Westport residents past and present have been major players on the nation’s arts scene, and you can learn all about it at “A Valentine to Westport’s Literary Heritage” Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Westport Historical Society.
The two hour panel discussion will feature best-selling novelist Jane Green, Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrator Leonard Fisher and, Richard Webb, a local expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald who will discuss the novelist’s stay in Westport in the early ’20s.
The program will be moderated by Westport fiction writer Robert Steven Williams and include a copy of his first novel, “My Year As a Clown.” His story is set in Putnam’s Landing, a fictional Westport, and is an homage to the late Westport resident Max Shulman’s novel “Rally Around the Flag Boys!” which was also set in Putnam's Landing.
Other participants are digital publisher David Wilk, a Weston resident with deep roots in Westport. A special video featuring Westport News columnist and blogger Dan Woog will also be shown.
The program takes placed from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place across from Westport Town Hall. Tickets are $20, $18 for members. Chocolate and sparkling wine will be served; in addition-participants will receive a special valentine and a Copy of “My Year as a Clown”
To learn more about the program and the Westport Historical Society, visit www.westporthistory,org or call 203-222-1424.