Honor Moore: Reading & Conversation
Join author Honor Moore for a reading from her most recent book Our Revolution, a memoir/biography of her mother. “…an intimate history of the the ideas and events that jolted America during the three decades after the Second World War…Our Revolution is a book about those times for our times.
After her reading, Moore will be joined in conversation by author Roxana Robinson.
Reception to follow.
Honor Moore is well known for her work as a playwright, memoirist, editor, and poet. She has edited selections of Amy Lowell’s poems, contemporary plays by American women, and poems from Russia, and is the author of several poetry collections, including Memoir and Red Shoes; two memoirs, The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter and The Bishop’s Daughter; the play Mourning Pictures; and numerous essays and reviews…Her prose has also drawn much praise, and created some controversy, for its direct treatment of sexuality, faith, family, and coming of age—central topics in much of her writing in all genres.
Besides Moore’s assorted roles as a writer, she is also the founder of the Poetry Series at Manhattan Theatre Club, and has taught at NYU, Columbia, the New School, Wesleyan University, and elsewhere. She has served on the board of directors of the PEN American Center, Poets and Writers, Inc., the Manhattan Theatre Club, and the Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers.
Roxana Robinson is the author of ten books – six novels, three collections of short stories, and the biography of Georgia O’Keeffe. Four of these were chosen as New York Times Notable Books , two as New York Times Editors’ Choices.
Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Best American Short Stories, Tin House and elsewhere. Her work has been widely anthologized and broadcast on NPR. Her books have been published in England, France, Germany, Holland and Spain.
She is the recipient of many awards, the most recent the Barnes & Noble “Writers for Writers” Award, from Poets & Writers.