Canio’s Cultural Cafe’s marathon reading of John Steinbeck’s The Winter of Our Discontent is set for Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, 2018.
The organizers are hope the community will join in, as readers, audience members and donors, in this historic event celebrating Sag Harbor’s Nobel Prize-winning author.
The Marathon is part of the village’s annual Cultural Heritage Weekend; this year’s theme is “Sag Harbor: A Diverse Community in Transition: 1707-2018.”
The Winter of Our Discontent, Steinbeck’s last novel written while he lived here, is a morality play set in a fictionalized community, New Baytown, quite like Sag Harbor. Many places and characters in the novel were inspired by locals that Steinbeck knew and loved. The novel, published in 1961, tackles themes of avarice, moral relativity, immigration, and displacement – making it especially relevant today.
Canio’s Cultural Cafe is looking for sponsors to support the Marathon. Sponsors will be publicized at the event and on their website.
Support levels include:
Banker: $50 receives a commemorative button
Broker: $100 receives a button and Winter of Our Discontent book
Fortune-Teller: $250 receives a button, Winter of Our Discontent, and Steinbeck T-shirt
Bartender: $500 receives all of the above, plus commemorative poster
Clerk: $1000 receives all of the above, plus two seats in a two-hour cruise with Captain Anton Hagen aboard the Marlinspike.
To donate, pick your level of support, and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To register to read, send an email with date and time period you are available to: email@example.com