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Historical Society to hold Valentine literary event

Published 4:59 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013
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The Westport Historical Society will hold "A Valentine to Westport's Literary Heritage" program from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the society, 25 Avery Place.

The event will comprise a two-hour panel discussion on past and present Westport residents who have been major players on the nation's arts scene, according to a release. Panelists will include novelist Jane Green, 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 1920s.

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," the release states. 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 will include 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.

Tickets are $20, $18 for members. Chocolate and sparkling wine will be served, and attendees will receive a special valentine and a copy of "My Year as a Clown."

For information, visit www.westporthistory,org or call 203-222-1424.