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Westport’s Version of the Algonquin Roundtable

Jane Green

Betty and Ralph Sheffer Gallery, Limited Seating
Sunday, March 10, 3-5 pm, Tickets: $10
Call 203-222-1424 for tickets

Join us for a panel discussion with some of Westport’s notable artists and writers as we talk about the life of the artist here past and present.

Novelist Jane Green began writing as a journalist in the UK and is the author of 12 bestselling books exploring the lives of real women, real life, and all the things life throws at them. Her most recent book, Another Piece of My Heart, releases in paperback in March. As well as writing a daily blog she contributes to various publications, both online and print, including Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Wowowow, and Self.

Bud Shulman grew up in Westport, a Staples High graduate, he’ll be speaking about those halcyon days when his dad was writing novels and TV shows, including Rally Around the Flag Boys!, a novel about Westport and made into a movie featuring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
Pulitzer Prize winning illustrator, Leonard Everett Fisher came to Westport in the 50’s. His paintings and illustrations are in over 260 publications; he’s also created several distinguished postage stamps and was the curator of the Westport Postage Stamp collection here at the Historical Society.

Richard Webb, head of the New Canaan High School social studies department, is an F. Scott Fitzgerald expert. He’ll shed light the Fitzgerald’s stay in Westport back in 1920 as well as setting the record straight on whether Westport inspired parts of the Great Gatsby. 

Moderator Robert Steven Williams, an award winning Westport fiction writer, has just released his first novel, My Year as a Clown. Based in Putnam’s Landing of 2003, PL is an homage to Max Shulman’s PL from Rally Around the Flag Boys! Max lived in Westport and Rally was modeled on the Westport of the late ‘50s. Robert will be reading a few passages from both books.

Plus: a special video by Dan Woog, longtime Westport columnist and blogger of 06880

Admission includes light refreshments  and a Copy of “My Year as a Clown”