ML - Boston Common

2013 - Issue 3 - Summer

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INVITED David McCullough, Geraldine Brooks, and Drew Gilpin Faust Jared Bowen, Peter DuBois, and Lydia Diamond PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER FARRINGTON (LIGHT): LISA PIERPONT (HORSING) Mimi Nasr and Jason Efstatchiou Kyla de Asla, Ashley Harmon, and Mark Foley David and Chris LindsayAbaire the write light John Taylor Williams and Amy Beckwith The Associates of the Boston Public Library honored six writers at the annual Literary Lights event, a black-tie, candlelit dinner on April 14. The event was held in the Grand Ballroom at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, where Junot Diaz, Drew Faust, Joseph Finder, David Lindsay-Abaire, Sherry Turkle, and Mo Williams received awards for their work. Almost 500 guests attended this year's event, which raised more than $300,000. Two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian David McCullough made the keynote address. Penny Savitz and Junot Diaz Chris and Laura Lake Anna Klykova, Bill Stone, Adrienne Camire, and Sandra Louis-Jean Joshua Janson, Ashley Bernon, and Benjamin McGuire Molly Dunne and Kim Noltemy Steve Tjoe-Fat, Melissa Flamburis, and Scott Chapman horsing around 34 BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 029-036_BC_FOB_INVITED_SUM13.indd 34 More than 250 guests helped The Boston Mounted Horse Project reach its annual fundraising goal of $155,000 at the Derby Dash on April 26 at the Blue Glass Café in the John Hancock Tower. The money allows the six mounted horses to continue patrolling the Emerald Necklace. Attendees, including board member Joshua Janson, enjoyed live and silent auctions while sipping juleps and trying on hats for sale. Frank Porter, Wasna Narkkasen, and Joy Claisua 6/10/13 12:21 PM

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