Tagged: Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, producer, correspondent and author Hedrick Smith for a reception and book signing on Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 PM in Metcalf Hall.
Mr. Smith will discuss his latest book Who Stole the American Dream? (September, 2012), an account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and how it might be restored.
Mr. Smith also has been recognized for producing a number of award-winning documentaries for PBS and is a best-selling author, best known for 1976’s The Russians.
This event is free for BU students. Tickets for the general public are available at the door for $25.00.
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The Friends of the Libraries will host celebrated writer Walter Mosley tonight at 5:30 PM in Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of George Sherman Union, 775 Comm Ave). Mosley is the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins and Devil in the Blue Dress, which was adapted as a film starring Denzel Washington. Mosley has been the recipient of the O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Prizes for the prestigious Lawrence G. Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest will be awarded before the lecture. The event is free to Friends of the Libraries members and BU students, $25 per person for the public.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host a Dance Spotlight with the Boston Ballet tonight at 7 PM at the Tsai Center. The event will include excerpts from William Forsythe’s The Second Detail, a Boston Ballet premiere, Helen Pickett’s sensual pas de deux Tsukiyo and Boston Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo’s Plan to B. The evening will be moderated by Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Ballet Master Anthony Randazzo. The event is free and open to the public.
The Friends of the Libraries will host Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis for a reception and lecture tonight at 6:00 PM in Metcalf Hall at the GSU. Davis will reflect on her career and discuss the work of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The evening will be dedicated to the memory of Charles Edward “Ted” Murphy, Project Manager of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Archival Collaboration and respected film critic. The event is free to Friends of the Libraries and BU Students and $25 per person for public.