BIO Zoom Happy Hour on Feb. 22
Chase away the winter blues with an hour of social networking with your fellow biographers. It’s been almost three years (!) since our last in-person conference, in May 2019. We miss getting to mingle with old friends and hear how their projects are going, as well as meeting new biographers and learning about their projects.
The BIO Online Event Committee therefore invites you to our first virtual happy hour, where you can meet and socialize with fellow biographers. The event will begin with some general comments from the committee, and then we will rotate among smaller breakout rooms, randomly assigned. Each “room” will have a moderator from the committee or a member of the BIO board. This is your time to meet your fellow biographers but also to share some of the challenges you are facing in your work, to help us learn how we can better serve you as we develop our online offerings. We hope to see you there!
This event will not be recorded.
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7-8 pm Eastern time
Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfuusqjwsGdzjbNNOXXfJr4IVoPLGPcAz
BIO Online Event Committee:
Anne Boyd Rioux (chair) is a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar and the author of three books, including Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist, chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune. She is a member of the BIO board of directors and a BIO coach.
Steve Paul, a BIO board member, is a longtime journalist, book critic, and author of Literary Alchemist: The Writing Life of Evan S. Connell, recently published by the University of Missouri Press. His previous book was Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend (Chicago Review Press). A New England native, he lives and writes in Kansas City, MO.
Holly Van Leuven is the recipient of the inaugural BIO Hazel Rowley Prize and the author of Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow (Oxford University Press, 2019). She is the editor of The Biographer’s Craft and a member of the BIO board of directors.