Sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy Among Authors Being Featured at Jumpstart’s Boston Gala

Jumpstart, a national early education organization, will host its annual Scribbles to Novels gala tonight in the newly renovated Grand Ballroom at the Royal Sonesta Boston. Dan Shaughnessy, award-winning sportswriter and columnist for The Boston Globe, and Andre Dubus III, author of the New York Times bestsellers “House of Sand and Fog” and “Dirty Love,” will be among the personalities entertaining more than 300 expected guests at the Royal Sonesta Boston, a breathtaking event space with panoramic views of the Boston skyline.

Kathy Kingston On StageDuring the evening’s cocktail hour, guests will mingle with authors and fellow Jumpstart supporters, and walk away with signed copies of releases from this year’s host of acclaimed authors. The evening will continue with a gourmet three-course dinner, remarks from Jumpstart’s President and CEO, Naila Bolus; Jumpstart volunteer, Bethany Kirby; and Host Committee chairs, Mark Polebaum, Diane Buhl, and Joseph and Deborah Robbins, a live auction led by Kathy Kingston of Kingston Auction Company, and an exclusive, on-stage interview with the evening’s panel of authors moderated by Andre Dubus III….

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