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In Their Own Words: Q&A with Julia Glass & Katherine Howe,
Moderated by Susan Walker

1:00 pm


Julia Glass & Katherine Howe with Susan Walker

In Their Own Words: Q&A with Julia Glass & Katherine Howe, Moderated by Susan Walker

Sunday, July 7, 1:00 p.m.

Fireplace Room, Abbot Public Library


What was the path to your writing success? When did you embark upon this career? Who were your role models or did you strike it out on your own? Are there topics you choose not to tackle? And how do your surroundings inspire or drive your stories? Please join us in the Abbot Public Library Fireplace Room as we travel an inside track to the writing success for two award-winning and acclaimed writers, Julia Glass and Katherine Howe — all “in their own words” and moderated by seasoned journalism and newsroom veteran, Susan Walker. This promises to be a lively, off-the-cuff interview. We’re sure you will find yourself nodding in agreement, chuckling a time or two, being taken by surprise, and leaving with a true “behind the scenes” appreciation for the wisdom, talent, and successes of our guest authors.


About Susan Walker

Susan Walker is a recently retired journalism professor at Boston University. Professor Walker is a former TV news producer; a veteran of the newsrooms at the ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliates in Boston; and an aspiring author. As a writer who appreciates the synergy between words and pictures, she has produced newscasts, news series, and the award-winning documentary A Tale of Two Teens. Professor Walker’s current project is the book, Come Fly With Me: Geoffrey de Havilland and the Birth of the Jet Age.

About Julia Glass

Julia Glass is the author of the acclaimed novels Vigil Harbor, A House Among the Trees, And the Dark Sacred Night, The Widower’s Tale, The Whole World Over, and the National Book Award–winning Three Junes. Add to her accomplished publications Chairs in the Rafters, a Kindle Single. Her collection of linked stories, I See You Everywhere, won the 2009 SUNY John Gardner Fiction Award. Julia's personal essays and short stories have been widely anthologized, and she has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is a cofounder of Twenty Summers, a nonprofit incubator for arts and ideas in Provincetown, a member of the Provincetown Book Festival Committee, and a Senior Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College.


About Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning historian and novelist. She is the author of several novels for adults and young adults, has edited two volumes of primary sources for Penguin Classics, and is the co-author with Anderson Cooper of the #1 New York Times bestselling books, Vanderbilt (2021) and Astor (2023). Katherine has appeared on multiple media outlets, and her fiction has been translated in over 20 languages.


Katherine lives and sails with her family in New England, where she is at work on her next novel. And it should be noted that she puts hot sauce on everything! Visit for more information on this talented author.

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