Ipswich – On Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. the Ipswich Public Library’s Louise & Hugh Johnson Author Series will host journalist and essayist Anita Diamant at the Mansion of the Hellenic Center, 117 County Rd. Rt. 1A, Ipswich. Diamant will read from and discuss her books. The event is free but registration is required due to limited seating. Register on the library’s online calendar (visit: ipswichlibrary.org) or call 978-356-6648. Book sales and cash bar will be available starting at 6:30 p.m.
A journalist and essayist, Ms. Diamant is also the bestselling author of The Red Tent, The Boston Girl, and The Last Daysof Dogtown. In addition to her five novels, Ms. Diamant has also written guidebooks to contemporary Jewish life. Her newest title is, Period. End of Sentence: A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice. She has written for the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Globe, and Boston Magazine. She branched out into regional and national media: New England Monthly, Yankee, Self, Parenting, Parents, and McCall’s.She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Newark, New Jersey until she was twelve years old when her family moved to Denver, Colorado. Since 1975 she has been living in the Boston area.
The Louise & Hugh Johnson Lecture series hosts well-known regional and national authors made possible by a permanent endowment by Louise & Hugh Johnson. The Johnson endowment was left to and is managed by the Friends of the Library and is intended to enrich the lives of Ipswich residents.