Stanley-Whitman House is thrilled to welcome renowned author David Weinberg for a captivating book talk and signing of his latest work, “Scrooge’s Folly, Saving Jacob Marley.” This engaging event is complimentary and serves as a continuation of the narrative introduced in Weinberg’s celebrated novel, which has been a topic of discussion for its inventive retake on the classic characters of Dickens’ lore.
David Weinberg’s novel breathes new life into Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley, reimagining them not just as characters in “A Christmas Carol,” but as vibrant figures embroiled in a tale of historical fiction, supernatural intrigue, and unexpected romance. In a delightful twist, the plot weaves into the life of Andrea Smilow, a playwright tasked with saving a theater, who is unexpectedly visited by Marley’s ghost. Together with Scrooge and a powerful witch, they embark on a journey that is as heartwarming as it is magical.
At this special event, Weinberg will share behind-the-scenes stories of the novel’s creation, offering attendees a deeper understanding of his characters and the unique spin he has put on the age-old tale. He will delve into the intersections of past and present within the novel, highlighting the themes of redemption and love that are woven throughout the narrative.
Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a personalized and interactive experience for all. While there is no cost to attend, donations are gratefully accepted to support Stanley-Whitman House in its mission to foster a love for literature, arts, culture and heritage through events such as this. Contributions ensure the continuation of these valuable community gatherings.
The evening also presents a rare opportunity to support the author directly. Copies of “Scrooge’s Folly, Saving Jacob Marley” will be on sale, allowing guests to take home a piece of this enchanting story. Proceeds from the book sales will benefit David Weinberg, honoring his creative journey and literary contribution. David Weinberg is a screenwriter and musician. Most recently a quarter-finalist in the 2022 Creative Screenwriting Pilot competition. He has a B.S. in Environmental Health from Quinnipiac University and a Masters in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. He is divorced and owns the two most spoiled cats in America.
We invite you to join us for an evening of literary exploration, where you’ll be transported into Weinberg’s imaginative world, and have the chance to have your copy signed by the author himself. This event is a must for fans of classic literature, admirers of reimagined tales, and anyone who enjoys a story well told. We anticipate a delightful evening and extend our gratitude in advance for your support and interest.
Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington. Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.
At Stanley Whitman House, our commitment to accessibility is paramount. While not all of our programs are free, we strive to offer as many as possible at no cost, thanks to the generous support of our underwriters. If you wish to assist us in this mission, we welcome donations, which help us to further expand and diversify our range of activities. Your contributions play a crucial role in maintaining and increasing the accessibility of our programs.