Final Summer Discussion Project Session: There There by Tommy Orange
The Rockland Public Library’s discussion project series, sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, will end on September 14 with a discussion of There There by Tommy Orange. This discussion series is free and open to all. The Library has been 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.
At this final session, we will also read selections from Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi’Kmaq Poet. You do not have to have attended a previous session to join. The Library will provide copies of all the texts, to be returned at the end of the series. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!