A 'Timely' Emily Dickinson discussion at the Bettendorf Library


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:01 pm
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Press release submitted by Bettendorf Library




At 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, at the Bettendorf Public Library Emily Dickinson's 182nd birthday will be celebrated with a discussion of her poetry exploring the theme "Time". Dickinson scholar and St. Ambrose University English Professor Bea Jacobson will lead the discussion in the Malmros Conference Room after a short commemoration in the Library's Emily Dickinson Garden. Light refreshments will be served on handpainted plates. Texts of the poems are available ahead of time at the Library. Call 344-5705 or email info@bettendorflibrary.com if you want them mailed or e-mailed.

















 



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