Wellesley College’s Authors on Stage – May 10 at Elm Bank


Once a year (except during the pandemic), Wellesley College Alumnae of Boston (I’m one! Except of Weston which is totally better) offers a program called Authors on Stage, featuring three authors speaking about their newly-released books. I look forward to presenting there when I finally launch my tell-all book about Weston, much in the line of Prince Harry’s Spare, and tentatively titled “Fight Club Metrowest.” Fine, that’s not true. The title anyway.

On May 10, 2023 at 9:30 am (coffee) and 10:30 am presentation, please join Wellesley alums and friends for the 42nd Annual WCAB Authors on Stage at Elm Bank. The purchase of your ticket also grants entry to the gardens at Elm Bank where you will not suffer. There are three wonderful authors this year who write about art, dementia and families in Hawaii–not all in one book of course.

Proceeds from the event are donated to the Wellesley College Library. Please note this event does sell out every single year so run over now and purchase your ticket.


Elliot Bostwick Davis

EDWARD HOPPER & CAPE ANN: Illuminating an American Landscape

The success of Hopper’s Gloucester watercolors from the 1920s transformed his work and set the stage for his monumental career. Accompanying a major retrospective at the Cape Ann Museum opening in July, this beautifully illustrated volume reveals the lesser-known story about the influence of a young painter, Josephine Nivison, who became not only Hopper’s wife but also the most trusted force underlying his artistic confidence.  Elliot Bostwick Davis, former John Moors Cabot Chair at the Museum of Fine Arts and director of the Norton Museum, has published extensively on American art. She lives in Dedham, MA.

Sandeep Jauhar

MY FATHER’S BRAIN: Life in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s

This intimate memoir of Sandeep Jauhar’s relationship with his father is also a fascinating book about memory and the history and science of brain degeneration. My Father’s Brain portrays the moral and psychological concerns that arise when family members become caregivers, while accepting unforeseen turns in their closest relationships and the understanding of what it is to have a self. “Painful yet affecting…  difficult to put down.” (Kirkus) A physician and bestselling author of Intern and Heart: A History, Jauhar writes regularly for the opinion section of The New York Times. He lives on Long Island, NY.

Holly Goldberg Sloan


From the acclaimed bestselling author of seven books for young readers, this debut novel for adults is an irresistible family saga about a newly widowed mother and her children learning to start over after they impulsively relocate to Hawaii. Written with her trademark humor and tenderness, “Sloan understands her characters deeply, and makes us need to know what happens to them. In fact, a lot happens to them, and we want to know it all.” (Meg Wolitzer) “Readers will devour this in one sitting.” (Publishers Weekly) A Wellesley College graduate (1980), Holly Goldberg Sloan lives in Santa Monica, CA.

Where: Hunnewell Building, Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley

Cost: $30

RSVP: Reservations online by purchasing through PayPal or Credit Card below. If you’d like to mail a check, use the form on the invitation.

Additional information: email authorsonstage@gmail.com or call (781) 591-2259

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