UPCOMING FESTIVAL March 19 - 22, 2015

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  • Abby and Bar
    Abby and Bar: Writing When a Nap is Preferable
    Martha Frankel, Abigail Thomas & Bar Scott
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  • Spirituality Panel
    2014 Spirituality Panel:
    Stephen Cope, Martha Frankel, Baird Hersey & Gail Straub
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  • 2014 Story Slam Winners
    2014 Story Slam Winners:
    Anne Henry, Audrey Rapoport and Kathleen Harris
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  • The Donahue Interview
    2014 Donahue Interview:
    Jennifer Clement, Joe Donahue and Martha Frankel
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  • Joshua's Cafe Alchemy Breakfast
    2014 Joshua’s Cafe Alchemy Breakfast:
    Gail Straub and Carol Zaloom
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  • Memoir-A-Go-Go
    2014 Memoir A-Go-Go
    Sean Strub, Beverly Donofrio, MK Asante, Domenica Ruta & Martha Frankel
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  • Biography 2014
    2014 Biography Panel
    Bushkin, George-Warren, Hermes, Folsom, Frankel, Sheehan, Lennon
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  • Stephen Tobolowsky
    2014 Evening Keynote:
    Stephen Tobolowsky with Martha Frankel
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  • James Howard Kunstler
    A Chat with James Howard Kunstler
    Catherine Sebastian, James Howard Kunstler & Martha Frankel
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The 2015 Festival

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Mark Whitaker
Mark Whitaker is the former Managing Editor of CNN, Washington bureau chief for NBC News and reporter and editor at Newsweek magazine, where he rose to become the first African-American to lead a national newsweekly. His critically acclaimed family memoir, My Long Trip Home, tells the story of his parents--a star-crossed interracial couple who married in the 1950s--and his grandparents, black undertakers from Pittsburgh and French Protestants who helped hide thousands of Jews from the Nazis during World War II. His latest book, Cosby: His Life and Times, is the first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Whitaker lives in New York City with his wife, journalist and educator Alexis Gelber, and they have two adult children, Rachel and Matthew.


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