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As we head into fall 2013, we’d like you to know about two great events we have planned for this semester. Please note that all events are free and open to the public and take place downtown at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at the Warner Theatre, Torrington. A book signing will follow both events.
Writers in Conversation: Fall 2013
Friday, October 25th 7:00pm-8:30pm
Writers in Conversation: Ann Leary discusses her latest bestselling novel, The Good House with Litchfield County journalist and novelist Lauren Lipton.
Ann will discuss the novel, the writer’s life, and a wealth of other subjects with another esteemed Litchfield County writer, Lauren Lipton.
With her latest bestselling novel, The Good House, about a well-regarded real estate broker who refuses to admit to herself that she is an alcoholic, Leary confirms her well-earned reputation for writing that is smart, provocative, wickedly funny, and unblinkingly honest.
Lauren Lipton is a journalist and the author of two novels, It’s About Your Husband and Mating Rituals of the North American WASP, which takes place in Litchfield County.
Friday, November 1st 7:00pm-8:30pm
Writers in Conversation: Roxana Robinson discusses her latest novel, Sparta,with UConn lecturer and poet Davyne Verstandig
Sparta, which chronicles the experience of a young soldier struggling to adjust to civilian life after returning from Iraq, confirms Robinson’s formidable talent and fearlessness in plumbing the breadth and depth of human experience. As in her previous novel, Cost (2008), which centers on a family grappling with a son’s heroin addiction, Robinson captures the rawness of her characters’ pain with uncommon honesty and grace.
Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels and three collections of short stories. Her work has been compared to John Cheever’s by The New York Times and to Edith Wharton’s by Time magazine.
Davyne Verstandig is a poet and English lecturer. She is the author of two poetry collections, and has given readings in New York City and throughout New England.
For further information about the event or to be added to our email list, email email@example.com or call 860-626-6802.
Kathy Knapp Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, English
Director, Litchfield County Writers Project
University of Connecticut