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 |
|Mon, Jun 05||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
Please note that this program is taking place online or via broadcast rather than at a physical location. Please see the event description for details on where to view or tune in.