Authors Alice Hoffman, Sebastian Junger, Sue Miller, Dennis Lehane, Chef Ming Tsai, Bruins’ Cam Neely and more to present the “Best of”Ploughshares on November 14th on the Paramount Stage


What:   Ploughshares 40thAnniversary Celebration – The award winning literary magazine founded in 1971 celebrates its 40th anniversary with an evening of literary performance at Boston’s Paramount Theatre hosted by actor-comedian and Emerson alum Denis Leary. The evening will showcase some of the best work published during Ploughshares’ 40 year history to be read by some of the area’s most beloved authors and celebrities.


Who:     -     Hosted by Denis Leary – actor-comedian and Emerson Alum
Readers include:


-         Alice Hoffman – author of Practical Magic and Oprah Book Club selection Here on Earth

-         Sue Miller – Author of Good Mother and Oprah Book Club selection While I was Gone

-         Andre Dubus III – author of Oprah Book Club selection House of Sand and Fog

-         Sebastian Junger – author of The Perfect Storm and War

-         Dennis Lehane – author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone

-         Cam Neely – Boston Bruins legend and current Bruins President

-         Ming Tsai – host of PBS’ Simply Ming and owner of Blue Ginger Restaurant

-         Wally Lamb – author of two Oprah book club selections including She’s Come Undone

-         Dr. M. Lee Pelton – Emerson College President

-         A special appearance by Joan Parker, reading from the work of her late husband, author Robert Parker


This event is co-chaired by Alice Hoffman and Ann Leary


When: Monday, November 14, 2011

5:30 – cocktails and small bite
6:30 – literary performances


Where: The Paramount Theatre
559 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111

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