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Watkinson School Announces the Return of ‘Freshly Squeezed’

Dennis House will host a discussion focused on ‘Sparking Joy Against the Odds’ with panelists Gina Barreca, Christine Lee, and Darrin Tulley.

Submitted by Jenni French, Watkinson School

Watkinson School, a private school for grades 6-12/PG, announces the return of “Freshly Squeezed” for one night only.  This year, broadcaster Dennis House takes the helm of the nimble, participatory, and personal discussion that will take place on Wednesday, May 11.

The timely topic “Sparking Joy Against The Odds” will include three incredible panelists:

  • Humorist Gina Barreca who speaks nationally and internationally about a variety of topics including humor, women’s comedy, women’s lives, and everybody’s stress.  She recently wrote “Fast Fierce Women,” the second book in a three-book series.
  • Morning show broadcaster of more than 25 years Christine Lee, who knows about finding joy amidst struggle having been diagnosed with cancer and having lupus during a global pandemic.
  • CEO and Chief of Possibilities at Ignite Happy, Darrin Tulley, who works to help employers create happier, more engaged work spaces and recently authored “Live Your Possible.”

The forum is at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by an optional light meal at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for dinner and the panel discussion or $10 for just the panel discussion. Tickets are available here. Dinner will be held in the Wilson Gymnasium and the forum will be held in the Foisie Family Amphitheater at Watkinson School. Seating is very limited and general admission, so register today.

Freshly Squeezed is generously sponsored by Fiducient Advisors. All proceeds from Freshly Squeezed benefit the education program at Hartford Stage.

Watkinson School is Hartford’s oldest co-ed independent day school for grades 6-12/PG. Our next events for prospective families are an Info Session on May 5 at 9 a.m. or an Open Campus Friday on May 20 at 1 p.m.

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