May 5, 2020
McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II invites you to participate in our summer 2020 digital book club. He is joined by a few special guests who will be leading webinars at the end of each month, to introduce you to the book they’ll be covering in the series. Vist mcconnellcenter.org or the links below to register!
"Why We Need 'Walden' Right Now"
May 28, 6 pm ET, Zoom
Led by John Kleber, PhD, a celebrated Kentucky historian and professor emeritus of history from Morehead State University. Henry David Thoreau's "Walden, or Life in the Woods," is a reflection on living in simple surroundings, with themes of solitude and social distancing that are relevant to today's global pandemic.
"Why Read Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451' in 2020"
June 30, 6 pm ET, Zoom
Led by Amy Sturgis, PhD, an adjunct history professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University who specializes in the intellectual history of science fiction and fantasy. This year marks the centennial of Bradbury's birth, who was born Aug. 22, 1920.
"Why You Should Start Reading Wendell Berry in 2020"
July 28, 6 pm ET, Zoom
Led by Gary Gregg, PhD, McConnell Center Director, and GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, McConnell Center coordinator. They consider Berry's "Hannah Coulter" and Berry's long-standing concerns with the modern economy, the disruption of modern society to traditional economies, the production of food and living at a humane scale, which are relevant to today's global pandemic.
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