Bruce Coffin

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BruceCoffinpic1Bruce Coffin was born and raised in Woodstock, and has maintained a close connection to the village since going away for college and graduate studies and a career of teaching English in independent schools in England and in this country. In his evocative memoir, The Long Light of Those Days, which has been called “a Proustian feat of memory and imagination,” he affectionately recollects the Woodstock of his childhood and youth in the 1940s and 50s and, in the process, reflects upon the persistence of memory and the indelibility of the past. His Bookstock presentation will offer a selection of passages from the book, along with slides and commentary, to bring back some of the lost places and people of that time and will consider the ways in which Woodstock is and is not what it used to be.