Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute holds Author Talk with Mary Calvi

News anchor and award-winning TV reporter for WCBS-TV Mary Calvi will discuss how she uncovered a love affair between George Washington and Heiress Mary Eliza Philipse while researching her book Dear George, Dear Mary.

It’s one of the topics Calvi will discuss when she speaks at Sarah Lawrence College on April 18. The event, sponsored by the College’s Writing Institute, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Wrexham Living Room, 1 Mead Way, Yonkers.

A first-time author, Calvi wrote the book based on hundreds of letters, witness accounts, and journal entries she compiled in three years of research. The book explores Washington’s relationship with his first love, New York heiress Mary Philipse, the richest belle in Colonial America. She started the project after her curiosity was piqued by the historic Philipse Manor in Yonkers. Calvi is married to Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and as First Lady of the City of Yonkers attended his inauguration there. The book, published by St. Martin’s Press, was released on February 19.

Calvi is the co-anchor of “CBS2 This Morning” and “CBS2 at Noon” at WCBS-TV in New York City, and the recipient of nine New York Emmy Awards. She has provided live breaking news reports on a wide range of stories across the tri-state area. Calvi has been honored for her writing at the New York Festival’s World Media Awards, and has earned a National ACE Award for Excellence in Journalism, a Clarion Award for Excellence in Reporting, and the ACIM Award for Excellence in Community Service. Calvi graduated magna cum laude from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University with a degree in journalism.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College 1 Mead Way
Bronxville, New York 10708
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute
Presenter Phone: 914 395-2205
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