First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Essex Junction First Wednesdays

Venue: Brownell Library

6 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction
Library phone: (802) 878-6955
Library website
Directions to the library

First Wednesdays talks will resume in October, 2017.

Our 2016-2017 First Wednesdays season has ended. We’ll announce the 2017-2018 lectures in August, and the new series will begin in October.

Watch a video from the 2016-2017 First Wednesdays season

Whitman’s Civil War writings give us a dual portrait, first the war as “a strange, unloosen’d wondrous time,” and second the emergence of a new Whitman.In this talk, UVM professor Huck Gutman examines some of the most remarkable poems about war ever published and looks at Whitman’s remarkable development.

This video was recorded at the Brownell Library in Essex Jct., VT on January 4, 2017.

See more recorded 2016-2017 First Wednesdays talks.