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Lectures


Lectures and readings

An Evening with Langston Hughes

Date & Time: 
Jan 3 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In this dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes’ poems and short stories, actor and writer David Mills celebrates the life of the Harlem Renaissance writer. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council program.

One Belt, One Road: Why Is China Rebuilding The Silk Road and Reclaiming the “Mandate of Heaven”?

Date & Time: 
Nov 17 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Windham World Affairs Council proudly presents a talk entitled "One Belt, One Road: Why Is China Rebuilding The Silk Road and Reclaiming the 'Mandate of Heaven'?” While the USA is building walls, the People’s Republic of China is building roads, in fact, three Silk Roads: The Overland Silk Road, The Maritime Silk Road, and the virtual Cyber Silk Road. Jim Freedman, a global leadership consultant, with extensive business experience in Korea, China, and the Philippines, will discuss the global strategy undertaken by the People’s Republic of China to increase its influence on Western Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q & A. Come for coffee, tea and conversation at 6:30 pm.

Making the Right Decisions

Date & Time: 
Nov 12 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for a lecture on how an understanding of God can help you make the right decisions and find solutions to problems, including drug and health issues. International speaker Leide Lessa is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher who divides her time between Boston and Sao Paulo, Brazil. This free lecture is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Brattleboro. For information call 802-254-4924.

The Puppet as ‘Other’: How Sandglass Theater Addresses Social Justice

Date & Time: 
Nov 6 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Over the last decade, Sandglass Theater’s work has moved deeper and deeper into themes of social justice. As a puppet theater, Sandglass has opened discourse about these issues in ways that are specific to their art form. The puppet represents a being that is always “other” than the human world that animates it. As such, it is a metaphor for many stories of marginalization. Eric Bass will present clips from Sandglass’ five most recent show and collaborations, to explore and discuss the quite different ways in which the theater company has done this.

Osher Lectures

Date & Time: 
Oct 30 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Osher Lectures: Seth Harter on Japanese ceramics; local writers (Lynne Kennedy)

Osher Autumn Lectures

Date & Time: 
Oct 23 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Seth Harter on Japanese architecture and carpentry; Jan Maher on her novel Earth As It Is

Osher Autumn Lectures

Date & Time: 
Oct 9 2017 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

Seth Harter on the Japanese aesthetic (A.M.) and Charles Butterfield on his novel In the Shadow of Cedars (PM).

“The Axis of Evil Revisited: North Korea, Iran, Iraq (and Syria) Fifteen Years Later”

Date & Time: 
Oct 20 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Windham World Affairs Council invites you to a talk by Peter Galbraith, “The Axis of Evil Revisited: North Korea, Iran, Iraq (and Syria) Fifteen Years Later,” following a 6 pm Annual WWAC Members Meeting. The talk is free and open to the public. We invite all to come at 6 pm before the talk learn about our organization and sign up for WWAC membership. If you are already a member, we invite you to come and share your thoughts about our events. We need your support in order to continue offering important programs like this much-anticipated talk and our upcoming Iranian Film Series. Annual membership dues are now only $35 for individuals, $50 per family. We hope you will decide to become members and help support us in the important work we do.

“The Current State of Refugees and Forced Displacement in the World”

Date & Time: 
Oct 6 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Windham World Affairs Council (WWAC) and Centre Congregational Church will jointly sponsor a talk by Mr. Lloyd Dakin, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Ret.), entitled “The Current State of Refugees and Forced Displacement in the World. The talk is free and open to the public. In his talk Mr. Dakin will focus on the current state of refugees and forced displacement in the world. From his extensive experience, he has learned that not all refugee situations are the same, but ultimately their resolutions are very similar. Refugees either return home, stay in the country they fled to, or seek resettlement in another country. He will give us his perspective on on how these processes are progressing globally and locally at this moment in time.

Osher Autumn Lectures

Date & Time: 
Oct 2 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Japanese Aesthetic, with Seth Harter of Marlboro College; and local authors (Archer Mayor). Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brattleboro Chapter.
--10:00 a.m. to noon; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. six successive Mondays.
--Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 Route 5, Dummerston.
--Fee: $6 per lecture, or by membership. For more information please call Julie Lavorgna (802) 365-7278 or e-mail julielavorgna@gmail.com

"The Mentorships of Robert Frost"

Date & Time: 
Oct 2 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

PUTNEY – Landmark College will present “The Mentorships of Robert Frost,” a talk by Landmark College Professor Dan Toomey, at 7 p.m. Monday, October 2, in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, East Academic Building.

