Short Attention Span Literary Club

Wednesday, January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

We are excited to announce the launch of our new reading club!

If you have been wanting to join a book club, but worried about the time commitment, this group is for you.  We’ll meet every couple of months and discuss short stories and articles that have a connection to our exhibits.

For our inaugural meeting, we will be discussing John Cheever’s classic The Swimmer, a short story (with a twist!) about suburbia and social status in the 1960s, over tea, coffee and cookies. Afterward, you can take a walk through our exhibition Pools, Patios & the Invention of the American Backyard, and see how the story connects to the larger context of 1950s and 60s outdoor culture.

The Swimmer can be found in many Cheever short story collections, or you can access a free copy here.

Cost: free for CHS members, $8 for non-members

This is a drop-in program, but we welcome RSVPs to help us better serve our visitors. Please email [email protected] or call 860-236-5621 ext. 238. Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at [email protected].

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