(This show was previously scheduled for January 20th but has been rescheduled for March 17th.)
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. We are pleased to welcome Deej Webb and Robert Williams as they discuss their book and documentary. A reception and book signing will follow the talk.
This event will be held in the handicapped-accessible Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Admission is $7 general admission/ $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under.