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Harper Lee Fans Invited To Westport Library For Book, Film Discussion

The Westport Library is holding two discussions of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and " Go Set a Watchman" in August.
The Westport Library is holding two discussions of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and " Go Set a Watchman" in August. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. – The Westport Library is holding a screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird” with conversation about the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Saturday, Aug. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s McManus Room as a prelude to the discussion of Harper Lee’s new and highly anticipated novel, “Go Set a Watchman.”

“Go Set a Watchman” will be discussed Sunday, Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. in the McManus Room.

Both discussions will be led by Sara Camarro, language arts teacher at Coletown Middle School, who has taught “To Kill a Mockingbird” to students for many years and has read the novel over 40 times.

The programs are free and open to the public.

The 1962 movie stars Gregory Peck as small town lawyer Atticus Finch and won Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Writing and Best Art Direction.

The newly discovered novel “Go Set a Watchman” features many of the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” some 20 years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch (Scout) struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, "Go Set a Watchman" casts a new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic.

Click here for more information or call the library at (203) 291-4800.

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