Poetry in Motion—Where I Stand
Sunday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 20.
Poetry in Motion, in its eighth year, is Wilton Library’s annual poetry program for teens in grades 7 – 12. This year’s theme is Where I Stand. This can be interpreted figuratively or literally. Students are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long). Approximately 35 poems will be selected by a student board for a two-performance event in March 2014 at the library. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances. Poems can be performed by the student poet or by someone else. Submit poems as a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20, 2013. Call Susan Lauricella at 203-762-3950, ext. 243 for information.
The Victorian Novel: Approaching 200 Years Old But Still Relevant with Mark Schenker
Saturday, Sept. 21, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
In two unique lectures on the relevance of the great Victorian novels to today’s readers, Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs in Yale College, will examine the social and psychological issues that confronted the Victorians and that continue to engage us in the 21st century. These include class and gender, social responsibility and personal freedom, and the religious sensibility in an increasingly secular age. Each session is a one hour talk, followed by a Q&A. Wine and cheese will be served until 5:30pm following the talks for those who wish to stay for refreshment and discussion with each other. This original lecture series has been generously sponsored by an anonymous donor. Registration highly recommended.
Please register separately for each program:
September 21: novels of the early Victorian period (1837-1870), especially those by Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, and Emily Brontë
October 5: late Victorian period (1870-1901) and novels by Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy.
New Perspectives Film Series—The Imposter
Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This absorbing tale about a US kidnapping in 1994 of a 13-year old boy takes twists and turns, including the boy being found alive in Spain three years later. The family is overjoyed and yet doesn’t see the many inconsistencies in the story. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A will follow the film. Registration highly recommended.