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More than Playful Virtuosity: The Poetry of John Updike

July 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Judson Scruton leads a 4-part series on the poetry of John Updike. The sessions are July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1 and will examine a selection of Updike’s poetry with references to his life and selected works of fiction. Susan Boyer, leader of the Wilton Library Readers and this summer’s 6 New Yorker Short Stories in 6 Weeks, will co-lead the July 25 session. The Updike story she will discuss is “Here Comes the Maples” – first published in The New Yorker, October 3, 1976. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. A poetry packet will be available at the front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley.

The seminar will be held in the Rimer Room. Advance registration required. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. See library’s registration link (below) for details and to register, or call 203-762-6334.


Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Wilton, CT 06987
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