Memory in Ink
The World Captured in Memoir
How is it possible to bring order out of memory?
I should like to begin at the beginning, patiently, like a weaver at his loom.
I should like to say, ‘This is the place to start; there can be no other.’
— Beryl Markham
BookTalk at BSC will mark its tenth year in 2009 with a series focused on the genre of memoir — a kind of autobiographical writing that captures highlights or meaningful moments in a person’s life. The 2009 selections are wonderful examples of memoir. Each is by a person whose life is lifted out of the ordinary because he or she dares to go to extraordinary places, to do extraordinary things, and to share the adventure with us through writing.
Sunday, January 11, 2009, 1-3 p.m.
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Discussion leader: Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki
Sunday, February 8, 2009, 1-3 p.m.
Catfish and Mandala: a Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham
Discussion leader: Kristopher Smotherman
Sunday, March, 8, 2009, 1-3 p.m.
Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney
Discussion leader: Jean Rolandelli
BookTalk discussions are held at the BSC Library and are free and open to all.
Books may be borrowed from local libraries or purchased from local booksellers.
BookTalk at BSC is funded by a grant from the BSC Foundation.
Check out the BookTalk at BSC 2009 poster