Poetry Discussions with Judson Scruton - Over the River and Through the Wood...A Poetic Thanksgiving Journey

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room

Event Details

Please join us in-person for a 4-week literature seminar led by Judson Scruton, who will take us on a poetic journey to and through Thanksgiving. Note: we'll be meeting on four Thursdays: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, and 12/1.

“Over the River and Through the Wood[s],” a 1844 children’s poem by Lydia Maria Child, has become an archetypal reference point for the Thanksgiving holiday. This November we will wend our way to and through Thanksgiving by exploring poems about rivers and woods by poets such as Wordsworth, Dickinson, Eliot, Stevens, Frost, Hughes, and, yes, Child, as a way of experiencing the trials and exaltations of Thanksgiving.  Come join us on what should be a remarkable November trek.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  There is no charge for this program.  By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. This lecture series is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley.  Please email Andrea Sato with any questions at asato@wiltonlibrary.org. 

Judson Scruton M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations, and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and U.K. including the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Event Type(s): Literature Program

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