Left Bank Books Winter Lyceum

 Please join us for our seventh annual  WINTER LYCEUM on alternating Sunday afternoons  from  February 15 to April 12, 2015     {Here’s the schedule to affix to your refrigerator!} LEFT BANK BOOKS WINTER LYCEUM, 2015    Five Sundays from 3 pm to 4:30 pm   Sunday, February 15 ~  GAIL GUTRADT In a Rocket Made […]
 Please join us for our
seventh annual 
WINTER LYCEUM
on alternating Sunday afternoons 
from 
February 15 to April 12, 2015

   
{Here’s the schedule to affix to your refrigerator!}
LEFT BANK BOOKS
WINTER LYCEUM, 2015
 
 Five Sundays from 3 pm to 4:30 pm  
Sunday, February 15 ~  GAIL GUTRADT
Left Bank Books Winter LyceumIn a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot
 
The extraordinary and hugely uplifting story of Gutradt’s volunteer experiences, over the course of seven years, at a Cambodian orphanage for children
suffering from or orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
“Before I read Gail Gutradt’s moving account of Wat Opot, I had never heard of it. 
Now I will never forget it.” Anne Fadiman
 
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Sunday, March 1 ~ DAVID ESTEY
Whoop and Driver ‘er!
 
From an award-winning artist, and our Belfast neighbor and friend, a funny, affectionate and affecting memoir of growing up in northern Maine in the 1940s and 50s.
 
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Sunday, March 15 ~ ROBERT DOWLING
Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts
 
The authoritative biography of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright whose brilliant work — The Iceman Cometh, Moon for the Misbegotten, Long Day’s Journey into Night — transformed his personal demons into works of genius and revolutionized American theater.
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Sunday, March 29 ~ BAIRD WHITLOCK
Maine’s Three Great Poets: Longfellow, Millay and Robinson
 
This is a Lyceum that we’ve been waiting to host since we started the series in 2007! Belfast’s own Renaissance man — past president of Bard College, retired professor of English and the Humanities, international tour leader, art historian and poetry lecturer incomparabilis — will discourse on the equally incomparabiles Maine poets.
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Sunday, April 12 ~ RICHARD JUDD
Finding Thoreau: The Making of an Environmental Icon
 
A preeminent scholar of environmental history explores the meaning of nature in an evolving culture, examining Henry David Thoreau’s role in debates about American values and the ways in which, tailored to the age and time, he became the “iconic protester, hippie and wilderness prophet.”
 
NOTE: Winter weather and unexpected illness sometimes require a change in schedule.  
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