“Dutchess County” is a bittersweet tale inspired by the life of America’s original storyteller, Washington Irving (1783-1859). When his sweetheart’s father urges him to find a “real profession,” struggling writer Irving embarks with his best friend, painter Washington Allston, on an odyssey through the Hudson River Valley. There Irving finds the inspiration and subject matter for his beloved stories “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and the wisdom that helps him weather the storms of life.
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Michael De Sapio is a writer and musician from Alexandria, Virginia. His articles on music, religion, and cultural history have been featured in such publications as Fanfare, Touchstone, and The Twilight Zone Museum. He has written two screenplays, “The Incredible Life of Joey Coletta” and “Dutchess County.”