Literature of the Sea Series – Registration Required
Thu Jul 19th @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu Aug 2, '18
REQUIRED ~ ADVANCED REGISTER THROUGH THE LINK !!!!
From June 28 to August 2, for six Thursday evenings this summer retired Naval Academy professor Bob Madison will offer a course in Literature of the Sea at the Westerly Public Library. Madison, who taught at Annapolis for over twenty-five years, has edited over a dozen volumes of sea literature and has taught sea literature in classrooms and aboard ship from Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes to the Gulf of California. “Literature of the Sea is part of our heritage right here in South County,” Madison says. “My great-grandfather had a fishing boat named Red Rover, after the sea novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Oliver Hazard Perry built gunboats on the Pawcatuck River before his famous victory on Lake Erie. Edward Everett Hale wrote of the sea from his home in Matunuck.”
Most readings for the course are available through the library, and many are freely available on-line, while works still in copyright are usually available second-hand for a nominal price. There is no charge for the course, but registration is required.
Each class will begin at 6:00 p.m and run to 7:45. Dates are June 28; July 5, 12, 19, and 29; and August 2.