On each of the first four Tuesdays in July, The Mastheads will host a literary lecture on the outdoor terrace of the Berkshire Athenaeum. For our first lecture,Tuesday, July 3, at 6 pm, Professor Meredith McGill of Rutgers University will discuss the work of Berkshire writers and activists Catherine Maria Sedgwick and Fanny Kemble.
For our second lecture,Tuesday, July 10, at 6 pm, In partnership with the Berkshire County NAACP, and in celebration of the 150th birthday of Berkshire County native W. E. B. Du Bois, Professor Neil Roberts of Williams University will give a talk on Du Bois’s writings and Berkshire legacy.
For our third lecture, Tuesday, July 17, at 6 pm, author, scholar, and poet Dolores Hayden will join us for a talk on urbanism and design.
For our fourth lecture, Tuesday, July 24, at 6 pm, award-winning poet and professor Jaswinder Bolina will give a poetry reading and a discussion of his work as the founder of Write the Power, an online social justice community.
Seating is limited and can be guaranteed with a reservation online [www.pittsfieldlibrary.org] or by calling the Reference Desk at 413-499-9480.
Attention Berkshire Community College students: These lectures have been approved for BCC Forum credit.