Up From Ghosting: Susan Dworkin & Barbara Greenbaum in Conversation

  • Saturday, October 03, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom

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Up From Ghosting!

An Online Conversation on Writing, Ghostwriting, and more with Susan Dworkin and Barbara Greenbaum

Saturday, October 3 at 3pm Eastern

This talk will be hosted online via Zoom: registration required

Join local author & biographer Susan Dworkin as she explores her career as a writer and ghostwriter in a lively interview with Barbara Greenbaum.

“Susan Dworkin’s books and plays have the ability to draw us into new dreams of justice, and to make them irresistibly practical, humorous and human." -Gloria Steinem

Susan Dworkin is an author, playwright, environmental advocate, feminist, grandmother, songwriter and audiobook producer, all of whose attempts at retirement have failed.

For ten years, Susan was a contributing editor at Ms. Magazine, interviewing celebrities like Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Burnett, Danny Glover, and Roseanne Barr. Her classic film study, MAKING TOOTSIE, investigates how Dustin Hoffman, Sydney Pollack and Jessica Lange made the great comedy of a man who must live for a while as a woman. Her biography of Bess Myerson at the Miss American Pageant, MISS AMERICA 1945, won honors from the New York State Historical Society.

Susan Dworkin has written half a dozen plays and published 14 books, among them the international bestseller THE NAZI OFFICER'S WIFE, which has ranked in the top ten on multiple New York Times and Amazon best sellers lists.

Early stints at the US Department of Agriculture and as a journalist covering international aid projects also left Susan with a fascination for all things farming. Her book, THE VIKING IN THE WHEAT FIELD, a consumer-friendly guide to agricultural politics, is about the crusading seed banker, Dr. Bent Skovmand, and the future of world food security. Her play, THE FARM BILL, (described by one director as "comic and scathing") chronicles the political awakening of a low level clerk at the mammoth USDA.

Barbara Greenbaum is a retired psychotherapist living in the Berkshires. Since moving to the Berkshires full time she has been active in OLLI at BCC teaching classes called, "Conversations With...". For several years she and David Scribner co- hosted a TV program, "The Way We Are," where they interviewed people in the arts and politics in the Berkshires.

Enjoy a wideranging online conversation about the challenges and delights of the writing life!

 Admission is $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for the general public.  Admission is free for Berkshire Community College students, youth 17 and under, and those holding WIC, EBT/SNAP, or ConnectorCare cards.

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register safely and securely online or call 413.236.2190.


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