Review of a Public Event

Due Nov. 25

2 pages, typed and double-spaced

Attend an event in which a biographer or memoirist speaks about the process of researching and writing. (The event can include more than one author). Write a 2- page review in which you discuss what you learned about research and writing a biography and memoir. You should give a sense of what the author said, but do not just summarize the conversation or statements. Discuss questions the event raised for you, what you heard that you might apply to your own research, what, if anything, concerned you or you found problematic, etc.

There are events throughout New York City, at colleges, bookstores, and libraries, among other places.

Places to check for events include:


Center for the Humanities

Center for the Study of Women and Society (CUNY)

Graduate Center Presents

Leon Levy Center for Biography,

Other Locations/Institutions

Barnard Center for Research on Women

Brooklyn Book Festival

New York Public Library Author Talks

Live from the NYPL

Center for the Study of Transformative Lives