Stephen King: American MasterTuesday March 3, 2020
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
A creepy corpus of facts about Stephen King and his work!
*** This program was rescheduled from February 25. If you were already registered for the program, your reservation remains in place so, if you are unable to attend on March 3, please call Reference at 860-652-7720. Our apologies for the inconvenience ***
Take a look at the life and works of one of America's most popular writers and the undeniable Master of the Macabre. This lecture covers all of King's writings - novels, novellas, short stories, nonfiction, screenplays, poetry and more. Also illustrated with dozens of rare photos from King's life and career and interspersed with comments from King colleagues, experts and co-authors. This presentation is given by a King authority. Author and retired University of New Haven professor Stephen Spignesi presents an entertaining and informative look at one of the world's most significant and popular writers. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting January 28, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.
About the presenter: Stephen Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He has written more than 60 books on these topics. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician. Christened “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King” by Entertainment Weekly magazine, Spignesi has worked with Stephen King, Turner Entertainment, the Margaret Mitchell Estate, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, the Smithsonian Institution, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Viacom and other personalities and entities on a wide range of projects. Spignesi has also contributed essays, chapters, articles and introductions to a wide range of books.
Snow date: Tuesday, March 3
Location: Friends Room
to go to the Welles-Turner Memorial Library