From November 1-3, 2007 the scheduled special guest speaker for The Cairo Lectures at St. John’s Church was Anne Lamott, New York Times best-selling US author of Bird by Bird, Traveling Mercies, Plan B, and Grace (Eventually).
Anne Lamott is the author of six novels including, Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, All New People, and Crooked Little Heart (the sequel to Rosie), as well as four best-selling books of non-fiction, Operating Instructions, an account of life as a single mother during her son’s first year and Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, a guide to writing and the challenges of a writer’s life, Traveling Mercies, a collection of autobiographical essays on faith, and Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith.
She has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has taught at U.C. Davis, as well as at writing conferences across the country. Lamott’s biweekly Salon Magazine “online diary” Word by Word was voted The Best of the Web by Time magazine. Filmmaker Freida Mock (who won an Academy Award for her documentary on Maya Lin) has made a documentary on Lamott, entitled “Bird by Bird with Annie” (1999). Anne Lamott’s most recent essay collection is entitled Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith (March 2007).
Her public lectures/presentations took place at:
The American University of Cairo (AUC) on Thursday, November 1, 2007.
At St. John’s Church/Maadi at 7 PM on Saturday, November 3, 2007.