Evenings with Authors: Eileen McNamara


7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

$22 - $45

Columbus Museum of Art

480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 464-1032

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Presented by Thurber House, Evenings with Authors is a series of readings and chats featuring nationally known bestselling authors. Each reading and Q&A lasts about an hour, followed by a book signing and a punch and cookies reception.

The Fall 2018 Evenings with Authors Series is presented by The Ohio State University Libraries.

About the Book and Author
Eileen McNamara, the acclaimed Boston Globe reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary and spearheaded the paper’s award-winning coverage of the Catholic Church clergy sex abuse scandal, visits Thurber House with her biography, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World. The Stanford-educated Eunice Kennedy Shriver tapped her father’s fortune and her brothers’ political power to engineer a civil rights movement on behalf of millions of individuals with developmental disabilities. In Eunice, McNamara brings Shriver out from her brothers’ considerable shadow, showing an officious, cigar-smoking, indefatigable woman of unladylike determination. McNamara was granted access to Shriver’s private papers—including scrapbooks she kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London. McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of the Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman who had an incredible impact on American society.

Regular: $25
Student/Senior: $22
At Door: $30

Author's Table Dinner
Interested in having dinner with Eileen McNamara? Call 614-464-1032 x11 for tickets to the Author's Table Dinner. You will share a great meal with the author, talk about her work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at the event. The price for dinner is $45 and includes entry into the event.