Fairfield University’s two-year Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program welcomes four authors to the list of guest writers and keynote speakers this summer for an intensive, virtual study residency to be held 16-24. July.

The lecturers will each give readings of their work and interact with the student writers during the study.

Speakers will be Jamaican novelist and educator Marlon James, author of “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” and “A Brief History of Seven Killings”; Avni Doshi, author of “Burnt Sugar” and “Girl in White Cotton”; poet Shara McCallum, author of “No Ruined Stone” and “La historia es un cuarto / History is a Room”; and playwright Kathleen Clark who wrote “Southern Comforts” and “Secrets of a Soccer Mom”.

Visit fairfield.edu/mfa for more information or to apply for the program.

One hundred days of reading launched

The non-profit association, Save the children, in Fairfield launched its annual national summer reading campaign, “100 Days of Reading.” It offers fun ways for kids to keep reading and learning this summer, while helping to provide support and resources to rural America’s most vulnerable children during the coronavirus pandemic.

The campaign started on June 1 and will run until International Literacy Day on September 8. The nonprofit will also share tips and activities for and about the campaign, on its Instagram account. @save the children, and on the campaign website at savethechildren.com/READ, to help keep kids reading and staying active all summer long.

Each link clicked or typed by participants will help unlock donations of books, educational materials, healthy foods and meals for 750,000 children.

Visit savethechildren.org/READ to learn more.

Fairfield resident receives Game Changer award

Angela Schlingheyde, a resident of Fairfield and director of legal, civil and judicial advocacy at the Center of Family Justice, received the eighth annual Game Changer Award at the recent Connecticut Legal Awards.

The center is located at 735 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport and serves various Connecticut communities.

Lawyer in Fairfield named Super Lawyer

Linda L. Eliovson, a partner at the Eliovson and Tenore law firms in Fairfield, was once again named a Connecticut Super Lawyer by the Super Lawyers rating service.

The peer designation is awarded to a number of accomplished lawyers in each US state by Thomson Reuters. The selection process takes into account a number of factors, including peer recognition and professional success in legal practice. Five percent of Connecticut lawyers receive the honor.

Eliovson provides legal services related to estate planning and administration, wills, trusts, probate, guardianship and elder law, including asset protection.

Free concert organized during the art exhibition

The Madera Winds Quintet will perform at the Hollis Taggart Southport Art Gallery, 330 Pequot Ave. in Southport at 2 p.m. on June 12 at 2 p.m. There will be further performances while the art exhibit, “John Knuth: The Dawn”, is on display at the gallery from May 15 to July 3.

The quintet was formed in 2012 and is a blend of five Connecticut musicians who have performed in chamber music groups throughout Fairfield County for the past 30 years. The quintet members are: Ralph Kirmser on oboe, Janet Atherton on clarinet, Marorie Callaghan on horn, Rosemary Dellinger on bassoon and Kerry Walker on flute.

No pre-registration is required, but the number of places is limited.

Contact [email protected], or 212-628-4000 for more information.

Road construction starting at transfer station

Road construction will take place on Richard White Way in Fairfield from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday June 14 through July 5. Residents should expect delays and, where possible, plan trips to the transfer station on Mondays and Saturdays.

Fairfield Red Storm hosts third ‘Under the Lights’ season finale

The Fairfield American Little League Red Storm team will play their season finale in their third annual “Under the Lights” game at Hyden Field at 6:45 pm on June 12 against the Milford Royals. Highlights will include First Pick Brenda Kupchick throwing the first pitch, Fairfield University mascot Lucas the Stag, an ice cream truck, a trophy presentation, and the game itself. The Hyden Field is located at 353 Old Dam Road.

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