Who We Are

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Lee A. Jacobus

 His books include The Bedford Introduction to Drama, Approaching Great Ideas,The Humanities Through the Arts, A World of Ideas, Writing as Thinking, Substance and Strategy, Shakespeare and the Dialectic of Certainty, and more. He is Professor Emeritus at Uconn.

 His plays have been produced in New York City, New Jersey, New Haven, and elsewhere.  A founding editor of Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, He is a member of the Authors Guild and the Dramatists Guild.

He was a regular on WNPR’s Faith Middleton Show talking about books. See his website:  www.leejacobus.com

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Norman Weissman

 After a fifty year career as writer,director and producer
of many award winning films and television programs,
Norman Weissman has written five Novels and a
Memoir. Determined to oppose the silence in which
lies become history the author fulfills his obligation
to all who have told him their stories.

Norman Weissman's "Papers" can now be studied at The Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beineke Library.

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Rick Friswell

 Richard John Friswell has a MEd from Boston University and an MPhil in Liberal Arts from Wesleyan University (`14), where he was awarded the Rulewater Prize for interdisciplinary scholarship.  Friswell is currently on the faculty of Wesleyan’s Institute for Lifelong Learning and its Director.

He is publisher and managing editor of ARTES magazine, an international fine arts e-magazine, and an elected member of the Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art, American Section, one of only 450 in the U.S.

Richard Frattali

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 Richard Frattali, a founding member of The Groundlings, LA's premier improvisational comedy troupe,now in its 39th year. He was honored for “Best of the 70's” in the troupe's 30th anniversary gala. He has written for television sitcoms as well as writing educational films.  He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild of America.  He lives in northern California.

William J. Kelly

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 William J. Kelly, Ph.D., was a commercial journalist, a college English Professor, and the editor of a natural history magazine. His humorous pieces and nature writings appeared in a variety of publications. He lived in Mystic, Connecticut, with his wife Lynn. He died in 2014 while writing a new book.