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Montauk's Bill Akin to Speak About New Book

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 10:53
Bill Akin in 2023
Mark Segal

On Friday at the Carl Fisher House at 7 p.m., the Montauk Historical Society will host the launch of Bill Akin's book "The Equanimity of Fishes: Stories and Reflections From Seven Decades in Montauk."

This new collection of short stories, essays, and poems is focused and inspired by his 70 years spent on the East End. There will be light refreshments provided and with a $20-or-more donation to the Montauk Historical Society, guests can receive a copy of the book.

Looking ahead, on Friday, May 31, the historical society will host Barbara Ferrante, an art historian, as she discusses the story of the noted designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. Tiffany's 1884 trip to the DeForest family's estate, a Stanford White-designed Montauk Association house, would result in a Montauk-inspired stained-glass window, one of Tiffany's first.

This first "experiment," as the historical society describes it, incorporated elements that the designer collected from the shores. The event will start at 7 p.m. and will also be at the Carl Fisher House, which is at 44 Foxboro Road.

Reservations can be made on the society's website.


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