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The State of the State

Missouri Writers on Missouri

2021-02-23 19:00:00 2021-02-23 20:00:00 America/Chicago The State of the State The work of Missouri writers can tell us a lot about the state of our state, both across its length and breadth and across history. Samuel Cohen, MU associate professor of English, will discuss how the course of national history has marked Missouri and shaped the work of its writers. Co-hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council.  Adults. Register to get a link for this online presentation. Live event via Zoom

Tuesday, February 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-02-23 19:00:00 2021-02-23 20:00:00 America/Chicago The State of the State The work of Missouri writers can tell us a lot about the state of our state, both across its length and breadth and across history. Samuel Cohen, MU associate professor of English, will discuss how the course of national history has marked Missouri and shaped the work of its writers. Co-hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council.  Adults. Register to get a link for this online presentation. Live event via Zoom

The work of Missouri writers can tell us a lot about the state of our state, both across its length and breadth and across history. Samuel Cohen, MU associate professor of English, will discuss how the course of national history has marked Missouri and shaped the work of its writers. Co-hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council.  Adults. Register to get a link for this online presentation.

The work of Missouri writers can tell us a lot about the state of our state, both across its length and breadth and across history. The first African-American novelist William Wells Brown spent his youth in Missouri. Hannibal gave us Mark Twain. Moberly, Jack Conroy. And St. Louis, T.S. Eliot, Ntozake Shange and Naomi Shihab Nye. While Kansas City was home to Melvin B. Tolson and Calvin Trillin, Columbia to John Williams and West Plains to Daniel Woodrell.

Presenter Samuel Cohen, associate professor of English at the University of Missouri, will discuss how the course of the nation — of its political aspirations and realities, its expansion westward and finding its place in the world — has marked Missouri history and so has shaped the work of our writers. Co-hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council

Adults. Please register to receive a Zoom link for this virtual presentation. We will also record the presentation for viewing through March 23.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | History & Genealogy | Featured | Books & Authors |

TAGS: | MO Bicentennial |

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