“An Evening with E.B. White”, au­thor of Char­lotte’s Web

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - New­port, VT

Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary, New­port will host Dart­mouth pro­fes­sor Nancy Jay Crumbine as she shares ex­cerpts of the work of beloved au­thor E.B. White on June 3 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, "An Evening with E.B. White," is part of the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days lec­ture se­ries and is free and open to the public. (This event was resched­uled from Fe­bru­ary 4.)

his ex­quis­ite es­says in The New Yorker to the beloved chil­dren’s clas­sic Char­lotte's Web, E.B. White re­mains the mas­ter's mas­ter of el­e­gant prose, so­phis­ti­cated wit, and grace­ful ir­rev­er­ence. Drawing from his sto­ries, es­says, po­ems, and let­ters, Crumbine will cel­e­brate White's ver­sa­til­ity and enor­mous le­gacy.

is a poet and As­so­ciate Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor of Writ­ing and Rhetoric at Dart­mouth Col­lege. 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.

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.The Ver­mont Depart­ment of Li­braries is the statewide un­der­writer of First Wed­nes­days. “An Evening with E.B. White” is un­der­writ­ten by Stanstead Col­lege. Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary is spon­sored by Com­mu­nity Na­tional Bank, Bill and Nancy Cook, and New­port Re­nais­sance Cor­po­ra­tion. Goodrich is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble.

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