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Daughters and Fathers: Alysia Abbott and Joan Wickersham in Conversation
Sat, May 13, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Authors Abbott and Wickersham have both written critically acclaimed memoirs about the fathers they loved and lost too soon. In Fairyland, which won an ALA Stonewall Award, Abbott chronicles her Haight-Ashbury upbringing with an openly bisexual father who succumbed to AIDS. Wickersham’s The Suicide Index, a National Book Award finalist, is a wise, moving, and often surprisingly humorous account of how she and her family endured in the aftermath of her gentle, affectionate father’s shocking suicide. The two authors will discuss their memoirs, their writing lives, and their other work.
Getting to the Barn:
The Barn is located at 29 Miller Hill Rd in Provincetown, and is accessed by a long dirt path and a steep staircase. There is no parking available on Miller Hill Rd, nor is anyone allowed to drive down Miller Hill Rd. Parking is available in town at the large MacMillan Pier Parking Lot, and at 401 Commercial St at the corner of Law St. Our volunteers will be located at the corner of Miller Hill Rd. and Bradford St. and will be happy to provide you with directions for parking. Those who have trouble walking, can be dropped off at Miller Hill Rd. and/or call Ptown Pedicab 508.487.0660 or Cape Cab 508.487.2222 from the lot and they will deliver you to Miller Hill Rd. When exiting the Barn and Miller Hill Rd. after the program is over please be careful of our residential neighbors and keep voices low.