Nook Farm Presents: Author Tom Santopietro on “To Kill a Mockingbird”

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July 23, 2018 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Author Tom Santopietro will discuss the continuing cultural relevance of an American classic story based on his new book Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters. A screening of the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird follows the book talk and signing.

The evening is presented in partnership with The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

Santopietro traces the writing of Harper Lee’s 1960 masterpiece, her use of her Southern hometown in the novel, and the impact winning the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Literature had on Lee. He also takes readers behind the scenes for the creation of the film, with its screenplay by Horton Foote and a searing performance by Gregory Peck as humane lawyer Atticus Finch.

Tom Santopietro is the author of Barbara Cook: Then and Now, the bestselling The Sound of Music Story, The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me, Sinatra in Hollywood, Considering Doris Day, and The Importance of Being Barbra. A frequent media commentator and interviewer, he lectures about classic films and has managed more than two dozen Broadway shows during the last 30 years.
Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters:What Harper Lee’s Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today will be available for purchase ($26.99) and signing. Attendees receive a 15 percent discount this evening only; members of The Mark Twain House & Museum and The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center receive a 20 percent discount on the purchase of the book.

Tickets are $10. Buy tickets here!