The Legacy of Robin Williams ~ CANCELLEDTuesday April 14, 2020
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
*** Program cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions ***
Take a look at the life and work of the lost American Master, the genius who was breathtakingly funny and who could also tackle serious dramatic roles that could move viewers to tears. The illustrated lecture is by Stephen Spignesi, author of The Robin Williams Scrapbook and the forthcoming Robin Williams, American Master. This lecture looks at Robin's life and presents highlights and fascinating details about 22 of his most iconic films. Attendees will hear real-world anecdotes about Robin that illustrate the kind of man he was, and we will also hear Robin's favorite joke (yes, he had one!). Attendees will receive a signed, trifold, limited edition color brochure containing Robin's complete filmography. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting March 17, 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. Spignesi has worked with 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.
Location: Friends Room
to go to the Welles-Turner Memorial Library