"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." On October 16, 1854, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland. He would go on to become one of the world's most prolific writers, dabbling in everything from plays and poetry to essays and fiction. A celebrity in his own time, Wilde’s indelible influence remains as strong as ever and keep audiences captivated in perpetuity. Dr. Tom Bulger will discuss some of Wilde's most famous works and the extraordinary life of the man who wrote them.