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Author Talk with Betsy Lerner & The Bridge Ladies

September 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Focus Talk with Betsey Lerner

Betsy Lerner’s mother Roz has played bridge with the same four women for more than fifty years. Betsy grew up with these women without knowing their stories, including her mother’s. Lerner’s book, The Bridge Ladies, is a humorous, poignant recounting of learning about her mother by learning to play bridge. “What began as a project of friendly curiosity soon became a cherished ritual. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life.” The memoir has garnered universal praise including a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Lerner is also the author of The Forest for the Trees and Food and Loathing. She received an MFA from Columbia University in Poetry and was the recipient of a Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and was one of PEN’s Emerging Writers. We’ll welcome Betsy Lerner at the Essex Library on Thursday, September 8th at 7 p.m. Copies of The Bridge Ladies will be available for purchase and signing from R.J. Julia at the event.

Admission is free and open to all. Please call the Library at 860-767-1560 to register or for more information.
The Essex Library is located at 33 West Avenue in Essex.


September 8, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Essex, CT 06426 United States
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