Alice McDermottFridays at Five with Author Alice McDermott 
Friday, August 28, 2015
Gates open at 4:30 pm Lecture begins at 5:00 pm

Admission $20.00 per person

Alice McDermott, novelist, essayist and university professor, is the author of Someone as well as several previous novels, including After ThisChild of My Heart;Charming Billy, winner of the American Book Award and the National Book Award for Fiction; and At Weddings and Wakes. Her short stories have appeared in Ms.Redbook, Mademoiselle, The New Yorker and Seventeen. She has also published articles in The New York Times and The Washington Post. She has taught at the University of California at San Diego, has been a writer-in-residence at Lynchburg College and Hollins College in Virginia, and was a lecturer in English at the University of New Hampshire. Ms. McDermott is the Johns Hopkins University’s Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities

Brooke ShieldsFridays at Five August 21 with Brooke Shields and Special Guest Kathleen Marshall

Gates open at 4:30 pm, Lecture begins promptly at 5:00 pm
Admission $20.00
No advance tickets will be sold

Brooke Shields is the author of There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me. She is an award-winning actress and a Princeton graduate with honors in French Literature. She began modeling and acting during childhood and went on to star in film, on television, and on Broadway. She wrote the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, and has also written two children’s books. In addition to her professional career, Ms. Shields continues to be a strong advocate for women’s issues and for keeping the arts alive in schools. She lives with her husband, writer/producer Chris Henchy, and their daughters, Rowan and Grier, in Los Angeles.
Rain Location: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 2350 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Arlene AldaFridays at Five August 14 with Arlene Alda
Gates Open at 4:30 pm, Lecture begins at 5:00 pm

Admission $20.00

Arlene Alda graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College, received a Fulbright Scholarship, and realized her dream of becoming a professional clarinetist, playing in the Houston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leopold Stokowski. She switched careers when her children were young and became an award-winning photographer and author who wrote nineteen books, including Just Kids from the Bronx. As director of Bravo Gloria, Ms. Alda won the Silver Medal Award from the International Film & Television Festival of New York in 1988, and the film was named a finalist in the John Muir Medical Film Festival. She is the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of eight. She and her husband, actor Alan Alda, live in New York City and Long Island.

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