Mark Sommer and Lauren Belfer in conversation at Larkin Square

The Larkin Square Author Series is pleased to present Buffalo News writer Mark Sommer in conversation with best selling novelist Lauren Belfer in Larkin Square for the Larkin Square Author Series.

Mark is the author of the new non-fiction book Rocky Colavito: Cleveland’s Iconic Slugger . The book details the life of famed Cleveland baseball great, Rocky Calavito, Jr. Sommer’s comprehensive biography of “the Rock”—the first in more than half a century—recounts his origins in an Italian immigrant family, his close friendships with Herb Score and Roger Maris, and his rise through the minors to become one of the Cleveland Indians’ most beloved players. Colavito retired with the third-most home runs by a right-handed batter in American League history.

Mark Sommer is an award winning journalist for the Buffalo News. His writing in the News covers development, urban planning, the waterfront and culture. Sommer grew up as an avid Yankees baseball fan. Writing this book was an opportunity for Sommer to revisit his childhood passion.

Buffalo native, Lauren Belfer will be returning to her hometown for her seventh consecutive talk in Larkin Square. Belfer is the author of the best selling novels, City of Light, and After the Fire and A Fierce Radiance.

Friends, Belfer and Sommer will talk about Sommer’s new book and writing in general. A “Q and A” along with a book signing will follow their talk. Books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of series collaborator Talking Leaves. The Filling Station will offer refreshments available for purchase.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Event address: 
Larkin Square
745 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14210
Rocky Colavito: Cleveland's Iconic Slugger Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476673974
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: McFarland & Company - June 4th, 2019