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WestportREADS Kick-Off Event: Author and Broadcaster Frank Delaney On the Influence of James Joyce

January 10, 2015
Frank Delaney

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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WestportREADS: Dubliners 101

January 4, 2015
Dr. Gerry Kuroghlian

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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WestportREADS: Westport Center for Senior Activities Discuss Dubliners

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WR buttondublinersJoin Westport Center for Senior Activities and explore the classic book Dubliners by James Joyce, one of the best collections of short stories ever published. Note location: Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

WestportREADS is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.

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WestportREADS: Dubliners 101

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Join veteran English teacher Dr. Gerry Kuroghlian for an introduction to James Joyce's Dubliners, with history, background and insight into the characters, the stories and the city of Dublin. 

WestportREADS is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.

McManus Room
WestportREADS, Talks & Readings

WestportREADS 2015: History Lunch Break: Explore Irish Saugatuck

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lambdin muralWestport's Saugatuck neighborhood was once known as "Little Dublin." Take a history lunch break with Town Curator Kathie Bennewitz when she discusses the history of this vibrant, diverse community and how it evolved as she details Robert L. Lambdin’s meticulously researched mural depicting Saugatuck as a center of manufacturing and river commerce in 19th century Westport. The exhibit, “Saugatuck @ Work: Haven of Community, Commerce, Innovation,” is on display at the Westport Historical Society through May 30.

Limit: 30. Tickets, $5, available at the door. Registration suggested at 203.222.1424. Co-Sponsor: Westport Historical Society and Westport Arts Advisory Committee.

Location: Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport.

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WestportREADS 2015 is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.

 

 

 

 

This exhibit at the Westport Historical Society was supported by a grant from CT at Work.

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WestportREADS 2015: Whiskey Tasting at LUXE

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lew brysontasting whiskeyLew Bryson of Whiskey Advocate magazine will lead a tasting of Irish spirits and sign copies of his book, Tasting Whiskey. Tickets $75 per person. Purchase tickets online. Location: LUXE Wine Bar & Craft Cocktails, 190 Main St.

WestportREADS 2015 is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.

Co-sponsored with CTbites.com.

The Westport Library is a 501(c)(3) organization. $30 per ticket is tax-deductible as provided by law. All proceeds benefit Library programs. 

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WestportREADS 2015: Dine Around Town: Dublin! at Terrain

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wr buttonEnjoy Dublin-inspired three-course meals, including wine. Dinners at 7 pm.

$100 per person. Purchase tickets online.

Terrain, located at 561 Post Road East, serves local, organic meals in an environment that aesthetically and gastronomically reflects the cycle of the seasons and the local Westport community. Look at the menu.

WestportREADS 2015 is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.

Dates and locations for Dine Around Town Dublin!

Tuesday, January 6 • TERRAIN
Wednesday, January 14 • DA PIETRO
Thursday, January 22 • BLUE LEMON
Wednesday, January 28 • SPOTTED HORSE TAVERN

Co-sponsored with CTbites.com.

The Westport Library is a 501(c)(3) organization. $35 per ticket is tax-deductible as provided by law. All proceeds benefit Library programs. 

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WestportREADS: Mother-Daughter Tea & the Film, Circle of Friends

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circle of friendswr buttonJoin The Westport Library at Toquet Hall Teen Center for tea, treats and a viewing of Circle of Friends, a film about the lives and loves of a group of friends attending college in 1950s Dublin. (1995, 103 mins.) Register online. Co-sponsored with Saugatuck Sweets and DAVIDsTEA.

Note location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East, 2nd floor.

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WestportREADS: The Art of the Irish Fisherman's Sweater

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irish sweaterJulie Van Norden of Westport Yarns shares historic stitches and patterns of this uniquely Irish style of sweater. Participants are invited to bring their own sweaters or works in progress to share. Co-sponsored with Westport Yarns.

 

McManus Room
WestportREADS, Seminars & Workshops

WestportREADS Movie: A Talkback and Special Screening of The Dead

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the deadwr buttonThe Westport Library and Westport Cinema Initiative, as part of its ongoing series of pop-up films, present The Dead at Christ and Holy Trinity Church. The final film of legendary director John Huston is based on the closing story of James Joyce's Dubliners. In Dublin 1904, friends congregate, as they have done for years, at a New Year’s party in the household of the Misses Morkan. The mood is coloured by anguish as Gretta (Anjelica Huston) remembers a long-lost love, much to the incomprehension of her husband Gabriel (Donal McCann). Greta's story conveys the sentiment shared by James Joyce: no matter how long in their graves, the dead will always influence the living. For Huston, the film served as an elegant and melancholic farewell to Ireland and to life itself. The film was co-written by Huston with his son, Tony Huston.(1982, 85 Minutes)

A discussion will follow with Joe Meyers, entertainment reporter for Hearst Newspapers and Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale University and James Joyce expert.

Purchase tickets ($10) at westportcinema.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. Partner: Westport Cinema Initiative. Sponsored by Marjorie Beinfield.

Note location: Christ & Holy Trinity Church

WestportREADS is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.

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