Taste of Heaney in brown bag series

Mar 08, 2014

Tenants Harbor — The Maine Humanities Council’s newest offering is Taste of the Humanities, a free one-hour brown bag lunch series appearing in towns across Maine. On Wednesday, April 9, the series will present Teach Me Now to Listen: A Retrospective of Seamus Heaney from noon to 1 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131.

Seamus Heaney’s death last year was a blow to poets and literature lovers alike. Professor John Ward (Centre and Kenyon colleges), as well as many others, believes that Heaney’s work deserves to be kept in the present. In this retrospective on the poet and his work, Ward explores Heaney’s ranging subjects and styles — from personal and familial to political and cultural. First held in Portland last January, Teach Me Now to Listen is making another appearance, thanks to great demand.

Event information and registration are available at mainehumanities.org. For more information about the event, contact the Maine Humanities Council’s Kate Webber at 773-5051 or kate@mainehumanities.org. The Maine Humanities Council is an independent, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the people of Maine deepen their understanding of themselves, their communities and the world.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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