Join award-winning journalist Mary Calvi, author of Dear George, Dear Mary, and descendent of George Washington, Alex Witt, as they discuss Mary's fascinating historical novel about young Colonel George Washington and his first love, wealthy colonial heiress, Mary Eliza Philipse. Historical figures help weave an intricately told story of love, deception, and vengeance.
Prepare to be swept away into the 1700s, from breathtaking scenes of New York’s polite society to battlefield victories in Harlem and beyond.
The 9th Annual Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of gourmet food, exceptional wines, beer, spirits, mouth-watering burgers, and award-winning chefs. Join Mary Calvi and chef Josyane Colwell for a special demonstration.
Join Mary Calvi, journalist and author of Dear George, Dear Mary, and Chris Formant, author of Saving Washington, as they connect the early life experiences and surreal divine influences in Washington’s life to define the man who stood up to British tyranny and became the standard for American political leadership.
A book signing follows the event.
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Keep the Valentine’s Day spirit going by joining journalist and author Mary Calvi as she discusses her debut novel, Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love. In this talk, Calvi will explore her research into the early romantic life of George Washington, particularly his relationship with heiress Mary Philipse. Discussing the documents that inspired her historical fiction novel, such as letters, journals, and biographies, Calvi reveals a part of Washington’s personality and life that is not often explored.
This talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing with the author.