Caledonia and Orleans counties
Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh has been hailed as a “virtuoso” and “intensely soulful” by the New York Times and “spellbinding” by the New Yorker. His utterly distinctive sound across different musical genres has gained him international recognition as an instrumentalist and composer.
Dr. Hasia Diner is a Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History at New York University. Her many books examine the intersection of American and Jewish history. She is currently completing a book on global Jewish migrations and the history of Jewish peddling.
Carol Dougherty is Professor of Classical Studies at Wellesley College and specializes in the literature and culture of Ancient Greece. Her books “The Poetics of Colonization” and “The Raft of Odysseus” explored the transformative and tumultuous period of the eighth century BCE.
Kiese Laymon is a Black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. In his observant, often hilarious work, Laymon does battle with the personal and the political: race and family, body and shame, poverty and place.
Damian Costello specializes in the intersection of Catholic theology, Indigenous spiritual traditions, and colonial history. He is an international expert on the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk.
This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book “Black Elk Speaks.”
Author Alison O’Leary is a longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers in Texas, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts.
Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. Author Alison O’Leary presents the story of the sinking of the freighter Heredia in 1942 with dramatic images and selections from the German U-boat captain’s diary.
William Tortolano draws a vivid recollection of the 1920’s and 1930’s, the great cultural rebirth of African-American music, art, and literature.