Wednesday, May 13, 2020

June Author Talk: Honor Moore

  • Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury by Honor Moore 
  • A virtual author event moderated by Claire Messud
  • Monday, June 8, 2020—6:00pm
  • Presented by American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, together with the Boston Public Library and the State Library of Massachusetts
  • Hosted on Zoom by WGBH Forum Network

The State Library is excited to announce that our next author talk will be virtual! We have partnered with American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Boston Public Library to bring you a virtual talk with celebrated writer Honor Moore, author of the new biography-memoir Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury. This Zoom event, scheduled for 6pm on June 8, will be moderated by Claire Messud, author of The Emperor’s Children and The Burning Girl.

Our Revolution focuses on Moore’s charismatic mother, Jenny McKean Moore, a descendant of prominent families from Boston’s North Shore. A writer and mother to nine children, Jenny Moore led a life full of social and political activism. Our Revolution documents Honor Moore’s attempt to understand her place in her mother’s complicated life.

Honor Moore is the recipient of several awards in poetry and playwriting, and her previous memoir, The Bishop’s Daughter, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year. Moore currently serves on the graduate writing faculty of The New School in New York City.

This virtual event, hosted by WGBH Forum Network, is free and open to all. To register, please visit:

Laura Schaub
Cataloging Librarian
State Library of Massachusetts

Be sure to check out the other upcoming author events hosted by our partners: