An Evening with Judy Blume
One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Judy Blume, discusses her work—from young adult classics like Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret to her new novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event. The story, inspired by a series of real-life plane crashes that occurred in the 1950s in Blume’s home town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, weaves together three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by a succession of disasters. This iconic author who has won the hearts and minds of readers of all ages, is also known for her passionate advocacy to protect the freedom to read. She was joined in conversation with KPCC host and super Blume fan, Alex Cohen.
Co-presented with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center