This fall Peacham Library will host the book discussion series, “African American Experience: South to North”.
Discussions will be facilitated by Vermont Humanities Scholar, Suzanne Brown. Sessions will start at 7 PM. These sessions are free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities.
October 5 Cane by Jean Toomer
Due to the rising number of cases of Covid in Caledonia County, the October 5 session will meet via Zoom. Email the library for the meeting link: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 26 In My Father’s House by Ernest J. Gaines
November 16 The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Throughout the 20th century, African-Americans fled southern states to escape persecution and seek opportunities further north. This series pairs Isabel Wilkerson’s masterful history of this Great Migration with fiction and memoir that illuminate the north/south divide.
Sessions will take place on October 5 & 26, November 16. These sessions are free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities.
Discussions will be facilitated by Vermont Humanities Scholar, Suzanne Brown. Suzanne Brown is a retired Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College and has led Vermont Humanities Council and New Hampshire Humanities Council book discussions for over 30 years. Focusing on 19th and 20th century American and English literature, she holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She has published her own short fiction and articles on the short story form. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany and received a fiction-writing grant from the New Hampshire Arts Council. She has worked with veterans’ book discussion groups and helped a nationwide program for them, editing the anthology Echoes of War. She has worked as program scholar for the Literature and Medicine Program, facilitating book discussions for healthcare providers.
All the books in the series are all available to borrow.
For more information, contact Peacham Library at 592-3216 or email@example.com
“African American Experience: South to North” is a Vermont Humanities Council series hosted by Peacham Library. (Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or VHC.)