Literary Traveler Announces Kickstarter Project to Support Television Series Pilot: In Search of The Great Gatsby

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Literary Traveler announces a series for television based on the popular Website literarytraveler.com and turns to Kickstarter to raise funds for the pilot episode focused on The Great Gatsby.

Literary Traveler, the series, will be a new thirty-minute program that follows in the footsteps of classic and modern writers, to explore the inspiring places connected to literature’s most popular and acclaimed works, and to make meaning of the lives, struggles and triumphs of famous authors.

These unique stories will be presented by visiting places important to the writer, and by taking unique journeys related to that writer’s life, revealing their experiences and inspirations. Each episode will include interviews with experts, popular writers and academic scholars on the writers profiled. The stories will highlight what the journey and places meant for each writer and discuss how viewers can visit locations featured in the program. The episodes will explore interesting places along the way, immersing viewers in the culture of a particular time and place.

"The focus of our pilot episode will be In Search of The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel of the Jazz Age, with settings that range from Louisville, to Long Island, to New York City. We believe that Gatsby, considered the great American Novel, provides the perfect entry point for the series. And we are so excited to launch our Kickstarter project this May, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/305638236/literary-traveler-tv-pilot-in-search-of-the-great coincidentally corresponding with Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of Fitzgerald’s classic. We want to take a deeper look behind Gatsby and other great characters, and at the places and inspirations behind these works.” - Francis McGovern, Founder, Literary Traveler.

About Literary Traveler
Literary Traveler is an online resource for travelers and readers who wish to “explore their literary imagination.” http://www.literarytraveler.com provides articles, videos and literary tours focused on writers and the places that they have traveled or that have inspired them. Literary Traveler has featured several interviews with well-known authors including, most recently, Dennis Lehane, the Boston-bred author responsible for such works as Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island and Mystic River and B.A. Shapiro, author of the NY Times best seller The Art Forger. Founded in 1998, Literary Traveler has been called “a bookworm’s delight” by the Wall Street Journal, and has been featured in the NY Times, TIME, Newsweek, and on National Public Radio.

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