Authors Myriam Ullens & Douglas Kennedy
Discuss the Art of Storytelling
Monday, February 6
Myriam Ullens, a businesswoman, philanthropist, and debut novelist and Douglas Kennedy, France’s bestselling American author, will discuss what inspires their novels and to what degree their stories are based on their own lives and real events. We’ll learn what issues and themes are important to them, how they develop their characters, and the importance of setting. Both authors have lived far flung lives and are passionate about travel, culture, and society.
Ullens is a creative powerhouse: she has founded several companies, including the fashion label Maison Ullens, and several nonprofits. Her first novel, Distant Starless Nights, a “fictional memoir” is a part of a trilogy.
Douglas Kennedy has written 12 novels and several works of nonfiction. Over 14 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide and have been translated into 22 languages. His latest novel, The Blue Hour, was published by Atria/Simon & Schuster. He also has a work of nonfiction out in France entitled All the Big Questions . . . With No Attempts At Any Answers. Born in Manhattan, he has two children and currently divides his time between New York, Paris, London, Montréal and Maine.
An RSVP is not required for this event.