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Attleboro Arts Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club will discuss stories Inspired by Edward Hopper paintings | Features

ATTLEBORO — The Attleboro Arts Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club will present “In Sunlight or in Shadow — Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the museum.

Guest speaker Juliana Roth will give a live presentation via Zoom and answer audience questions. Roth is the former chief storyteller for the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center. She will discuss select images in the book and focus on Hopper’s wife Jo Nivision Hopper and her impact on the artist’s trajectory.

“In Sunlight or In Shadow” is an anthology of 17 stories by Jeffery Deaver, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Lee Child and Robert Olen Butler, among others. Readers are presented with a Hopper visual and a writer’s interpretation of that artwork.

There is an eighteenth painting in the book, “Cape Cod Morning,” that has no companion story. The unaccompanied image provides book club attendees with an opportunity to try their hand at crafting a story inspired by this Hopper painting in advance of the Sept. 21 meeting. Writers will be asked to share their content during the book club.

The event is free and open to all but space is limited. Reservations are required by Sept. 20: 508-222-2644 x10 or [email protected].

The meeting is funded by the ATT-Texins.

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