People, Purpose, and Place: Agrarian Novels in the USA. Book discussion series in which participants will explore the interconnectedness of their lives through agrarian novels that provide insight into the human ecosystem. Registrations are required for this series which runs through January of 2014.
The series is the brainchild of Anna Sims Bartel, a local humanities scholar who has facilitated reading and discussion programs for the Lewiston Public Library for the last two years. According to Bartel, “These agrarian novels do far more than merely tell beautiful stories. They provide us with a way to examine the most pressing issues of our time through compelling narratives that open and engage us.”
These programs were made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council. Additional funds for the series are being provided by the Friends of the Lewiston Public Library.