Monday, May 04, 2009

Calendar Alert, May 6: Poet April Bernard and Jane Austen??!

This is a calendar alert -- but also an opportunity for amazement and wonder, since April Bernard is southern Vermont's "noir" poet. I can hardly wait to discover what she's bringing for discussion in terms of that classic of the feminine, Jane Austen:

As part of the Vermont Humanities 'First Wednesdays' Series:
Prof. April Bernard (Bennington College)presents
"Powers of Persuasion"
In her final superb novel, Persuasion, Jane Austen combined social satire with profound feeling. Why does this “fairy tale for grown-ups” continue to compel readers? How does Austen hold our attention and sympathy? And finally, who are some contemporary writers who might have learned some of Austen’s lessons?

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Wednesday 6 May 2009
7:00 p.m.
free and open to the public;

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