Speaker Series: John Sacret Young

Join us as we welcome John Sacret Young to discuss his "artoir" Pieces of Glass.

Free to the public-- To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email mstokenberry@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

John Sacret Young is an author, producer, director, and screenwriter (China Beach, The West Wing) who has won or been nominated for multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, Humanitas, Peabody, Christopher and Writers Guild Awards. He will be discussing his new, unique memoir — or Artoir — exploring how the art he loved led him to a deep, illuminating exploration of his most pivotal memories, and showed him — and now us — the powerful and transforming potential of art.

In Pieces of Glass, Young mixes the "art" side of his life with a personal memoir to create a unique Artoir spotlighting and exploring the deep, moving, and explosive effect art has had on him, his work, and his soul. From Mark Rothko, John Marin, and Richard Diebenkorn to Johannes Vermeer, Norman Rockwell and Charles Burchfield, Young comes to realize that paintings, drawings, sketches, and even chalk on an old garage wall have helped shape him into the best of what he is today. With chapters reflecting on family, cancer, women, sailing, summer storms, car accidents, Hollywood, swindlers, shady art dealers, and more — he paints haunting portraits with a sensitivity and lushness readers will soak up, and be moved by.