BLR has turned 20!
Watch our 20th Anniversary Celebration here.
Jill LePore, New Yorker writer, author of “These Truths”
Abraham Verghese, MD, author of “Cutting for Stone”
Leslie Jamison, essayist, BLR Prize Winner, and author of “The Empathy Exams”
Michele Harper, MD, author of “The Beauty in Breaking”
Edward Hirsch, poet, President of the Guggenheim Foundation
plus readings by Shanda McManus and Saleem Hue Penny
and dance performance by Samantha Figgins from Alvin Ailey
Honoring Lisa Sanders, MD, author of “Every Patient Tells a Story,” creator of NY Times “Diagnosis” column, and consultant for “House, M.D.”
View the BLR Gala Program Booklet