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 Tuesday, May 30, watch his interview with Brian McGunagle, the founder of Westport Pride.
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, May 15, watch his interview with Robin Chung, editor of Westport Lifestyle Magazine.
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, May 1, watch his interview with Tommy Greenwald. Tommy is the author of Game Changer, , a YALSA Top Ten Pick for Reluctant Readers, an Amazon Best Book of The Month, a Junior Library Guild premiere selection, and the winner of the Kentucky and Rhode Island Middle School Reading Awards; His new series, The Good Sports League, just launched with the first book, The Ultimate Goal. He is...
the Co-Founder of Spotco Advertising, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, and the lyricist and co-bookwriter of John & Jen, an off-Broadway musical.
Please join authors and educators Peggy S. Bud and Tamara L. Jacobson on Monday evening, April 24, at 7 pm in the Trefz Forum for an exploration of their new book, Navigating Special Education, which provides a timely and innovative roadmap for parents, educators, and administrators to build proactive, positive partnerships that will lead to 21st century best practices for students. Sivan Hong, a well-known advocate for special education and a bestselling children’s book author, will moderate the conversation.
The second in Andrew Wilk's three-part medical series focused on atrial fibrillation, what it is and why it is so important! Dr. Robert Altbaum explained what atrial fibrillation means and what it looks like on an electrocardiogram. Dr. Murali Chiravuri, an expert in electrophysiology, highlighted the causes, medical complications, medical treatment, and newest ablation therapies for atrial fibrillation.
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, April 17, watch his interview with Art Schoeller of the Greens Farms Association, a neighborhood dedicated to preserving and enhancing the residential quality of life in the Green’s Farms area of Westport, Connecticut.
Go Ahead, Write Something is for writers who want motivation and the deep-down truths about getting published, and how to find joy in writing and sharing your work with the world. Listen in to hear the stories of a variety of authors, from bestsellers to those debuting with their first book. About the hosts: Tessa Smith McGovern is a published author, and writing instructor.
Christina Thompson, editor of Harvard Review and award-winning author, discusses how writers get published in HR.
Christina's first book, "Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All" is a "highly unusual blend of personal memoir, travel writing and anthropology ... the happy result of a scholarly writer looking round at this particular theoretical minefield and deciding to make it her home," said the Sunday Times (London). It received the following awards: A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE FINALIST, 2009 NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD, 2010 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING.
book, "Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia," is the quest to understand who first settled the islands of the remote pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know. It received the following awards: A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE, WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER, 2020 PRIME MINISTER’S LITERARY AWARD, 2020 VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD, 2019 NSW PREMIER’S GENERAL HISTORY AWARD FINALIST, 2019 MOUNTBATTEN MARITIME AWARD, 2020 PHI BETA KAPPA RALPH WALDO EMERSON AWARD, 2019 SIGURD F. OLSON NATURE WRITING AWARD, 2019 QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARD.
Since 2000, she has been the editor of Harvard Review. The recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award, as well as fellowships from the NEA, the Australia Council, and ArtsVictoria, Christina will be a Creative Arts Fellow at the National Library of Australia in 2023. She teaches writing at Harvard University Extension and lives outside Boston with her husband and three sons.
The Library's guest for the Spring 2023 Malloy Lecture in the Arts, held April 1 as the closing act of VersoFest Day 3, was Richard Butler, acclaimed painter and frontman for the Psychedelic Furs, in conversation with Rock 'n' Roll Hall or Famer Chris Frantz, drummer for Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. The Malloy Lecture in the Arts is made possible by a generous contribution from the late Westport artist Susan Malloy.
Women's fiction author Barbara Josselsohn had a bumpy start and then published four novels in three years.
Here's how. Barbara Josselsohn is the author of five novels: The Cranberry Inn (Bookouture, 2022), The Lily Garden (Bookouture, 2021), The Bluebell Girls (Bookouture, 2020), The Lilac House (Bookouture, 2020) and The Last Dreamer (Lake Union, 2015). Her articles and essays appear in a range of publications, including New York Magazine, Parents Magazine, Westchester Magazine, WorkingMother.com, and the New York Times.
Bestseller Naomi Novik's down-to-earth wisdom will help you start (and finish) your stories.
Naomi is an acclaimed American author of speculative fiction. She is known for the Temeraire series (2006–2016), an alternate history of the Napoleonic Wars involving dragons, and her Scholomance fantasy series (2020–22). Her standalone fantasy novels "Uprooted" (2015) and "Spinning Silver" (2018) were inspired by Polish folklore and the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale respectively. She has won many awards for her work, including the Alex, Audie, British Fantasy, Locus, Mythopoeic and Nebula Awards. Her latest award-winning trilogy, The Scholomance, is available now.
Discover how Tessa kept the faith through years of not selling and how she finally achieved her goals of publication and quit her job to write full time. Go Ahead, Write Something is for writers who want motivation and the deep-down truths about getting published, and how to find joy in writing and sharing your work with the world. Listen in to hear the stories of a variety of authors, from bestsellers to those debuting with their first book.
Andrew Wilk returns with a brand new, three-part series focusing on cardiovascular health. The first part of this Westport Library Medical Series will focus on coronary artery disease, featuring Dr. Robert Altbaum, Dr. Ari Pollack, and Dr. Mitchell Dreisman in conversation. Coronary artery disease: Taming America’s #1 killer. One in four deaths in the U.S. is due to coronary artery disease. How to fight back.
Dan Woog in conversation on March 6 with Westport resident Sophie B. Hawkins. Sophie was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy in 1992, and has earned platinum and gold record status for a number of her music releases in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. She has lent her voice and in-person efforts to organizations working for the environment, animal rights, children’s issues, Get Out the Vote efforts, and LGBTQ equality.