LIVE from NYPL: Writing Memoir: Isaac Fitzgerald, Ashley C. Ford, and Leslie Jamison with Chloé Cooper Jones
The superstar panel of writers discusses the intimate process of writing at the intersection of memory and story.
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- Dirtbag, Massachusetts, by Isaac Fitzgerald
- Somebody's Daughter, by Ashley C. Ford
- Make It Scream, Make It Burn, by Leslie Jamison
- Easy Beauty, by Chloé Cooper Jones
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Isaac Fitzgerald appears frequently on The Today Show and is the author of the bestselling children’s book How to Be a Pirate as well as the co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (winner of an IACP Award). His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, the Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. His debut memoir, Dirtbag, Massachusetts, was published in July 2022. He lives in Brooklyn..
Ashley C. Ford's New York Times best-selling memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, was published by Flatiron Books in June 2021. Ford is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast, co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio. She currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband, poet and fiction writer Kelly Stacy, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy
Leslie Jamison was born in Washington DC and grew up in Los Angeles. She has worked as a baker, an office temp, an innkeeper, a tutor, and a medical actor. She currently teaches at the Columbia University MFA program, where she directs the nonfiction concentration. Her most recent book, a collection of essays called Make It Scream, Make It Burn, was published in 2019. Her other books include a novel, The Gin Closet, a collection of essays, The Empathy Exams, and a critical memoir, The Recovering. Her work has appeared in places including The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Oxford American, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Believer.
Chloé Cooper Jones is the author of Easy Beauty. She is a Whiting Award winner and was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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