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Katharine Weber

Novelist and Administrator of the Kay Swift Memorial Trust

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 Katharine Weber Biography

Katharine Weber is the author of the memoir "The Memory Of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Legacy of Infidelities," and the novels "True Confections," "Triangle," "The Little Women," "The Music Lesson," and "Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear." Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, from The New York Times Book Review to The New Yorker, Southwest Review, Salon.com, Vogue, Tablet, The London Review of Books, Architectural Digest, and elsewhere. She is a Trustee and the Administrator of the Kay Swift Memorial Trust, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the music of her maternal grandmother, Kay Swift, who composed the first Broadway musical with a score by a woman, “Fine and Dandy,” and other popular show tunes of the era, among them “Can’t We Be Friends?”

Katharine lives in Connecticut, spends parts of the year in Paris and in rural Ireland, and is a thesis adviser in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. She has recently been appointed the Richard L. Thomas Chair at Kenyon College, a five-year spring-term teaching position.

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The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities

The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: A Novel

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: A Novel

The Music Lesson: A Novel

The Music Lesson: A Novel

True Confections: A Novel

True Confections: A Novel

Speaking Topics
  • Chocolate and the History of American Candy

    Katharine Weber's immersion in the candy industry while she researched and wrote her satiric novel True Confections has given her an insider's knowledge of the delectable history and politics of chocolate and candy in America. Warning: This entertaining talk triggers chocolate and candy cravings and goes well with dessert!

  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911

    As the granddaughter of an immigrant seamstress who finished buttonholes at the Triangle Waist Company in 1909, Katharine Weber's own family history was one of the inspirations for her fictional exploration of the events and consequences of that historic 1911 fire in her contemporary novel. (She appeared in the 2011 HBO 100th anniversary documentary film.) Her talk can be tailored for audiences interested in learning about the fire and its historic significance -
    • from the ashes of the Triangle fire came regulation, empowered unions, and the New Deal -
    • or for audiences interested in a discussion of this novel's depiction of and relationship to the historic events of the Triangle fire and its aftermath.

  • George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and the American Songbook

    Katharine Weber's memoir, The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My family's Legacy of Infidelities, sheds light on her grandmother's romance with the celebrated composer (Kay Swift, composer of the enduring hit songs "Fine and Dandy" and "Can't We Be Friends?" was the love of George Gershwin's life, though she was married to banker Jimmy Warburg, her lyricist, for most of the decade of their romance), and offers a unique, insider's sense of

  • how their deepest connection was through their music.

    This talk can be enhanced by a cabaret-style musical performance, with Aaron Gandy, artistic advisor to the Kay Swift Trust (http://www.aarongandy.com/) at the piano, accompanying one or two vocalists singing Swift and Gershwin songs.

  • Vermeer and the Narrative Impulse

    Katharine Weber's second novel, The Music Lesson, was the first of the "Vermeer novels" that flowed from many novelist's pens in the wake of the 1996 Vermeer exhibition in Washington and The Hague. In this illustrated talk she offers insights into how and why the intimacy and ambiguity of Vermeer's paintings invite the invention of narrative in such beguiling and enduring fashion.

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Katharine Weber

Novelist and Administrator of the Kay Swift Memorial Trust

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Katharine Weber Biography

Katharine Weber is the author of the memoir "The Memory Of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Legacy of Infidelities," and the novels "True Confections," "Triangle," "The Little Women," "The Music Lesson," and "Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear." Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, from The New York Times Book Review to The New Yorker, Southwest Review, Salon.com, Vogue, Tablet, The London Review of Books, Architectural Digest, and elsewhere. She is a Trustee and the Administrator of the Kay Swift Memorial Trust, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the music of her maternal grandmother, Kay Swift, who composed the first Broadway musical with a score by a woman, “Fine and Dandy,” and other popular show tunes of the era, among them “Can’t We Be Friends?”

Katharine lives in Connecticut, spends parts of the year in Paris and in rural Ireland, and is a thesis adviser in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. She has recently been appointed the Richard L. Thomas Chair at Kenyon College, a five-year spring-term teaching position.

Katharine Weber Videos

  • Katharine Weber at Book Expo of America

Katharine Weber Books

Katharine Weber Speaking Topics

  • Chocolate and the History of American Candy

    Katharine Weber's immersion in the candy industry while she researched and wrote her satiric novel True Confections has given her an insider's knowledge of the delectable history and politics of chocolate and candy in America. Warning: This entertaining talk triggers chocolate and candy cravings and goes well with dessert!

