Rediscover Connecticut

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In Connecticut Icons, an entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, former Connecticut Magazine editor Charles Monagan presents dozens of his favorite things and places in Connecticut—from the hot lobster roll to the Yale Bowl, the U.S.S. Nautilus to the Merritt Parkway—and shows native and newcomer alike the independent spirit and local pride at the heart of this great state. 

Note Location and partner: Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport

Charles Monagan has been a writer and editor since 1972 and his work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers. From 1989 to 2013 he was the editor of Connecticut Magazine and has won the Gold Medal for Reporting from the national City and Regional Magazine Association and the Connecticut Press Club’s Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Journalism, a lifetime award.

Monagan is the author of 10 books, including The Neurotic’s HandbookThe Reluctant Naturalist, and How to Get a Monkey into Harvard. Additionally, he wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Mad Bomber, which was produced in 2011 and won first place in the Academy for New Musical Theatre’s 2012 international Search for New Musicals. His novel, Carrie Welton (2016), was awarded an Editors’ Choice from the Society of Historical Novels and was a finalist for the coveted JJ Bennett Award for Historical Fiction.   

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