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Thursday, May 24th 
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hour Glass: Time, Memory, Marriage
A Conversation with Author Dani Shapiro
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Dani Shapiro has written several courageous and searing memoirs: Slow Motion, about the deaths of her parents when she was in her early 20s, and Devotion, about a crisis of faith she suffered in her mid-40s. In Hourglass she presents a sharp look at the realities of marriage.

Subtitled Time, Memory, Marriage, Hourglass is a slim yet penetrating meditation on her 18-year marriage to former Africa correspondent Michael Maren. Told in brief, discrete segments, the book jumps around in time, from present to past and back again. Meditations and vignettes are interwoven with excerpts from the journal she kept on their honeymoon, lists, and quotations from authors including Wendell Berry, Adrienne Rich, and Nietzsche.


Join Joseph Montebello as he facilitates this conversation with Dani Shapiro.


In addition to her memoirs, Dani Shapiro is the author of five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and has been broadcast on “This American Life.” Dani was recently Oprah Winfrey’s guest on “Super Soul Sunday.” She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School and Wesleyan University; she is also the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. A contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler, Dani lives with her family in Litchfield County.

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