WOBURN READS 2014
An Evening with B.A. Shapiro, Author of The Art Forger
On Thursday, March 20 at 7:00pm at the Joyce Middle School Auditorium, the Burbeen Free Lecture Series hosts an evening with B.A. Shapiro, the author of this year’s Woburn Reads selection: The Art Forger. Doors will open at 6:30.
In 1990, thirteen masterpieces were dramatically stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. This incident is the backdrop of The Art Forger, in which a struggling artist is asked to copy one of the stolen masterpieces, and must deal with the consequences. This literary thriller has been on the New York Times Bestseller List as well as that of The Boston Globe.
Ms. Shapiro will discuss The Art Forger and answer questions you may have about the book or her writing process. After the question and answer section of the program, the author will be available to sign books. Books will be available for purchase.
B.A. Shapiro is the author of six novels, four screenplays, and one non-fiction book. In her previous career incarnations she has directed research projects for a residential substance abuse facility, worked as a systems analyst/statistician, and served as an adjunct professor teaching sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. She acknowledges that she likes being a novelist the best.
Under the direction of art teacher Nancy Borelli, some Joyce Middle School students have been studying the masterpieces stolen from the Gardner Museum, creating their own “forgeries.” View their stunning masterpieces at this event.
Woburn Reads 2014 was funded by donations made to the Friends of the Woburn Public Library in memory of Sheila Joyce Greenlaw.