Write America: Susan Shreve and Thomas Becker

Join us for the forty-third episode of Write America featuring Susan Shreve and Thomas Becker as they read and discuss their works- intimating how the deep divisions in the country may be healed by the quiet power of art.

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About the authors:

SUSAN SHREVE (also known as Susan Richards Shreve) is an American novelist, memoirist, and children's book author. She has published fifteen novels, most recently More News Tomorrow (2019), and a memoir Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood (2007). She has also published thirty books for children, most recently The Lovely Shoes (2011), and edited or co-edited five anthologies. Shreve co-founded the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program at George Mason University in 1980, where she teaches fiction writing. She is the co-founder and the former chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She lives in Washington, D.C.

THOMAS BECKER served as the 17th president of Chautauqua Institution, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to lifelong learning. Founded in 1874, Chautauqua offers a rich blend of programming based on its four pillars of art, education, religion and recreation. Tom retired from Chautauqua in December, 2016 after 32 years with the organization. His current activities include board of director positions with the International Spy Museum, Washington DC, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont, California and the Sheldon Foundation, Jamestown, New York.  Tom lives in Lakewood, New York with his wife, Jane and is the father of 3 girls, grandfather to 4 granddaughters  and arriving next March in Dublin, his first grandson.



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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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More News Tomorrow: A Novel By Susan Richards Shreve Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393358131
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 2nd, 2020