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Literary Lovers

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Program Type: Outreach
Age: Adult
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Through the Readers Theater production LITERARY LOVERS, you will get a peek into the relationships of three pairs of acclaimed authors: Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, Dashiell Hammett & Lillian Hellman, and Dorothy Thompson & Sinclair Lewis.

Probably no other literary love affair is more famous than that of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre. Theirs was a life that defined an age and yet they fell from personal and literary promise to emotional and financial despair. The unconventional, 30-year relationship between novelist Dashiell Hammett and playwright Lillian Hellman inspired and fueled the work each offered the literary world. The marriage of journalist and commentator on world affairs, Dorothy Thompson, and Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Sinclair Lewis, was a tempestuous union between brilliant minds, which offers clues to some of their work.

Annette Baldwin compiled and edited these stories from the authors’ diaries, letters, and journals.

Please note that this program will be held directly next door to the library at Village Green. This program is open to the public.