September 26, 2014

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Author Nicholas Rinaldi to Speak
Tues, Sept. 30 at HCC

BRIDGEPORT – Author Nicholas Rinaldi will read from his just-published novel The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Housatonic Community College.

The novel, set against the backdrop of the Civil War, is based on the real life of Tom Thumb, who became America’s first internationally recognized entertainer. It weaves together a behind-the-scenes look at life during the Civil War and a moving tale of one person’s odyssey to find his place in the world.

As part of the event, Rinaldi will field questions from the audience. After the event, the nearby Barnum Museum will offer small-group tours of its collection of artifacts related P. T. Barnum and Tom Thumb.

The reading will take place in the Beacon Hall Events Center from 11am to 12:30 p.m.

Housatonic Community College is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard.