Author to speak at Southern Vermont College on Dec. 4
Author to speak at SVC on Dec. 4
BENNINGTON — Author Megan Mayhew Bergman will deliver a lecture, “Fiction as an Agent of Social Change,” at Southern Vermont College on Dec. 4. Free and open to the public, the lecture will take place at 2:10 p.m. in the college’s Everett Theatre.
In her lecture, Bergman, who lives on a small farm in Shaftsbury, will discuss the importance and risks of writing socially-conscious work. She will address questions about why authors take on social issues, how, and to what varying levels of success, and she will ask what aspiring writers might need to keep in mind for socially-conscious works.
“Many — if not nearly all — novels present some form of social critique though some works tackle social issues in more overt fashion,” Bergman said.
A reception and book signing will follow in the Burgdorff Gallery, where attendees may speak with Bergman who will also sign copies of her book, “Birds of a Lesser Paradise,” which was recently released in paperback.
This event is the second lecture in the college’s 2012-13 “Look Within, See Beyond: Stories of Empowerment and Change” series. Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea will deliver a lecture, entitled “Poetry: Another Way of Knowing,” on Feb. 12.
For more information on Bergman’s lecture, contact the college’s office of communications by phone at 447-6388 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.