Imagine discovering, through a genealogy website, that the man who you’d grown up believing to be your father was in fact not. Or what if you knew, from childhood on, that your family and community were sustained by an illegal lottery your mother ran from within your home? Best-selling memoirist Dani Shapiro and acclaimed novelist and filmmaker Bridgett M. Davis lived these extraordinary stories and transformed them into fascinating memoirs. Join us for a discussion of the life-changing secrets that families hold close, and what happens when those hidden experiences are shared with the world.
Co-hosted by The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs