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« Week of June 25, 2012 »
Start: 7:00 pm

Join us for a night with two authors whose brilliant new novels explore the aftermath of tragedy. In The World Without You, the new novel from Joshua Henkin (Matrimony), a family reunites to mark the anniversary of their youngest son's death in Iraq. In local author Nichole Bernier's novelistic debut, The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D., a woman inherits the journals of her best friend, who died in a sudden accident. But the woman she finds inside is far different from the one she knew.

Start: 7:00 pm

In his new book, former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center and Executive Dean for Administration at Harvard Medical School, Paul F. Levy shares lessons in leadership from experiences in business, health, and coaching.

Start: 7:00 pm

Award-winning author Alice Mattison (Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn, In Case We're Separated) has had her poetry and fiction featured in The New Yorker, The Pushcart Prize, and New York Times. In her new novel, she tells the story of a close friendship between two men, from the dawn of WWII to the end of a tumultuous century.

Start: 7:00 pm

NYT best-selling author and chair of BU's religion department Stephen Prothero (Religious Literacy, God Is Not One) examines the texts that have helped define and redefine our country's cultural and political landscape, from the speeches of Lincoln, Kennedy and Reagan to the novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Ayn Rand.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Each student will receive collage materials, backing paper, glue, and scissors to create their own fanciful bird (or birds). They will learn the basics of collage, get inspired by Picasso, Romare Bearden and other artists working in the medium. We will explore working with texture, cut shapes, ephemera, and will make a bird that can be hung in your home.

Ages 6 to 10.

Class limited to 12 students.

You must pre-register. Fee is $40 per student per class. 

You can sign up for one or all four classes for $145.

Diane Bigda is a teacher at the Art Institute of Boston, where she teaches watercolor, natural history drawing, surface design and book illustration. She is the creator of all the Clearflour Bakery posters and the tree in the back of the Booksmith. 

Anna Jo Beck will be assisting Diane. She is a senior at the Art Institute of Boston. In her spare time she doodles, binds books, and plays ukulele. 

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