Author and Westport resident Amanda Freeman talks about her debut book, Getting Me Cheap: How Low-Wage Work Traps Women and Girls in Poverty. Freeman and Dodson provide both policy solutions and a keen moral vision for organizing women across class lines. Getting Me Cheap is essential for readers of Barbara Ehrenreich, Arlie Hochschild, Sophie Lewis, Kathi Weeks, and anyone with an interest in equality, feminism, and labor.

Westport’s own Dan Woog brings his popular blog “06880: Where Westport Meets the World” to life, via the Verso Studios at the Westport Library – recorded LIVE in the Trefz Forum! On Monday, November 28 at noon hear Dan's conversation with Vasili Tziolis, a native of Westport who is the current General Manager of Westport's iconic Sherwood Diner.

On Saturday, November 19, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club fame presented Residual Groove, a funk-fusion, improv-heavy dance band out of Fairfield County, and contemporary singer-songwriter Brian Dolzani. Residual Groove is a five-piece Funk-Fusion band out of Norwalk, featuring brothers Previn Edwards (guitar/vocals) and Kiran Edwards (keys/vocals), Miles Livolsi (bass/vocals), Henry Thomas (drums), and Garrett Halstead (percussion). Their bio reads: “With a healthy mix of groovy originals and surprising covers, Residual Groove joins their influences and creations together through tasteful segues and spontaneously improvised segments.” Westporters will recognize Residual Groove from its continued Dunville’s residency.

On Saturday, November 19, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club fame presented Residual Groove, a funk-fusion, improv-heavy dance band out of Fairfield County, and contemporary singer-songwriter Brian Dolzani. The storytelling roots of Dolzani’s music are in the singer-songwriter tradition of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Credence Clearwater Revival, among others. He has played at famed stages such as the World Cafe, Daryl’s House, New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, The 5-Spot in Nashville, and the Blue Plate Special radio program in Knoxville, among many others.

Westport’s own Dan Woog brings his popular blog “06880: Where Westport Meets the World” to life, via the Verso Studios at the Westport Library – recorded LIVE in the Trefz Forum! On Monday, November 14 at noon hear Dan's conversation with Maxx Crowley, a native of Westport and the current President of the Westport Downtown Association. Surrounded by real estate his entire life through his father’s company, SCA Crowley Real Estate Services, Maxx felt passionate in following the footsteps of his family.

TEA Talk, Westport Arts Advisory Committee's panel exploring provocative, topical subjects in the arts, returns to the Trefz Forum. TEA Talks’ three panels will consider the impact of the last two years on creativity and consumption of the arts. Were home-bound artists more or less creative? What new ways were discovered to express one’s creativity? Does the public now consume the arts differently from the way it did before?

Candidates running for the CT State Legislature representing towns and cities from State Senate Districts 26 and State House Districts 136 and 42 will participate in a Candidates Forum on Tuesday, November 2, 2022 at 7 pm at the Westport Library.

Professional Costumer C. Delari Johnston joined us for Camp Explore: 2022 Sewing Creature Comforts to create a camper-designed creature.

Professional Costumer C. Delari Johnston joined us for Camp Explore: 2022 Sewing Creature Comforts to create a camper-designed creature.

Professional Costumer C. Delari Johnston joined us for Camp Explore: 2022 Sewing Creature Comforts to create a camper-designed creature.

Professional Costumer C. Delari Johnston joined us for Camp Explore: 2022 Sewing Creature Comforts to create a camper-designed creature.

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