Discussion Project Session 1: The Sharpest Sight by Louis Owens
Rockland Public Library is excited to be hosting a virtual Maine Humanities Council Discussion Project this summer. The Library will be reading from “Crossing Over: Works by Contemporary American Indian Writers,” a list of texts curated by Pat Onion at Colby College. In these works, American Indian writers blend western writing techniques with oral tradition to mediate between two cultures. Modern and contemporary American Indian literature has deep roots in an oral tradition designed to teach and to entertain, and from those roots come literary works of enduring instruction and delight. Daniel Chin will facilitate.
Rockland Public Library’s Discussion Project begins Tuesday, July 20 on Zoom and continues bi-weekly for 5 sessions, through September 14, meeting at 4:00 p.m. We begin with The Sharpest Sight by Louis Owens. Join us for our next session on August 3 as we read Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. Participants are welcome to join for one or all sessions. The Library will provide copies of all the texts, to be returned to the Library at the end of the series, thanks to a generous loan from the Maine State Library. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!
For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.