David Biespiel to publish memoir in October 2017

A beautifully rendered memoir about creative beginnings in the vein of Umberto Eco’s classic Confessions of a Young Novelist.

The Education of a Young Poet (Counterpoint Press) is Attic Institute of Arts and Letters' president David Biespiel’s moving account of his awakening to writing and the language that can shape a life. Impelled by the wonder and delight of creativity, and how the presence of books assists emotional development, David writes for every creative person who longs to shape the actions of their world into art and literature.

Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft coupled with a classic coming of age tale that does for Boston in the 1980s what Hemingway's A Moveable Feast did for Paris in the 1920s.