Tuesday, June 13th, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
Two debut authors aged over 60 join us at Gibson's Bookstore to talk about their books, their time as writing workshop pals, and what it's like to have a first book out at their stage in life!
Jean Duffy is the author of the narrative nonfiction, Soccer Grannies: The South African Women Who Inspire the World, which tells the story of a team of 40 to 80-year-old women in rural South Africa who defy social convention to play soccer for the companionship and the health benefits it provides. Their strength and resiliency help them face life’s challenges with dignity, humor, and hope. They teach the rest of us that age, gender, and expectations cannot define an athlete.
Bev Stohl is the author of Chomsky and Me: A Memoir. Bev ran the MIT office of the renowned linguist and social critic Noam Chomsky for nearly two and a half decades. This is her account of those years, working next to a man described by the New York Times as “arguably the most important intellectual alive today.” Published with the approval of its subject and written with affection, insight and a gentle sense of humor, Chomsky and Me describes a relationship between two quite different people who, through the happenstance of work, form a bond that is both surprising and reciprocally rich. Bev's memoir has been described as profound, poignant, quirky, funny, and educational (in a sneaky way).
The inspirational story of an amazing group of soccer-playing South African "grannies" and their journey to the U.S. These women play together despite resistance from their communities in order to improve their health and socialize--and for a brief respite from the injustices and struggles they face on a daily basis.
Bev Stohl ran the MIT office of the renowned linguist and social critic Noam Chomsky for nearly two and a half decades. This is her account of those years, working next to a man described by the New York Times as "arguably the most important intellectual alive today."