This week, the Mount Auburn Cemetery will celebrate a new book about the historic cemetery, and attendees can stay for a meal prepared by Stellina Restaurant.
The cemetery released the following preview:
Once again the focus of Author’s Night is a topic near and dear to the hearts of many local residents, particularly those from Watertown and Cambridge.
Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. as Author’s Night presents a talk and discussion of the recently released book “Dead in Good Company: A Celebration of Mount Auburn Cemetery”.
This book celebrates Mount Auburn Cemetery with a collection of essays, poems and photographs by some emanate Boston personalities, including Mayor Ray Flynn, sports personality Upton Bell, lawyer Alan Dershowitz and authors Megan Marshall and Hank Phillippi Ryan (both 2015 Author’s Night guest speakers!)
“…and this is the first collection of photographs and stories about this final resting place of poets and war heroes, Harvard professors and religious figures, that also captures the wonders of the wildlife that inhabit it.” wrote Michele McPhee, best-selling author, investigative reporter, radio talk show host
The story of Mount Auburn is about more than the over 95,000 individuals buried within its 175 acres. It’s also about the 60,000 monuments, the architecture, the plantings and waterways that dot the landscape. It’s about the native wildlife and migratory birds that call Mt. Auburn home.
Little wonder that it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Leading the discussion will be editors John Harrison and Kim Nagy. Authors in attendance include William Martin, Gary Braver and Edith Maxwell.
Author’s Night is a FREE event. A cash bar is available for attendees.
Plan to stay for Dinner with the Authors after the talk concludes. Call for reservations at 617-924-9475 or click here: http://www.stellinarestaurant.com/reservations/
Copies of the book will be available for purchase courtesy of Dick Haley of Haley Booksellers, the organizer of this event.