Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

Robin Wall Kimmerer on indigenous wisdom and science

Robin Wall Kimmerer will give a lecture based on her nonfiction book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Milkweed Press), on December 1 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in webinar format followed … Continue reading

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War, reinvented and endless

Legal scholar and historian Samuel Moyn will give a talk on his new book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/MacMillan, 2021), on November 10 at 7 p.m. (ET). His presentation will be … Continue reading

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Dina Nayeri on the refugee experience

Dina Nayeri will give a reading from her acclaimed book, The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You (‎Catapult, 2019), on October 20 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in webinar format followed by a moderated discussion and … Continue reading

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Exploring anti-Asian hate

Historian Beth Lew-Williams will give a talk on her award-winning book The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America (Harvard University Press) on September 29 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in … Continue reading

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Isabel Wilkerson

Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson, the first woman of African American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, will give a talk on her bestselling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Random House, 2020), on September 8 at 7 … Continue reading

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Poet Martín Espada

Poetry Days presents award-winning poet Martín Espada—whose poetry collections include The Republic of Poetry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Floaters, his most recent collection—at a Lowell Humanities webinar on April 14 at 7 p.m. Floaters is a topical reflection on … Continue reading

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Novelist Emma Donoghue

Novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, author of the international bestseller Room, will read from and talk about her latest novel, The Pull of the Stars (Little, Brown and Co., 2020), at a Lowell Humanities webinar on April 7 at 7 … Continue reading

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So You Want to Talk about Race

Ijeoma Oluo, author of bestseller So You Want to Talk about Race (Seal Press/Hachette Group, 2018), will give a presentation on her book on March 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the virtual Boston College Lowell Humanities series. Oluo’s … Continue reading

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Memory, history, race, and the American landscape

Educator and Earth historian Lauret Savoy will give a presentation on her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape on March 17 at 7 p.m. The virtual Lowell Humanities Series event will include a moderated discussion and audience … Continue reading

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Fiction Days presents Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee, author of the bestseller Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing, 2017), will give a lecture and read from her novel in a virtual event on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Her reading will be followed by a moderated discussion … Continue reading

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