PEN America Author’s Evening with Drew Faust
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Join us for an intimate evening with Drew Gilpin Faust discussing Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury. This evening is being generously hosted by Alan Jones and Ashley Garrett.
An instant New York Times bestseller, Necessary Trouble is a memoir of coming of age in a conservative Southern family in postwar America.
Urged to become “well adjusted” and to fill the role of a poised young lady that her upbringing imposed, Faust found resistance was necessary for her survival. During the 1960s, through her love of learning and her active engagement in the civil rights, student, and antiwar movements, she forged a path of her own—one that would eventually lead her to become a historian of the very conflicts that were instrumental in shaping the world she grew up in.
Culminating in the upheavals of 1968, Necessary Trouble captures a time of rapid change and fierce reaction in one young woman’s life, tracing the transformations and aftershocks that we continue to grapple with today.
Donations to attend this evening are $350. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the address for the dinner. The donation is considered 100% tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
If you have any questions, please contact Maris Endres at [email protected].
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Proceeds from the PEN America Authors’ Evenings support PEN America’s programming to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world, to defend freedom of expression, and to promote literature and international cultural exchange.