‘Fridays at Five’ Welcomes Maureen Sherry

Maureen Sherry.

After 12 years on Wall Street, Maureen Sherry — a managing director at Bear Stearns — switched gears to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University and focus on her writing, while tutoring at inner city schools.

Her move was quickly validated.

For her first book, “Walls Within Walls,” Sherry won curriculum prizes from Texas and Connecticut, and was named one of the Best New Voices by the American Library Association.

On Friday, July 20, the author will discuss her most recent novel, “Opening Belle” — which has been optioned by Reese Witherspoon and is currently being readied for the big screen by Warner Brothers — starting at 5 p.m. as part of the Hampton Library’s “Fridays at Five” series, located at 2478 Main Street in Bridgehampton.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and admission is $25. For more information, call (631) 537-0015 or visit hamptonlibrary.org.