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For Immediate Release: February 23, 2012

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) begins its spring lunchtime seminar series March 8th with “Spinning”, a reading from Amy Hoffman’s family memoir, “Lies about My Family,” presented by Amy Hoffman, MFA, editor of Women’s Review of Books. In this presentation, Hoffman will read an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir, Lies About My Family. The book deals with issues of continuity and discontinuity between generations, immigration, and family bonds.

Hoffman is the author of two other books, Hospital Time, a memoir about taking care of friends with AIDS, and An Army of Ex-Lovers, a memoir about Boston’s Gay Community News and the lesbian and gay movement of the late 1970s.

Lunchtime seminars are held Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Centers' Cheever House location, 828 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. The programs are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch, WCW will provide tea and coffee. To confirm program line-up, call 781 283 2500 or visit

The Wellesley Centers for Women is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training programs on issues that put women’s lives and women’s concerns at the center. Since 1974, our work has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy.