Honor Moore with Our Revolution

MON, JUN 8, 2020 (59:55)

Hear from the celebrated author Honor Moore (The Bishop’s Daughter, The White Blackbird) about her new biography-memoir, the story of her mother and herself, their relationship and changing lives as 20th-Century women. With the sweep of an epic novel, Moore introduces readers to Jenny McKean Moore, her charismatic and brilliant mother who was born into privilege on Boston’s North Shore, and whose life shifted dramatically as she engaged in the 1960s peace and social justice.

Claire Messud, the author of The Burning Girl and The Emperor’s Children, moderates.

This virtual author event is presented by American Ancestors and NEHGS together with the Boston Public Library and the State Library of Massachusetts.

+ BIO: Claire Messud

American novelist and literature and creative writing professor, currently a Senior Lecturer at Harvard. Best known as the author of the novels The Emperor’s Children and The Woman Upstairs.

+ BIO: Honor Moore

Honor Moore is the author of The Bishop’s Daughter (2008), a memoir, that was simultaneously released in paperback (May 2009) with a reissue of her 1996 biography, The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter. The Bishop’s Daughter was named an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times, a Favorite Book of 2008 by the Los Angeles Times and chosen by the National Book Critics Circle as part of their “Good Reads” recommended reading list. It was also selected as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In April 2009, Library of America published Poems from the Women’s Movement, an anthology edited by Honor Moore. She is the author of three collections of poems: Red Shoes, Darling, and Memoir, and her play Mourning Pictures, was produced on Broadway and published in The New Women’s Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women, which she edited. Moore has received awards in poetry and playwriting from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission for the Arts and in 2004 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. In addition to Poems from the Women’s Movement, she is the editor of Amy Lowell: Selected Poems for the Library of America and co-editor of The Stray Dog Cabaret, A Book of Russian Poems translated by Paul Schmidt and teaches in the graduate writing programs at the New School. From 2005 to 2007, she was an off-Broadway theatre critic for The New York Times.

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