Screening and Talk on Acclaimed 19th Century Local Author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

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September 19, 2019 7:00 pm

Brooks Memorial Library

224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Screening and Talk on Acclaimed 19th Century Local Author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 PM at Brooks Memorial Library

224 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Free and open to the public

 

Get to know acclaimed 19th century local author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman at the Brattleboro Words Project’s next Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, September 19, 7:00 PM, in the Main Room at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, Vermont. Freeman was a prolific writer, admired by Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain, known nationwide for her depictions of New England village life. A 1986 short film starring Amy Madigan based on Freeman’s short story, “The Revolt of Mother,” will be screened at 7:00 PM, followed by a  discussion of the themes found in the short story and the film. This event is free and open to the public.

Comments | 2

  • Read the Store Ahead of Time!

    As one of the presenters of this evening, I would add that the idea for the post-film discussion is that we’d like as many people as possible to read Freeman’s original story beforehand, so that in our discussion we can compare the literary version to the film adaptation. But please attend even if you don’t get around to pre-reading!

    There are several paper copies of the story available at the Library’s circulation desk, which you may borrow and read in the Library. Or, read it online: https://americanliterature.com/author/mary-e-wilkins-freeman/short-story/the-revolt-of-mother

  • Story -- I meant to wrote "Story"

    You could try to “read a Store” but easier probably to Read a Story! Don

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