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Did you know that The Great Gatsby was written in Connecticut?

Selected by The New Yorker as one of the best films of 2020, Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story is about the spark that propels F. Scott Fitzgerald’s interest toward writing The Great Gatsby. The documentary delves deep into what happened that summer in Westport, CT and how it impacted both Scott and Zelda’s art, including new evidence to support how Westport inspired Gatsby. The film also exposes why the scholarly community concluded this period was insignificant. Featuring Sam Waterston and narrated by Keir Dullea, the film was selected by over a dozen domestic and international film festivals and won several awards. Distributed by Vision Films, Inc, it is currently available on a variety of digital platforms in the US and Canada. 

Robert Steven Williams is an award-winning filmmaker and novelist. His first full-length documentary Gatsby in Connecticut was selected by The New Yorker as one of the best films of 2020. Robert spends most of his time writing stories and making short films for not-for-profits including the Paul Newman founded Safe Water Network, and the Dublin-based, Concern Worldwide. He’s currently working on a full-length documentary about the Elman Football Club of Mogadishu, the club uses sport to inspire cooperation in a country where most have only known war. Williams is also a Harvard Business School graduate.

About the Literary Salon

The Literary Salon is the virtual 'book club hour' for Fairfield University.

Knowing of the Quick Center's diverse areas of focus, we've invited senior media/ publishing - expert Meryl Moss to broaden our reading lists. With her successful agency's fingertip gauging the pulse, we will have extended seminar class sessions, with authors who are young, new and also widely established. Please join us and become active community participants.

Meryl Moss is founder and president of Meryl Moss Media, an international literary media relations and marketing firm. For more than 27 years from their little black building on Saugatuck Avenue in Westport, the team at Meryl Moss Media, has been promoting and branding authors and their books through media exposure, speaking engagements, social media, influencer introductions, creative marketing initiatives and solutions. Whether debut writers, midlist or even occasional bestsellers. Rather than focus on the household names you read about everywhere, BookTrib.com’s mantra is to give voice to those authors that really need to be heard – and read.

"Appreciating the diverse interests of our Open MINDS Institute class programs, we want to create special conversations with fellow book habituates and seekers of ideas," says Dr. Philip Eliasoph, program director.

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