A Virtual Lyceum: Writing Toward Resilience


Friday, November 6, 2020    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Type

lyceum panelists

Sponsored by: The WWP and The Honors College at UMass Lowell

Panelists: Author Dr. Marlowe Miller; Toni Morrison scholar Dr. Carolyn Denard; author and Henry David Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer

Moderators: Umass Lowell professor Tom Hersey and The WWP education coordinator Sarah Walker

The Writing Toward Resilience virtual lyceum will bring writers, scholars, and teachers together to examine the way society and individuals like Henry David Thoreau and Toni Morrison have protested and resisted injustices through their writing. The panelists will also discuss ways in which we, as individuals and as a society, can remain progressive and resilient to current obstacles and social injustices through writing, nature, and art. There will also be time for an audience Q&A. 

Pre-requisite reading is NOT required. Suggested readings include Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”  and Toni Morrison’s “No Place for Self-Pity, No room for Fear.”

Join us via zoom Friday, November 6, 7:00-8:15pm EST.