Dan Barry, an award-winning author and the
“This Land” columnist at The New York Times, will speak at the Tolland Public Library March 4 as part of the popular Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series.
Barry, who began his career in 1983 as
a reporter for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the library at 21 Tolland Green.
Barry won a Pulitzer Prize while at The Providence Journal before joining the Times in 1995.
He is the author of three books: “Pull Me Up: A Memoir,” “City Lights,” a collection of his “About New York”
columns for the Times; and “Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game.” The latter book won the 2102 PEN/ESPN Award for
Literary Sports Writing.
Since beginning the “This Land” column in 2007, Barry has visited all 50 states and written about such lively
characters as the coroner in “The Wizard of Oz” and an aging burlesque queen. A gifted writer and storyteller, Barry wrote movingly in December about the young
shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Barry has also written extensively about New York City, 9/11 and its aftermath and damage to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
His talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call at 860-871-3620.
The series, funded by the Phoebe Dimock King and Elizabeth C. King Eaton Endowment, has previously brought writers Denis Horgan, Susan Schoenberger, Jeff Goldberg, Lucy Anne Hurston, Jane Haddam and P.W. Catanese to town.
About the Tolland Public Library
The Foundation was established in 1996 to receive donations to benefit the Tolland Public Library and to enhance library services beyond what the town
budget provides. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to the Tolland Public Library Foundation, Inc., 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084.