Huntington U: The Creative Life in 19th-Century America
Wednesdays, March 15 - April 19, 2017
1 -3 p.m
In the decades before the Civil War, the village of Concord, Massachusetts was home to a remarkable group of American writers: Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Bronson Alcott. In this course we examine the creative lives these brilliant men and women led from their daily creative practices and routines; to their struggles as writers; to their ongoing efforts to balance solitude and society; to their successful creation of artistic communities. We will especially look at the ways in which their own decisions and practices might serve as inspiration today. In addition to short lectures, the course will include selections from the diaries, letters, and major works of these authors.
Class is held in the Seaver Classroom in the Munger Research Center. Please check in with Huntington staff in the Munger Lobby.
Reading list will be sent via email upon registration.
WAIT LIST POLICY:
If you would like to be put on a wait list please call 626-405-2128. You will receive a call back ONLY if there is an opening.
Refunds will be issued only if cancellation is made at least 5 days prior to the event. Cancellations made within 5 days of the event will not be refunded.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|