Writers Series Blog

  • Holiday Gift Reading Guide 2020
    Happy Holidays from the Great Fenway Park Writers Series! The members of the Steering Committee would like to post our recommended holiday gift reading. If you, like us, are always looking for a good book to read (either to give to someone else, or to add to your own holiday wishlist), these are great options!
  • In Memoriam
    George Mitrovich ChairmanThe Great Fenway Park Writers Series(1935-2019) A message from Dick Flavin: As many of you know, George Mitrovich, the founder and keeper of the flame of The Great Fenway Park Writers Series, passed away on July 24 in his native San Diego, California. George had many dear friends in the Boston area and
  • John Updike – A Tribute
    A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. Cyril Connolly In my role as chairman of The Great Fenway Park Writers Series for the Red Sox, I tried several times to persuade John Updike, the literary immortal, to come to Fenway and speak at one
  • Jackie Robinson – A Tribute
    On March 2nd, 2005, in the Great Rotunda of the Capitol of the United States, President George W. Bush presented to Rachel Robinson the Congressional Gold Medal, given posthumously in honor of her late husband, Jackie Robinson. Ms. Robinson’s daughter, Sharon, and her son, David, were present at the special ceremony, as were Congressional leaders
  • Civil Society and the Boston Red Sox
    Community is a word often invoked. Its usage, however, has so many subtexts its meaning is frequently puzzling; it’s become a coin of the realm word, but the value of its coinage is devalued; its unspecific nature confounds the public’s understanding. To be sure community is a wholly valid word. The Latin of its origin
  • Original “About Us” Page
    Boston has long prided itself as the “Athens of America.” That is no spurious claim. The intellectual history of Boston and New England is unrivaled in America. When it comes to literature, no other region in America may lay claim to the rich literary history that is Boston’s and New England’s.
  • Fenway Park Writers Series written up in Boston Globe
    Boston Globe Columnist Brian McGrory has taken an interest in the Great Fenway Park Writers Series, another of the public forums supported by President George Mitrovich and wrote a fabulous column in yesterday’s paper. You can read the full article by clicking here. It’s a very well written piece, giving a brief history of the
  • The Denver Forum Celebrates 25 years
    Our 25th anniversary luncheon last Friday was by any measure, an exceptional event. But 9,134 days after The Forum’s first event with Senator Alan Simpson, March 1, 1985, should it have been anything less?
  • You Are What You Read
    This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Paras’ newsstand in San Diego’s North Park community has been there as long as I can remember (if only I could remember how long that’s been). I love newsstands, and no matter where I’ve lived over the years, there have been newsstands in my life. When we