Twenty Summers 2017 season events continue with “Daughters and Fathers: Alysia Abbott and Joan Wickersham in Conversation.” Authors Abbott and Wickersham have both written critically acclaimed memoirs about the fathers they loved and lost too soon. The two authors will discuss their memoirs, their writing lives, and their other work.
- Date: Sat, 5/13
- Time: 7 pm
- Where: The Barn at Twenty Summers, 29 Miller Hill Rd
- Cost: TBA
In Fairyland, which won an ALA Stonewall Award, Abbott chronicles her Haight-Ashbury upbringing with an openly bisexual father who succumbed to AIDS.
Wickersham’s The Suicide Index, a National Book Award finalist, is a wise, moving, and often surprisingly humorous account of how she and her family endured in the aftermath of her gentle, affectionate father’s shocking suicide.