WSHU Join the Conversation Presents Frank DeFord
News Story: June 1, 2010
|National Public Radio member station WSHU Public Radio will hold a special event featuring NPR commentator Frank Deford for a talk about his new novel, Bliss, Remembered, on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at 7:00 pm, at Sacred Heart University’s Schine Auditorium in Fairfield, CT. This event is part of WSHU’s popular lecture series, “Join the Conversation,” which brings prominent authors to the community for engaging, thought-provoking discussions. This event is free and open to the public; a book signing will follow his talk.
In his new book, Deford explores new territory as he tells two love stories from the perspective of a beautiful should-have-been Olympic champion named Sydney Stringfellow. Set in 1936 at the Berlin Olympics, Sydney begins an intense love affair with a German, but the affair abruptly ends when political forces tear them apart. Back in the U.S., Sydney is left healing her broken heart when a striking American begins to pursue her. Frank Deford, author of The Entitled, is Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated and six-time sportswriter of the year. He is an author, NPR commentator, and correspondent for HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. He has won a Peabody, an Emmy, and numerous other awards. He lives in Westport, CT.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 7:00 pm
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, CT
**Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. There will be a $3.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit WSHU. To make reservations, or to see upcoming author events, go to www.wshu.org. This series is sponsored by IKEA and Robinson & Cole LLP.
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