The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host Boston Globe fashion columnist and culture and arts writer Tina Sutton for a reception, book signing and talk on Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 PM.
Ms. Sutton will talk about her new book The Making of Markova, a biography of acclaimed ballet choreographer and prima ballerina Alicia Markova. An exhibition of selections from Markova’s archive will be on display.
Alicia Markova (1910 – 2004) was one of the finest classical ballerinas of the 20th century and an innovator throughout her six-decade career. Born Lillian Alicia Marks in London, England, on December 1, 1910, the child dance prodigy made her professional stage debut at age 10. By 14, she was the youngest-ever soloist with Sergei Diaghilev’s famed Ballets Russes, where she worked with many of the greatest creative artists of her time, including George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, and Henri Matisse.
Tina Sutton is a culture, arts, and fashion writer for newspapers and magazines, currently The Boston Globe. She has been a writer, researcher, and journalist for over 30 years. She is co-author of The Complete Color Harmony: Expert Color Information for Professional Color Results (2008); and her Color Harmony Compendium: A Complete Color Reference for Designers of All Types recently saw the publication of its 25th anniversary edition (2009).
The book signing, reception, and lecture will be held in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Admission is free to members of the Friends of HGARC and students with a BU ID, admission for the general public is $25.
Local Bostonian, New York Times espionage writer and award-winning author of thrillers, Joseph Finder lives and breathes the real-life and fiction world of spies. This fall, a movie will be released based on his book Paranoia starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford. This spring, he’s coming to Boston University as part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center’s Friends Speaker Series.
On Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 pm, Finder will be at the Metcalf Ballroom to lead a discussion on his life and career, beginning with his early childhood spent in Afghanistan and the Phillippines. Finder is the author of The Zero Hour, High Crimes, Killer Instinct, Company Man,Vanished, and Buried Secrets. His novel High Crimes was made into the film of the same name starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.
A reception will follow the lecture as well as an exhibition of his archive on display. This event is free to students with a BU ID.
The Metcalf Ballroom is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.
<a href=”http://www.bu.edu/archives/”>The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center</a> will host its Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting, featuring noted mystery author <a href=”http://www.elizabethgeorgeonline.com/”>Elizabeth George</a>, this afternoon. An exhibition of Ms. George’s archives will be opened to the public, and she will be speaking about her work, <span style=”text-decoration: underline”>Careless In Red.</span> The lecture will be held at Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Avenue. The evening begins at 5:30 PM and is <strong>open to the public and free to BU students</strong>. For more information, call 617-353-1226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.