Join us for tea and conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of WOMEN READING ALOUD, conducts an up-close and personal interview with the charismatic writer and speaker Amy Ferris at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 pm. Ms. Ferris is the author of Marrying George Clooney: Confessions of a Midlife Crisis, a book which explores her life and the range of emotions she experiences through this life-altering period. At the library, audience members will have a rare opportunity to ask questions about what it takes to write the "hysterical, the heartbreaking and the unflinchingly honest truth." A short reading and book signing will follow the interview.
Amy Ferris is a writer and playwright from New York City and rural Pennsylvania. She is working on the adaptation of her successful memoir for an upcoming off-Broadway show. She is also on the Advisory Board of The Women's Media Center (founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan), serves on the Executive Board of Directors at Peters Valley Art, Education, and Crafts Center, and is a member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT).
Marcia Yermen of the Huffington Post wrote of Marrying George Clooney, "Amy Ferris has successfully combined a rip-roaringly funny page-turner, with an unvarnished account of the personal history that formed her. This gut-wrenching look at intimate relationships will resonate with readers because of the universality of its raw emotion, clarity of vision, and self-revealing courage."
Interviewer Julie Maloney has worked in the arts as a performer and educator her entire life. She is a poet and writer, photographer and teacher who has taught writing on both the high school and college levels. She is founder and director of Women Reading Aloud (WRA), a not-for-profit organization that promotes women writers in New Jersey and beyond. WRA holds special events, weekend writing retreats, conferences and on-going writing workshops in spring and fall during which women writers of all genres hone their work in a salon type setting.
Amy Ferris is an author, screenwriter and editor. She is on the Advisory Board of The Women's Media Center (founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan), she serves on the Executive Board of Directors at Peters Valley Art, Education, and Crafts Center, and is a member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT). She primarily writes about all things women. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband.
There is no charge to attend the program at the library, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.