Delve Seminar Summary: The Novels of Harper Lee

October 8, 2015

[by Chelsea Stone] When Jean Louise goes home to Maycomb at the outset of Go Set a Watchman, she is twenty-­five years old. She returns to find that the mythic figure she has built her father into may have clay…

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WITS brings Jane Smiley to Gresham High School

October 6, 2015

On a bright October morning in Portland, the prolific and award-winning author Jane Smiley visited Gresham High School to talk with students in Crystal Hanson’s classes about her life and work. Smiley would be giving a lecture for a sold-out…

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Winchester at Wordstock

October 1, 2015

One December evening in upstate New York, landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church stepped out to capture a twilight in watercolor. In a normal year the sky and icy waters on Chaumont Bay of Lake Ontario would have been lovely. But…

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September 29, 2015

In a humorous lecture filled with personal anecdotes, Frank McCourt discusses his Catholic upbringing and his teaching career.

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