About the Vermont Humanities Council

Because Ideas Matter

Scholar Barry Deitz Shares Story Behind Sherlock Holmes

Image of Sherlock Holmes statueNewport ~ Scholar Barry Deitz will share the story behind the literary character Sherlock Holmes in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on October 2 at 7:00 pm. His talk, “The Game’s Afoot,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Deitz will look at the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. He will discuss the inspiration for Holmes and examine what other writers, actors, and directors have done with the character over the past 130 years.

Deitz was born in North Carolina and now lives in New England. Over the years he has worked as a librarian, bookstore manager, radio host, news anchor, actor, television show host, and documentary film maker. He has presented over one hundred programs around New England on numerous and disparate topics, including Sherlock Holmes, World War I American writers, Dracula, and Charles Dickens.

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 underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

“The Game’s Afoot” is underwritten by Stanstead College.

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

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