Write America: Edward Zwick and Patricia McCormick

Join us for the sixty-two episode of Write America on Monday May 23rd featuring Edward Zwick and Patricia McCormick as they read and discuss their works- intimating how the deep divisions in the country may be healed by the quiet power of art.

This event is free to attend, Registration required.

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About the authors:

Edward M. Zwick (born October 8, 1952) is an American filmmaker and producer of film and television. He has worked primarily in the comedy-drama and epic historical film genres, including About Last Night, Glory, Legends of the Fall, and The Last Samurai. He is also the co-creator of the television series thirtysomething and Once and Again.

Zwick's body of work has earned numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Picture as a producer, and Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series, and Outstanding Dramatic Special. He has additionally been nominated for multiple Golden Globe Awards.

PATRICIA MCCORMICK, a two-time National Book Award finalist, is the author of several critically acclaimed novels – including Never Fall Down, the true story of a boy who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia by playing music for the Khmer Rouge, and SOLD, a moving account of sexual trafficking. She is also the co-author of I am Malala, the story of Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban in her fight for education.

Her books have been named to the New York Times Notable Books list, Publishers Weekly Best Books list, NPR’s Best Books list and iTunes Best Books lists. SOLD, featuring Gillian Anderson, was released as a feature film on April 1, 2016. Her book, The Plot to Kill Hitler, was published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, in September 2016. It was named a Publisher’s Weekly Top Ten. Her first picture book, Sgt. Reckless, the True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero, came out in the fall of 2017. She attended Rosemont College, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has an MFA from the New School. She lives in New York.

Patricia's honors include: New York Foundation on the Arts fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship and MacDowell Center fellowship.

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Monday, May 23, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
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Never Fall Down: A Novel Cover Image
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Sold Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008