Jen Maxfield Author Visit

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  Category Arts & Writing
  Age Groups Adult, Teen

 

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Based on her two-decade career as a local TV news reporter in New York City, Jen Max­field takes read­ers on a dra­mat­ic ride-along with her in the live truck, from the moment she gets the call to head to break­ing news, to arriv­ing at chaot­ic scenes, to knock­ing on doors of fam­i­lies who are griev­ing the loss of a loved one. Max­field revis­its ten mem­o­rable sto­ries, describ­ing in heart pounding detail how the events unfold­ed, through the eye­wit­ness per­spec­tives and her own. From a young man who lost both legs in a fer­ry crash, to an endurance ath­lete with stage-four lung can­cer; from a fifth grad­er on a doomed field trip, to an Ivy League under­grad sen­tenced to decades in prison, Max­field intro­duces read­ers to unfor­get­table peo­ple who will inspire you with their hope­ful­ness, even when con­fronting life’s great­est heart­breaks. Return­ing to the fam­i­lies years – even decades– after their sto­ries were fea­tured on the news gives Max­field an oppor­tu­ni­ty to ask the burn­ing ques­tion she had always pon­dered: what hap­pened after the live truck pulled away?

The author visit will be livestreamed. This event is part of the Dayton Jewish Cultural Arts & Book Series.