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Books, poetry, and big ideas

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Audio | Cedric Gael Bryant | Beloved

April 6th, 2020


Cedric Gael Bryant presents his talk Definitions, Definers, and the Defined: Literacy and Orality in Toni Morrison’s Beloved  at Winter Weekend 2020. …

Audio | Carolyn Denard | Beloved

March 18th, 2020


Dr. Carolyn Denard presents her talk “Why Read Beloved in 2020?” at Winter Weekend 2020. Denard is the Chief Diversity Officer at Georgia College and …

Audio | NEH Chairman Jon Peede

September 18th, 2019


Photo by James Hardman

There’s something irresistible about an anniversary. Maine’s bicentennial, the centennial of women’s suffrage, the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence: All …

Audio | Gov. Mills honors Monica Wood

June 6th, 2019



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On May 7, 2019, Maine author Monica Wood was awarded our 2019 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize.

In attendance was Governor Janet Mills, who honored Monica by delivering the event’s …

Audio | Tim Peltason | The Way We Live Now

November 7th, 2018


Professor of English at Wellesley College, Timothy Peltason writes and teaches on nineteenth and twentieth-century British and American literature …

Audio | Declan Kiely | The Way We Live Now

October 1st, 2018

Declan Kiely is the Director of Exhibitions at New York Public Library where he oversees exhibitions at the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. He was most recently the Robert H. Taylor Curator at the Morgan …

Audio | Grappling with questions

May 8th, 2018


Each year, on the third Saturday of October, The Big Question brings people together with expert guides to grapple with question.

In 2017, we asked the question “How can we know?”  Listen to MHC Program Officer Meghan …

Audio | Birds and citizen science

February 6th, 2018


Each year, on the third Saturday in October, The Big Question brings people together with expert guides to grapple with a question.

In 2017, the question we asked ourselves was ‘How can we know?’ One of the most …

Audio | 20th anniversary Winter Weekend

July 5th, 2017


In this audio story we visit the 20th annual Winter Weekend, held March 10-11, 2017, at Bowdoin College.

The post Audio | 20th anniversary Winter …

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