UCONN Torrington's LCWP to Bring Two Events to Warner Theatre, 10/25 & 11/1
Warner Theatre, The Good House, Ann Leary, Roxana Robinson, Sparta
The Warner Theatre will host two UCONN Torrington's Litchfield County Writers Project, "Writers in Conversation" events in the upcoming weeks.
On Friday, October 25, Ann Leary will discuss her latest bestselling novel,The Good House with Litchfield County journalist and novelist Lauren Lipton.
With her latest bestselling novel, The Good House, about a well-regarded real estate broker who refuses to admit to herself that she is an alcoholic, Leary confirms her well-earned reputation for writing that is smart, provocative, wickedly funny, and unblinkingly honest.
Lauren Lipton is a journalist and the author of two novels,It's About Your Husband and Mating Rituals of the North American WASP, which takes place in Litchfield County.
On Friday, November 1, author Roxana Robinson discusses her latest novel, Sparta, with UConn lecturer and poet Davyne Verstandig.
Sparta, which chronicles the experience of a young soldier struggling to adjust to civilian life after returning from Iraq, confirms Robinson's formidable talent and fearlessness in plumbing the breadth and depth of human experience. As in her previous novel, Cost (2008), which centers on a family grappling with a son's heroin addiction, Robinson captures the rawness of her characters' pain with uncommon honesty and grace.
Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels and three collections of short stories. Her work has been compared to John Cheever's by The New York Times and to Edith Wharton's by Time magazine.
Davyne Verstandig is a poet and English lecturer. She is the author of two poetry collections, and has given readings in New York City and throughout New England.
Both events will be held in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre and are free and open to the public.
For More information about UCONN Torrington's Litchfield County Writer's Project, visit http://lcwp.uconn.edu/.