Chomsky and Me: A Memoir with Watertown Author Bev Stohl

Watertown resident Bev Stohl ran the MIT office of the renowned linguist and social critic Noam Chomsky for nearly two and a half decades. This is her account of those years, working next to a man described by the New York Times as “arguably the most important intellectual alive today.”Join Bev to discuss her memoir at the Watertown Free Public Library!

Bev Stohl is a nonfiction writer with published essays in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the MIT Press, Stethoscopes and Pencils, Chris Lydon interviewed Bev on his Open Source radio show about her view of Noam Chomsky, the person. Her dog Roxy joined her at MIT for thirteen years, where Chomsky referred to her as “the cat”. Bev, Chomsky, and Roxy have been featured in articles and graphic novels, and were animated in Michel Gondry’s 2013 film, Is the Man who is Tall Happy? Bev has performed stand-up and improv comedy, and appeared on TV news shows talking backward and performing her own short skits. She has dabbled in woodworking, and is mediocre at piano, guitar, and ukelele. Bev is an active member of Boston’s Grub Street writing community.

Registration is encouraged, but not required.



Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank Room