The well-received "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series returns this fall with New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian.
Balakian, a professor in humanities and English at Colgate University, has authored five books of poems and three prose works, including the Times best seller "The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response." His new book, titled "Ziggurat," wrestles with the aftermath and reverberations of 9/11. Balakian will share some of these September 11-themed works and explain the inspiration behind his words.
He will also be available to sign copies of his new book.
Balakian will be the first speaker in the series fall and winter lineup. Others events include a talk with the 9/11 Memorial's architect Michael Arad. All the speakers series events are at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. (Between Church Street and Broadway)
By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial