Nicholas DiGiovanni, novelist, essayist, and journalist, has modernized Washington Irving’s classic Tale, Rip Van Winkle. During the 1960s,returning to upstate New York, Rip is now a toll collector on the Tappan Zee bridge rather than a farmer and spends his time at the Sunnyside Tavern. One afternoon, while fleeing his wife, he journeys to the Catskill mountains and is intoxicated by a group of tiny Dutchman. He awakes 20 years later in 1989 to find his world changed. Author DiGiovanni will talk about his book and how he came to publish this story.
Rip, A Modern Retelling of Washington Irving's Classic Tale
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:00 pm