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Lander-Grinspoon Academy Offers A Night Around the Table in celebration of the School’s 18th Anniversary

NORTHAMPTON – To mark its 18th anniversary, or “Chai Year,” Lander Grinspoon Academy will offer A Night Around the Table on Sunday, March 8 in eight homes around the Pioneer Valley.

David Narkewicz

Mayor David Narkewicz

One of the school’s signature fundraising celebrations, A Night Around the Table features simultaneous, parlor-style conversations and dinners with luminaries in the fields of literature and the arts, politics, scholarship and social justice activism. This intimate, diverse setting allows guests to learn and get to know speakers over wine, appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Individual dinners begin at 6 p.m. and the ticket price is $100 per person. Proceeds from A Night Around the Table benefit Lander-Grinspoon Academy’s Annual Fund. Guest speakers include:

Emily Barton, award-winning author of Brookland, KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times blogger on the personal and political aspects of family life,

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Judith Frank

Judith Frank, award-winning author of All I Love and Know,

Randy Frost, psychologist and author of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things,

Sam Kassow, author and historian on the Warsaw Ghetto and consultant to POLIN, the new Museum of the History of the Polish Jews,

Josh Miller, expert on the social ecology of disasters and crisis intervention,

David Narkewicz, Mayor of Northampton,

Hilary Price, Rhymes with Orange cartoonist.

For more information about A Night Around the Table, locations for speakers, or to reserve your space, contact Karen Rehmus, director of events, or call (413) 586-6622, x101.

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