Memoirist LEAH CAROLL and Essayist ALAN FISHBONE talk mortality and freedom

An event of a different color: LEAH CAROLL delves into the traumatic deaths of her parents and their intersections with the Rhode-Island mafia in Down City: A Daughter’s Story of Love.

ALAN FISHBONE is the motorcycle-riding classical scholar who offers wisdom gathered from the poetry of antiquity, and from near-death experiences on the open road in his work Organ Grinder: A Classical Education Gone Astray.

This event, sponsored by the Boston Literary District, is free and open to the public.


Emerson Faculty/Alumni Reading Series: RICHARD HOFFMAN & LEAH CARROLL

Emerson college is pleased to welcome faculty RICHARD HOFFMAN in conversation with LEAH CARROLL (pictured) about her memoir, Down City. This event will take place in The New Beard Room, 150 Boylston St., Boston, MA.

RICHARD HOFFMAN is the author of seven books, including the celebrated Half the House: a Memoir, published in a 20th Anniversary Edition in 2015, and the 2014 memoir Love & Fury. In addition to the volume, Interference and Other Stories, he has published four collections of poetry, Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from The New England Poetry Club; Emblem; and most recently, Noon until Night. His work, both prose and verse, has been appearing regularly for the past forty years in such journals as Agni, Barrow Street, Consequence, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, Poetry, Witness and elsewhere. A former Chair of PEN New England, he is on leave this spring from his position as Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College.

LEAH CARROLL is the author of Down City: A Daughter’s Story of Love, Memory, and Murder. She graduated from Emerson College, and received an MFA in fiction from the University of Florida. She is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony. Down City was a finalist for the 2017 Barnes and Noble Discover Awards and the 2017 New England Book Award.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. Non-Emerson attendees, please RSVP to angela_siew@emerson.edu by March 25.