Items tagged with Fiction

A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss "Pride & Prejudice"

December 3, 2016
Pride and Prejudice

Staples High School teachers Jamie Pacuk and Mary Elizabeth Fulco discussed Jane Austen’s "Pride & Prejudice" on December 3, 2016.

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Author Dinitia Smith In Conversation with Sybil Steinberg

December 8, 2016
Dinitia Smith

Dinitia Smith discussed her novel "The Honeymoon," with Sybil Steinberg, Publishers Weekly contributing editor on December 8, 2016.

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A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss "Persuasion"

July 30, 2016
Susan Ostrov Weisser

As a part of a year of reading Jane Austen, Dr. Susan Ostrov Weisser, a professor of English at Adelphi University, discussed Persuasion on July 30, 2016 at the Westport Library. 

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Healing Through Art & Words: Five Authors Discuss 9/11 and Coping with Tragedy Through a Writer's Lens

September 12, 2016
Healing Through Art & Words

Authors Nora Baskin (nine, ten: a 9/11 Story), Gae Polisner (The Memory of Things), Jewell Parker Rhodes (Towers Falling), Wendy Mills (All We Have Left) and Lauren Tarshis (I Survived series) discussed coping with tragedy through a writer’s lens and their new books for middle grades and young adults at the Westport Library on September 12, 2016. 

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A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss "Mansfield Park" with English Professor Dr. Pamela Buck

May 21, 2016
Dr. Pamela Buck

Sacred Heart University English professor Dr. Pamela Buck led a discussion of Mansfield Park on May 21, 2016.

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Bestselling Young Adult Author Kimberly McCreight

May 20, 2016
Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her spoke about her new young adult trilogy The Outliers on May 20, 2016.

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Internationally Bestselling Author Charlotte Rogan on Her New Book, "Now and Again"

May 3, 2016
"Now and Again"

Westport author Charlotte Rogan discusses her new book, Now and Again on May 3, 2016.

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NYT Bestselling Author Helen Simonson in Conversation with Sybil Steinberg on Her New Book, "The Summer Before the War"

April 12, 2016
Helen Simonson & Sybil Steinberg

Helen Simonson discussed her National Bestselling novel The Summer Before the War with Sybil Steinberg, Publisher's Weekly contributing editor on April 12, 2016. 

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A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss "Sense and Sensibility" with Dr. Mark Schenker

April 9, 2016
Sense & Sensibility Book Jacket

As a part of the Westport Library program "A Year of Reading Jane Austen," join a discussion of Sense and Sensibility, led by Dr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean at Yale College on April 9, 2016. This novel has entered its third century without losing any of its freshness. Dean Schenker has frequently lectured on the works of Jane Austen; in the summer of 2013 he was the featured speaker at a conference of the CT chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

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Author Robert Hill on His Book, "The Remnants"

March 22, 2016
Robert Hill

Former Westporter Robert Hill discussed his second novel, The Remnants, set during the twilight days of the once-Utopian community of New Eden on March 22, 2016.

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