Podcasts (WestportREADS)

January 14, 2017

Dr. Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College, gave a talk on the theme of homecoming in Bettyville and other works of literature and myth on January 14, 2017 at the Westport Library.

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Mark-Schenker-1-14-17.mp3


Joycean Collage
January 30, 2015

Multi-media artist Melissa Slattery discussed James Joyce's amazing impact and influence in film, theatre, fine art and literature on January 30, 2015.

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Melissa-Slattery-1-30-15.mp3


Frank Delaney
January 10, 2015

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Frank Delaney discussed his work and the vast influence of Joyce and, in particular, his classic, Dubliners, on its 100th anniversary on January 10, 2015.

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Frank-Delaney-1-10-15.mp3


Dr. Gerry Kuroghlian
January 4, 2015

Veteran English teacher Dr. Gerry Kuroghlian presented an introduction to James Joyce's Dubliners, history, background and insight into the characters, the stories and the city of Dublin on January 4, 2015. 

WestportREADS is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.

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Gerry-Kuroghlian-1-4-15.mp3


Judith Jones and Adam Gopnik
January 26, 2014

Essayist for The New Yorker, food writer, Francophile and 2009 BOOKED for the evening honoree Adam Gopnik interviewed Judith Jones, longtime editor for Julia Child and renowned food editor, on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

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Judith-Jones-and-Adam-Gopnik-1-26-14.mp3


Roger Célestin
January 22, 2014

Roger Célestin, professor of French and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut, spoke on life in post-war France as experienced by Julia and Paul Child, on Wednesday, on January 22, 2014.

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Post-War-France-1-22-14.mp3


Alex Prud’homme
January 5, 2014

Alex Prud'homme, co-author of My Life in France with his great-aunt Julia Child, spoke about the book and his memories of her for the kick-off event for WestportREADS 2014, on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

WestportREADS is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.

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Author-Alex-Prud'homme-1-5-14.mp3


Todd Bryant Weeks
January 17, 2013

Todd Bryant Weeks, a freelance writer and jazz historian, celebrated jazz with examples, stories, and a love for the music, on January 17, 2013.

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WestportREADS-Jazz-1-17-13.mp3


Eric Burns
January 14, 2013

Author Eric Burns discussed how alcohol transformed America, on January 14, 2013.

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WR-Eric-Burns-On-Prohibition-1-14-13.mp3


local celebrity readers
January 9, 2013

A host of local celebrity readers read the first two chapters of the WestportREADS book The Great Gatsby out loud, on January 9, 2013.

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WestportREADS-Out-Loud-1-9-13.mp3