Home Events - Trixie's List Arts Books AN AFTERNOON ON THE PIAZZA


featuring readings from author Brush’s new novel
Mel Harris, left and Bob Bruch, right
Come join us on Saturday, August 5th, 2023 at 4:00 PM for a celebration of people and places, travel and inspiration, and the joys and sorrows of the writing life, from Hollywood to Hudson, with the star of TV’s “thirtysomething” and the Emmy-Award writer/producer of “The Wonder Years.”
“The Piazza is a delight. These tales evoke the magic of Calvino’s most beguiling works and the conscience-searing observations of Joyce’s Dubliners. There’s humor and wisdom in these stories, and beauty too, and – delivered so deftly you don’t see it coming – the hard punch of history.”– Rachel Kadish, author of The Weight of Ink, winner of the National Jewish Book Award and the John Gardner Fiction Award.
“The stories mix together like the colors in an artist’s palette: funny and subversive, ironic and touching. It’s an Italian romance, sparkling with light and color, filled with unexpected characters and improbable victories – as, all the while, tragedy and sorrow lurk in the sunlit shadows. It’s radiant with enchantment.  I loved it.”– Michael Dinner, Emmy Award winning director and producer of Justified and The Wonder Years.MEL HARRIS is an actress/writer/director known for her portrayal of Hope Steadman on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award winning series, thirtysomething. She starred in the NBC comedy Something So Right and drama series Saints and Sinners. Harris has appeared in numerous feature films and television projects. She will next be seen reprising her role as Kathy from the feature film King of Knives in the sequel, Queen of Knives. Harris has added writing and producing to her slate with her partner, Emmy Award winning writer and producer, Bob Brush, under their shingle Topanga Moon Productions. Her full time hobby is designing and renovating houses. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband, a menagerie of animals, and whichever children happen to drop in.
BOB BRUSH is an Emmy Award winning writer-composer and Executive Producer of ABC’s The WonderYears, for which he also received Peabody and Humanitas Awards. He wrote and produced the CBS hitseries Early Edition and ABC’s Karen Sisco, as well as adapting the novels The Prince of Tides and Scruples for television.  Brush was the Pitchpipe of the 1969 Yale Whiffenpoofs, wrote scripts and music for TV’s Captain Kangaroo and Sesame Street, and composed the score for the Broadway musical The First, about baseball immortal Jackie Robinson. The Piazza: Stories from Piazza Santa Caterina Piccola is his first novel.
To reserve seats please call the library 518-851-7120 or email info@claveracklibrary.org . Library parking is located at 629 Route 23B, Claverack NY.


Aug 05 2023


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Claverack Free Library
Claverack Free Library
9 Route 9H, Claverack, NY 12513-0417
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