March 2 at 7pm: From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E. B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing on his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White’s versatility and enormous legacy. Underwriter: Merchants Bank.
April 6 at 7 pm: UVM professor Major Jackson reads from his new book, Roll Deep, and discusses how poetry not only serves as a record of our existence but also enlarges us as human beings. Underwriter: Carole and Geof Gaddis.
May 4 at 7 pm: How do we develop mindfulness and a compassionate optimism about a highly imperfect world? Author Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses the Buddhist model for remaining fully engaged in the ups and downs of everyday life.