The Arts & Culture Commission will be hosting a community gathering and artist spotlight event on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The event “Springfield Confidential” will take place at the Bristol Public Library and will begin at 7:00 pm with a presentation by Bristol native and 30-year writer of The Simpsons, Mike Reiss who will be giving a behind the scenes look about the game-changing sitcom. Reiss’ new book, “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons” was one of Vulture’s Top-10 comedy Books of 2018, a “Must” pick by Entertainment Weekly and a “New and Noteworthy” selection by USA Today.
The Bristol community is invited to this free event, registration is required by calling the Bristol Public Library at 860-584-7787, extension 3 or by visiting www.bristollib.com to reserve your spot. Books will be available for sale.
“We are honored to spotlight one of Bristol’s finest creatives and are thrilled to welcome Mike back to his Bristol roots. He makes his hometown proud!” – Lindsay Vigue, Chair of the City Arts & Culture Commission
“Mike is best known for his work on the Simpsons, but he has also done work for The Gary Shandling Show, Ice Age Movies, The Critic, Alf, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and much more. I recently saw his name scroll down the screen as a writer for this year’s Academy Awards. He has lots of stories, but I am especially looking forward to hearing him tell us about the time he was hired to write jokes for Pope Francis. It will be a great night with a great talent.” – Greg Hahn, City Council Liaison
Immediately following the event, all are invited to continue the conversation for The Simpsons-themed food and drink specials at Main Street Pint & Plate, located down the street from the Library at 182 Main Street.