IN-PERSON: Writing Memory with Marjorie Agosin & Susan Lynn Meyer (translated by Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman)

Event date: 
04/12/2023 - 7:00pm

Learn about writing memory with authors Marjorie Agosin (author of Cross & A Star) and Susan Lynn Meyer (author of Black Radishes and the forthcoming A Sky Full of Song). The event will be translated by Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman.

This is a free event but we ask that you RSVP with the link below (no fees). If you would rather RSVP over the phone, you can call us at 781-431-1160. 

The authors' books will be available for purchase at the event. Please note that if you would like the author to sign your book, it must have been bought from Wellesley Books. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Marjorie Agosin

Marjorie Agosín was born in Chile in 1955. She began writing poetry as a child, and after her family moved to Athens, Georgia, in 1969, she continued to write poems in Spanish. She received a BA from the University of Georgia and an MA and PhD from Indiana University.

Agosín is the author of numerous poetry collections, including At the Threshold of Memory: New & Selected Poems(White Pine Press, 2003); Toward the Splendid City (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 1994), winner of the 1995 Latino Literature Prize; and Sargasso (White Pine Press, 1993). Isabel Allende writes, “Agosín’s poetic language engages the reader in a mesmerizing journey of inward reflection and exile.”

Agosín is also the author of several works of prose, including A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile(University of New Mexico Press, 1995) and I Lived on Butterfly Hill (Atheneum Books, 2015), winner of the 2015 International Latino Book Award in young adult fiction.

 

Susan Lynn Meyer

Susan Lynn Meyer is the author of three novels for young readers—Black Radishes, Skating with the Statue of Liberty, and, most recently, A Sky Full of Song—as well as picture books and numerous works of literary criticism. Her works have won the Jane Addams Peace Association Award, the New York State Charlotte Award, and the Sydney Taylor Honor Award, among many others. Her novels have been chosen as Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selections, included among Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, and translated into German and Chinese. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Wellesley College.

 

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A Sky Full of Song By Susan Lynn Meyer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781454947844
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Published: Union Square Kids - April 11th, 2023

Black Radishes By Susan Lynn Meyer Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9780375858222
Published: Yearling - November 8th, 2011

I Lived on Butterfly Hill (The Butterfly Hill Series) By Marjorie Agosin, Lee White (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marjorie Agosin, Lee White (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416994022
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 10th, 2015

Viví en el cerro Mariposa (I Lived on Butterfly Hill) (The Butterfly Hill Series) By Marjorie Agosin, Lee White (Illustrator), Alison Ridley (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marjorie Agosin, Lee White (Illustrator), Alison Ridley (Translated by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781665917094
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 15th, 2022

A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile By Marjorie Agosín, Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman (Translator), Ruth Behar (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Marjorie Agosín, Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman (Translator), Ruth Behar (Foreword by)
Unavailable to order.
ISBN: 9780826364128
Published: University of New Mexico Press - October 1st, 2022

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