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 the cover image of her book, Little MatchesLittle 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 the cover image of his book, Fugitive PedagogyFugitive 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 the cover image of her book, Little PharmaLittle Pharma

With Laura Kolbe

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Recording and transcript of the Little Pharma event

 

Headshot of Shelley Fraser Mickle next to the cover image of her book, Borrowing LifeBorrowing Life

With Shelley Fraser Mickle

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Recording of of the Borrowing Life event

 

Headshots of Mallory Smith, Maryanne O’Hara and Dr. David Weill above 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

 

Headshot of Jorge Contreras and the cover image of his book, The Genome DefenseThe Genome Defense

With Jorge L. Contreras

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Recording of the Genome Defense event

 

Headshot of Dr. Suzanne Koven alongside the cover image of her book, Letter to a Young Female PhysicianLetter to a Young Female Physician

With Dr. Suzanne Koven

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Recording of the Letter to a Young Female Physician event

 

Headshot of Kaitlyn Greenidge alongside the cover image of her book, LibertieLibertie: A Novel

With Kaitlyn Greenidge

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Recording of the Libertie event

 

Headshot of Ashley Whillans alongside the cover image of her book, Time SmartTime Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time & Live a Happier Life

With Ashley Whillans

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Recording of the Time Smart event

 

Headshot of Anthony Abraham Jack alongside the cover image of his book, The Privileged PoorThe Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

With Anthony Abraham Jack

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Recording of the Privileged Poor event

 

Headshot of Dr. Kimberly Sue with the cover image of her book, Getting WreckedGetting Wrecked: Women, Incarceration and the Opioid Epidemic

By Dr. Kimberly Sue

Thursday, January 16, 2020

 

Headshot of Dr. Sara Houston with the cover image of her book, Dancing with Parkinson'sDancing with Parkinson's

With Dr. Sara Houston

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

 

Headshot of Dr. Allan Ropper with the cover image of his book, How the Brain Lost its MindHow the Brain Lost its Mind

With Dr. Allan Ropper

Monday, October 7, 2019

 

Headshot of Dr. Lisa Gruenberg with the cover image of her book, My City of DreamsMy City of Dreams

With Dr. Lisa Gruenberg

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

 

Headshot of Louise Aronson with the cover image of her book, ElderhoodElderhood

With Louise Aronson

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

 

Headshot of Mallory Smith with the cover image of her book, Salt In My SoulSalt In My Soul

With Mallory Smith

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

 

Headshot of Susan Pories with the cover image of her book, The Soul of a PatientThe Soul of a Patient

Collection of stories edited by Susan Pories

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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