BookTalk at BSC 2009 — You Are Invited!

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 







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