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Dartmouth Professor Discusses Legacy of Thoreau’s Writing

Image of pond and treesNewport ~ Dartmouth College professor Nancy Jay Crumbine will discuss the enduring appeal of Henry David Thoreau’s writing in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on March 6 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “A Slight Sound at Evening: Why Thoreau’s Writing Endures Today,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Drawing upon Thoreau’s journals and letters, Crumbine will examine the spirituality, inherent and explicit, in his walking and writing life.

Nancy Jay Crumbine is a poet and Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College and a Universalist/Unitarian minister. She holds a PhD in philosophy and two Masters degrees in philosophy and religion. She has lectured widely under the auspices of the New Hampshire and Vermont humanities councils, the National Council for the Aging, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and religious and education conferences, both in the US and the UK. In addition to her published academic articles, she is the author of Humility, Anger, and Grace: Meditations Toward a Life that Matters.

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 Newport are held at Goodrich Memorial Library. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Newport 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.

Goodrich Memorial Library is sponsored by Community National Bank.

For more information, contact Goodrich Memorial Library at 802.334.7902, 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.