One Book Author Event: Dani Shapiro
- Library Hall
As the grand finale to the 2020 One Book Steamboat community read of Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love, author Dani Shapiro joins us for a conversation at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Shapiro will talk about her deeply affecting book that has garnered critical acclaim and bestseller status. It has led to a podcast about other people's family secrets, and a stop on the couch with Oprah for a Super Soul Sunday. As we wrap up six weeks of reading, enrichment and discussion surrounding Inheritance and themes of identity, Shapiro is here to deepen the conversation and share her personal story as we continue to grapple with the wide range of factors that make us who we are.
This community talk is free.
About the author
Dani Shapiro is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Inheritance, which was first published in January 2019. Her other books include the memoirs Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History.
Along with teaching writing workshops around the world, Shapiro has taught at Columbia and New York University, and is the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy.
In February of 2019, Shapiro launched an original podcast, Family Secrets, in collaboration with iHeartMedia. An iTunes Top 10 podcast, the series features stories from guests who—like Shapiro— have uncovered life-altering and long-hidden secrets from their families’ past. She lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Books will be available for sale and author signing courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.