FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2007
CONTACT: Sylvia Plumb, Director of Communications, (802) 262-2626
Vermont Humanities Council Presents First Wednesdays Lecture
Author Reeve Lindbergh Reflects on Childhood and the Future
at Newport's Goodrich Memorial Library
Montpelier ~ Author Reeve Lindbergh will reflect on childhood memories with her family and consider the future in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, June 6. The talk, "Forward from Here," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays series and takes place at 7:00 p.m. (This event is rescheduled from April 4.)
Lindbergh, the daughter of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, will share thoughts on her childhood and consider her life today. Lindbergh, who has often described her inheritance as "words as wings," will reflect on her family's legacy and recount stories shared in her memoirs, in which she wrote about caring for her ailing mother and about growing up as the daughter of an American legend.
Lindbergh is the youngest of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's children and moved to Vermont after graduating college in 1968. She is the author of two family memoirs, No More Words and Under a Wing; two novels, Moving to the Country and The Names of the Mountains; View from the Air; and numerous children's books. She is Honorary Chairman of The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation.
The Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May. This diverse lecture series, featuring speakers of national and regional renown, comes to the Newport, Vermont-Stanstead, Quebec area for the first time in 2006-07; sites alternate between Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport and Stanstead College in Stanstead, Quebec. First Wednesdays is also presented in Brattleboro at Brooks Memorial Library, in Burlington at Fletcher Free Library, in Middlebury at Ilsley Public Library, in Montpelier at Kellogg-Hubbard Library, and at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. The program is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public.
Vermont Department of Libraries and The Law Firm of Wilson & White, P.C. are statewide underwriters of First Wednesdays. The Newport-Stanstead series is sponsored by Donner Canadian Foundation. One lecture is sponsored by Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, contact Goodrich Memorial Library at 802.334.7902, Stanstead College at 819.876.7891, or the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or [log in to unmask], or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
The Vermont Humanities Council is a private nonprofit working to bring the power and the pleasure of the humanities to all Vermonters-of every background and in every community. The Council envisions a state in which every individual learns throughout life-a state in which all its citizens read, reflect, and participate in public affairs.
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