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Meet the Author: Kate Russo

Thursday, March 4, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Darien Library is happy to welcome author, Kate Russo to discuss her book, Super Host. Kate will be joined by our very own super Director, Kiera Parrott.

A painter herself, Russo makes the act of creating art come alive, while effectively limning her characters in this incisive study of contemporary life.—Library Journal

Join us for this wonderful event!

About the Book

Kate Russo’s engaging, tender, and compulsively readable debut novel, Super Host is a coming of middle-age story in which a quiet, lonely has-been artist seeks to move beyond his safe and predictable life and fully open himself to love.

Russo, herself an established painter, deftly captures the self-doubt and fear that accompanies the drive to make art, along with a thoughtful exploration of finding oneself at middle age and beginning life anew.

With a light wit and razor-sharp insight, Super Host is a lovingly crafted meditation on loneliness and connection that acknowledges the courage it takes to start over at middle age, to reclaim one’s self and one’s dreams, and to begin a new life with purpose.

About the Author

Kate Russo grew up in Maine, but now divides her time between Maine and the UK. She has an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, and while living in London, she worked with the theatre group, Love Bites, who presented two of her short plays (“The Blind” and “Bernie's Night Off”) at the Calder Bookshop Theatre. She exhibits widely in the United States and England. Learn more at KateRusso.com and connect on Instagram @RussoKate.

About the Moderator

Before becoming the Director of Darien Library in September 2020, Kiera Parrott was the Reviews and Production Director for Library Journal and School Library Journal, where she oversaw the publication of over 12,000 influential book and media reviews annually and launched and expanded numerous professional development events and training courses for library professionals nationwide. She previously worked at Darien Library from 2008–2013 as a children’s/collection development librarian and as Head of Children’s Services.

This event is co-sponsored by Barrett Bookstore. If you would like to buy the book please visit their website.

Registration Information

Need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the meeting after you register.

Photo of Kate Russo by Tom Butler

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