Ivan Maisel to Headline "One Book One Town" Event at Quick Center, March 28

Author Ivan Maisel to Headline "One Book One Town" Event at Quick Center, March 28

Author Ivan Maisel

Author Ivan Maisel

Local author Ivan Maisel's memoir, I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye: A Memoir of Loss, Grief, and Love, is the town of Fairfield's 2023 community reading selection.

Fairfield University is honored to host local author Ivan Maisel, whose memoir, titled I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye: A Memoir of Loss, Grief, and Love, was chosen as this year’s Fairfield Public Library “One Book One Town” reading selection.

In partnership with the Fairfield Public Library, Maisel will speak about his memoir on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. This is the first time that a book by a Fairfield author has been named a "One Book One Town" selection.

I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye is an honest, deeply emotional memoir in which the author reflects on the loss of his son, Max, to suicide, the impact of grief on family and community, and the painful journey that brought Maisel to a place where he could see grief as an expression of love.

Ivan Maisel is vice president/editorial and senior writer at the college sports website on3.com and has covered college football for nearly four decades in various capacities at ESPN. He and his wife, Meg, reside in Fairfield where they’ve raised three children. 

Fairfield’s annual community reading initiative, named “One Book One Town,” began in 2008 when a committee of members from Fairfield Public Library, the Pequot Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield University Bookstore, and the Fairfield Public Schools met to select the first town-wide read. 

Copies of I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye and its companion books are available to borrow at either location of the Fairfield Public Library and at the Pequot Library; books can be purchased at the Fairfield University Bookstore. “One Book One Town” and its attendant programs are made possible through the sponsorship of The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public; registration is required. To register to attend the "One Book One Town" presentation by Ivan Maisel on Tuesday, March 28 at the Quick Center, please visit quickcenter.com.

"One Book One Town" With Ivan Maisel

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

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