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Friday, January 31 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Author Talk: The Art of the Memoir

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Join local writers for the next quarterly Author Talk at FYACS with Memoir writers Calvin Hennick and Mimi Lemay as they talk about writing from a personal place. Moderated by Melrose author and Memoirist Jane Roper. $5 for members/$10 for non-members. Click here for tickets.

Mimi Lemay, a former Melrose resident, became an advocate for transgender and non-binary youth shortly after her son Jacob’s transition in 2014, at the age of four. Published in November 2019, Lemay’s memoir, What We Will Become, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, Booklist and Library Journal and a ringing endorsement from Congressman Joe Kennedy III who said, “It is a striking call to action for a country where every child is worthy, believed in, and loved.”
Calvin Hennick’s debut memoir, “Once More to the Rodeo,” holds a mirror up to both himself and modern America, as he grapples with what it means to be a white father to a biracial son. In search of answers, Calvin takes his young son on the road, traveling across the country to the annual rodeo in his small Iowa hometown. “Once More to the Rodeo” received the Pushcart Press Editors' Book Award and was named one of the Best 100 Books of the Year by Amazon.
There will be refreshments and books will be sold onsite during the event by Whitelam Books of Reading. Get yours signed by the authors on at the event.

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