A study of Robert Frost’s friendships with younger men is important for a number of reasons. In addition to expressing the man’s virtues – loyalty, kindness, and generosity – that were passed over or else underplayed in Laurance Thompson’s still influential authorized biography, they can show us a great deal about friendship and what it means to be a teacher and a student. Finally, these friendships on occasion brought forth something of significance that lived beyond both mentor and mentee.

First Wednesdays: Georgia O’Keeffe, A Critical Look

Date & Time: 
May 2 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Georgia O’Keeffe lived 99 years and produced over 2,000 works in her
75-year career. Join us on May 2, 2018 at 7 pm as James Maroney, the
former Head of American Paintings at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s in
New York who conducted her estate appraisal after her death, presents a
critical evaluation of her best work.

This program is underwritten by:
National Life Group
Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation
Vermont Department of Libraries
Institute of Museum and Library Services
(Photo Georgia O'Keefe, 1918, by Alfred Steiglitz)

First Wednesdays: An Emerson for Our Time

Date & Time: 
Apr 4 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

On April 4, 2018, at 7 pm, Amherst professor emeritus Barry O’Connell will draw
on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays “The American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,”
and “Experience,”  while exploring the many ways Emerson’s writings
continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and
fruitful.

This program is underwritten by: Vermont Council of World Affairs

Statewide underwriters include:
National Life Group
Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation
Vermont Department of Libraries

First Wednesdays: The Known World and the Literary Character

Date & Time: 
Mar 7 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us on March 7, 2017 at 7 pm as Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, described
as “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary
canon,” and considers what its unusual approach to characterization can
tell us about slavery, personhood, and novel-reading.
Books are available to read in advance, but are not required.

This program is underwritten by: Carole and Jeff Gaddis

Statewide underwriters include:
National Life Group

First Wednesdays: World War I and American Writers

Date & Time: 
Dec 6 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join
us on December 6, 2017 at 7 pm as Dartmouth professor Barbara Will
discusses the effect of the war on American writers, particularly John
Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and
Gertrude Stein, and explores how the war changed American literature and
made it “modern.”

This program is underwritten by: Vermont Council of World Affairs

Statewide underwriters include:
National Life Group
Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation
Vermont Department of Libraries

First Wednesdays -Luther and the Reformation: A 500-year Appraisal

Date & Time: 
Nov 1 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us on November 1, 2017 at 7 pm for a talk about the ways that Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses on
the cathedral door at Wittenburg five hundred years ago launched a
movement that utterly transformed Western society and our notions of
authority, culture, art, and tradition. Dartmouth Religion professor
Randall Balmer assesses the Protestant Reformation half a millennium
later.

This program is underwritten by:

National Life Group

Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation

Vermont Department of Libraries

First Wednesdays - Nothing to Fear, But Fear Itself: FDR and the New Deal

Date & Time: 
Oct 4 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From 1929 to 1939, the US experienced the longest and worst economic
depression in its history and the first in which the federal government
acted decisively to reverse it. Join us on October 4, 2017 at 7 pm as
UVM History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler discusses how Franklin
Roosevelt’s New Deal changed the government’s role in the economy and
affected the lives of Americans in ways that are still with us today.

We Cannot Escape Responsibility: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow During the McCarthy Era of the 1950s

Date & Time: 
Sep 18 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

PUTNEY – Landmark College will present a talk by Casey Murrow, son of pioneering broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow, titled “We Cannot Escape Responsibility: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow During the McCarthy Era of the 1950s,” at 7 p.m. Monday, September 18, in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, East Academic Building.

Knowing Nosework/Sniffing Out Scent Work, in Greenfield

Date & Time: 
Sep 18 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free intro talk to canine nosework covering:

* Sport’s basics
* Items needed
* Where to find them
* Benefits of doing this sport
* Organizations offering titling opportunities

Two demo's:

* Starting a green dog in odor recognition
* Experienced dog in an Advanced Interior search

How the Muse was Manufactured: An Author’s Tale of Bringing the Estey Story to Life

Date & Time: 
Sep 17 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join us for the Annual Meeting of Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge Street, Brattleboro. The short meeting will be followed by a talk by local ethnomusicologist Dr. Dennis Waring, author of Manufacturing the Muse: Estey Organs and Consumer Culture in Victorian America. Free and open to the public; donations welcome.

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