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Join author James M. Chesbro for an enlightening discussion of his book, A Lion in the Snow: Essays on a Father’s Journey Home, a story about becoming a father and the beautiful and honest moments between family members. James will doing a reading from the book, as well as opening up the conversation about writing about different generations of family members. An additional activity of writing prompts will be shared with the audience to briefly try their hand at documenting the past. Enjoy a light reception afterward.
ABOUT THE BOOK: When his wife was pregnant, James M. Chesbro started having daydreams of seeing a lion in his street, padding toward his house through the snowflakes of a New England storm. He felt more like a son, still grieving over the early loss of his own father, rather than a prepared expectant-dad. In these essays, Chesbro finds himself disoriented and bewildered by fatherhood again and again as he explores the maddening moments that provide occasions for new understandings about our children and us.
ABOUT JAMES: James M. Chesbro’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, America, Brian, Child Magazine, The Writer’s Chronicle, Essay Daily, The Millions and Huff Post. His essays are notable selections in The Best American Essays series 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018, as well as The Best American Sports Writing 2014. He teaches at Fairfield College Preparatory School.
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