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Beverly Beckham, Evolution of a Columnist, April 25, 2021

Beverly Beckham
Boston Globe columnist

Sunday, April 25, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Presentation via Zoom videoconferencing

Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

Boston Globe columnist Beverly Beckham will discuss how a columnist transforms observations of everyday life into essays that move and enlighten readers -- week after week, and year after year.

Beckham examines themes that spring from the daily lives of her family, friends, readers and herself. With insight and clarity, she makes them relevant to everyone. Curious and observant, she examines a wide range of contemporary issues and presents them in thought-provoking ways to make them personal. Some of her recent columns are "The Summer of Covid-19 Fed My Soul, but Broke My Heart," and "Why Isn't Kindness News?" Her 14-year-old column about becoming an empty nester, "I Was the Sun, the Kids Were My Planets," is so popular that it has been republished many times.

Beckham finds inspiration in talking with her audiences and hopes attendees will come with plenty of questions.

This event is free and open to the public but you must first register here. You will receive a link to the Zoom session two days before the event.

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