Jennifer Finney Boylan Scheduled to Speak at Berwick Academy

The Holly Gaudette '00 Speaker Series presents Jennifer Finney Boylan on Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in the Patricia Baldwin Whipple Arts Center Theater.

PROFESSOR JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN, author of fifteen books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. She also serves as the national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBT people worldwide.

She has been a contributor to the op/ed page of the New York Timessince 2007; in 2013 she became Contributing Opinion Writer for the page. Jenny also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.  Jenny also serves as Special Advisor to the President of Colby College in Maine.

She is a consultant and cast member for I AM CAIT, the docu-series about Caitlyn Jenner that debuted on the E! network in July of 2015; and also served as a consultant to the Amazon series TRANSPARENT.

Her new novel, Long Black Veil is forthcoming from Penguin Random House in April 2017.  Two other current projects are Falcon Quinn and the Bullies of Greenblud, an anti-bullying YA project; and the anthology of older women’s experiences, The Bitch is Back.
Her 2003 memoir, She’s Not There: a Life in Two Genders(Broadway/Doubleday/Random House) was the first bestselling work by a transgender American. A novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for civil rights. Jenny has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show on four occasions; Live with Larry King twice; the Today Show,the Barbara Walters Special, NPR’s Marketplace and Talk of the Nation; she has also been the subject of documentaries on CBS News’ 48 Hours and The History Channel.

She lives in New York City, and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie, and her two sons, Zach and Sean.

Thanks to the generous support of her family, The Holly Gaudette '00 Speaker Series will focus on diversity and inclusion. These values reflect Holly's passions for helping others and her work as a medical chaplain and palliative care professional. Holly was a vibrant young woman who lived her life to the fullest and inspired those around her to do the same.

For more information on The Holly Gaudette '00 Speaker Series, please contact Stephanie Lavey at slavey@berwickacademy.org.
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