Glass House Readings brings notable authors and intellectuals to the Glass House to read from a new work. The guest author and audience will also walk the site and enjoy a light reception.
The Glass House. Visitors begin and end at the Glass House Visitor Center, located at 199 Elm Street directly across from the New Canaan train station. Tickets $75 per person. Space is limited; reservations are required and can be made through the Glass House website http://www.theglasshouse.org.
The Glass House Readings series is presented in partnership with the New Canaan Library. Watch for our joint lecture series that will take place at the Library in the winter months.
Sunday, May 19, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Daniel Mendelsohn, award-winning writer, critic, translator, and author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million will read from his forthcoming book, An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic, to be published in 2014 by Alfred A. Knopf.
Mendelsohn’s book tells the story of a father and son wrapped around a retelling of Homer’s epic, entwining meditations on the Odyssey with an account of the year he spent reading The Odyssey with his late father — a year that culminated in their recreating the voyage of Odysseus at sea.
Thursday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Christopher Rawlins will read from his book, Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction. He is the founder of Rawlins Design Inc. and winner of numerous design competitions.
About the Glass House Built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, the Glass House is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, CT. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. The tour season runs from May to November and advance reservations are required. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.theglasshouse.org.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places to enrich our future. http://www.PreservationNation.org.