Court Dorsey to read aloud for short story series

  • Sunderland Library

Recorder Staff
Sunday, November 05, 2017

SUNDERLAND — The Public Library’s short story series continues Tuesday with three stories written by James Thurber and John Sayles.

Jeannine Haas of Goshen, founding artistic director of Pauline Productions Theatre Co. in Ashfield, will read “The Night the Ghost Got In” and “The Story of Sailing,” both by Thurber. Court Dorsey, actor, director and playwright, of Wendell, will read “At the Anarchists’ Convention” by Sayles.

Thurber “is best known for the many humorous stories and cartoons he contributed to The New Yorker magazine during the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. Perhaps his best-known work is ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,’ which has been adapted as a motion picture twice,” a press statement says.

Sayles is known “as an independent film director, screenwriter, editor, and actor. His first breakthrough film was “The Return of the Secaucus 7,” which has since been added to the National Film Registry.”

Readings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Library on School Street. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Sunderland Public Library, and is free.