Geraldine Brooks presents...

Hearing the Unheard: Finding the Voice in Caleb’s Crossing

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:30PM
  • All Seats: Free


Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks presents “Hearing the Unheard”, a discussion of history and voice in Caleb’s Crossing, her 2011 bestseller. Little is known about Caleb Cheeshahteaumauck, a Wampanoag Indian who graduated from Harvard in 1665. In the novel, however, he comes alive through the eyes of Bethia Mayfield, a minister’s daughter and Caleb’s unlike compatriot. Join us as Brooks discusses uncovering the voices of these two unforgettable characters.

This event is sponsored by the KCLS Foundation and the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission.

Books will be available for purchase from University Bookstore.

This is a free event with first come, first serve seating.

Artist Bio

Geraldine Brooks is the author of five novels, the Pulitzer Prize–winning March and the international bestsellers Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book, Year of Wonders, and The Secret Chord. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire,  Foreign Correspondence and The Idea of Home:Boyer Lectures 2011.

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