Fall 2023

Sweetser  Lecture  Series

sponsored by

Tracy Kidder

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

 7:00 p.m. 


“Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s Mission to 

Bring Healing to Homeless People”

Ilyon Woo, PhD

 Wednesday, October 18, 2023

 7:00 p.m.  


 “Master Slave Husband Wife:

An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom”

Jane Healey


William Martin

        Wednesday, November 1, 2023 

7:00 p.m.

“Goodnight from Paris: An Historical Novel 

Inspired by a True Story”


 “December ’41: FDR, Churchill, and 

the Fearful Days After Pearl Harbor”


Benefactors – 2 complete Series tickets: $100+    

  1 complete Series ticket: $40      

   1 Lecture ticket: $15

Starting on JULY 1, 2023,  

tickets will be available at Sweetbay (478 Main St., Wakefield), Whitelam Books (610 Main St., Reading) and 

The Book Oasis (311 Main Street, Stoneham). You may also mail your request/check with a SASE to the Sweetser Lecture Series, P.O. Box 1734, Wakefield, MA  01880. (Tickets will also be sold at the door.)


All lectures will be held at The Savings Bank Theatre, Wakefield Memorial High School,

60 Farm Street, Wakefield, Massachusetts (handicapped accessible).


Net proceeds from the Fall 2022 Series benefited the Wakefield Branch of the Salvation Army, 

 the Wakefield Food Pantry, and Mystic Valley Elder Services (Wakefield residents only).