Tomorrow night, Garrision Forest School will host “An Evening with Frank Deford” at 7 p.m. in the Garland Theater. (Book signing before the lecture, at 6 p.m.) He will speak on college athletics and women’s sports, among other sports-related topics.
Frank Deford grew up in Baltimore and went to Gilman. He still has family here. I’ve heard him speak twice and he always peppers his talks with memories of Baltimore and growing up here. If you are a fan, it is certainly worth hearing him speak. He’s terrific.
From the GFS website:
Frank Deford, award-winning author, sportswriter, commentator, screenwriter, and Baltimore native, can be heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and seen on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. An accomplished writer, Mr. Deford has published 16 books, most recently, Bliss, Remembered, a love story set between the 1936 Berlin Olympics and World War II. Alex: The Life of a Child, his memoir about his daughter who died of cystic fibrosis, was made into a movie, as was his novel Everybody’s All-American. He remains intimately involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as chairman emeritus. Hailed by GQ magazine as “the world’s greatest sportswriter,” Mr. Deford has been affiliated with Sports Illustrated since 1962. Voted by his peers six times as “U.S. Sportswriter of the Year,” Mr. Deford serves Senior Contributing Editor for Sports Illustrated and has won numerous writing and broadcasting awards including an Emmy and a George Foster Peabody Award.
Look for Mr. Deford’s newest memoir, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter, from Grove/Atlantic, Inc. this May. At the GFS book signing, selected titles of his previous books will be available for purchase.
The event is free and open to the public. For accommodations for people with disabilities, please email Peggy Tiffany at[email protected].