FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2007
CONTACT: Sylvia Plumb, Director of Communications, (802) 262-2626
Vermont Humanities Council Presents First Wednesdays Lecture
Author Howard Frank Mosher reflects on his first experiences in the
Northeast Kingdom at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Montpelier ~ Vermont writer Howard Frank Mosher will tell the story of his first encounter with the Northeast Kingdom in a talk at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on December 5.
The talk, "Where in the World is Kingdom County?" is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7:00 p.m.
Mosher will tell how he first came to the Northeast Kingdom and discovered a remnant of a much earlier New England, full of stories from the lives of some of the last independent-minded individualists in America. Mosher is the author of nine books of fiction, including his latest, On Kingdom Mountain.
The Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays St. Johnsbury series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. First Wednesdays is also presented in Brattleboro at the Brooks Memorial Library; in Burlington at Fletcher Free Library; in Manchester at First Congregational Church (hosted by Mark Skinner Library); in Middlebury at Ilsley Public Library; in Montpelier at Kellogg-Hubbard Library; and at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport and Stanstead College in Stanstead, Quebec (in alternating months). The program is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public.
Upcoming St. Johnsbury talks include "27 Rue de Fleurus," a discussion of Gertrude Stein's literary life in Paris, with Dartmouth College Professor Barbara Will on January 2; "Forward From Here: Leaving Middle Age and Other Unexpected Adventures" with author Reeve Lindbergh on February 6; and "The Importance of Being Oscar," an examination of Oscar Wilde's life and influence, with Dartmouth Professor Peter Saccio on March 5.
First Wednesdays is supported in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries. The series at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is sponsored by Friends of St. Johnsbury Athenaeum/Secondhand Prose.
For more information, contact St. Johnsbury Athenaeum at 802.748.8291 or contact 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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