Join The Wayside Inn Foundation (TWIF) and author Nicholas A. Basbanes on Tuesday evening, August 11th at 7:00 pm for virtual discussion presented live online about Basbane’s newly released literary biography, “Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.” Copies of signed hardcover books may also be purchased.
Mr. Basbanes is the author of ten critically acclaimed works of cultural history, with a particular emphasis on various aspects of books and book culture. He spent more than twelve years researching material for “Cross of Snow,” including items in the collections at The Wayside Inn and the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. Longfellow’s “Tales of a Wayside Inn” is often credited with rejuvenating what was then known as Howe’s Tavern and later renamed in honor of the work. The talk will include references to why Longfellow chose The Inn for the location of “Tales.”
Register online for the event at https://bit.ly/CrossofSnow. Prior to the event a link to the virtual talk will be e-mailed to participants.
The cost of the talk is $10 per household and copies of the signed book are $30. For those who cannot attend, we are exploring recording this program to make it available at a later date. Registrants who live out of the area of the Inn can still purchase a copy of the book with an additional charge for shipping and handling. This program is supported, in part, by Main Street Bank.
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