Memoirist and activist
Michael Patrick MacDonald: Memoirist and activist
Michael Patrick MacDonald says may have moved to Brooklyn, but he’s never totally left his home turf in Boston, which he depicted in his two memoirs “All Souls’’ and “Easter Rising’’ about growing up in a Catholic family of 12 in Southie’s Old Colony project. MacDonald is the author-in-residence at Northeastern University. On March 7 he will appear at a sold-out benefit screening of the new film “Being Flynn’’ at the Kendall Square Cinema.