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Lit Chat with Richard Webb Jr.

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2021-02-23 13:00:00 2021-02-23 14:00:00 America/New_York Lit Chat with Richard Webb Jr. Virtual Branch

Tuesday, February 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-02-23 13:00:00 2021-02-23 14:00:00 America/New_York Lit Chat with Richard Webb Jr. Take your nose out of that book and geek out with your favorite authors or discover someone new to make your bookstack sing! There are tons of authors writing everything from current events to mysteries to sci-fi and fantasy to the great American novel. Spend time with them as they talk about their latest work, what their writing process is, and join in Q&A to get to know them better. Virtual Branch

Take your nose out of that book and geek out with your favorite authors or discover someone new to make your bookstack sing! There are tons of authors writing everything from current events to mysteries to sci-fi and fantasy to the great American novel. Spend time with them as they talk about their latest work, what their writing process is, and join in Q&A to get to know them better.

Richard Webb Jr. joins Lit Chat to discuss his book Boats Against the CurrentBoats Against the Current is an essential document for anyone who has read The Great Gatsby and wondered at the fantastical world whose story it tells. After Barbara Probst Solomon wrote in a piece for The New Yorker, that Westport was the real setting for The Great Gatsby, Richard Webb Jr. knew he had to research the claim. Webb grew-up in Westport and always felt a connection between Fitzgerald's work and the town. 

Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda is the companion piece to Gatsby in Connecticutthe story of F. Scott and Zelda's wild summer of 1920. 

As James West III, General Editor of the definitive Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald says: "It is rare to find anything new in Fitzgerald Scholarship-truly it is. Most of it is familiar and very repetitive. Well, this is truly fresh."

Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN is required for registration. If you do not have a card, click here to obtain one.

A link to the Zoom meeting room will be sent 1 hour prior to the event. Your Zoom name must match your registration name for you to be admitted to the program. 

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLPrograms@coj.net.

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