Mary Doyle Curran: A Centennial Celebration of the Author’s Birth Text Size

Event takes place on June 03, 2017 at 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke

A one-day symposium on the life and literary works of Mary Doyle Curran, author of The Parish and the Hill and one of Holyoke’s most distinguished authors.

Holyoke Public Library Community Room 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

9-9:30 Welcome, donuts and coffee
9:30-10:15 Keynote Address: Dr. Jules Chametzky, UMASS Emeritus Professor of English
10:15-11:00 Robert Cox, Head of UMASS Special Collections and University Archives
11-11:45: Dr. Mark Clinton, Holyoke Community College–Professor of History: “Mary Doyle Curran’s Holyoke Genealogy”

11:45-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:30 Bus tour of Mary Doyle Curran’s Holyoke

1:30-2:15: Joseph Loftis: “Lost in Eternity: Mary Doyle Curran’s Holyoke Legacy”
2:15-3:00 Patricia Kennedy, Holyoke Community College, Professor of English: “Solitary and Bereft: The Role of Brightwood Orphanage in the Writings of Mary Doyle Curran”
3:00-4:00 Closing remarks and conversation

Pre-registration recommended:

Pat Kennedy


Sponsors:  Community College Public Humanities Center – Holyoke Community College, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and MassHumanities

In collaboration with the Holyoke Public Library  


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