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Spring 2010 Programs

Program Leader Date Time Place
The Art of Persuasion. Including
examples from WPA artists
Darren Miller Feb 23
to Mar 16
n/a Doane Hall
of Art
WPA History of the Negro in
Pittsburgh
.  Lecture by Professor
Laurence Glasco on this FWP
publication and its sources.
Ian Binnington

Monday
February 15

7-9pm Quigley Hall
Henderson
Auditorium

Slave Narratives.  Panel discussion
lead by Professor Binnington on the
slave narratives collected by the FWP

Ian Binnington
Laura Quinn
Wednesday
April 7
7-8:30 Carnegie
Room 212
Soul of a People.  Public showing
and discussion of the Smithsonian
Channel documentary on the
Federal Writer's Project
Ian Binnington
Laura Quinn
Thursday
March 11
7-9pm Quigley Hall
Henderson
Auditorium
 

Fall 2009 Programs (completed)

Program Leader Date Time Location
Community Celebration
Recreating the 30's era with food,
newsreels, music, games, local history
exhibits.
Linda Bills
Mary Lee Minnis
Saturday
October 24
All day Meadville
Public Library
Richard Wright.  Book discussion of
"Big Boy Leaves Home", a short story
from Uncle Tom's Children
by Richard Wright, a FWP author.
Laura Quinn Thursday
October 29
7-8:30pm Carnegie 112

Richard Wright.  Book discussion of
"Long Black Song" from
Uncle Tom's Children
by Richard Wright, a FWP author.

Laura Quinn Thursday
November 5
7-8:30pm Carnegie 112
Richard Wright.  Book discussion of
"Bright and Morning Star" from
Uncle Tom's Children
by Richard Wright, a FWP author.
Laura Quinn Thursday
November 12
7-8:30pm Carnegie 112
Sterling Brown.  Talk by Laura Quinn
on Sterling Brown who worked to
integrate the Federal Writers's Project
Laura Quinn Thursday
November 19
7-8:30pm Carnegie 212
 

FWP-Related Activities and Programs

Fall 2009

Schedule details are posted to the left

Professor Ian Binnington (History) teaches an FS 101 course on oral history
Professor Laura Quinn (English) teaches a class on Richard Wright  (a FWP author)
Meadville Public Library hosts a Community Celebration, highlighting the 30's
Professor Laura Quinn and students from her class lead three book discussions on short stories by Richard Wright
Professor Laura Quinn speaks on Sterling Brown who worked to integrate the FWP
Spring 2010
Professor Laurence Glasco from the University of Pittsburgh speaks about The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh (February 15)
Professor Ian Binnington (History) leads a panel on slave narratives (February)
Art Exhibit:  Art of Persuasion (curated by Professlor Darren Miller, Art) which includes WPA art (February 23-March 16)
Panel on women's narratives from the FWP
Program and discussion featuring with the documentary Soul of a People

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Sponsorship

Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story is a major documentary television program about the Federal Writers’ Project produced by Spark Media, Washington, D.C., and broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel HD. Soul of a People programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.

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