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Author of 'Eunice'

  • City Opera House 106 E. Front St. Traverse City MI USA (map)
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BrickWays is honored to be a sponsor of "An Evening With Eileen McNamara" at the City Opera House Wednesday, April 25. The event is part of the National Writers Series 2018 lineup. Re/Max Bayshore Properties is the co-sponsor.

Pulitzer Prize winner Eileen McNamara reveals one of Camelot’s untold stories with her book about Eunice Kennedy and her lifelong championship for the disabled. Eunice, angered by the treatment of her sister Rosemary, was a cigar-smoking, hard-charging advocate for those with special needs and founded the Special Olympics.

In other words, Eunice Kennedy is just like us.

Tickets are available online through the City Opera House, or by calling 941-8082, Ext. 201. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour at the City Opera House, with the author talk scheduled for 7 p.m., including an audience Q&A. McNamara will sign copies of her book afterwards. Horizon Books will be selling copies at the event.

To write the book, McNamara was given access to never-before-seen personal documents, allowing her to bring readers inside the mind and motivations of a woman fueled by compassion and fury in an age insistent on female docility.

Eileen McNamara, a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, worked for the Boston Globe for 30 years, first as a reporter, and then as a columnist in 1995. She covered everything from the night police beat to the United States Congress.

She has won many national public service awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1997 and citations by the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation and Sigma Delta Chi for her reporting on conditions in the women’s prison in Massachusetts, the racial disparity in Boston’s infant mortality rates, the abusive treatment of battered women by state judges and the juvenile justice system’s approach to teenage killers.

Earlier Event: April 4
Beer Pairing Dinner
Later Event: May 18
Peace Ranch