Wed., April 9
Periodicals Room, Jean Burr-Smith Library, Chapman Hall
Former MxCC student Beverly Donofrio, called a Master Memoirist by The Daily Beast, has published three memoirs. Her first, the bestselling Riding in Cars with Boys, was made into a popular movie. Her second, Looking for Mary, was a Barnes and Noble Discover pick, and her latest, the critically acclaimed, Astonished, is still collecting accolades. She has published three children’s books, and her essays have appeared in many anthologies and periodicals, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire, More, Allure, Spirituality and Health, The Village Voice, The Huffington Post and Slate. Her award-winning NPR documentaries can be heard through Sound Portraits. She is currently on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at Wilkes University and is writing a musical based on Astonished.