Join us for an afternoon of readings and discussions at The Stafford Library for the 2020 Stafford Literary Festival!
Justin Martin, a highly-praised biographer and author of five books, will discuss his biography of Frederick Law Olmstead — Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Frederick Law Olmstead was a famous landscape artist who designed New York City’s Central Park and Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts among many others. A passionate abolitionist, conservationist, and environmentalist, Olmstead’s work remains a vital, relevant part of our American story.
For more information about Justin Martin: < a href="https://justinmartin1.com/">https://justinmartin1.com/< /a>
Chrysler Szarlan, author of The Hawley Book of The Dead will read and discuss her debut novel that Booklist reviewed as “Enthralling…a magic-fueled tale of contemporary romantic suspense.”
For more information about Chrylser Szarlan: < a href="http://www.chryslerszarlan.com/about.php">http://www.chryslerszarlan.com/about.php< /a>
Connecticut writers — Maria Ostrowski and Norma Nixon Schofield — will read from their essays in Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts and discuss the project.
For more information about Maria Ostrowski: < a href="https://mariaostrowski.com/">https://mariaostrowski.com/< /a> or follow her on Instagram: @the_roughdraft