(Virtual) Dirtbag, Massachusetts: An Evening with Isaac Fitzgerald

Isaac Fitzgerald has lived many lives. He's been an altar boy, a bartender, a fat kid, a smuggler, a biker, a prince of New England. But before all that, he was a bomb that exploded his parents' lives-or so he was told. In Dirtbag, Massachusetts, Fitzgerald, with warmth and humor, recounts his ongoing search for forgiveness, a more far-reaching vision of masculinity, and a more expansive definition of family and self. 

Fitzgerald appears frequently on The Today Show and is also the author of the bestselling children’s book How to Be a Pirate as well as the co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticEsquireThe GuardianThe Best American Nonrequired Reading, and numerous other publications. He is Boston born, raised in Athol, and currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The discussion will be moderated by Daniel Ford, host of The Writer's Bone Podcast.


This live online event will be held on the platform Crowdcast. To register, complete the following steps:

  2. Create a Crowdcast account. 
  3. After you have signed in, click the "Save My Spot" button 
  4. Use the password dirtbagmass


This event is co-sponsored by The Reading Public Library and a coalition of libraries throughout Massachusetts.

Registration is required for this event.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online - CrowdCast