  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911

    As the granddaughter of an immigrant seamstress who finished buttonholes at the Triangle Waist Company in 1909, Katharine Weber's own family history was one of the inspirations for her fictional exploration of the events and consequences of that historic 1911 fire in her contemporary novel. (She appeared in the 2011 HBO 100th anniversary documentary film.) Her talk can be tailored for audiences interested in learning about the fire and its historic significance -
    • from the ashes of the Triangle fire came regulation, empowered unions, and the New Deal -
    • or for audiences interested in a discussion of this novel's depiction of and relationship to the historic events of the Triangle fire and its aftermath.

  • George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and the American Songbook

    Katharine Weber's memoir, The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My family's Legacy of Infidelities, sheds light on her grandmother's romance with the celebrated composer (Kay Swift, composer of the enduring hit songs "Fine and Dandy" and "Can't We Be Friends?" was the love of George Gershwin's life, though she was married to banker Jimmy Warburg, her lyricist, for most of the decade of their romance), and offers a unique, insider's sense of

  • how their deepest connection was through their music.

    This talk can be enhanced by a cabaret-style musical performance, with Aaron Gandy, artistic advisor to the Kay Swift Trust (http://www.aarongandy.com/) at the piano, accompanying one or two vocalists singing Swift and Gershwin songs.

  • Vermeer and the Narrative Impulse

    Katharine Weber's second novel, The Music Lesson, was the first of the "Vermeer novels" that flowed from many novelist's pens in the wake of the 1996 Vermeer exhibition in Washington and The Hague. In this illustrated talk she offers insights into how and why the intimacy and ambiguity of Vermeer's paintings invite the invention of narrative in such beguiling and enduring fashion.

FAQs on booking Katharine Weber

  • How to book Katharine Weber?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Katharine Weber for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Katharine Weber, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Katharine Weber or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Katharine Weber?

    Booking fees for Katharine Weber, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Katharine Weber, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Katharine Weber?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Katharine Weber for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Katharine Weber for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Katharine Weber or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Katharine Weber or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Katharine Weber is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Katharine Weber for your event is available upon request. Katharine Weber generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sam Bracken, Julie Salamon, Kenan Trebincevic, Wendy McClure and Julie Klam. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Katharine Weber for an upcoming event.

Katharine Weber Speaker Videos

  • Katharine Weber at Book Expo of America

Katharine Weber Speaking Topics

  • Chocolate and the History of American Candy

    Katharine Weber's immersion in the candy industry while she researched and wrote her satiric novel True Confections has given her an insider's knowledge of the delectable history and politics of chocolate and candy in America. Warning: This entertaining talk triggers chocolate and candy cravings and goes well with dessert!

  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911

    As the granddaughter of an immigrant seamstress who finished buttonholes at the Triangle Waist Company in 1909, Katharine Weber's own family history was one of the inspirations for her fictional exploration of the events and consequences of that historic 1911 fire in her contemporary novel. (She appeared in the 2011 HBO 100th anniversary documentary film.) Her talk can be tailored for audiences interested in learning about the fire and its historic significance -
    • from the ashes of the Triangle fire came regulation, empowered unions, and the New Deal -
    • or for audiences interested in a discussion of this novel's depiction of and relationship to the historic events of the Triangle fire and its aftermath.

  • George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and the American Songbook

    Katharine Weber's memoir, The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My family's Legacy of Infidelities, sheds light on her grandmother's romance with the celebrated composer (Kay Swift, composer of the enduring hit songs "Fine and Dandy" and "Can't We Be Friends?" was the love of George Gershwin's life, though she was married to banker Jimmy Warburg, her lyricist, for most of the decade of their romance), and offers a unique, insider's sense of

  • how their deepest connection was through their music.

    This talk can be enhanced by a cabaret-style musical performance, with Aaron Gandy, artistic advisor to the Kay Swift Trust (http://www.aarongandy.com/) at the piano, accompanying one or two vocalists singing Swift and Gershwin songs.

  • Vermeer and the Narrative Impulse

    Katharine Weber's second novel, The Music Lesson, was the first of the "Vermeer novels" that flowed from many novelist's pens in the wake of the 1996 Vermeer exhibition in Washington and The Hague. In this illustrated talk she offers insights into how and why the intimacy and ambiguity of Vermeer's paintings invite the invention of narrative in such beguiling and enduring fashion.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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