The School Street Sessions celebrating literature and history inspired by the Saturday Club will be held at the Omni Parker House, Kennedy Room, followed by Parker’s Bar on Saturday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. The Parker House is located at 60 School Street, Boston.
Featured speaker will be Susan Eisenberg and will speak on “Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Women in Construction.”
Susan Eisenberg for 15 years, has been an electrician on Boston construction sites—will share two new books and an interactive online exhibition. Through poetry, nonfiction, and digital media, the experiences of women construction workers become a lens to explore how systems of discrimination and exclusion are maintained, including through her own complicity.
Susan Eisenberg is a poet, visual artist, and oral historian. She plays with scale and juxtaposition to investigate issues of power and social policy. Stanley’s Girl (Cornell, 2018), her fifth poetry book, was published simultaneously with the nonfiction New York Times Notable Book, We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction, With a New Preface (Cornell). Her art installation, On Equal Terms, will be on exhibit in Washington DC this spring. http://susaneisenberg.com
There is free admission. Food and drink at Parker’s Bar not included. There is paid parking available near State Street and Government Center T stations. RSVP and more information, Deborah Melone, [email protected] or call 617.924.7167.
Members of The School Street Sessions Advisory Committee are William F. Bagley (Director of Gift Planning, St. Mark’s School); Joseph Bergin (Carpenter Poet); Mary Bonina (Author, Boston Writers Room Board); Charles Coe (Poet, Musician); Danielle Legros Georges (Professor of Creative Writing, Lesley University); Holly Guran (Poet); Tom Johnston (Director of Programs, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture); Deborah Melone (Poet, Editor); Elizabeth Quinlan (Poet, Visual Artist); Sandra Storey (Journalist, Poet); Deana Tavares (Poet, Visual Artist); Susan Wilson (House Historian, Omni Parker House).