7th Annual Evan Lawson Filmmakers’ Brunch
in conversation with Award-Winning, New York Times Bestselling Author, Wally Lamb
Sunday, June 20th, 11:00 AM at Bubala’s By the Bay, 185 Commercial St. Provincetown
$275 – Individual
$1000 – Co-Host (includes 2 tickets with VIP pre-brunch gathering, event recognition, and personally autographed books. Please give both guests’ first and last names at check-out.)
$2500 – Host (includes 4 tickets with VIP pre-brunch gathering, event recognition, and personally autographed books. Please give full party’s first and last names at check-out.)
$2500 – Table (includes admission for 10 ONLY. Please give full party’s first and last names at check-out.)
About Wally Lamb:
Wally Lamb is the author of six New York Times best-selling novels: I’ll Take You There, We Are Water, Wishin’ and Hopin’, The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much is True, and She’s Come Undone and was twice selected for Oprah’s Book Club. Lamb also edited Couldn’t Keep It to Myself and I’ll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for the past 17 years.
I’ll Take You There Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer’s life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women. The audio dramatization features an all-star cast, including Kathleen Turner, Dana Delany, Jonathan Davis, Laura Benanti and Jeremy Sisto.
Lamb is also the editor of the nonfiction anthologies Couldn’t Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters and I’ll Fly Away, collections of autobiographical essays, which evolved from a writing workshop, Lamb facilitates at Connecticut’s York Correctional Institute, a maximum-security prison for women. He has served as a Connecticut Department of Corrections volunteer at York from 1999 to the present, and his work there was the focus of a 2004 segment on CBS-TV’s Sixty Minutes.
Honors for Lamb include a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Connecticut Center for the Book’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Connecticut Bar Association’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the Barnes and Noble “Writers for Writers” Award, the Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award, The National Institute of Business/Apple Computers “Thanks To Teachers” award, and the 2010 Arts and Letters award from the YMCA of New York City. Lamb has received Distinguished Alumni awards from Vermont College and the University of Connecticut. He was the 1999 recipient of the New England Book Award for fiction. I Know This Much Is True won the Friends of the Library USA Readers’ Choice Award for best novel of 1998, the result of a national poll, and the Kenneth Johnson Memorial Book Award, which honored the novel’s contribution to the anti-stigmatization of mental illness. She’s Come Undone was a 1992 “Top Ten” Book of the Year selection in People magazine and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Best First Novel of 1992. I’ll Fly Away was a 2008 Connecticut Book Award Winner for non-fiction.
Wally Lamb is a Connecticut native who holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in teaching from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Degree from Vermont College. He and his wife Christine live in northeastern Connecticut and are the parents of three sons, Jared, Justin, and Teddy.
Admission to this event is not included with any festival pass. Due to limited capacities and to reduce contact, all tickets must be reserved in advance.
No tickets will be sold at the door.
Please note that masks are required for admittance to this event, in compliance with #PIFF2021 COVID-19 policies.
EVENT CHAIRS: Jeff Peters, John Yingling
HOSTS: Andrew Monaco & Andrew Laing, Michael Fernon, Gabby Hanna
CO-HOSTS: Blythe Robertson & Mary Perkins, and Christine & Bryan Walker
SPONSORED BY: Moment Sailing Adventures, Bubala’s by the Bay, Enzo’s, Local 186, Spiritus Pizza, East End Books, Truro Vineyards, Provincetown Part-Time Resident Taxpayers Association (PPRTA), Red Thread Productions, and Seaglass Inn & Spa.