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Elizabeth Bradley on Washington Irving

October 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Sponsored by The Caxton Club

Halloween approaches. It’s Friday the 13th. The path to the Caxton meeting is illuminated by the faint glow of a Zoom screen. And are those the sounds of hoofbeats approaching from behind? Could it be a hurrying Hessian?

With all of that, not even Van Winkle could nod off as Dr. Elizabeth Bradley reanimates the legendary works and career of author, traveler, and diplomat Washington Irving in a generously illustrated presentation.

Bradley serves as Vice President of Programs and Engagement at Historic Hudson Valley. If you pick up either of two Penguin Classic editions of Irving’s works, you’ll discover that she edited both. She is the author of Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York and New York (Cityscopes). You may also have seen her work in the New York TimesSmithsonian, and the Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York. Frequently heard on a variety of media, she’s an engaging speaker with a wealth of fascinating stories to share.

There’s no reason to lose your head. Registering has never been easier: https://caxtonclub.org/event-5392318/Registration

Live attendance and lunch

View Zoom program on eighth floor, Steel Room, Union League Club. Presentation begins at 12:00 PM CT. Lunch immediately following in the fourth floor Rendezvous. $35 includes non-alcoholic beverage, a cup of soup, and your choice of sandwich, salad, or hot entree, tax, and tip. (Must register and pre-pay by 12:00 pm 10/11/2023.)

Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

Zoom begins at 12:00PM CT/1:00 PM ET. Preregistration required via website.


October 13, 2023
12:00 pm CDT
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