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Conversation with the Kirsts
April 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm$5
The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is bringing back Thursday night family hours on April 6 with a very special event: a conversation and book signing with former Post-Standard columnist Sean Kirst and his son, Seamus Kirst.
IT’S THE FIRST TIME THE TWO AUTHORS WILL SPEAK AND SIGN BOOKS TOGETHER!
The Kirsts will talk about the overlapping elements in their recent books, the value of storytelling and how life in Central New York has shaped them both as writers. They will speak from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. April 6 in the MOST’s Bristol IMAX Omnitheater. From 6:45 to 8 p.m., they will sign books in the IMAX lobby.
TICKETS FOR THE EVENT ARE LIMITED and cost $5. They can be purchased online or at the MOST. To buy tickets online, link to https://sales.most.org/Tickets.aspx and click the April 6 date on the calendar, then select the “movie only” option. From the drop down menu, select Kirst Book Signing Event.
Sean Kirst, who worked at The Post-Standard for 27 years, including the last 24 as its premier columnist, published a book of his columns in December, “The Soul of Central New York.” He has won numerous awards, including a U.S. Department of Justice Award for sensitivity to victims of violent crime in 1998, the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing in 2009, and the New York State Associated Press Association first place award for column writing in 2014.
Seamus Kirst, 26, is a 2009 Brown University graduate who earned a master’s degree in arts journalism from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2015. His first book, “Sh_tfaced: Musings of a Former Drunk,” was published in February. He currently works as a freelance writer and has written for The Guardian, Forbes.com, Vice.com, Refinery29, Advocate.com, and Upworthy.