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Gatsby in Connecticut: Author Lecture and Book Signing

  • Thornton Wilder Hall 2901 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT, 06518 United States (map)

The Great Gatsby has long been synonymous with Long Island, but what if Fitzgerald’s true inspiration came from here in Connecticut? Historian and author Richard “Deej” Webb examines the possibility in his book Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda: Westport, Connecticut 1920. A companion documentary titled “Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story”, directed by Robert Steven Williams is slated to be released this fall. The (Thornton Wilder Hall/The Graduate Institute and Hamden Arts Center) is pleased to welcome Deej Webb and Robert Williams as they discuss their book and documentary. A reception and book signing will follow the talk.