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New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast To Speak At Greenwich Library

Cartoonist Roz Chast of Ridgefield will speak at the Greenwich Library on Monday. Photo Credit: Greenwich Library
Roz Chast's distinctive artwork is found often in The New Yorker. Photo Credit: Greenwich Library
Roz Chast's cartoons are featured in The New Yorker. Photo Credit: Greenwich Library

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Legendary author and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, whose artwork will go on display Thursday at the Greenwich Library, will speak Monday as part of the AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary series.

Chast, who lives in Ridgefield, will begin her talk at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the Cole Auditorium.

Her artwork and artwork from Leslie Giuliani, Marc Rosenthal and Jackie Welsh will be part of the library's Flinn Gallery Show from May 9 to June 19. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Her cartoons have also been published in Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook and Mother Jones. She illustrated "The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z," the best-selling children's book by Steve Martin. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called "Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006."

She began drawing cartoons when she was a child growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. Chast attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in painting. But soon after graduating, she began drawing cartoons once again.

The New Times Book Review raves about her wacky world and neurotic New Yorkers, saying "Ms. Chast's voice ... is delightfully her own, as idiosyncratic and instantly recognizable as the voice of any poet or novelist."

This talk is free and open to all, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Wayne Campbell at 203-622-7922 or visit . The library is located at 101 W. Putnam Ave.

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