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Champlain Professor Explores Life of Amelia Earhart

Image of Amelia Earhardt and planeEssex Junction ~ Champlain College professor Nancy Nahra will delve behind the legend of aviator Amelia Earhart in a talk at Brownell Library in Essex Junction on April 10 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “Amelia,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Note: This talk takes place on a special date (second Wednesday in April).

The mysteries surrounding the 1937 disappearance of aviation legend Amelia Earhart often overshadow her accomplishments as a pilot and author. Nahra will explore those accomplishments and Earhart’s remarkable life.

Nahra has published articles in scholarly journals in history and the humanities both in the United States and England. Co-author of four volumes of history and biography, she has also written the bestselling e-book Amelia. An award-winning poet, she has taught literature and language courses in French and in English literature, as well as Latin classics in translation at the University of Vermont and at John Cabot University in Rome, where she holds an appointment as Visiting Professor of Humanities.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Essex Junction are held at Brownell Library unless otherwise noted. The program is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public. See the full schedule of Essex Junction First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriters for the First Wednesdays 2018-2019 series are The Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, the Windham Foundation, and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

“Amelia” is underwritten by Husky Injection Molding Systems Inc.


Brownell Library is sponsored by Brownell Library Foundation, Inc., The Essex Agency, Inc.Kolvoord, Overton & Wilson P.C.; Northfield Savings Bank; and RETN.

For more information, contact Brownell Library at 802.878.6955 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities Council

The Vermont Humanities Council seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. Because Ideas Matter.