Remembering Evan Connell

  • Sausalito Library 420 Litho Street Sausalito, CA, 94965 United States

Smilin’ Jack in 1985. (aka Evan Connell)  Photo by (photo Susan Gilbert AP)

Join us for a special program dedicated to Sausalito-based author and editor Evan Connell, perhaps best known for two novels considered among the finest of twentieth century American literature, Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge.

As a contributor and later co-editor of Contact Magazine, Connell was a member of the local "Algonquin Circle" of writers and editors who met regularly from the late '50s through the early ’60s at Sausalito's No Name Bar. Sitting at the table reserved for the group by No Name owner Neil Davis, Evan was a commanding though often silent figure in the company of habitual talkers.

The program will feature readings from Connell’s works and reminiscences from his friends, including Bill Kirsch, Rick Seymour and Neil Davis.