Edward Sklepowich presents Memories of Derby Public LibraryMonday May 6, 2019
6:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Edward Sklepowich, fiction writer and university professor, grew up in Derby, a few streets away from the Derby Public Library. He attended Derby public schools and graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven. Mr. Sklepowich will share childhood and adolescent memories of The Derby Public Library, which had a formative influence on his life and set him on the path of his fiction-writing, travels, and pursuit of literature as a career.
“So much began for me at The Derby Public Library. My presentation is a small way of trying to repay a huge debt.”
His series of nine books, The Urbino Macintyre Mysteries, is set in Venice, featuring an expatriate American amateur sleuth. The New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, and The Chicago Tribune have praised the series as “thoroughly civilized,” “seductive,” and “elegant.”
Edward received three Fulbright grants to North Africa and taught in Italy, Egypt, and Algeria before his current teaching position in Tunisia. Since the 1990s he has been senior professor of American and Anglophone Literature at the University of Tunisia in the Mediterranean town of Sousse. He divides his time between Tunisia and Italy, the country of his maternal heritage.
Space is limited to so registration is required online beginning April 8 or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.
Location: Meeting Room
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