The Jay Heritage Center revealed its Spring 2020 slate of events this week—a lineup that includes a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, a bestselling writer for the New Yorker, an acclaimed television anchor, and a high-profile climate change journalist.
On May 7 JHC will host a conversation at the American Yacht Club with Tatiana Schlossberg, a former journalist at the New York Times and the granddaughter of John F. Kennedy. Television anchor Bianna Golodryga of CNN will interview Schlossberg about her new book, “Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have.” Click here to register.
The following week, on May 15, JHC will welcome bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson, for a talk about his new book, “The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777,” the first volume in his projected trilogy of the American Revolution. Atkinson is also the author of “An Army at Dawn,” and two other volumes of his Liberation Trilogy about the Second World War; “Crusade,” about the Persian Gulf War; “The Long Gray Line,” the acclaimed story of the West Point class of 1966; and many other works. The registration link is here.
Other speakers this spring include Mary Norris, a bestselling writer for the New Yorker whose most recent book is “Greek to Me,” a memoir of her passion for all things Greek (a subject close to our hearts as stewards of the 1838 Greek Revival Peter Augustus Jay Mansion). Norris is also the author of a charming bestseller called “Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen,” about her work as a grammarian and copyeditor at the New Yorker. Register here.
The author events will complement JHC’s already crowded schedule of 2020 programs, including perennial favorites like the African American Trailblazer Awards, I Love My Park Day, Jay Day, and many others.
The full schedule of 2020 events to date is below: