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Book Talk with Susan Campbell

June 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Ivoryton Library presents a Book Talk with Susan Campbell on Sunday, June 9 at 4pm. Susan Campbell will speak about her new book, Frog Hollow: Stories from an American Neighborhood (Wesleyan University Press, 2019), a love letter to immigration, told in colorful, historical vignettes.

Frog Hollow is a multilayered, ethnically diverse neighborhood just west of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, home to immigrants from many nations. During the Revolutionary War, it was a progressive hub, and later, in the mid-late 19th century, a hotbed of industry. In telling their stories, Campbell focuses on the inventors, entrepreneurs and workers of the neighborhood, as well as the impact of African American migration to Hartford, the Civil Rights movement and the continuing fight for housing. Campbell says, “You can learn a lot by taking a deep-dive into one American neighborhood,” and there are parallels to be drawn with the village of Ivoryton, which Campbell will discuss.

Books will be available for purchase and signing during the reception.

Susan Campbell, a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of New Haven, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a widely read Hartford Courant columnist, a regular commentator on WNPR, and a guest on CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” the BBC, WTNH-TV, and the local news show “Face the State.” She is also part of the Connecticut Health Investigative Team, an award-winning health and safety website. Her work at The Courant – where she was a staff writer and columnist for 25 years and is currently a freelance columnist – has been recognized by the National Women’s Political Caucus, the New England Associated Press News Executives, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Society for Professional Journalists, among numerous other organizations.


June 9, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Ivoryton Library
106 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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