. Introductions by the Bryant Park Bookworm, Miriam Tuliao, Librarian at the New York Public Library.

Rain Venue:
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
555 Fifth Avenue (at 46th Street)