THE MISSION OF THE CENTER

 

The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives exists to inspire young persons and public audiences through the study of individuals who have made a difference in the world—persons of conscience, creativity, courage, and compassion who have helped advance human rights, equality, and personal and societal flourishing. Through teaching, research, and public programming the Center serves as a place to study and honor exemplars from past and present in search of sorely needed wisdom for today and tomorrow.


RECENT  EVENT:  

Elizabeth Bishop, Megan Marshall, Margaret Fuller, and the Peabody sisters: Mary, Sophia, and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Bishop, Megan Marshall, Margaret Fuller, and the Peabody sisters: Mary, Sophia, and Elizabeth.

"megan marshall on WRITING WOMEN'S LIVES"  

ON MARCH 28, the Center hosted an extraordinary evening which brought the distinguished biographer Megan Marshall to speak on her life-long fascination with exemplary as well as lesser-known historical women, and how she uses story to propel biographical narrative. Using examples from her research and writing on five women over three decades, Marshall considered the question: "what does biography do for both writer and reader?" and "why (and how) do I write women's live?"

The event was held on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, at 6 p.m., at 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY.

Please click below for a link to the video of the event.

Megan Marshall Video: "On Writing Women's Lives"