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VIRTUAL EVENT: Cameo Conversations: The Writing Life

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Registration is requested
Free and open to the public

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Virtual Event: Cameo Conversations: The Writing Life

with James Carroll and Adam Reilly

Join award-winning author James Carroll and WGBH reporter Adam Reilly for an introspective conversation about Carroll’s four-decade career. Their discussion will explore Carroll’s writing process, his approach to fiction and non-fiction writing, as well as how he weaves research into his storytelling.

James Carroll is the author of twelve novels, and eight works of non-fiction. For twenty-five years, he wrote an oped column for The Boston Globe, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and other publications. He has received the National Book Award, the PEN Galbraith Award, and the Scripps Howard Award. In 2021, he will publish The Truth at the Heart of the Lie, a reckoning with his life as a Catholic. He lives in Boston with his wife, the writer Alexandra Marshall. 

Adam Reilly is a reporter at WGBH News. He reports for WGBH-TV's Greater Boston and for WGBH 89.7 FM, and also hosts The Scrum, WGBH News' political podcast. Adam previously worked for the Boston Phoenix and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He's a graduate of Carleton College and Harvard Divinity School.


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