Engage with Celebrated Authors

Countway Longwood Author Series events are unique opportunities to connect with celebrated local authors, hear their stories, and ask them your own questions. These are free community events that traditionally gather in the Countway Library building, though they are currently hosted via Zoom for the safety of all participants. Over the last few years, a diverse and award-winning range of authors has joined us to speak about their literary works and writing processes. Each talk is followed by a Q&A opportunity, and the books are most often available to borrow through Countway Library. All Author Series events are hosted by the Countway Library Outreach Team. To browse upcoming Author Series events, please visit our calendar page.


Connect With Us

We would love to hear from you! If you are an author looking to speak about your new book, a department interested in partnering with us to host an Author Series event, or an individual with an author or topic suggestion, please reach out to us anytime.


Past Events & Recordings


Headshot of Maryanne O'Hara next to an image cover of the book "Little Matches"

Little Matches

With Maryanne O'Hara, moderated by Michelle LaBonte

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Recording and transcript of the Little Matches event


Headshot of Jarvis Givens next to a cover image of the book "Fugitive Pedagogy" on a red background.Fugitive Pedagogy

With Jarvis Givens & Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Recording and transcript of the Fugitive Pedagogy event


Headshot of Laura Kolbe next to an image cover of the book "Little Pharma"Little Pharma

With Laura Kolbe

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Recording and transcript of the Little Pharma event


Headshot of Shelley Fraser Mickle next to an image of the book cover "Borrowing Life"Borrowing Life

With Shelley Fraser Mickle

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Recording of of the Borrowing Life event


Photos of Mallory Smith, Maryanne O’Hara and David Weill, overlaid with the image of a triangle and text reading "3 One: The Power of Storytelling to Improve Health Outcomes"Three Perspectives, One Purpose: Why Medicine Needs Memoir

With Diane Shader Smith, Maryanne O’Hara, and Dr. David Weill

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Recording of of the Three Perspectives, One Purpose event


Photo of Jorge Contreras and cover image of The Genome Defense book, on a red backgroundThe Genome Defense

With Jorge L. Contreras

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Recording of the Genome Defense event


Suzanne KovenLetter to a Young Female Physician

With Dr. Suzanne Koven

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Recording of the Letter to a Young Female Physician event


Kaitlyn GreenidgeLibertie: A Novel

With Kaitlyn Greenidge

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Recording of the Libertie event


Ashley WhillansTime Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time & Live a Happier Life

With Ashley Whillans

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Recording of the Time Smart event


Anthony Abraham JackThe Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

With Anthony Abraham Jack

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Recording of the Privileged Poor event


Kimberly SueGetting Wrecked: Women, Incarceration and the Opioid Epidemic

By Dr. Kimberly Sue

Thursday, January 16, 2020



Sara HoustonDancing with Parkinson's

With Dr. Sara Houston

Tuesday, October 15, 2019



Allan RopperHow the Brain Lost its Mind

With Dr. Allan Ropper

Monday, October 7, 2019



Lisa GruenbergMy City of Dreams

With Dr. Lisa Gruenberg

Tuesday, September 17, 2019



Louise AronsonElderhood

With Louise Aronson

Wednesday, September 11, 2019



Mallory SmithSalt In My Soul

With Mallory Smith

Tuesday, August 20, 2019



Susan PoriesThe Soul of a Patient

Collection of stories edited by Susan Pories

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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