Words & Waves: Literature of the Sea

with Dr. Rich King

Part lecture and part walking tour of Mystic Seaport, we will discuss the interdisciplinary teaching of American literary works set at sea or on the coast and how they have reflected, informed, and even spurred the environmental movements in the US. We'll discuss authors such as Rachel Carson, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, TS Eliot, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Linda Greenlaw, and Sarah Orne Jewett.  As we look at the Mystic River and the museum's ships, we'll focus a particular eye toward fishing and ocean resources when examined through the lens of fiction, narrative, and poetry. Pizza dinner and time for discussion included!

Click here to learn more about our speaker, Dr. Rich King.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016
4 - 6 pm
Mystic Seaport; please RSVP for details

Pizza and beverages will be provided for participants so please RSVP to Krystal Rose to find out the location and more details. krystal.rose@mysticseaport.org  / 860-572-0711 ext. 5025. 

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Please contact Krystal Rose: krystal.rose@mysticseaport.org, 860.572.0711 ext. 5025.