Saturday, October 29, 2022

- EDT
True Story: Prodigies, Poets, and Perseverance
Claudia Kalb
Claudia Kalb
Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers, Nonfiction
Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky
Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet, Nonfiction

What drives those who accomplish great things? In Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers, Claudia Kalb examines the paths of child prodigies like Shirley Temple and Yo-Yo Ma as well as late bloomers such as Grandma Moses and Eleanor Roosevelt. Sports writer par excellence Howard Bryant, in Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original, details the amazing life and career of baseball legend Rickey Henderson, who knew from an early age that he would excel. Finally, three-term Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky describes his own intellectual path in his memoir Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet. Each author will give a brief presentation followed by an audience Q & A. Hosted by James Bennett II, arts and culture reporter for GBH. Sponsored by Lesley University. 

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, Howard Bryant has had to cancel his appearance.