Local award-winning freelance writer and editor Wendy Hart Beckman joins us to discuss her latest book, Founders and Famous Families Cincinnati, a Who's Who, and a When and Where, of Cincinnati's origins. John Cleves Symmes, President Benjamin Harrison, Nicholas Longworth, Founders tells their stories and more, including details about our city’s many firsts, from the first professional baseball team to the first concrete skyscraper. On Wednesday, May 28 as part of the Cincinnati Museum Center's Insights Lecture Series, Ms. Beckman will be presenting: A Glass of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Wow!: Nicholas Longworth’s Many Contributions to Cincinnati. For more information, click here.
In September, 1955 Emma Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person, man or woman, to walk it twice, and three times. Grandma Gatewood, as reporters called her, started her first hike along the trail after telling her family she was going out for a walk. The next anybody heard from her she had hiked the first 800 miles of the 2,050-mile trail. Ben Montgomery, enterprise reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and founder of the narrative journalism website Gangrey.com, scoured Emma Gatewood’s diaries, trail journals and correspondence, and interviewed surviving family members and people she met along her hike, to unveil the story behind this 67-year old grandmother and her journeys. He talks with us about his book, Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail.
Only 20% of 18 to 29-year-olds were married in 2010, compared with 59% in 1960, and 40% of 18 to 34-year-olds are living with their parents, even though most would prefer to be on their own. GETTING TO 30: A Parent's Guide to the 20-Something Yearsis designed to help parents manage this new reality. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, research professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University, co-authored the book with Elizabeth Fishel, he joins us to explore ways parents can successfully meet the challenges of emerging adulthood
Gabrielle Zevin’s latest novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, is a love letter to the world of books, and booksellers, that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds. Garbrielle Zevin joins us, along with Craig Popelars, director of Marketing with Algonquin Books, and Michael Link, Author and Publisher coordinator at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, to discuss the novel, and how a book makes it from manuscript to your reading table. Gabrielle Zevin will be doing a book signing at Josepth-Beth in Rookwood at 7:00 this evening.