Monday, August 1, 2016

Writing the Farm

Join us Tuesday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m. for the first Literary Series program of the fall! 

"Writing the Farm: The Appeal and Role of the Rural in American Literature"  focuses on the farm as a location with a multi-faceted history. We often associate the farm with a nostalgic past, with family, and disappearing values, but studying the farm in literature allows us to explore it as a changing concept over time.

Jeff Howard's presentation consists of three parts: 1) a workshop in which audience members will have an opportunity to write about their own experiences with farming and farmers; 2) a look at depictions of farming and farmers in Virgil, John Clare, Oliver Goldsmith, Jane Austen, Thomas
Jefferson, John Steinbeck, Robert Wrigley, and others; and 3) a creative nonfiction reading by Howard of his piece "Nest Full of Pinkies," which explores and complicates ideas about values, family, nostalgia, and farm life in the West.

For more information, please call Amy at 232-1263 ext. 106.

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