Stephen Spignesi, University of New Haven professor and author of 499 Facts About Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America’s Founding Fathers, will present a new program based on his acclaimed book on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m., at the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St.
The program includes a slideshow as well as a question and answer session. Each attendee receives a free, signed, limited edition, full-color tri-fold brochure about the founders.
Stephen Spignesi is a bestselling author whose close to 70 published works include books about Stephen King, the Beatles, American history, the Titanic, George Washington, the American presidents, John F. Kennedy Jr., world disasters, Robin Williams, the work of Woody Allen, and books on Native American history and the lost books of the Bible. He is also the author of Dialogues, a novel praised for “reinventing the psychological thriller.”
Spignesi was hailed as “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King” by Entertainment Weekly magazine and has worked with Stephen King, the Margaret Mitchell estate, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, the Smithsonian Institution, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and other personalities and entities on a wide range of projects. He appeared in the 1998 E! documentary, The Kennedys: Power, Seduction, and Hollywood, the A & E Biography of Stephen King in January 2000, and the ITV documentary Autopsy: Robin Williams in 2015.
Spignesi is also a Practitioner in Residence at the University of New Haven where he teaches Composition and Literature, and he is the founder and editor-in-chief of the small press publishing company, The Stephen John Press.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is requested online at trumbullct-library.org or by calling the library at 203-452- 5197.