Emerson’s WLP Reading Series is pleased to present a Q&A and reading with MARY KARR.
MARY KARR is an award-winning poet and New York Times best-selling memoirist, and the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed, best-selling memoirs The Liars’ Club, Cherry, and Lit. Her latest books are The Art of Memoir, a master class on the fastest-growing literary genre which debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List and was blanketed in stellar reviews, and a book for graduates based on her acclaimed 2015 Syracuse commencement speech, Now Go Out There (and Get Curious). In 2015 Syracuse University awarded Karr an honorary doctorate in humane letters. Karr added songwriter to her pedigree with the release of Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell.
Piano Row, The New Charles Beard Room, 2nd floor
Emerson College, 150 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116
The Bill Bordy Theater, 1st floor
Emerson College, 216 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
This reading is free and open to the public.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.